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Veeam Upgrade from version 6.5 to 7

As you all know the pioneer in the Virtualization backup technology, has released their latest version Veeam Backup and Replication 7. This is a major release, there are lot of new features that I will discuss in my next blog. I have just done an upgrade for my client, to be very honest, I really saw the power of Veeam simplicity and easiness. From an administrator and organizational point this matters a lot. The amazing fact is, it took below 20 minutes to upgrade with few mouse clicks !!!

The Steps are given below;

1- Download the latest version, it is in ISO format extract or burn to a CD and mount. Just run the Setup program

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2- Click “Next” it will show you the current version of veeam components and Click “Next”

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3- Download the license, you have to upgrade your existing 6.5 version to 7, we can apply license at this stage or after completing your upgrade.

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4- It will automatically check the prerequisites, any dependencies will be installed automatically.

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5- Give the local admin or domain credentials, which has full admin access to the veeam sever and its database.

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6- Select the MSSQL database instance correctly, after that it will give a warning that “any old database will be automatically updated” This is safe, just click “Yes”

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7- Now Click “Install” and Enjoy !! Relax…..

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8- That’s it…. Click “Finish” you are done, no need to reboot that’s cool !! But at this stage the upgrade is not completed.

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9- Now run the veeam program, its there in the desktop !!

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10- Now we have to upgrade the components like, the backup transport module, instant recovery module etc… just click “OK” now its done.

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11- Apply the license

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Now you can resume all of your backup operations, just note the below

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This is why I really love Veeam, what a cool and easy Stuff. In my next blog, I will discuss the main features and its uses.

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