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Has passed half a year from the moment of the announcement of solution of Veeam Endpoint Backup Free at the VeeamON conference. During this time we have managed to let out product beta, to distribute it to about 20 thousand people and to hold large-scale testing with their help to reveal? children's diseases? programs. And today, we with pleasure represent the final version of the program.

By means of the program you can make backup of your computer, its volumes (disks) or simply files and folders. And then to recover your data at failure of system, fault of the hard drive, damage or accidental removal of the file.

For those who has not found time yet to look that the product is, I have prepared the overview of its main opportunities and any useful trifles. Welcome under kat.


Veeam Endpoint Backup Free overview? product for free backup of notebooks and computers under control of Windows

I will long not tire with the reasons for which all of us were solved on creation of free solution for backup of physical mediums. But, who if not we, understands as far as the value of personal data has increased in the modern world? Why speaking about data security, we have to think only of servers of the companies where we work? Plus, it is worth to remember that Veeam was always known for the free solutions doing much more conveniently life of the simple user. After all it is difficult to deny that backup copies of data of the personal notebook will make life simpler.

Veeam Endpoint Backup Free installation


And now we will begin acquaintance to product. The final version (1.0.0.1954) can be downloaded here (~ 175mb). Concerning installation there are no what big notes, it is necessary to follow simply the instruction of the master and literally through couple of clicks process will begin.
It is possible to look at the list of requirements of product to the environment surrounding it below:
  • Windows 7 SP1 +
  • Windows Server 2008R2 SP1 +
  • 2GB RAM+
  • 150MB of place on disk
  • . net Framework 4.0
  • MS SQL Server 2012 Express Local DB Edition (if there is no SQL of instans, he will automatically be brought)

It will be during installation offered to configure recovery disk and to make backup copy with settings? from box?, but it is possible and to pass this stage.
Veeam Endpoint Backup Free overview? product for free backup of notebooks and computers under control of Windows

Acquaintance with GUI


After completion of installation the program will be started by icon in tray and will show summary of the last task when targeting by mouse, and also will help to make backup copy or recovery in some clicks directly from here.
Veeam Endpoint Backup Free overview? product for free backup of notebooks and computers under control of Windows

But, of course, it is gorazdno more interesting that is in the window of the program. We cause? control panel? through tray also we see the interface with four tabs.
Veeam Endpoint Backup Free overview? product for free backup of notebooks and computers under control of Windows

In tab? Settings? there are minimum settings of activity and type of the program, option for lowering of the priority and loading for process backup when CPU is under loading, and also opportunity to disconnect? work on the schedule? and notifications.? Support? will help to send to bug or question to team of support directly from GUI? Update? will tell, whether the freshest version of code is set or it is necessary to be updated, and on tab? Status? summary of the last sessions of backup is displayed. By the way, it is possible to click on any of them and to see more parts.
Veeam Endpoint Backup Free overview? product for free backup of notebooks and computers under control of Windows

Now we will pass to the scheduler of tasks of backup (the link Configure backup in primary window). He at once is interested in the backup mode: machine entirely, separate disks or individual folders / files.
Veeam Endpoint Backup Free overview? product for free backup of notebooks and computers under control of Windows

After that the wizard offers on storage location choice: local disk, the folder on NAS or repository of Veeam Backup &Replication; if suddenly it is available in network. Pay attention, what for integration Veeam Backup &Replication; 8.0 Update 2 is necessary? updating for Veeam Backup &Replication; which will leave during few weeks and will bring with itself complete support of vSphere 6.
Returning to Endpoint Backup, I can tell that this integration will be useful to those who uses Veeam Backup &Replication; for sending copies for tape or to cloud. It will also be possible to export data to virtual disks (VMDK, VHD, VHDX), but it is necessary to understand that P2V migration is not the program purpose.
Veeam Endpoint Backup Free overview? product for free backup of notebooks and computers under control of Windows

And finally, the configurator suggests to create the plan of action. It is remarkable that it is possible to include additional options and copying will be able to be started at approach of different system events: when blocking the machine, at leaving the system or at connection of disk for backups (the last especially was pleasant to me when testing). The program itself defines connection of disk (it and only it) and at once makes the copy of data there.
I will make such setup for the computer of parents:)
Veeam Endpoint Backup Free overview? product for free backup of notebooks and computers under control of Windows

Now couple of words about chain of backups. Here, as well as in Veeam Backup &Replication;, the direct infinite and incremental chain is used. And storage life is checked so: upon completion of the next task the program checks availability? the successful? copies for the last N days (it is set by the user) and solves, whether it is worth transforming/deleting old files outside this term. And, the program considers not calendar days, but only days in which successful backup copies have been received. That is, if to switch off the computer for month and then again to include, Veeam Endpoint Backup Free will not begin to delete all points, and? will pretend? that the break in work was not.


Data recovery


The solution is proposed by set of options of recovery. Of course, everything begins with separate files and volumes and recovery? on the fly? without resets and any manipulations. Everything can be made via the program interface or the special master of recovery in the main menu. At recovery of separate files, Veeam will not even unpack backup copy, and will simply mount it in C:\VeeamFLR and will provide to the user most to use Windows Explorer for finding of the necessary files and the subsequent recovery.
Veeam Endpoint Backup Free overview? product for free backup of notebooks and computers under control of Windows

For recovery of boot volumes (with swap, etc.) special procedures of recovery with use of boot image of recovery are provided. Let's consider these opportunities.

Possibilities of image of recovery


As I already spoke, during installation Veeam will advise to create boot drive. It can be made later, but it is better to make after all. The disk will give you the chance of bare-metal of recovery (on? naked iron?), will allow to use custom drivers and simply will help to reset admin password, to diagnose RAM or to start startup repair.
The master is able to make .iso image or at once boot flash card / CD / DVD / BD. Lower screen from the master of preparation of image (420 Mb).
Veeam Endpoint Backup Free overview? product for free backup of notebooks and computers under control of Windows

After loading from this disk the user will see the following:
Veeam Endpoint Backup Free overview? product for free backup of notebooks and computers under control of Windows

Where, among 3 points there will be useful utilities for recovery,
Veeam Endpoint Backup Free overview? product for free backup of notebooks and computers under control of Windows

the master of recovery from system images of Windows
Veeam Endpoint Backup Free overview? product for free backup of notebooks and computers under control of Windows

and, at last, most important? master of recovery of Veeam Endpoint Recovery. It will automatically find restore points on local disks or will suggest to look for them on network sphere. After that it will be possible to select restore point, the mode,
Veeam Endpoint Backup Free overview? product for free backup of notebooks and computers under control of Windows

and, if it is necessary, to make mapping of sections manually.
Veeam Endpoint Backup Free overview? product for free backup of notebooks and computers under control of Windows

At the end it is necessary only to start the master and to execute necessary recovery.
Veeam Endpoint Backup Free overview? product for free backup of notebooks and computers under control of Windows


Support


The program extends us as? as is?. But all the same we collect back coupling by means of separate branch at forum and couples of engineers from support who receive the letters sent from GUI:
Veeam Endpoint Backup Free overview? product for free backup of notebooks and computers under control of Windows

Conclusion


The overview does not apply for the exhaustive description at all. It is sure, you will find more opportunities, than I have specified.
It is usually very heavy to recommend some solution or product when to it the soul does not lie, and corporate ethics oblige it is necessary. But in this case it not so! The program is really good and it is a pity to me that it with me was not when the notebook with archive of old photos and almost written diploma has broken.
I wish all successful use and lack of problems with information mediums. But if the problem happens, do not say that I did not warn you.

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