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Best Practices Veeam installation on Hyper-V Host

Post by IFP » Mar 23, 2015 8:12 am

Hi!

Are there some recommendations for installing Veeam on the Hyper-V Host (parent partition) or should I install Veeam on a VM?
Unfortunately, there is no available physical backup server...

Thanks for your information!

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Re: Best Practices Veeam installation on Hyper-V Host

Post by veremin » Mar 23, 2015 8:39 am

Hi, Fabrice,

Backup server can be installed either on Hyper-V host or on Virtual Machine without any issues. Just take additional system requirements into account.

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[MERGED] : Best Parctice, Veeam server on hyper-v

Post by hyvokar » Apr 22, 2016 9:43 am

Hi!

I'm new to veeam with hyper-v. Our customer has a backup exec installed on their hyper-v host. Does veeam support installing veeam server on hyper-v host, or should it be installed on a guest VM? Naturally buexec will be removed.
We need to backup guest VMs on that same hyper-v host and VMs on esxi host.
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Re: Best Practices Veeam installation on Hyper-V Host

Post by veremin » Apr 22, 2016 10:09 am

Both ways are supported, so it's up to you to decide which one works best for you. Just be aware to follow system requirements that can be found here. Thanks.

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Re: Best Practices Veeam installation on Hyper-V Host

Post by alanbolte » Apr 22, 2016 4:26 pm

My personal preference is a VM, because for maintenance and troubleshooting rebooting a VM is easier than rebooting a host. However, when using a VM for the backup server, keep in mind that if you also use it in the repository role, there are limitations for restore: https://www.veeam.com/kb2028

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