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Veeam® Endpoint Backup™ FREE provides a simple solution for backing up Windows-based desktops and laptops. With Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE, you can easily back up your PC to an external hard drive, NAS (network-attached storage) share or a Veeam Backup & Replication™ repository. And if your system crashes, hard drive fails, or a file gets corrupted or accidentally deleted, you can recover what you need in minutes — like it never even happened.
Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows, built on technology introduced in Veeam Endpoint Backup™ FREE, provides Availability for public cloud and physical workloads hosted by Windows-based servers and workstations – either on-premises or running in the public cloud. Learn more and sign up to updates
What’s New in Version 1.5
Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE 1.5 delivers all-new functionality to give you faster backup performance, greater visibility and control over backup job progress and schedules, and it even helps isolate your PC and laptop backups from malware attacks.
Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE 1.5 includes:
CryptoLocker protection for USB Storage: Protect USB-based storage targets from potential CryptoLocker threats by automatically ejecting them after a successful job run
Email notifications: Configure email notifications by typing only your email address, keeping you connected to your laptop backup history without the need to open the Control Panel
New scheduling options: Meet any custom endpoint backup scenario by setting backup jobs to run on a specific day of the week. New logic can also identify when a scheduled backup is missed and starts an additional backup once the computer is powered on
Standalone full backup: Save standalone full backups to any location at any time via the UI
Backup engine tuning: Get faster file-level backup performance, better exclusion logic, and the experemental ability to skip bad blocks to ensure hardware or software problems do not affect PC and laptop backup jobs
Veeam Endpoint Backup is Windows 10 Compatible
Upgrade your Windows-based laptop or desktop with confidence — Veeam Endpoint Backup has been certified by Microsoft as Windows 10 Compatible!
Free Windows backup for desktops and laptops
Even in today’s highly virtualized environments, endpoints (i.e., desktops and laptops) will always remain physical and need to be backed up. But since many endpoint backup tools on the market are either expensive or ineffective, what’s the best solution?
Just like in the virtual world, backups are really all about recovery. Veeam has created a powerful, easy-to-use and FREE solution that makes endpoint backup a breeze, while making recovery flexible and effortless.
I’ve played with lots of options, both paid and free, over the years for backing up a physical computer on a regular basis and, even setting the general Veeam fanboy type stuff aside, this is the slickest solution for the problem I’ve ever seen. That it’s free and it integrates into my existing enterprise solution are definitely major added bonuses, but even in a standalone, ‘I need to make backups of Grandma’s computer’ situation, it is a great choice.
Veeam continues to amaze me. Releases a free tool for backing up physical machines and simply makes it compatible with their current backup solutions. This enables us, at no additional cost other than bandwidth and storage, of course, to back up our end users, encrypt and transport the backups offsite.
I have been running Veeam Endpoint on my desktop at work for as long as it has been in beta and, to be honest, I have totally forgotten about it. I just set it up (in a few minutes including download and install) and it just does its job without any fuss. I have restored some files to test and, to begin with, I was checking that it was running. It’s been fine ever since, it really is nice to not have to work on the software and sleep easy knowing it is busy helping me.
Veeam provides fast, image-based backup that is done at the block-level for full and volume-level backups, and on the file-level otherwise. With true incremental backup, only blocks changed since the last backup are copied, making volume-level backups extremely efficient when processing changes in large files. Backup options include:
Full backup: Get image-based backup for your entire PC while automatically excluding unnecessary files, like the Recycle Bin contents, temporary and page files
Volume-level backup: Utilize block-level backup for selected drives or volumes on your computer (e.g., system volume, data volume, etc.)
File-level backup: Choose individual file masks and folders to back up; the built-in wizard helps you quickly include standard system folders and personal files
Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE also helps optimize backup performance through:
Flexible configuration: Create file masks to include or exclude specific file types from your backups, define retention periods, backup schedules and estimate backup file size on the fly
Scheduling: Trigger backup jobs based on specific events, such as when backup storage is connected, when PC is locked or when a user logs off; it's smart enough not to start a backup more often than needed
Backup throttling: Reduces the priority of the backup job process if the PC is busy with other tasks
Backup methods, targets and scheduling options video
Veeam provides you with several easy-to-use recovery options—all from the same image-level backup. Options include:
Bare-metal restore: Restore your entire system to the same or different hardware
Volume-level restore: Restore a failed hard drive or corrupted partition
File-level restore: Restore individual files from ANY backup type in minutes!
Bootable recovery media
Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE lets you create a recovery image of your computer on several different kinds of media, including:
Removable storage devices (e.g., USB flash drives, SD cards, etc.)
The recovery image provides an alternative way to boot your computer. If the OS installed on the computer fails to start for some reason, you can boot the OS from the recovery image and leverage the included recovery tools.
Built-in recovery tools
Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE includes proprietary diagnostic tools as well as some useful Microsoft Windows diagnostic tools to help you troubleshoot issues and accomplish advanced administration tasks, including:
Reset password: Reset the password for the built-in administrator account
Startup repair: Fix system problems that might prevent Windows from starting (e.g., missing or damaged system files, corrupted boot sector, etc.) Learn more
Memory diagnostics: Check the system memory of your computer and detect potential problems after the next system reboot. Learn more
Command prompt: Start the Microsoft Windows command prompt (cmd.exe)
If you’re using Veeam Backup & Replication in your VMware vSphere or Microsoft Hyper-V virtual environment, you’ll be able to take full advantage of Veeam backup repositories as target locations for your Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE jobs, which are stored in a separate folder for each endpoint protected. While working within Veeam Backup & Replication, you’ll also be able to:
Bringing it together Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE and Veeam Backup & Replication
Supported system environments
Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE supports desktops and laptops running 32- and 64-bit versions of Microsoft Windows, including Windows 7 SP1 – 10 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 – 2012 R2. To learn more about hardware and software requirements, please review the product datasheet or User Guide.
Customer Success - We can back it up!
With more than 205,000 customers worldwide and 11.8 million VMs protected, Veeam is helping organizations make the most of their investments in virtualization.
We have implemented Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE as a self-service tool for our DBAs. They have full control over their SQL Server native backup to files on disk, where they can keep them for 5 to 6 days, but for longer-term retention, they need to move them to lower tier storage. Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE provides an easy to use tool to back-up SQL backup files to the lower tier and provide easy self-service restore when needed for use with the native SQL Server backup restore tools. It’s so easy.
Didier Van Hoye, Technical Architect at the Flemish Geographical Information Agency (FGIA).