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Windows server 2008r2 backup to Azure possible

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  • Hello

    I wanted to backup our windows server 2008r2 to the cloud. I wanted to know if azure can support this?

    Tuesday, March 26, 2013 12:43 AM

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  • Hello,

    You could use Data Protection Manager to backup the data locally first and then to the cloud. We are also considering this feature for Windows Azure Backup for upcoming releases. So please check for announcements on this forum in the next couple of months.

    Thanks

    Vanita


    Thanks, Vanita. This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

    Thursday, March 28, 2013 9:28 AM
  • As per Scott Gu's blog post today it is supported with SP1.

    "With the new Windows Azure Backup service, we are adding support to enable offsite backup protection for Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 and Windows Server 2012Windows Server 2012 Essentials, and System Center Data Protection Manager 2012 SP1 to Windows Azure."

    http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archive/2013/04/08/windows-azure-active-directory-general-availability-new-backup-service-web-site-monitoring-and-diagnostic-improvements.aspx

    I have successfully installed the agent on my own 2008 R2 SP1 machine and currently running a backup now.


    • Edited by cv101 Tuesday, April 09, 2013 2:19 AM
    • Proposed as answer by Carlos Sardo Tuesday, April 23, 2013 8:55 PM
    Tuesday, April 09, 2013 2:18 AM
  • Hello

    I wanted to backup our windows server 2008r2 to the cloud. I wanted to know if azure can support this?

    Yes. I have it running on a Windows Server 2008 R2.

    Best Regards,
    Carlos Sardo

    • Proposed as answer by Carlos Sardo Tuesday, April 23, 2013 8:56 PM
    Tuesday, April 23, 2013 8:56 PM
  • Support for win 2k8r2 has been added with our April release. Please register for our paid preview to leverage this feature

    Thanks, Vanita. This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

    Wednesday, April 24, 2013 5:52 AM
  • I just created a Backup Vault, and when I try to download a backup agent the only options I have are:

    Agent for Windows Server 2012 and System Center 2012 SP1 - Data Protection Manager

    Agent for Windows Server 2012 Essentials

    Do I just download the Agent for Windows Server 2012 and install it on Server 2008 R2 Datacenter SP1? Will that work?

    Can I run WABInstaller.exe on Server 2008 R2?

    Friday, April 26, 2013 4:05 PM
  • Yes it will work. Agent for Windows Server 2012 and System Center 2012 SP1 - Data Protection Manager is also applicable for Windows Server 2008 R2.
    Monday, April 29, 2013 3:52 AM
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  • I'm getting error:

    Windows Azure Backup Agent Setup

    Could not load the setup launch Screen. Please contact Microsoft product support

    Activation context generation failed for "D:\e735c19119fddfa5e0d59d8403e6337a\1033\CBPSetupLaunchProcess.DLL". Dependent Assembly Microsoft.VC90.CRT,processorArchitecture="amd64",publicKeyToken="1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b",type="win32",version="9.0.21022.8" could not be found. Please use sxstrace.exe for detailed diagnosis.

    Any ideas on how to fix?

    Running Install on Windows 2008 R2 SP1

    Monday, May 13, 2013 11:59 PM
  • Hello Sky,

    Can you please provide the repro steps and error logs. Are you using the latest backup agent?

    Please email us the backup job and the agent logs under   (<Product Install Dir>\Windows Azure Online Backup Agent\Temp\CBEngineCurr.errlog and CBUICurr.errlog) to waobsupport@microsoft.com

    Thanks,


    Ankito

    Tuesday, May 14, 2013 12:24 AM
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  • It doesn't get to that point, it errors at the point it executes CBPSETUP.exe

    I downloaded the agent today from the download agent link.

    not sure if it's related but the VM is hosted in Windows Azure IaaS.

    Luke


    • Edited by Sky uk Tuesday, May 14, 2013 12:51 AM
    Tuesday, May 14, 2013 12:50 AM
  • If you have anything else I could try please let me know.

    Luke.

    Tuesday, May 14, 2013 3:17 PM
  • Based on the previous comment, looks like you are running Windows 2008 r2 sp1 on IAAS VM. Correct?  Is this a custom image or base install of Windows 2008r R2 Sp1 VM provided by Windows Azure? We do support agent on Running Install on Windows 2008 R2 SP1.

    Which agent have you downloaded? How far does the installation process go? Have you try to reboot the VM?

    Are you able to repro the issue, if you create a new IAAS Vm from Gallery?

    Please send me an e-mail of the screenshot @ ankito@microsoft.com

    Thanks,


    Ankito

    Tuesday, May 14, 2013 3:33 PM
    Moderator
  • I hate to hijack someone else's thread, but I am having the exact same issue.

    I have attempted to install a current version of the WABInstaller on 2 of my servers, and both are showing the same "Could no load the setup launch Screen." error. The error occurs immediately after the decompression of the exe file.

    Both servers are 2008 r2 sp1, standard Azure images. Both servers have been up and running for a minimum of 1 month.

    Ironically, I have also setup another 2008 r2 sp1 Azure image server within the last week for testing purposes. I figured I would give that server a try as well, and found that I had no issues installing the WABInstaller on that one.

    Anyone else have ideas or a solution to this issue?


    Wednesday, June 19, 2013 8:43 PM