Discussions specific to the Microsoft Hyper-V hypervisor
Post Reply
BruceLee
Influencer
Posts: 13
Liked: never
Joined: Nov 25, 2018 1:53 pm
Contact:

Questions regarding Community Edition and Feasibility

Post by BruceLee » Sep 10, 2019 1:49 pm

Hi everyone,

I'm still quite unexperienced with Veeam and till now have worked with paid versions and with VMWare only.
I have a new client with an extremly low budget.
Planned setup is one Physical Windows Server 2019 Host with two Hyper-V Windows Server 2019 virtual machines.
The hosts purpose is Hyper-V only. And I want to install Veeam backup software on the host.
The two VM's are for File/RDS and AD.

I want to use the Community Edition and
-schedule job(s) that run each night
-that make a daily FULL backup of those 2 VM's and if possible the host itself too
-store it directly on rotating USB Harddrives
Is that possible from licensing, functionality and technical point of view when using the Community Edition?

Thanks for any feedack and support.
Best
BruceLee

PetrM
Veeam Software
Posts: 59
Liked: 8 times
Joined: Aug 28, 2013 8:23 am
Full Name: Petr
Contact:

Re: Questions regarding Community Edition and Feasibility

Post by PetrM » Sep 10, 2019 2:21 pm

Hi BruceLee!

Yes, you can use Veeam Community Edition in the environment mentioned above. Veeam Community Edition provides a possibility to protect up to 10 Instances at no cost.

I'd suggest to review this comparison table to get the list of features for every available edition.

Thanks!

BruceLee
Influencer
Posts: 13
Liked: never
Joined: Nov 25, 2018 1:53 pm
Contact:

Re: Questions regarding Community Edition and Feasibility

Post by BruceLee » Sep 10, 2019 2:36 pm

Thanks PetrM,

from you comparison I can see that this is covered
- daily FULL backup of those 2 VM's
- store it directly on rotating USB Harddrives

Licensing seems no problem too if we have (1x physical = 3 instances plus 2x VM's each 1 instance = 5 total instances)

But what about
- backup host itself (from technical pov)
- and especially scheduling
?
In the past scheudling wasn't possible in free edition and it's not mentioned in the list.
Thanks a lot
BruceLee

PetrM
Veeam Software
Posts: 59
Liked: 8 times
Joined: Aug 28, 2013 8:23 am
Full Name: Petr
Contact:

Re: Questions regarding Community Edition and Feasibility

Post by PetrM » Sep 10, 2019 3:55 pm

Schedule settings are available in the Community edition so you can create a job for 2 VMs.

By the way, you may use Free version of Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows to create a dedicated backup job for the host, schedule should be available as well.

Thanks!

BruceLee
Influencer
Posts: 13
Liked: never
Joined: Nov 25, 2018 1:53 pm
Contact:

Re: Questions regarding Community Edition and Feasibility

Post by BruceLee » Sep 11, 2019 8:47 am

Thanks a lot for your help PetrM. That sounds great. All questions answered.

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 5 guests