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User Guide

Selecting Volumes to Back Up

The Volumes step of the wizard is available if you have chosen to create a volume-level backup.

At this step of the wizard, you must specify the backup scope — define what volumes you want to include in the backup. In the Objects to backup list, choose volumes and items that you want to include in the backup.

You can back up the following data:

  • Computer volumes. To include individual volumes of your computer to the backup scope, select check boxes next to necessary volumes.
  • System state data. To include system state data into the backup, select the Show system and hidden volumes check box at the bottom of the window. In the Objects to backup list, select the System Reserved check box.

With this option enabled, Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows will include in the backup scope the Microsoft Windows system partition and boot partition of your computer. For GPT disks on Microsoft Windows 8, 8.1, 10, 2012 and 2012 R2, Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows will additionally back up the recovery partition. To learn more, see System State Data Backup.

When you include a system volume in the backup, Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows automatically includes the System Reserved/UEFI or other system partitions in the backup too. If you do not want to back up the system state data, you can clear the System Reserved check box. However, in this case Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows does not guarantee that the OS will boot properly when you attempt to recover from such backup. To learn more, see System State Data Backup.

Selecting Volumes to Back Up Note:

Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows automatically adds to the list of exclusions the following Microsoft Windows objects for all computer users: temporary files folder, Recycle Bin, Microsoft Windows pagefile, hibernate file and VSS snapshot files from the System Volume Information folder.

Selecting Volumes to Back Up 

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