Supported Platforms for VM Replica Types

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    Veeam Backup & Replication automatically selects which type of VM replica to create depending on the versions of the source and target Microsoft Hyper-V hosts.

    New Replication Jobs

    If you create replication jobs with Veeam Backup & Replication, the replication job will produce VM replicas of the following types:

    Source/Target

    Target 2008 R2

    Target 2012-2019*

    Data source: production storage

    Source 2008 R2

    Legacy

    Snapshot

    Source 2012-2019

    Not supported

    Snapshot

    Data source: backup

    Source 2008 R2

    Not supported

    Snapshot

    Source 2012-2019

    Not supported

    Snapshot

    *Target OS version must be equal or higher than Source OS version

    For example:

    • You configure a replication job with a Microsoft Hyper-V 2008 R2 host used as a source and a Microsoft Hyper-V 2008 R2 host used as a target. VM data is retrieved from the production storage. In this case, the replication job will produce a legacy replica.
    • You configure a replication job with a Microsoft Hyper-V 2012 R2 host used as a source and a Microsoft Hyper-V 2016 host used as a target. VM data is retrieved from the production storage. In this case, the replication job will produce a snapshot replica.

    Existing Replication Jobs

    After you upgrade Veeam Backup & Replication, legacy replication jobs remain as they are. They do not change their type to snapshot replication jobs.

    After you upgrade Veeam Backup & Replication, replication jobs work as usual. However, if you have legacy replication jobs that use Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 host and later as a target, and these jobs were created with Veeam Backup & Replication earlier than 9.0, you will not be able to edit these jobs.

    Legacy replication jobs can use only the virtual infrastructure as a source of data. Replication from backup is not supported for legacy replication jobs.