I'm trying to make good use of the VEEAM free imaging tool for bare metal backups.
I can get the image files OK but have a few questions about restore operations.
Assuming that I need to apply this to a number of computers (not too large a number) and that others may have to do the restorations, I'd like to save the files on a network share rather than, say, an external USB drive that can be made "local" when the time for restoration comes.
Clearly, one is going to want to test the restoration process and I'm willing to deal with variations in computers regarding "can this one boot from a USB or DVD?".
But, in the first test using a network drive, I couldn't get the VEEAM restore system to see any network shares.
This is in a workgroup environment with a number of file shares on the network.
I've already determined that the NIC driver seems to be present and have configured its settings after / during boot to match the workgroup subnet.
But that's as far as I can get.
Also, I'm not expecting name service so use file-sharing computer IP addresses such as:
I don't want to find a solution for a one-off computer. I want to be able to do this over a range of different computers.
Suggestions? I'd rather not give up on a network share as the image source. But, if that's the conventional wisdom then I guess I'll have to more seriously consider just that.