Veeam Endpoint Backup Free

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Re: Veeam Endpoint Backup Free

Veeam Logoby Mike Resseler » Mon Dec 01, 2014 9:05 am

Hi Evan,

There is going to be the possibility to use some of our restore tools. However, please note (as mentioned already a few times), this solution is for endpoints only. It will work on servers running 2008 or higher, but we have not tested or verified clusters or any other HA solution! So we cannot guarantee that it will work at all!

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Re: Veeam Endpoint Backup Free

Veeam Logoby blodsbror » Mon Dec 01, 2014 9:08 am

Right, thanks for the answers. And it's clear now. But I just wanted to double check, before spending more time looking into it as a possible option..
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Re: Veeam Endpoint Backup Free

Veeam Logoby KevinBeaumont » Mon Dec 01, 2014 9:10 am

Here's a question. If you backup, say, a desktop with this and get a VBK file - can you restore that in VMware with Veeam as a VM? You know, assuming you can install VMtools and get the actual VM working properly afterwards.
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Re: Veeam Endpoint Backup Free

Veeam Logoby Mike Resseler » Mon Dec 01, 2014 9:11 am

Evan,

If (for whatever reason) you still want to continue with this tool, you might want to think about some possibilities. Think about volume backups (instead of complete "physical clustered server") that holds the exchange database. We leverage VSS technology so...

there are possibilities, but you know, it is your exchange server, and there is the support...

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Re: Veeam Endpoint Backup Free

Veeam Logoby Mike Resseler » Mon Dec 01, 2014 9:14 am

KevinBeaumont wrote:Here's a question. If you backup, say, a desktop with this and get a VBK file - can you restore that in VMware with Veeam as a VM? You know, assuming you can install VMtools and get the actual VM working properly afterwards.


Kevin,

It is NOT intended as a P2V tool. However, you do indeed will have a VBK file and a recovery media. (I'll talk about that in the webinar on Thursday). That means it is possible, and that the only possible issue is going to be the drivers. The virtual drivers I do not foresee as an issue, but "leftover" physical drivers can be an issue depending on the case and the hardware from where the server came.

Feel free to try these things out when you have the beta and let us know if you encounter issues through our forums. We certainly will look at it

Thanks

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Re: Veeam Endpoint Backup Free

Veeam Logoby KevinBeaumont » Mon Dec 01, 2014 9:17 am

Thanks Mike. Yeah, we will probably test with this (maybe not immediately though). I understand (and support) the view this shouldn't be sold as a P2V tool - I'm just curious for playing purposes. The reality is we here have some crap old physical PCs which are important, which could do with any kind of backup until they get replaced properly.
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Re: Veeam Endpoint Backup Free

Veeam Logoby JimmyO » Wed Dec 03, 2014 12:25 pm

A question regarding Endpoint Protection - will there be OS integration to support "previous versions" in windows?
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Re: Veeam Endpoint Backup Free

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Wed Dec 03, 2014 1:48 pm

Hi Jimmy,

Can you please clarify what integration you're referring to?

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Re: Veeam Endpoint Backup Free

Veeam Logoby JimmyO » Wed Dec 03, 2014 2:20 pm

Hi Vitaliy,

I´m referring to when you right-click a file and choose properities -previous versions (on the client) to be able to browse or restore backups of the file directly from windows explorer.
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Re: Veeam Endpoint Backup Free

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Wed Dec 03, 2014 4:13 pm

Jimmy, in EndPoint backup there is an option to backup the entire Guest OS image. If VSS snapshots (where previous versions are stored) are present during backup process, then after entire computer, or volume restore you should be able to right-click on the file and restore previous versions of it as well.
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Re: Veeam Endpoint Backup Free

Veeam Logoby Gostev » Wed Dec 03, 2014 4:37 pm

JimmyO wrote:right-click a file and choose properities -previous versions (on the client) to be able to browse or restore backups of the file directly from windows explorer.

These are not backups actually, but rather internal Windows VSS snapshots.
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Re: Veeam Endpoint Backup Free

Veeam Logoby bulletlynn » Wed Dec 03, 2014 7:06 pm 1 person likes this post

Great tool so far!

One thing that might be interesting to add would be settings to limit Network Traffic. The scenario where you might be backing up a physical across the WAN.

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Re: Veeam Endpoint Backup Free

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Wed Dec 03, 2014 7:56 pm

Hi Nick, thanks for the feedback! Do you refer to something similar that we have in Veeam B&R product? Like throttling rules? What is your target location over the WAN? Windows box? CIFS share?
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Re: Veeam Endpoint Backup Free

Veeam Logoby bulletlynn » Wed Dec 03, 2014 8:07 pm

Vitaliy S. wrote:Hi Nick, thanks for the feedback! Do you refer to something similar that we have in Veeam B&R product? Like throttling rules? What is your target location over the WAN? Windows box? CIFS share?


Yes, just like what is in Veeam B&R. Target location could be Veeam repository or CIFS share.
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Re: Veeam Endpoint Backup Free

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Wed Dec 03, 2014 8:14 pm

Hello Nick,
Endpoint is designed for a local backups. However, the plan for the future is to allow Endpoint to use VBR as a repository, so then you could use the backup copy jobs to send backups over WAN; once it is done the VBR throttling rules would be a solution.
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