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Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5
User Guide for Microsoft Hyper-V

Platform Support

Veeam Backup & Replication provides support for the following versions of the Microsoft Hyper-V platform.

Virtual Infrastructure




  • Windows Server, version 1709
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1


  • Windows Nano Server (with Microsoft Hyper-V role installed)
  • Windows Server Hyper-V 2016 and later
  • Windows Server Hyper-V 2012 R2
  • Windows Server Hyper-V 2012
  • Windows Server Hyper-V 2008 R2 SP1
  • Microsoft Hyper-V Server (free hypervisor) is supported

Depending on your Windows Server version, some additional hot fixes not included in the Windows Update must be installed. Please refer to KB1838 for more information.

Management Server (optional)

  • Microsoft PowerShell Engine 2.0 (optional, enables networkless guest processing)
  • Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2016 (optional)
  • Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 R2 (optional)
  • Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 SP1 (optional)
  • Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 SP1 (optional)





  • Supported virtual hardware versions are 5.0 and 8.0 for Hyper-V 2016, 8.2 for Hyper-V 1709.
  • Both Generation 1 and 2 virtual machines are supported, including 64 TB VHDX disks.
  • [For Microsoft Hyper-V 2016 Server VMs] Processing of VMs with pass-through virtual disks is not supported. Veeam Backup & Replication cannot create checkpoints for such VMs.
    [For Microsoft Hyper-V 2012 R2 server and earlier VMs] Pass-through virtual disks and disks connected via in-guest iSCSI initiator are not supported, and are skipped from processing automatically.


  • All operating systems supported by Hyper-V.
  • Application-aware processing is supported for Microsoft Windows 2003 SP2 and later except Nano Server, due to the absence of VSS framework.
  • Microsoft Windows file-level restore option is supported on NTFS, FAT, FAT32 and ReFS file systems (ReFS is supported only if Veeam Backup & Replication is installed on Microsoft Windows Server 2012 and later). To restore files from non-Microsoft Windows guests (Linux, Solaris, BSD, Micro Focus OES), use the Multi-OS File Level Restore wizard.


Hyper-V integration components (required for application-aware processing)


File-Level Restore


Supported File Systems

Microsoft Windows

  • FAT, FAT32
  • NTFS
  • ReFS (ReFS is supported only if Veeam Backup & Replication is installed on Microsoft Windows Server 2012 and later).


  • ext2, ext3, ext4
  • ReiserFS
  • JFS
  • XFS
  • Btrfs

DRBD (Distributed Replicated Block Devices) are not supported.




HFS, HFS+ (volumes up to 2 TB)


  • UFS
  • ZFS (except any pool versions of Oracle Solaris)

The FLR appliance uses module ZFSonLinux version 0.6.3. For this reason, Veeam Backup & Replication supports only those versions of pools and features that are available in ZFSonLinux version 0.6.3.

The multi-OS wizard works not only with basic disks, but also Linux LVM (Logical Volume Manager) and ZFS pools. Encrypted LVM volumes are not supported.

VM Guest OS Files Exclusion

Veeam Backup & Replication supports both basic and dynamic disks. Volumes on the dynamic disks must not be split — spanned, striped and other types of split volumes are not supported.

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