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Server 2012 Host - VSS

Post by jamiehildred » May 06, 2016 10:36 am

Hi,

Can anyone clarify whether you can successfully complete a VSS backup of a Windows 2012 R2 guest OS via a Hyper-V Windows 2012 (non R2) host? Or will an upgrade of the host be required?

The following seems to indicate the OS is supported but is not specific to a VSS request.

https://technet.microsoft.com/library/dn792028.aspx

Veeam 9.0 will be deployed in On-Host backup mode because the virtual machines are running on local storage.

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Re: Server 2012 Host - VSS

Post by P.Tide » May 06, 2016 10:57 am

Hi,

Until 2012 R2, Hyper-V uses integration services to notify the guest's VSS of an upcoming backup operation so it can perform the same preparations as VSS in the host. I believe that having guest OS Integration Service updated should be enough.

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Re: Server 2012 Host - VSS

Post by jamiehildred » May 06, 2016 11:27 am

Cheers PTide i thought that was the case.

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