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Any downside to using Windows 8.1 as the Veeam Server?

Post by BackupDude » Feb 18, 2014 8:27 pm

Greetings,

Is there any downside for using Windows 8.1 64-bit as the Veeam Server? How about using Windows 8.1 as the backup proxies? The primary justification is to reduce the licensing costs for both the proxies and back end devices.

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Re: Any downside to using Windows 8.1 as the Veeam Server?

Post by Vitaliy S. » Feb 18, 2014 8:57 pm

Hi again ;)

The beauty of our distributed architecture is that you can re-use your existing VMs/servers as backup proxies to lower the licensing cost. I don't see anything wrong with using Windows 8.1 hosts as proxies. You can run Veeam server components on any supported OS.

Please take a look at this post with a similar question, might be useful > Veeam on Win 7 instead of server 2003?

Thanks!

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