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Backup Exec Agent for Hypervisor Windows 2012

Created: 02 Jul 2013 • Updated: 12 Aug 2013 | 9 comments
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Hi, Can I know when will backup exec agent for Windows 2012 Hypervisor be released? Thanks.


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SuperBrain's picture

This blog should answer your question -

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Jaydeep S's picture

This is already supported with a Beta SP. Register here to avail the Beta The final release would happen sometime this month.

shamee's picture


I have oen question on windows agent required for Hyper-V VMs. Do I need to buy Windows agent for individual VMs when i buy agent for Hyper-V 2012? Please let me know. Thanks.


Sush...'s picture

Hello Shamee,
    No you will not have to buy Remote agents for individual VM when you already have agent for Hypoer-V.
One license of Agent for Hyper-V will allow you to install Remote agent on as many virtual machines you have on that one Hyper-V host.

If you have another Hyper-V host then one more license will be required.


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CraigV's picture is licensed per host for x-amount of VMs, so no. You'd only need agents for applications like Exchange, SQL etc.


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shamee's picture


I have another important question on Backup Exec agent for Hyper-V. Will I be able to backup data (entire hyper-V host and VMs running on that) directly to tape library using Backup Exec Agent for Hyper-V? or do i need any disk storage as backup destination? please confirm as there is no documentation i could find for this.

My setup like this...

Hyper V Host (2008 R2) + VMs

Backup Exec 2012 Server (Physical Server) + Tape Autoloader connected to it


Kunal.Mudliyar's picture

Yes you can.

This configuration is supported.

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CraigV's picture

Nope...dedupe is a disk-based backup technology only.

You can duplicate dedupe data to tape, but this rehydrates it.


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