Using Server 2008 R2 instead of Server 2016 for Veeam B&R

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Using Server 2008 R2 instead of Server 2016 for Veeam B&R

Veeam Logoby burak » Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:04 pm

Hello,

are there any advantages for using Windows Server 2016 for Veeam B&R Management instead of Server 2008 R2?
Currently, Veeam B&R is installed on a Hyper-V host which backups two hosts on a NAS repository. Another dedicated server with Server 2008 R2 is available, which could manage the Veeam backup jobs. Does I lose any features that are only available by using Server 2016?

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Re: Using Server 2008 R2 instead of Server 2016 for Veeam B&

Veeam Logoby prewest » Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:37 am

I found out that if you are using REFS in the vm`s that you are backing up, you cannot open them on 2008r2 or 2012r2 (REFS version of 2016 release).
Other than that, there should be no problems.
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Re: Using Server 2008 R2 instead of Server 2016 for Veeam B&

Veeam Logoby burak » Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:02 am

ReFS is not used as file systme inside of the VMs but is used on the storage that holding the VMs on both Hyper-V hosts. So, I think this isn't a problem?
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Re: Using Server 2008 R2 instead of Server 2016 for Veeam B&

Veeam Logoby DGrinev » Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:57 pm

Hi Burak,

You should be ok with the described scenario, also review this thread about ReFS and 2016 Host, it might be useful. Thanks!
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