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Windows Server 2008 and 64bit OS support for Backup Console

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Hello,

Veeam Backup is a great product. We use the "network backup" mode to backup our vmware infrastructure.
We would upgrade to Windows Server 2008 on our backup server, is Veeam Backup Console supported without VCB on Windows Server 2008?

Thanks!

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Re: Windows Server 2008 Support for Backup Console without VCB

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Hello Reto, no - right now Windows 2008 is not supported on Veeam Backup console. And it really "does not work on 2008", no just "not tested on 2008". Windows 2008 has new functionality that prevents some of our components from installing and functioning correctly. However, good news is - since this has been high demand, we will be releasing an update soon that will make Windows 2008 supported. Thank you.

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Re: Windows Server 2008 Support for Backup Console without VCB

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Perfect, thanks!

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Re: Windows Server 2008 Support for Backup Console without VCB

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We are purchasing Veeam Backup for our 5 host ESX environment. Though not supported all of our testing of the software was performed on a VM with Windows Server 2008 Enterprise.

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Re: Windows Server 2008 Support for Backup Console without VCB

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Jim, have you tested VCB backup, and file-level restores?

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Re: Windows Server 2008 Support for Backup Console without VCB

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hi,

is already a beta version available form the veeam backup with 2008 support and is also a 64 bit version planned?

thanks!

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Re: Windows Server 2008 Support for Backup Console without VCB

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Hello, this release will actually support both Windows 2008 and 64bit operating systems. I can send the beta code to whoever is interested mid-next week (cannot do it earlier due to the public holidays).

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Re: Windows Server 2008 Support for Backup Console without VCB

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Hi,

thats great, if the beta version is available can you send me the download link per PM?

thank you very much!

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Sure thing.

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Re: Windows Server 2008 Support for Backup Console without VCB

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Reto, I've sent you the links. Thanks!

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I'd appreciate a link as well when you get a chance.

thanks!

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Re: Windows Server 2008 Support for Backup Console without VCB

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Darren, I've PMed you the links too.

Just to clarify for everyone else - there is no new functionality except support for Windows 2008 and 64bit OS support, and vSphere compatibility (still in the works because RTM just became available). If you are specifically interested to test Windows 2008 and 64bit OS support, please let me know. Other than that, you will not find anything interesting in the new version.

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Re: Windows Server 2008 Support for Backup Console without VCB

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Hi Gostev,

I would appreciate a link to the download for the beta version to install on Win2008.
We have recently upgraded our backup server would like the ability to try veeam locally
Many thanks in advance

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Re: Windows Server 2008 Support for Backup Console without VCB

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Done!

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Re: Windows Server 2008 and 64bit OS support for Backup Console

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Hi, can you send me the link too...I'm interested in testing it.

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Hi Matthew, I've sent links to your forum registration email.

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Re: Windows Server 2008 and 64bit OS support for Backup Console

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Hi,

Can you please send me the link to the Beta?

thanks

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Greg, the beta is over - we should have RTM code out today or tomorrow.

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Re: Windows Server 2008 and 64bit OS support for Backup Console

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Is the plan still to release 3.1 today (Thursday)?

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Re: Windows Server 2008 and 64bit OS support for Backup Console

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Hello Steve, we did RTM 3.1 code as planned - yesterday, on May 27th.

Current customers on maintenance should be receiving download link tomorrow, on May 29th.
Official release for general public will be next week. We are having a bit of overlap with Veeam Monitor 4.0 release :wink:

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Re: Windows Server 2008 and 64bit OS support for Backup Console

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Understand completely, would just like to know we're getting good backups on vSphere...

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