Veeam FastSCP3 on Windows 7 X64


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If you try to install Veeam FastSCP3 on Windows 7 X64. You’ll get the following error:

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I asked a question about this error in the Veeam Forums: http://forum.veeam.com.

Gostev suggested the following:

the workaround is to hack installation package and remove OS version check (if you know how to do this) :wink:

So this is exactly what i did. I found a script on this page: http://lazynetworkadmin.com. This script does exactly what i needed. It removes the OS Version Check from the MSI.

These are the steps:

  1. Download Veeam FastSCP 3 from here: http://www.veeam.com
  2. Extract the zip file.
  3. Download winrar and extract the veeam_fastscp_3.0.exe.
  4. Get the scrtipt from: http://lazynetworkadmin.com and save it on the desktop.
  5. Grab the extracted FastSCPSetup.msi and drop it on the script. After a couple of seconds, the following screens will popup: 
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  6. You can install FastSCP 3 by running the FastSCPSetup.msi.

Veeam: FastSCP 3 Public Beta


Veeam released a public beta of FastSCP a couple of days ago. I downloaded the beta and installed it. It looks pretty cool so far.

FastSCP 3.0 FAQ (from the forum)

Q: Do I need to switch ESXi into “unsupported” mode and enable additional service console daemons in order to be able to use FastSCP v3?
A: No, FastSCP v3 does not rely on ESXi service console components. Instead, it uses VMware file management API to copy files.
Q: Are 64bit OS supported?
A: Officially, 64bit OS are not supported. However, but I’ve been running FastSCP successfully on a 64bit Vista since day 1. The only issue I have run into so far, is a COM error appearing when trying to copy the file between two datastores. Copying from and to the local computer works fine.
Q: I am new user. How do I copy files to my ESXi server?
A: First, you need to add the source and target servers to the interface via Add Server command. Note that your local computer is already there. Then, you have two options:
– Copy interactively: drag and drop, or copy and paste the required file or folder (similarly to how you copy files in the Windows Explorer).
– Copy using scheduled file copy job (if you want to schedule file copy for off-hours).

The about screen:

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The new layout:

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If you want to try it yourself, you can download your version over here: http://www.veeam.com for support and questions, go to the forum: http://www.veeam.com/forum/

Source: http://vmblog.com/archive/2009/01/18/veeam-s-free-fastscp-3-0-tool-reaches-public-beta.aspx