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Created: 29 Jun 2013 | 4 comments

I have the following setup: 1 server including an LTO5 tape drive which is running Windows 2012 Server as host machine and MS SBS2011 installed as a virtual machine on same server.

What setup I can use to backup the SBS from the host machine?

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pkh's picture

You need to load BE on the host machine so that you can access your tape drive.  Unfortunately, Server 2012 is not yet supported.  BE 2012 SP2 which will support Server 2012 is currently in beta and is expected to be released in July.

ASV Malta's picture

Hi Pkh,

Thanks for your reply.  I can wait till July but I have read in other posts and forums that SP2 for BE2012 will not install direct installation on Win 2012 as a media server but only the Agent will be supported.

pkh's picture

Yes. You are correct.  SP2 can only back up Server 2012.  It cannot use Server 2012 as a media server.

ASV Malta's picture

So I guess I have to scrap BE and go for another backup solution.