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Feature Request: File/Folder Level Backup VMware

Post by BHaynie » Jul 31, 2018 4:06 pm

I may not be in the right place or this may have already been asked but I don't see a way to just backup a folder/file directly from a VM. I know the Agent has the capability to preform this function but it would be nice if the VM side also was able to do this.

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Re: Feature Request: File/Folder Level Backup VMware

Post by Gostev » Jul 31, 2018 4:18 pm

Hi, Blake. Have you considered using VM Guest OS File Exclusion functionality in the Include only mode? Thanks.

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Re: Feature Request: File/Folder Level Backup VMware

Post by BHaynie » Jul 31, 2018 4:24 pm

Well I guess that could work but then you would have to exclude but that folder\file.

For compliance reasons we periodically need to archive off a few particular folders to tape and send that tape off site. Right now I have to do a full backup and then restore the folders to another directory and then I can copy them to another location.

Not ideal to do since this could be accomplished by just starting a new job and backing up that location only, just like the agent can do.

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Re: Feature Request: File/Folder Level Backup VMware

Post by Gostev » Jul 31, 2018 5:25 pm

BHaynie wrote:For compliance reasons we periodically need to archive off a few particular folders to tape and send that tape off site.
This seems like something our File to Tape jobs are designed to do?

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Re: Feature Request: File/Folder Level Backup VMware

Post by BHaynie » Jul 31, 2018 6:32 pm

Yes I would do the file to tape job but what I am asking is to be able to do a folder backup directly from the Veeam B&R server rather than have to mount the backups and pull the files\folders out.

The Agent for Windows servers allows me to specify the entire drive or I can choose a single folder to backup. That should be a functional part of the Veeam as well.

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Re: Feature Request: File/Folder Level Backup VMware

Post by Gostev » Jul 31, 2018 9:39 pm

I am not sure I follow you here? File to Tape job does backup directly from the source server, without having to mount the backups and pull the files/folders out.

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