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Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Update 4
User Guide for Microsoft Hyper-V

Supported Platforms for VM Replica Types

Veeam Backup & Replication automatically selects what type of VM replica must be created. You cannot explicitly choose to create a snapshot or legacy replica.

The type of VM replica depends on the following criteria:

  • Version of the source Microsoft Hyper-V host
  • Version of the target Microsoft Hyper-V host

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*

From Infrastructure

Source 2008 R2

Legacy

Snapshot

Source 2012-2019

Not supported

Snapshot

From 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 infrastructure. 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 infrastructure. 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 to 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.

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