Supported Platforms for VM Replica Types

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 2012-2022*

Data source: production storage

Source 2008 R2

Legacy

Snapshot

Source 2012-2022

Not supported

Snapshot

Data source: backup

Source 2008 R2

Not supported

Snapshot

Source 2012-2022

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.