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Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE 1.5
User Guide

Before You Begin

Before you create a Veeam Recovery Media, check the following prerequisites:

Removable Storage Device Scenario (USB, SD Card and Other)

  • The removable storage device must be inserted into a corresponding slot on the computer or connected to the computer.
  • The removable storage device must have enough capacity to store the created recovery image. On average, the size of the created recovery image without manually loaded drivers is 500 MB.
  • During the recovery image creation, Veeam Endpoint Backup formats the removable storage device. If you have important information on the device, create a copy of this data in some other location.
  • If you want to include specific storage and network drivers into the recovery image, place them to a local folder on your computer or in a network shared folder to which you have access and read permissions. During the recovery image creation, you will be able to define a path to this folder, and Veeam Endpoint Backup will include the drivers into the recovery image.
  • [For Microsoft Windows 2008 R2 and later] If you want your computer to detect a Wi-Fi network and connect to it after you boot from the recovery image, enable the Wireless LAN Service feature on your computer. In this case, Veeam Endpoint Backup will add wireless networking support files to the Veeam Recovery Media. To learn more about the Wireless LAN Service, see https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh994698.aspx.

CD/DVD/BD Scenario

  • An empty or re-writable CD/DVD/BD must be inserted into a CD/DVD/BD drive on the computer.
  • The CD/DVD/BD must have enough capacity to store the created recovery image. On average, the size of the created recovery image without manually loaded drivers is 500 MB.
  • If you want to include specific storage and network drivers into the recovery image, place them to a local folder on your computer or in a network shared folder on which you have read permissions. During the recovery image creation, you will be able to define a path to this folder, and Veeam Endpoint Backup will include the drivers into the recovery image.
  • [For RW CD/DVD/BD] During the recovery image creation, Veeam Endpoint Backup erases information on the CD/DVD/BD. If you have important information on the CD/DVD/BD, create a copy of this data in some other location.
  • [For Microsoft Windows 2008 R2 and later] If you want your computer to detect a Wi-Fi network and connect to it after you boot from the recovery image, enable the Wireless LAN Service feature on your computer. In this case, Veeam Endpoint Backup will add wireless networking support files to the Veeam Recovery Media. To learn more about the Wireless LAN Service, see https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh994698.aspx.

Local Target and Shared Folder Scenario (ISO)

  • If you want to include specific storage and network drivers into the recovery image, place them to a local folder on your computer or in a network shared folder on which you have read permissions. During the recovery image creation, you will be able to define a path to this folder, and Veeam Endpoint Backup will include the drivers into the recovery image.
  • [For shared folders] If you plan to save the created ISO file in a network shared folder, make sure that you have access to this folder and write permissions on it.
  • [For Microsoft Windows 2008 R2 and later] If you want your computer to detect a Wi-Fi network and connect to it after you boot from the recovery image, enable the Wireless LAN Service feature on your computer. In this case, Veeam Endpoint Backup will add wireless networking support files to the Veeam Recovery Media. To learn more about the Wireless LAN Service, see https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh994698.aspx.
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