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Backupexec support win2003 VMs

Hi all,

environement : win2012r2 hyperv cluster runing win2003/sql2005 VM

- could BE 16 backup a win2003 VM using hyperv agent?

- could BE 16 backup sql2005sp2 databases on this VM using db and app agent?

 

thanks.

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Re: Backupexec support win2003 VMs

The officioal answer is no you cannot do that.

You might be able to do a backup with GRT disabled giving you the ability to DR recover the VM itself

You might even find that as long as you only enable file system GRT that (assuming VMware's VDDK can still mount a VMDK containing a Windows 2003 file system) that we can still recover files from inside the VM (as a redirect restore to a newer operating system ONLY as you need our remote agent somewhere for such a restore and you cannot install this in 2003)

(both of the above would not be officially supported but might work - BUT don't expect support for either a backup or a restore for the above scanarios so you woud need to test this yourself)

You could not enable SQL/Application GRT backups however (or potentially truncate the SQL logs correctly) as this would need our remote agent installed inside the VM which can't be done with Windows 2003

 

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Re: Backupexec support win2003 VMs

If you use the backup exec agent 15 (14.2) on the server 2003/sql2005 it may backup GRT correctly.

Im using be15 agent on server 2003r2 with sql 2005 and its working ok. The be16 agent will not work or install.

However this is an un-supported configuration so you probably wont get support / help from veritas if it doesnt work correctly.

I have 1 database that needs the old version 2005.Time to upgrade i think.

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Re: Backupexec support win2003 VMs

The officioal answer is no you cannot do that.

You might be able to do a backup with GRT disabled giving you the ability to DR recover the VM itself

You might even find that as long as you only enable file system GRT that (assuming VMware's VDDK can still mount a VMDK containing a Windows 2003 file system) that we can still recover files from inside the VM (as a redirect restore to a newer operating system ONLY as you need our remote agent somewhere for such a restore and you cannot install this in 2003)

(both of the above would not be officially supported but might work - BUT don't expect support for either a backup or a restore for the above scanarios so you woud need to test this yourself)

You could not enable SQL/Application GRT backups however (or potentially truncate the SQL logs correctly) as this would need our remote agent installed inside the VM which can't be done with Windows 2003

 

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Re: Backupexec support win2003 VMs

If you use the backup exec agent 15 (14.2) on the server 2003/sql2005 it may backup GRT correctly.

Im using be15 agent on server 2003r2 with sql 2005 and its working ok. The be16 agent will not work or install.

However this is an un-supported configuration so you probably wont get support / help from veritas if it doesnt work correctly.

I have 1 database that needs the old version 2005.Time to upgrade i think.

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Re: Backupexec support win2003 VMs

Thank you all for your answers.