VBR 9.5 and Bitlocker encryption

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VBR 9.5 and Bitlocker encryption

Veeam Logoby pierluigid » Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:53 pm

Hi
I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 (VM) where I've just created a new volume (D:) and I have encrypted this volume with Bitlocker.
I've seen that a VBR backup job (full active) run without problem BUT if I try to do a Restore Guest files I can't find the D: drive.
VBR 9.5 backup seems to ignore this D: encrypted drive.
I've found an article : Veeam Endpoint Backup: BitLocker support (https://www.veeam.com/blog/veeam-endpoi ... pport.html )
Perfect, this is what I was looking for ... but I need it into VBR and not Veeam Agent .
No others info found on internet ... Can someone tell me something about this ?

Many thnaks in advance.
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Re: VBR 9.5 and Bitlocker encryption

Veeam Logoby foggy » Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:21 pm

Hi Pierluigi, it doesn't ignore the encrypted disk, it just cannot make sense of it due to not having the Bitlocker keys, hence, FLR is not available. However, Instant VM Recovery should work flawlessly in this case.
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Re: VBR 9.5 and Bitlocker encryption

Veeam Logoby pierluigid » Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:47 am

Hi Foggy
You are right. Instant VM recovery and also restore virtual disks works fine.
But would be nice to have all the possibilities that Veeam Agent has, as reported in the above link.
Do you know if these possibilities will be integrated in VBR asap ?
Many thanks.
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Re: VBR 9.5 and Bitlocker encryption

Veeam Logoby foggy » Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:42 pm

Not ASAP or in the short term. Veeam B&R is an image-based solution, while Veeam Agent runs directly on the server and thus has access to the keys.
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Re: VBR 9.5 and Bitlocker encryption

Veeam Logoby Gostev » Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:35 pm

In theory, one might we'd be able to get the keys during application-aware guest processing... but I wonder if this is actually possible, as it sounds like a potential security hole for the Bitlocker, no?
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