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Anyone with 2016 with 2003 guests?

Post by mvalpreda » Apr 28, 2017 8:28 pm

I know 2003 is EOL, but I have some old accounting machines I need to keep around for historical purposes/lookups/etc.

I see where I can get a 2003 VM to work on 2016 by installing the 2012 R2 integration components....but what I am really curious about is the backup. Anyone backing up a 2016 host with 2003 guests with Veeam? Will that work? They back up fine on a 2008 R2 machine now....just worried about moving off the 2008 R2 host.

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Re: Anyone with 2016 with 2003 guests?

Post by Vitaliy S. » May 01, 2017 9:52 am

Hi Mark,

Quick google search proves that you can run a Windows Server 2003 VM on the Hyper-V 2016, but to make sure it works in your case, you can deploy a dedicated host for Hyper-V 2016, copy the VM and then run the test job. Otherwise, performing an in-place upgrade of the host and then discovering issues specific to this accounting application would be really undesirable.

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Re: Anyone with 2016 with 2003 guests?

Post by mvalpreda » May 01, 2017 3:46 pm

The VMs work and I just had to turn off AAP.

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Re: Anyone with 2016 with 2003 guests?

Post by Vitaliy S. » May 01, 2017 6:10 pm

Ok, then using pre-freeze scripts specific to your application and SureBackup should help in the backup verification.

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