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Backup Windows -> FreeNAS

gulfstreme

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Jan 20, 2017
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I'd like to backup a "Windows 7 Home Premium" PC to Freenas over the network using the built in "Windows Backup and Restore" program.

I thought I could back up to an iscsi share but Windows Backup fails with: Error: Check your backup. The last backup did not complete succesfully. The device is not ready. Error Code: 0x80070015

I also tried backing up to a VHD file on a SMB share. But the VHD doesn't reattach on reboot. And automation scripts require a windows login with username and password on boot which I'd rather not have to do.

Is there an easier way?
 

Mlovelace

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gulfstreme

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Thanks, I'm checking it out now..

Couple questions I have: Does Veeam use the Volume Shadow Copy Service? So I can do a backup in the background while I'm using the computer? Does it do file level or block level? Does it do incremental or differential backups?
 

marisse

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Jan 3, 2019
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+1 for Veeam Agent ;)
 

NASbox

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+1 for Veeam Agent - Just make sure that you make up recovery media in case you need to do a bare metal restore.
 
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