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Windows Server Upgrade

Post by wocomike » Aug 16, 2013 2:07 pm

Hi All,

I have Veeam installed on a Windows 2008 R2 physical server. I'd like to take it to Server 2012 to take advantage of dedupe and some other technologies. The server has some other software on it that I'm a bit nervous about reinstalling, and it's got a few dynamic disk spanned drives. I'm wondering if anyone has ever done a Server OS upgrade on a box with Veeam on it? Obviously rebuilding the server is the preferred method, but I'm strongly considering the upgrade option. I'm just wondering if the OS upgrade would break Veeam, or cause other unforeseen issues?

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Re: Windows Server Upgrade

Post by foggy » Aug 16, 2013 2:30 pm

Just backup Veeam B&R server configuration using its built-in capability and then restore it back on the upgraded server.

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Re: Windows Server Upgrade

Post by mrt » Aug 16, 2013 8:05 pm

i don't suppose we could use a v6.5 config backup on a fresh v7 installation? that would be neat

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Re: Windows Server Upgrade

Post by foggy » Aug 16, 2013 8:31 pm

Actually, you can do that, should work flawlessly.

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Re: Windows Server Upgrade

Post by foggy » Aug 17, 2013 7:17 am

Seems that I spoke too early - v6.5 configuration backup cannot be restored to a fresh v7 installation. This used to be the case in some earlier builds, however does not work in the release, for some reason. Sorry for confusion.

Does this Veeam B&R installation uses local or remote SQL database?

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Re: Windows Server Upgrade

Post by mrt » Aug 17, 2013 11:22 am

it's local. all roles (mgmt, proxy, repo) on one physical server. I want to create a vm for mgmt, then move the proxy and repo roles to newer hardware. the sql db will live on the new mgmt vm.
i think i'll have to do an in-place upgrade to v7 to get a useable config backup, then restore that to the new server vm, but if you have a better suggestion, I'm all ears. Thanks.

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Re: Windows Server Upgrade

Post by Gostev » Aug 17, 2013 1:56 pm

Your plan sounds like the best approach.

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Re: Windows Server Upgrade

Post by PaulNSW » Aug 19, 2013 11:29 am 1 person likes this post

I just did completed an in-place upgrade of Server 2008 R2 to Server 2012 with Veeam 6.5 installed (mgmt, proxy, repo). Everything went fine, as did the subsequent upgrade to Veeam v7!

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Re: Windows Server Upgrade

Post by veremin » Aug 19, 2013 11:32 am

Thanks for coming back and updating the topic with the results you’ve got; much appreciated.

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