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Windows Server file server backup without VSS?

Post by riahc3 » Apr 04, 2019 9:03 pm

Hello

Is it possible to do a Windows Server file server data backup without VSS?

I want to backup only the data, as is. The virtual machine, OS wise, is on another volume, and I will back that up separately

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Re: Windows Server file server backup without VSS?

Post by HannesK » Apr 05, 2019 6:00 am

Hello,
sure, just keep the default settings :-)

(no application aware processing, no VMware tools quiescing)

If you only want one disk, just exclude the others.

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Re: Windows Server file server backup without VSS?

Post by riahc3 » Apr 06, 2019 10:52 am

I will try that out. That automatically disables using VSS???

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Re: Windows Server file server backup without VSS?

Post by HannesK » Apr 08, 2019 6:37 am

yes it does (at least if you are talking about image level VM backup which I expect as you posted in the VMware forum. Veeam Agent for Windows backup is a different story)

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Re: Windows Server file server backup without VSS?

Post by davide.asts » Apr 08, 2019 2:10 pm

riahc3 wrote:
Apr 04, 2019 9:03 pm
Hello

Is it possible to do a Windows Server file server data backup without VSS?

I want to backup only the data, as is. The virtual machine, OS wise, is on another volume, and I will back that up separately
But to backup a file server "data" (=files), shouldn't be VSS used to guarantee the data integrity?

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Re: Windows Server file server backup without VSS?

Post by riahc3 » Apr 14, 2019 4:45 pm

In some scenarios, VSS cant be used.

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