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Using Veeam backup to copy a Windows 2000 server

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Since Windows 2000 does not have a shadow copy writer service if I use Veeam backup to copy a running Windows 2000 server what should I use settings wise? The vmware tools quiescence? Or can I just run the backup without using either. What's the recommended procedure for this. Thanks for all your help!

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Yes, you should use the default settings (VMware Tools quiescence enabled) unless you are running Microsoft SQL. Microsoft SQL does not really "like" the way VMware Tools quiescence and gets corrupted.

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What settings would I use for a VM that is running Windows 2000 SP4 and SQL 7? If I use neither the vmware tools quiescence and do not have VSS writers to interface with can I still back up the running VM without hurting it?

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Re: Using Veeam backup to copy a Windows 2000 server

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Check out this thread, since we've just been discussing this topic couple of days ago with someone else.

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Re: Using Veeam backup to copy a Windows 2000 server

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Thanks for that. I'm ok with the image I make possibly not working. But what is the word on making one while the box is up and running with SQL on it? Will I damage my source or potentially damage my source in anyway?

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Re: Using Veeam backup to copy a Windows 2000 server

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Yes, according to some reports I have seen, VMware Tools quiescence may damage source SQL.
http://community.obilogic.co.uk/blogs/t ... pshot.aspx

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