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Full Name: Alan Thompson

file restore (win) - Guest File System Indexing?

Post by briggs » Dec 23, 2013 2:38 pm

I can't seem to find a Yes/No answer on various other threads, so I thought I'd ask...
I am backing up Windows servers with Veeam. I need to be able to do guest file restores, which I do by browsing to the file/folder in the file explorer from the veeam server (note not using enterprise manager or whatever it's called).
Can I still do this without creating a catalog? Because the disk space overhead is significant, and I'm not searching across backups - you can't do this anyway with my version of Veeam?

Thanks, Alan

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Re: file restore (win) - Guest File System Indexing?

Post by foggy » Dec 23, 2013 2:45 pm

Alan, you can disable guest OS files system indexing, it is required if you need to search for guest OS files in the backup using Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager (1-click FLR functionality) and does not affect your ability to restore files via Veeam B&R management server.

Btw, here's and existing thread on how to clean up this folder, probably could help.

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