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Created: 23 Jul 2013 • Updated: 24 Jul 2013 | 6 comments
JRV's picture
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BE2012 & VMWare/Hyper-V Option running on WS2008R2 x64

ESXi 5.1 host with 4 guests: 1 WS2008 x64, 2 WS2003 x86, 1 WS2003 x64

If I back up the host, will there be any guest outages during backup?


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Donald Eady's picture

ESx 5.1 is not yet supported  for now you would need to backup the guest machines individually as physicall boxes by installing the remote agent on the machines themselves. SP2 will more than likely be released before months end. Support for ESX 5.1 will be included so you should be able to backup the host box without issue and at that time you should not see and guest outages durring backups

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MusSeth's picture

you can subscribe to this forum thread

vSphere 5.1 Support Update
JRV's picture

Thanks; knew we were waiting on SP2 for WS2012 & EX2013 support. Now we have another reason to look forward to SP2. Glad it's finally getting close.

Kunal.Mudliyar's picture

As 5.0 once 5.1 is supported you can backup the Host and it will protect all the guests while they are online WITHOUT any outages :)

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MusSeth's picture

you can subscribe yourself to forum thread which is created for the same

MusSeth's picture

Hello JRV

backup exec 2012 SP2 has been released you can get the link to download backup exec 2012 SP2 which supports vmware 5.1 from blog