Symantec has finally released a hot fix for BackupExec to add support for Windows Server 2008 R2, unfortunately this is only Remote Agent support and not Media Server Support.
The hotfix can be downloaded from:
Symantec BackupExec 12.5 64-BitÃ‚Â http://seer.entsupport.symantec.com/docs/334938.htm
Symantec BackupExec 12.5 32-BitÃ‚Â http://seer.entsupport.symantec.com/docs/331998.htm
Even tough I patched and rebooted my Media Server, I still got an error when pushing out the remote agent, so I had to manually install the agent from the Agent\RAWS64 catalog by using the command setup.exe /aofo .
After the agent was successfully installed, I tried to do a test backup, but encountered the following error message:
V-79-57344-65225 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ AOFO: Initialization failure on: “\\MyServerName\System?State”. Advanced Open File Option used: Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS).
Snapshot provider error (0xE000FEC9): A failure occurred accessing the Writer metadata
To solve this, I found an article that said that I had to assign a drive-letter to the Ã¢â‚¬Å“System reservedÃ¢â‚¬Â partition on the Windows Server 2008 R2 server. So I just started Computer Management and assigned the partition the drive-letter b: and then it seems that everything worked out just fine!
Hopefully Symantec will release the delayed BackupExec 2010 Beta soon, I think I got a new invite for the webinar that should be now in October, so in the meantime weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll just have to wait patently.