I just set upgraded a new lab at home.
one old ESXi 5.0 host
one new ESXi 5.1 host
I installed Veeam free (188.8.131.52) and backed up (veeamZIP'ed) the VMs on the 5.0 host to a nas device.
The ESXi5.1 is just set up, but i used the free licence.
Tried to restore the baked up VMs to the NEW ESXi 5.1 host, but i get this error (at the very end of the restore process)
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26.09.2012 16:25:41 Fail Restore job failed Error: Current license or ESXi version prohibits execution of the requested operation.
So for my question, can't veeam zip backups be estored to ESX free edition?
I thougt that Veeam free could be usefull in a homelab (alongside ESXi free)
If Veeam Free can not be used to restore to ESXi free i have to consider
to use my Technet Pro subscribtion, and move to hyperv in my home lab.
I changed the license back to evalutation on the ESX 5.1 and then the restore went fine.
Meaning that if I ontinue tu use Veeam Free to backup ESX free, I wil have useless backups in 60 days