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BE 2012 on Win 2012

Created: 16 Jan 2013 • Updated: 29 Jan 2013 | 7 comments
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We are about to evaluate be 2012/build our new backup environment and I was wondering if you know when we'll be able to setup BE 2012 on windows 2012. I understand that right now BE 2012 is not supported on win 2012 but it seems a shame to setup a 2008 server now when support on 2012 might be just around the corner.

Thanks.

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pkh's picture

You can do so, but beware that if you hit any problems, you are on your own because BE 2012 does not support Win 2012.

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Francois Petit Pois's picture

Thanks PKH, do we have any idea as to when BE2012 might be supported on win 2012 - If it's a couple of months we might hold off, if it's going to be longer, we'll take our chances I think.

Cheers.

Ashish-Sharma's picture

 

There are no specific dates available yet for support. Please subscribe to the following article to get notified when support is available:

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH196108

Thanks In Advance

Ashish Sharma

 

 

pkh's picture

I think taking your chances with an unsupported configuration is a bad idea.  You might find that you are able to backup fine, but you cannot restore the data or recover the server when the time comes.  Are you willing to risk the future of your company?

Francois Petit Pois's picture

Thanks pkh. You're right, thinking about it, it's not worth the risk.

Francois Petit Pois's picture

... there is hope by the look of things...https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/announcing-new-beta-backup-exec
Would we now when this will be released?