When researching backup strategies, I think I understand that Veeam creates “snapshots” which are backups, which need to be restored, which can take time…
I.e. if my OS drive fails, I need to boot into a Preboot Environment (PE) or Recovery Environment (RE), then start the restore process, which might take hours. But in theory, with a separate hard drive with a cloned version of the OS, I could swap the drive, and boot up into a working OS installation in approximately 5 minutes.
But I can’t find any explanation if Veeam offers the ability to create an image or clone of a full drive and or partition, and I am asking if there is a reason for this omission?
I have read on other websites that the built-in Windows 7 create system image “feature” is not to be trusted, it is old and no longer supported.
Therefore it seems like an Imaging / Cloning feature would be important to make Veeam a complete protection solution.
Otherwise I need to buy some other software to get an automated imaging / cloning feature procedure.
Thanks for your input / discussion.