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AlexB82
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Disabling SMB version 1

Post by AlexB82 » Jan 21, 2019 10:38 am

Hi,
As part of a security audit, we're disabling SMB version 1 to cut down the risk of ransomware etc. If we disable v1 on the Veeam servers, will they have any issues backing up Server 2003 VMs as 2003 doesn't support SMB 2/3?

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Re: Disabling SMB version 1

Post by Dima P. » Jan 21, 2019 11:40 am

Hello AlexB82,

Are you backing up database transaction logs from the mentioned VMs? Thanks!

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Re: Disabling SMB version 1

Post by AlexB82 » Jan 21, 2019 12:24 pm

There's a couple of 2003 servers with DBs that are backed up, but there's no specific jobs etc for the transaction logs. Would that be the limitation as I know VBR has to connect to the admin shares?

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Re: Disabling SMB version 1

Post by wishr » Jan 21, 2019 2:57 pm

Hi Alex,

VBR requires SMB for Guest Processing and File Indexing, so if any of those are in use disabling SMB on the B&R server is not recommended.

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