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Full Name: Doug Steinschneider

Please confirm - on small standalone Hyper-v install on VM

Post by dsteinschneider » Jul 07, 2014 3:44 pm

I read in the knowledgebase that if you have a small network that isn't busy off hours that the recommendation is to install B&R on a VM. We deploy single standalone Hyper-v to very small businesses. There are usually 2-3 server VMs (SBS 2008/2011, SQL, Web) and 1-10 Win7 VMs. We often use StorageCraft running on the SBS VM to back up that machine. Recent deployments are Server 2012 R2 Host with a Server 2012 R2 Essentials VM and other above VM's . We are testing 2012 R2 Replication with two 2012 R2 Hyper-v Hosts in our office.

I have Veeam 6 running on a 2008 R2 Hyper-v host (Hyper-v core) backing up two VM's. I'm looking at upgrading that instance to V7 and thinking about removing v6 from the Hyper-v host and instead installing B&R on one of the VM's.

I appreciate anyone's comments on this. Over the years I've found information for our very small business scenarios pretty sparse across the entire Hyper-v online community (although I'm seeing more recently)

Here's the link that recommended installing on VM:
http://www.veeam.com/blog/physical-or-v ... ation.html

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Re: Please confirm - on small standalone Hyper-v install on

Post by v.eremin » Jul 07, 2014 4:10 pm

Hi, Doug,

I can confirm that you can install backup server on any Windows-based machine that meets system requirements specified in our User Guide. Backup server can be, indeed, installed on VM running on Hyper-V host. Just make sure that VB&R configuration is protected.


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Re: Please confirm - on small standalone Hyper-v install on

Post by foggy » Jul 08, 2014 8:16 am

And since you're planning to replicate VMs running on 2012 R2, make sure you've patched your v7 installation at least with R2 update for 2012 R2 support.

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