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Backup to USB Drives

Post by bacmb » Sep 25, 2012 12:53 pm

We have a customer getting a new server with free esxi running two Windows VMs, one SBS and one 2k8R2. He'd like to back up the way he does now; plug in one of three USB drives, backup runs overnight, swap the drive the next day and take the one home with a backup on it. Will Veeam accomodate this, both from allowing a backup device to be plugged into the physical host/usb and the drive swapping?


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Re: Backup to USB Drives

Post by foggy » Sep 25, 2012 1:22 pm

Chuck, please note that though it might be possible to backup free ESXi due to some changes in vSphere 5, generally it is not supported (this is covered in Veeam B&R release notes).

Regarding backing up to USB drives, please review this topic: Veeam Backup & Removable Media (rotated drives). Hope this helps.

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