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Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows 2.1
User Guide

Guest Processing

For Server edition of Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows, you can specify guest processing options. Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows offers the following guest processing options:  

  • Application-aware processing. You can create transactionally consistent backups of servers running applications that support Microsoft VSS. Application-aware processing guarantees that you can perform restore from Veeam Agent backups without data loss.
  • Pre-freeze and post-thaw scripts. You can use pre-freeze and post-thaw scripts to quiesce applications that do not support Microsoft VSS.
  • Transaction log truncation. You can set up the backup job to truncate transaction logs after the job successfully completes.
  • Transaction logs backup for Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle. You can set up the backup job to back up transaction logs from servers running Microsoft SQL Server and archived logs of Oracle database systems.
  • File system indexing. You can set up the backup job to create a catalog of files and folders on the Veeam Agent computer OS. If you use Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows with Veeam Backup & Replication, you will be able to search for individual files in Veeam Agent backups and perform 1-click restore in Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager.

File system indexing is optional. If you do not enable this option in the backup job settings, you will still be able to perform 1-click restore from the Veeam Agent backup. For more information, refer to the Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager User Guide at: https://www.veeam.com/documentation-guides-datasheets.html.

Supported Applications

Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows supports VSS-aware processing for the following systems:

Specification

Requirement

Microsoft Active Directory Domain Controllers

The following versions of Microsoft Active Directory Domain Services servers (domain controllers) are supported:

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

Minimum supported domain and forest functional level is Windows 2003.

Microsoft Exchange

The following versions of Microsoft Exchange are supported:

  • Microsoft Exchange 2016
  • Microsoft Exchange 2013 SP1
  • Microsoft Exchange 2013
  • Microsoft Exchange 2010 SP1, SP2, or SP3

Microsoft SharePoint

The following versions of Microsoft SharePoint are supported:

  • Microsoft SharePoint 2016
  • Microsoft SharePoint 2013
  • Microsoft SharePoint 2010

All editions are supported (Foundation, Standard, Enterprise

Microsoft SQL Server

The following versions of Microsoft SQL Server are supported:

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2017
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2016
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 SP4

All editions of Microsoft SQL Server except LocalDB are supported.

Oracle

Oracle Database 11g and 12c are supported for the following operating systems (32-bit and 64-bit architecture):

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

Important notes:

  • Automatic Storage Management (ASM) is not supported.
  • Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) are not supported.
  • Oracle servers using Data Guard are not supported.
  • Oracle Database Express Edition is supported.
  • Current version does not support creating transactionally-consistent backups of a standby database in case you are using Oracle Active Data Guard; only crash-consistent backups can be created in this case. However, a primary database can be backed up in a transactionally-consistent way.
  • Configurations with different versions of Oracle Database deployed on the same server are not supported.
  • 32-bit Oracle running on 64-bit operating systems is not supported.

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