Restore deduplicated data - Windows Server 2012/2016

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Restore deduplicated data - Windows Server 2012/2016

Veeam Logoby m.novelli » Thu Feb 09, 2017 11:43 am

Hi guys, I'm installing a new Veeam B&R Server with Windows Server 2016 for a customer that has a File Server based on Windows Server 2012 R2 with deduplication enabled

My question is: enabling the deduplication service on Windows Server 2016, I will be able to restore deduplicated data from the Windows 2012 R2 File Server?

Thanks for help

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Re: Restore deduplicated data - Windows Server 2012/2016

Veeam Logoby Gostev » Thu Feb 09, 2017 2:11 pm

Hi, Marco - yes since there's backward compatibility. Thanks!
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Re: Restore deduplicated data - Windows Server 2012/2016

Veeam Logoby Delo123 » Thu Feb 09, 2017 2:27 pm

If i understood things correct you can mount 2012R2 in 2016 and also back again until an actuall optimization task has been run in 2016 (this will actually change the layout) making it unreadable for 2012r2...
Maybe handy for future archives etc...
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Re: Restore deduplicated data - Windows Server 2012/2016

Veeam Logoby Gostev » Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:45 pm 1 person likes this post

Guido, we're talking about mounting backups for FLR here, and data in backups will remain read-only regardless of external attempts to modify it.
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Re: Restore deduplicated data - Windows Server 2012/2016

Veeam Logoby Delo123 » Fri Feb 10, 2017 7:36 am

Hi Anton,

agree, but one could also see the post in bigger context. I already seen cases where people connected their 2012 deduped disks to a 2016 machine for "testing", didn't disable the jobs and couldn't go back...
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