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Entire machine backup on Linux to locally attached USB disk.

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Can I backup using the "Entire machine" option to locally attached USB disk? I attempted it but the backup eventually failed with a "snapshot overflow" error. I am not sure but I think it is possible that Veeam was trying to backup the locally attached but mounted disk. the USB disk is /dev/md127 and I have it mounted at /mnt/data1. How can I do an entire machine backup to locally attached USB disks without Veeam also trying to backup the mounted backup target? Thank you in advance for your help.

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Re: Entire machine backup on Linux to locally attached USB disk.

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Hello,
You can choose volume level or file level as scope. https://helpcenter.veeam.com/docs/agent ... tml?ver=40

If you only choose the volumes that are not your USB disk, then it should work.

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Hannes

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Re: Entire machine backup on Linux to locally attached USB disk.

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Thanks HannesK, that is what I thought. So the entire machine option on Linux is only usable if one is using Veeam Server? Otherwise any other backup target would have to be mounted, no?

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Re: Entire machine backup on Linux to locally attached USB disk.

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Hello,
if you use a central Backup & Replication management server, then the target should be excluded. I don't have USB disks in my lab, but that's what the following message says

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Note: backup to local disks is only available for "managed by agent" jobs.

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