[POLL] Windows Server 2008 (non-R2) support in v10

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Do you need Windows Server 2008 (non-R2) support for your backup infrastructure servers in 2018?

Poll ended at Sun Mar 26, 2017 6:48 pm

No: I am using Windows Server 2008 R2 or later already
325
93%
No: I am still using Windows Server 2008 (non-R2) today, but am planning to update to 2008 R2 or later before 2018
10
3%
Yes: I am still going to use Windows Server 2008 (non-R2) in 2018 because I cannot update to 2008 R2 (please explain the reason below)
15
4%
 
Total votes : 350

Re: [POLL] Windows Server 2008 (non-R2) support in v10

Veeam Logoby Gostev » Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:46 pm 1 person likes this post

ian0x0r wrote:Server 2008 (none R2) had its own issues with Veeam and memory utilisation. I have tried to avoid using it as a OS for the Veeam install for the last 4 years

That's a very good point I should have added to my list and totally forgot... the issue is really nasty and used to cause lots of support cases and looong forum discussions ;) let me go back and update the original post with one.
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Re: [POLL] Windows Server 2008 (non-R2) support in v10

Veeam Logoby Gostev » Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:55 pm

ferrus wrote:As long as Veeam continue to support Veeam 9.5 on 2008, until MS remove support - this should align correctly with your policy of utilizing the max days of support, at the cost of new features.

Yes, we will ensure that 9.5 is supported at least through 1/14/2020 (end of patches from Microsoft). This should be easily doable, as we are talking 2 years after v10 release, which is basically our standard support time frame these days. Heck, we are still supporting v8 (which supports Server 2003) today - and it was released back in 2014.
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Re: [POLL] Windows Server 2008 (non-R2) support in v10

Veeam Logoby BarryH » Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:09 pm

We are not using Server 2008.
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Re: [POLL] Windows Server 2008 (non-R2) support in v10

Veeam Logoby RubinCompServ » Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:52 pm 3 people like this post

To the people voting "Yes" because you still have WIndows 2008 in your environment, please note that this question is not whether to discontinue backing up Windows 2008, just whether Veeam (or any of its components) can be INSTALLED on Windows 2008.
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Re: [POLL] Windows Server 2008 (non-R2) support in v10

Veeam Logoby AlexLeadingEdge » Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:55 am

RubinCompServ wrote:To the people voting "Yes" because you still have WIndows 2008 in your environment, please note that this question is not whether to discontinue backing up Windows 2008, just whether Veeam (or any of its components) can be INSTALLED on Windows 2008.

Yes, but the current wording doesn't say that, hence the confusion. I myself read Gostev's email after I read the poll and saw what they were really asking in the poll.

We have gone out of our way to not install Veeam B&R on Server 2008. Most of our backup servers are on Windows 10 and are often not on the domain because if the SBS server is the faulty machine then the domain is no longer accessible.
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Re: [POLL] Windows Server 2008 (non-R2) support in v10

Veeam Logoby RubinCompServ » Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:51 pm

AlexLeadingEdge wrote:Yes, but the current wording doesn't say that, hence the confusion. I myself read Gostev's email after I read the poll and saw what they were really asking in the poll.


The question, itself, doesn't say that, but the top post most certainly does:

Gostev wrote:Essentially, this means that Veeam Backup & Replication v10 will not support Windows Server 2008 (non-R2) for backup server, backup proxies, backup repositories, WAN accelerators, tape servers, mount servers, gateway servers (so all servers running one or more B&R components), as well as the Enterprise Manager server.

However, we will continue supporting Windows Server 2008 as a guest OS, including full application-aware processing functionality. The scope of the change is limited to the servers running any Veeam roles.
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Re: [POLL] Windows Server 2008 (non-R2) support in v10

Veeam Logoby Gostev » Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:18 pm

Sorry, there's a size limit for the question ;)
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Re: [POLL] Windows Server 2008 (non-R2) support in v10

Veeam Logoby wilson.ho_fxhk » Wed Mar 15, 2017 2:24 am

1) We still have Windows 2008 (non-R2) servers using Veeam backup infrastructure components and
2) They can’t upgrade due to MS license not allowing us to upgrade to R2.
3) MS still supports Windows 2008 (non-R2) till Jan 2020.
4) We have no plan to purchase new license to upgrade the OS.
5) Due to Veeam supporting policy, only latest Veeam version is supported.
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Re: [POLL] Windows Server 2008 (non-R2) support in v10

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Wed Mar 15, 2017 6:00 pm

5) Due to Veeam supporting policy, only latest Veeam version is supported.

Actually, we do support at least one major version back. For instance, the oldest supported product version is 8.0 at the moment (released in 2014). Regardless, 9.5 will be supported at least until January 2020, as Gostev already noted at the top of this page.
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Re: [POLL] Windows Server 2008 (non-R2) support in v10

Veeam Logoby AlexLeadingEdge » Fri Mar 24, 2017 3:58 am

When does support for B&R 8.0 end? We still have one client with B&R 8.0 because they have a Windows Server 2003 machine which cannot be upgraded because of specially written software that won't run on newer machines, and their company is open 24/7 so the server is always in use.
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Re: [POLL] Windows Server 2008 (non-R2) support in v10

Veeam Logoby foggy » Fri Mar 24, 2017 1:15 pm

With v10 release.
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