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Veeam Backup and Replication 7.0 R2 Update

Posted on 15th November 2013

Veeam Backup and Replication 7.0 R2 update

The recent patch released for Veeam Backup & Replication contains numerous fixes and new features.

Here we give a very brief list of the features which have been introduced and issues which have been fixed. There is also a list of known outstanding issues.


Please confirm you are running version or prior to installing this patch. You can check this under Help | About in Veeam Backup & Replication console. After upgrading, your build will be version

New Features

  • vSphere 5.5 support, including support for 62TB virtual disks and virtual hardware v10 virtual machines.
  • Support for Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1 as guest virtual machines (VMs).
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V and free Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 support, including support for Generation 2 virtual machines.
  • Support for Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1 as guest virtual machines (VMs)
  • Support for System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager (VMM)
Built-in WAN acceleration
  • Increased data processing performance up to 50% with hard drive based cache, and up to 3 times with SSD based cache.
  • Added ability for source and target proxy servers to reconnect and resume replication when network connection between source and target site drops for a short period of time.
  • Added support for a number of enterprise-class tape libraries.
  • Support for a number of IBM and Oracle tape libraries added.

Resolved Issues

These are the following areas where resolutions to issues have be addressed. A link to a more detailed list is avaliable below.

  • Engine
  • VMware
  • Hyper-V
  • Application-aware processing
  • Backup Copy
  • File level recovery
  • Guest file system indexing
  • 1-Click VM Restore
  • Built-in WAN Acceleration
  • Backup from Storage Snapshots
  • Tape
  • File Copy
  • SureBackup
  • Veeam Explorer for Microsoft Exchange
  • Veeam Explorer for Microsoft SharePoint

Known Issues

There are still some general issues and more in the following areas.

  • vSphere 5.5
  • Hyper-V 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2012 R2

Please vists the Veeam knowledge base for the full article.

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By Mark Donegan

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