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Veeam v7 install on Server 2012 with no GUI.

Post by ashleyw » Aug 06, 2013 4:15 am

Hi,
we are planning a VCD and Veeam v7 infrastucture right now. Which of the following Veeam components can run on windows Server 2012 with GUI removed?
- Backup Repository
- Backup proxy
- Veeam v7 B&R Console
- Veeam One (Veeam Monitor+Veeam Business view)

For various reasons, we would prefer to run 2012 with GUI removed for all layers if this is possible.

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Re: Veeam v7 install on Server 2012 with no GUI.

Post by foggy » Aug 06, 2013 7:53 am

Ashley, Veeam B&R console and Veeam ONE must be installed on a full-blown OS, while backup proxy and backup repository components do support installation on Core Windows servers. Thanks.

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Re: Veeam v7 install on Server 2012 with no GUI.

Post by Gostev » Aug 06, 2013 8:23 am

The following Veeam components can run on Windows Server 2012 with GUI removed:
• Backup proxy
• Backup repository
• Enterprise Manager
• WAN accelerator

Also, I am not positive B&R console cannot run on core, it may actually work... I've seen other GUI tools work fine on core. I just don't think this was ever tested in v7 though (and unlikely that it will be tested, no time).

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Re: Veeam v7 install on Server 2012 with no GUI.

Post by ashleyw » Aug 07, 2013 4:16 am

thanks guys, we'll run some tests on our side as part of our roll out and provide some feedback when we can.

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Re: Veeam v7 install on Server 2012 with no GUI.

Post by foggy » Aug 07, 2013 6:53 am

Would be much appreciated.

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Re: Veeam v7 install on Server 2012 with no GUI.

Post by nefes » Aug 16, 2013 12:50 pm

Gostev wrote: Also, I am not positive B&R console cannot run on core, it may actually work... I've seen other GUI tools work fine on core. I just don't think this was ever tested in v7 though (and unlikely that it will be tested, no time).
Actually, I've tried this with V7 and Free Hyper-V 2012.
Veeam B&R Console needs some GUI components that are not included into that OS, so Console fails to start.

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Re: Veeam v7 install on Server 2012 with no GUI.

Post by Gostev » Aug 16, 2013 2:23 pm

Thanks, Nikita. Do you know which components specifically? May be they can be added separately?

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[MERGED] Veeam 7 install on server core

Post by frankive » Oct 21, 2013 4:55 pm

Hi.
We are supporting very small companis with just one server. We want to protect this servers with Veeam. The clients often choose the Windows Server 2012 Essentials. We also want to virtualize whenever we can. Since 2012 Essentials dont have a full blown server installation to use as a hypervisor we have to use the Hyper-V Free Edition.
My question is:
Does Veeam support installing Veeam 7 on the Hyper-V free edition? And is there any good way to manage Veeam in this way if it works?

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Re: Veeam v7 install on Server 2012 with no GUI.

Post by nefes » Oct 22, 2013 8:07 am

Sorry for being late on reply to this, but better later than never.
Veeam 7.0 Backup Console will not start on Free Hyper-V 2012 because of lack of some classes in Windows.Forms.
It is stated by Microsoft that .Net is included into 2012 Core editions, but it seems that it contains only some limited set of classes.

If clients have at least one Essentials server, virtualized inside Free Hyper-V, maybe it is better to set up Backup Console on it?

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Re: Veeam v7 install on Server 2012 with no GUI.

Post by frankive » Dec 11, 2013 8:36 pm

would it be better to have a lan-to-lan with the customer and just use our veeam server (we have vcp license) and add the customers server like it was just a ordinary server on our lan?

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Re: Veeam v7 install on Server 2012 with no GUI.

Post by foggy » Dec 12, 2013 10:31 am

Yes, that would be more efficient from the management standpoint.

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Re: Veeam v7 install on Server 2012 with no GUI.

Post by frankive » Dec 12, 2013 2:38 pm

Then I won't be using backup copy job, but use regular backup job? If I have multiple customer is this more secure than to share repository with multiple customers?

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Re: Veeam v7 install on Server 2012 with no GUI.

Post by foggy » Dec 12, 2013 3:39 pm

You can use either of them. Security should be implemented with the help of NTFS permissions, so it does not correlate with Veeam B&R architecture.

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[MERGED] Hyper-v Server 2012

Post by sigjas » Dec 03, 2014 6:02 am

I installed veeam on our Hyper-v server 2012. Now how do I start the management console?

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Re: Hyper-v Server 2012

Post by veremin » Dec 03, 2014 9:27 am

You can use the shortcut on your desktop, or go to All Programs -> Veeam -> Veeam Backup and Replication. Thanks.

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Re: Hyper-v Server 2012

Post by sigjas » Dec 03, 2014 5:02 pm

Please note that this is Server hyper-v 2012. There is no GUI.

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Re: Hyper-v Server 2012

Post by nefes » Dec 03, 2014 5:05 pm

Core server is not supported as Backup Console. We need some GUI packages, that are not included in it and can't be installed.
However core server can be used as proxy or repository.

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