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DPM 2012 R2 UR2 adds 2003 support but what about 2008? RRS feed

  • Question

  • http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2958100

    I see that update rollup 2 is out and it adds support for protecting server 2003 agents but I don't see any mention of server 2008 (not R2). I have a server 2008 SP2 (not R2) machine running Exchange 2007 SP3. Will I be able to backup this machine's system state and Exchange data with DPM 2012 R2 if I install update rollup 2?

    Thanks,


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    Thursday, April 24, 2014 3:11 PM

Answers

  • Even without that update I believe you should be able to backup a 2008 non-R2 box already using DPM 2012 R2.

    While it's not listed on the compatibility matrix for some reason, we've got a Windows Server 2008 non-R2 (64-bit) Exchange server (exchange 2007) that is currently being backed up via a DPM 2012 R2 install, so that works.

    Thanks for the tip off about the update! Very handy since we've still got one of our DPM installs not running R2 due to a couple of old 2003 boxes, but this means (once they re-release the update which has been taken down currently) we can finally get that DPM server updated to R2!

    Friday, April 25, 2014 1:53 PM