How to enable "Restore to Azure" Generation 2 VM Support

KB ID: 4100
Product: Veeam Backup & Replication
Published: 2021-02-12
Last Modified: 2022-03-04
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Requirements and Limitations for Generation 2 VM Support
To learn Generation 2 VM support limitations, see Limitations for Restore to Microsoft Azure.

Starting with Veeam Backup & Replication v11, experimental support for restoring to Microsoft Azure as generation 2 VMs is available.

To enable generation 2 VM support, add the following value to the registry of the server where the Veeam Backup & Replication Console is run:

Key Location: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Veeam\Veeam Backup and Replication\
Value Name: AzureEnableGeneration2VMRestore
Value Type: DWORD (32-bit) Value
Value Data: 1

Once in place, restart the Veeam Backup Service.

This registry value can be added using the following PowerShell script:

New-ItemProperty -path 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Veeam\Veeam Backup and Replication\' -name AzureEnableGeneration2VMRestore -PropertyType DWord -Value 1

More Information

  • For more information about Generation 2 VMs, see Microsoft Docs.
  • For more information about Microsoft Azure support for Generation 2 VMs, see Microsoft Docs.
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