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Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5
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

Target 2012 R2

Target 2016

From Infrastructure

Source 2008 R2

Legacy

Snapshot

Snapshot

Snapshot

Source 2012

Not supported

Snapshot

Snapshot

Snapshot

Source 2012 R2

Not supported

Not supported

Snapshot

Snapshot

Source 2016

Not supported

Not supported

Not supported

Snapshot

From Backup

Source 2008 R2

Not supported

Snapshot

Snapshot

Snapshot

Source 2012

Not supported

Snapshot

Snapshot

Snapshot

Source 2012 R2

Not supported

Not supported

Snapshot

Snapshot

Source 2016

Not supported

Not supported

Not supported

Snapshot

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.

Supported Platforms for VM Replica Types Note:

VMs with configuration version 8.0 can be created on Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2016 only.

Existing 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.

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

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