How to restore from a veeam bare metal image

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  1. dalchina's Avatar
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       #21

    @CountMike
    - way back babuja referred to bare metal

    I wonder if this is something extracted from the original OS intended to be restored to a new hardware environment.
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  2. CountMike's Avatar
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       #22

    dalchina said:
    @CountMike
    - way back babuja referred to bare metal

    I wonder if this is something extracted from the original OS intended to be restored to a new hardware environment.
    Well, it's not whole OS let alone full backup, must be just boot part. This are partitions opened by mounting MR disk image:
    How to restore from a veeam bare metal image-image.png
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  3. dalchina's Avatar
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       #23

    The sources folder can be big- the OS..
    Perform Bare-Metal Recovery: User Guide for Veeam Endpoint Backup

    - not exactly helpful here, as it doesn't point to a local source.

    Bare Metal backup recovery with recovery medias
    Comment below confirms it supports restore to dissimilar hardware.

    Could the iso he's got just be the Veeam Recovery Medium?
    Bare Metal Restore with Veeam Endpoint Backup: A Step-by-Step Guide
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  4. cereberus's Avatar
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    I know this does not help OP but Veeam is really geared for the corporate market. It is not even clear what the Macrium Reflect Free equivalent (Veeam Agent) as they have a tool Macrium Backup which is different.

    Even creating a bootable usb flash drive is not obvious. I loaded it a few days ago and could not find anyway of creating a flash drive from Veeam Agent. You actually have to run a separate program - which is possibly why OP has got into difficulties. Even as a relatively old hand from Norton Ghost days, this floored me for a while.

    The drop down list for drives do not always show immediately e.g. an sd card, without forcing a sort of refresh.

    Dragging an dropping partitions as you can do with Reflect eg when you want to reorder them for example is a simple gui excercise. In Agent, you have to go through partition selection menus one at a time which is slow and not intuitive, and if you make a mistake, not easy to revert and correct without starting over.

    I actually emailed some videos doing above with Agent and Reflect, to one of their developers who was adamant their GUI was easier than Reflect, showing him precisely the opposite, and he sort of "ummmed and ahhhed" and gave a cop out "thank for your feedback" reply.

    Of the main players, I think Easeus Todo Backup Free has one of the simplest GUIs, but it is SO SLOW but is a reliable tool.

    AOMEI Backupper has a quite simple GUI but so simple, there is little flexibility.

    Good old Reflect's GUI's is not the simplest I admit, but it is highly featured and is pretty much a "one stop shop". It really only takes a few minutes following @Kari's excellent tutorials, and you can pick up basics in no time. There are many youtube guides as well.
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  5. dalchina's Avatar
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    Mm, good comments, but I think it all bodes badly for babuja who almost certainly has no actual image of his original OS.

    I'm guessing when babuja mentioned repairing the OS, that was a reset. So no programs.

    That means there's no recovery option.
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       #26

    dalchina said:
    Again, how was your iso file created? What was its origin?

    It's not exactly like a downloaded Windows iso from MS.

    Did you create it with Veeam software? Did you download it? Do you remember?

    Free Windows Backup for Endpoints, Servers, Desktops - Veeam Agent for Windows

    I just searched for
    veeam endpoint
    for you.

    (But you still need an account to download it)
    Iso image created with veeam agent for windows. I've been able to register with a friend corporate email and sent a ticket to veeam without repply so far.

    Ill look at your link...very appreciated [emoji6][emoji108]
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    CountMike said:
    How large is that ISO ? It doesn't look like it contains anything but boot files and options.
    Here is C: drive opened from Macrium Reflect image:
    Attachment 155630
    Wooooo yes very different [emoji848][emoji19]. Iso image is around 730 Mb. thank you CountMike [emoji108]
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    dalchina said:
    The sources folder can be big- the OS..
    Perform Bare-Metal Recovery: User Guide for Veeam Endpoint Backup

    - not exactly helpful here, as it doesn't point to a local source.

    Bare Metal backup recovery with recovery medias
    Comment below confirms it supports restore to dissimilar hardware.

    Could the iso he's got just be the Veeam Recovery Medium?
    Bare Metal Restore with Veeam Endpoint Backup: A Step-by-Step Guide
    This is how I've created iso image of c: windows and program partition with veeam.
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  9. Posts : 38
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    dalchina said:
    Mm, good comments, but I think it all bodes badly for babuja who almost certainly has no actual image of his original OS.

    I'm guessing when babuja mentioned repairing the OS, that was a reset. So no programs.

    That means there's no recovery option.
    Thats correct...but shouldn't veeam iso image help now to recover/restore to the state of iso creation? Confused. I'll certainly try a different software, maybe a simple one like aomei. Recovery speed it's not more important them reliability and simplicity
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  10. CountMike's Avatar
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       #30

    Recovery that way depends on recovery partition that keeps all relevant information and if you killed all partitions and reformatted, it's all gone now, nothing to restore. Might as well do clean windows install. In the future, you are better off making full backup of all partitions, keep it on separate disk and keep personal data backup on another.
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