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Backup to swapped usb disks

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Hi, I'm just wondering if the following actually works..
We have an ESX host that gets backup up with Veeam Backup 3 running on an Windows XP SP3 client over a Gbit link. On this client i have attached an usb external 1TB disk and it happlily does it's backups to that device.
Suppose i want to swap the external disk every night and take one of the disks home with me, how does Veeam handle this (assuming the newly attached drives get the same driveletter)? Does it just start a full backup all over? And what will happen when it finds the previous drive that already has a backup? Does it do an incremental from where it left off, or does it lose track of where/wat was backed up previously?

Any explanation of this (Veeam's reaction to swapping drives) would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks,
Dennes Meeusen

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Re: Backup to swapped usb disks

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Hello Dennes, please refer to the following thread (someone else has posted the same question just a few days ago)
http://forum.veeam.com/forums/viewtopic ... ard+drives

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Re: Backup to swapped usb disks

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Thanks,
ps. I did search before i posted, but it's either my poor choice of search terms or you're using a Microsoft search engine :-)

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Re: Backup to swapped usb disks

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lol, actually it is an open source one :mrgreen:

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