The default value of 4 active snapshots can be controlled with • Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V and free Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 support, including support for Generation 2 virtual machines.• System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) support.• Support for Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1 as guest virtual machines (VMs).• Support for the installation of Veeam Backup & Replication and its components on Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1.• Increased data processing performance up to 50% with hard drive based cache, and up to 3 times with SSD based cache.
Multi-core CPU on source WAN accelerator is recommended to take full advantage of the enhanced data processing engine.
As the result, Backup Browser opens empty, without any volumes mounted.• Restoring to original location for volumes which are mounted to a folder (as opposed to a drive letter) fails when such volumes reside on GPT partition or dynamic disk.• Depending on where the file is placed on the tape, restore process may not calculate the file size correctly, resulting in corrupted file restored from good backup.• File to Tape job fails to process files with full path of exactly 260 symbols long with the "The generally available version of Patch #4 (build 188.8.131.521) also addresses the following issue reported during pilot patch (build 184.108.40.2060) deployments:• Tape inventory fails on certain tape drives with the following error: "• Improved v Center Server hierarchy enumeration logic to speed up v Center Server registration process in a few times.• Intelligent load balancing can now be configured to give preference to backup proxy located on the same host using the • Added timeouts on all snapshot operations, including snapshot creation, deletion, import to off-host proxy, and reading snapshot data to prevent conditions with stuck snapshots due to environmental issues.• Maximum volume snapshot life time is now customizable using the (DWORD) registry value.
Default value is 72 hours, but customization may be necessary to allow full backup of very large VMs on slow backup hardware.• Added ability to configure SCVMM communication timeouts using the • Support for backing up files with file names longer than 260 characters, and directory names longer than 248 characters.• Support for devices that do not implement sending error in response to attempt of writing to write protected tape.• Support for devices that do not implement sending the end of media event, such as certain IBM tape drives.
Topic for tracking major issues, patches and hot fixes for Veeam Backup & Replication 7.0B&R 7.0 update history at a glance:• Patch #4 (build 220.127.116.111) [May 6, 2014] (KB1891)• Patch #3a (build 18.104.22.1689) [February 28, 2014] (superseded by Patch #4)• Patch #3 (build 22.214.171.1243) [February 12, 2014] (superseded by Patch #3a)• R2a Update (build 126.96.36.1991) [December 2, 2013] (superseded by Patch #3)• R2 Update (build 188.8.131.524) [November 13, 2013] (superseded by R2a)• Patch #1 (build 184.108.40.2065) [September 27, 2013] (superseded by R2)In addition to adding basic support (as provided by other vendors), the intelligent load-balancing engine was enhanced to account for VSAN specifics.
A duplicate tape library without media pools is shown as Online instead.• Failing to remove VMware VM snapshot is incorrectly reported as informational event instead of warning.• v Sphere 5.5 support, including support for 62TB virtual disks and virtual hardware v10 virtual machines.• v Cloud Director 5.5 support.• Support for Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1 as guest virtual machines (VMs).• Added ability to limit maximum amount of active VM snapshots per datastore to prevent it from being overfilled with snapshot deltas.
Avoid using them until the patch is available from VMware.
For more information, please refer to VMware KB2059053.• Virtual appliance (hot add) processing mode does not support SATA disks.
This is by design of VMware hot add functionality, which requires SCSI adaptors.• v SAN beta is not supported.
• Offhost backup from deduplicated volume fails if Data Deduplication feature is disabled on backup proxy server, or incompatible with Windows Server deduplication version used on backed up volume.• Shared VHDX virtual disks backup is not supported.• In Windows Server 2012 R2 environments with Windows Server deduplication feature in use, be sure to install Veeam Backup & Replication on Windows Server 2012 R2, and enable Data Deduplication feature.