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BE2012 Server with BE2010 Agents

Created: 05 Dec 2012 • Updated: 06 Dec 2012 | 2 comments
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I've been searching for some information or documentation on any issues or caveats I could expect to run into when using a Backup Exec 2010 R3 agent with our Backup Exec 2012 server. We will be upgrading all the agents, but it will need to be a rolling upgrade, and I am concerned about being able to backup and restore all of my systems in the meantime. Does anyone have any information or documentation they can share on this subject?

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CraigV's picture

Hi,

 

No hassles doing it (check the BE 2012 SCL which will state this). You will/might get some exceptions during your backups, but it won't stop you backing up/restoring during your rolling upgrade.

Thanks!

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pkh's picture

You should upgrade your agents as soon as possible.  When you use BE 2010 agents, you will not get all the additional features that comes with BE 2012.