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Using Veeam to Replicate Hyper-v VMs RRS feed

  • Question

  • We have a Windows Server 2012 Hyper-v cluster. The virtual machines running on the cluster are Windows Server 2008 R2 servers. I am trying to create a Veeam replication job and I am getting the following error: "VM [vmname] is incompatible with host [hostname]. Specify Windows Server 2012 or Hyper-v 2012 host as the target for replication."

    Our Hyper-v host in the disaster recovery site is running Windows Server 2008 R2. Does the source Hyper-v host and the target Hyper-v host have to be the same version of Windows server or is there a workaround for this error?

    Thank you.

    Thursday, January 24, 2013 12:04 AM

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  • We have a Windows Server 2012 Hyper-v cluster. The virtual machines running on the cluster are Windows Server 2008 R2 servers. I am trying to create a Veeam replication job and I am getting the following error: "VM [vmname] is incompatible with host [hostname]. Specify Windows Server 2012 or Hyper-v 2012 host as the target for replication."

    Our Hyper-v host in the disaster recovery site is running Windows Server 2008 R2. Does the source Hyper-v host and the target Hyper-v host have to be the same version of Windows server or is there a workaround for this error?

    Thank you.

    I think the best place to ask about VEEAM is on their own support forum here:

    http://forums.veeam.com/

    Or you can skip using VEEAM for VM replication and stick with built-in free Hyper-V Replica. Configuration guide could be found here:

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29016

    Hope this helped :)


    StarWind iSCSI SAN & NAS

    Thursday, January 24, 2013 12:12 AM
  • Hi,

    Veeam is third party Virtual Machine backup and replication tool, you may contact Veeam support for Veeam related questions or issues.

    This forum is based on Windows Server technology and Windows Server production related questions and issues.

    Thanks for your understanding.

    Veeam Support weblink:

    http://www.veeam.com/support.html?ad=top-sub-menu
    http://forums.veeam.com/viewforum.php?f=2

    For VM replication, Windows Server 2012 has a new feature called Hyper-V Replica, it can replicate all changes on a virtual machine to a counterpart virtual machine hosted by a different server.

    For Hyper-V replica, both primary server and replica server should run Windows Server 2012. No special software, other than Windows Server 2012, is required.  

    Refer to following MS articles to deploy Hyper-V Replica:

    Hyper-V Replica Overview
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj134172.aspx
    Demonstrate Planned Failover in Hyper-V Replica
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh831759.aspx
    Deploy Hyper-V Replica
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj134207.aspx

    Hope this helps!

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    Lawrence

    TechNet Community Support


    Thursday, January 24, 2013 2:46 AM
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  • Hello CarolynCAPMPT, if I am correct, the version of the source and tagret Hyper-V hosts should coincide.

    Monday, January 28, 2013 12:01 PM
  • Carolyn, replication from Hyper-V 2012 down to Hyper-V 2008R2 is not supported by Veeam B&R (this is covered in the user guide).

    However, replication in the opposite direction (2008R2->2012) can be done quite easily and can be used in Hyper-V upgrade scenarios.

    • Edited by afoggy Wednesday, January 30, 2013 1:32 PM
    Wednesday, January 30, 2013 1:24 PM
  • Thank you everyone for the answers! We are upgrading the replication target location to Hyper-v 2012.
    Wednesday, January 30, 2013 5:14 PM