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Different versions of Windows

Veeam Logoby michaelward82 » Wed Dec 11, 2013 4:31 pm

Hi there,

We're planning on using Veeam B&R to backup and replicate between a pair of 2012 Hyper-v hosts. I have a simple question - at least, I hope it's simple.

Am I able to run Veeam B&R from a Windows 2003 or 2008 installation, to backup and replicate VM's on a Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V host (and it's replica)? In doing so do I introduce any problems?

It's either that, or I run it from the main Hyper-V host, but I'd rather avoid the resource impact.

Thanks :)
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Re: Different versions of Windows

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Wed Dec 11, 2013 6:43 pm

Hi Michael,

Yes, absolutely. It doesn't matter where you install Veeam backup server and what VMs you're trying to backup/replicate. Please see our system requirements for more information > http://www.veeam.com/veeam_backup_7_0_r ... tes_rn.pdf

BTW, what kind of storage do you use? SAN or local? If you're using SAN storage, then you could potentially use off-host proxy servers that would allow you to avoid resource impact on production hosts.

Also please note that Veeam backup server itself doesn't produce any load, all "backup" work is done by proxy servers. If you have local storage only, then on-host proxy server will be installed on your production hosts, so separating backup console/server and on-host proxy doesn't really make any sense.

Here is more reading on what I'm referring to > http://helpcenter.veeam.com/backup/70/h ... proxy.html

Hope this helps!
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