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Backup Exec 12.5 Remote Agent supported on Win 7

Created: 16 Dec 2013 • Updated: 16 Dec 2013 | 2 comments
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Appreciated if anyone can help me out.  I am running a media server 12.5 (SP4).  I need to add another server - Windows 7 with oraclelite running on it.  I read from compatible list for 12.5 that win 7 is not supported. 

Can I installed remote agent on this server and backup all neccessary files? Or any patches to support Windows 7?  

Thank you. 

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pkh's picture

No. There is no such patch.  Win 7 is not supported by BE 12.5.

You can try to install the BE 12.5 remote agent on Win 7, but there is no guarantee that it will work.  Even if you can do backups, there is no guarantee that your restores will work and it may break anytime.

You should upgrade to either BE 2010 R3 or BE 2012 if you want to backup Win 7.  The upgrade is free if you are on a currect maintenance contract and you can upgrade to these versions from BE 12.5

Shann Lim's picture


Thanks for your reply!  This help me to move on and decide what to propose next.