Error "Backup Exec does not support restoring a virtual machine to a previous version of Hyper-V" appears for a restore job

Problem

After backing up a virtual machine from a Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V host, a redirected restore to a Hyper-V host cannot be performed that uses an earlier version of Windows, such as Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2.

Error Message

V-79-40960-38506 - Backup Exec does not support restoring a virtual machine to a previous version of Hyper-V

 

Solution

Redirect the restore job to a Hyper-V host that uses Windows Server 2012.

 


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