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RDX drive on remote Backup Repository

Post by dekkar » Oct 08, 2014 4:27 am

Hi guys, hopefully a simple question.

I'm running our new Veeam server as a VM in our vSphere infrastructure.

I have a separate physical machine that has plugged in a RDX drive. I have also configured this machine as a Repository Server and Proxy (windows 7)


When I go to add a New Backup Repository, and select the physical machine, it doesn't list the RDX drive. (Does not list it as it think the RDX is a removable device?)

I can see 2 internal HDDs and an external USB3 HDD, but not the RDX.

The reason I have put the RDX on the separate machine is because this one has USB3, our hosts are only USB2, and from testing they are too slow to run the backups we want in an acceptable timeframe.


So ideally my goal is to have the RDX device on a USB3 port, and be able to run a backup copy job to it.

Anyone have any ideas that could make this work?

Thanks,
Dekkar

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Re: RDX drive on remote Backup Repository

Post by foggy » Oct 08, 2014 9:44 am

Nathan, have you tried to add a new Windows backup repository, select the remote server, and instead of trying to populate the volumes just click Next and then browse to the RDX drive directly? Should work.

Another workaround is to mount the RDX drive as a local drive on the remote server and then add it as a repository.

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Re: RDX drive on remote Backup Repository

Post by dekkar » Oct 09, 2014 10:05 pm 1 person likes this post

Genius!..... or Im stupid.... first suggestion has worked.... Lets see how the backup goes.


Thanks,
Nahtan

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Re: RDX drive on remote Backup Repository

Post by foggy » Oct 10, 2014 6:39 am

Glad I could help. Feel free to ask in case you have any further issues.

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