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Recovery Media

Veeam Logoby JaxIsland7575 » Mon Apr 27, 2015 8:39 pm

Do I have to create recovery media for every machine I backup with VEB or can I create it once and use it for all machines?

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Re: Recovery Media

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Mon Apr 27, 2015 9:00 pm

I would recommend to create 1 recovery media for every similar group of machines/laptops/servers build from the same OS etc. However, you can create it per each computer you're going to backup, since it will contain drivers for your system specifically.
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Re: Recovery Media

Veeam Logoby JaxIsland7575 » Mon Apr 27, 2015 9:01 pm

Ok, that's much better than 1 per machine, thank you!
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Re: Recovery Media

Veeam Logoby Mike Resseler » Tue Apr 28, 2015 4:52 am

I fully agree with Vitaliy but like to add some ideas.

If you are mostly purchasing the same brand, you probably have a set of drivers for each of the series that you use in tools such as SCCM or similar. You can add those already to that recovery media that you built upfront, and only rebuilt it when you deploy newer driver for the network (wifi also), USB and storage devices. You can also create a few of those as ISO's and store them on your file server. When needed, I burn them to a flash device with windows 7 USB/DVD download tool and create it afterwards. For me that is easier than having flash devices lying around (I loose those anyway ;-)).

Last but not least, remember that you can still load drivers when you are booted on the recovery media. But that would mean or the network works (to connect to a file server or something) or the USB driver works to connect to a removable media...)

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