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support for Hyper-V on Server 2012 R2

Created: 20 Dec 2013 • Updated: 07 Jan 2014 | 2 comments
florin.s's picture
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i'm having some issues creating a policy to backup Hyper-V 2012 R2.

i get this error: Error validating Hyper-V machine name. Server failed to list VM's (-1)

could not find any info on the support page related to Hyper-V 2012 R2... does someone know if it's supported or not with v.


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RamNagalla's picture


it is supported, see the below statement

Support for Hyper-V on Windows 2012
NetBackup adds support for Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012. NetBackup and later releases support Windows 8 as a guest OS.
Note the following limitations on NetBackup support for Windows 2012 Hyper-V:
■ Block-level incremental backup is not supported.
■ File-level recovery from a Hyper-V backup is not supported in any of the following
■ The files inside a VM reside in a Resilient File System (ReFS) volume.
■ The files inside a VM reside in an NTFS deduplicated volume.
■ The VM is composed of VHDX file(s).
File-level recovery continues to be supported when the files inside the VM reside
in an NTFS volume and the VM is composed of VHD files(s).
■ Backup of virtual machines within Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV) is supported.
In Hyper-V Server 2008 R2, CSV has a limitation that requires serialized backups.
In Hyper-V Server 2012, CSV supports concurrent backups without that limitation.
Consequently, the CSV timeout setting in the NetBackup Hyper-V policy is only
used in Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 deployments.
we might need to look into the error
CRZ's picture

Whoops, didn't see this one.  As I said in the other thread, per our Statement of Support document, we haven't included R2 in our supported versions yet for EITHER 7.5.0.x or 7.6.0.x:

DOCUMENTATION: Support for NetBackup 7.x in virtual environments (updated December 17, 2013).

Please note that 2012 and 2012 R2 ARE treated differently (just as 2008 and 2008 R2 are) - you can see that we list them separately in the O/S Compatibility Matrix as well, with a lot of boxes not yet filled in for 2012 R2:

NetBackup 7.x Operating System Compatibility List

Sorry for the bad news.  (Keep in mind I'm not saying it WON'T may be possible, but I'm just saying it isn't supported as I type this.) | APPLBN | 761LBN