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


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




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.


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


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


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”





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



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.


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


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



11- Apply the license



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



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.


About GK_RAJ

An enthusiastic IT person, with an intense passion towards Datacenter technologies. I am a VMware vExpert Title holder and working as a Technical Consultant, in Qatar. I am exposed to VMware vSphere, Storage, Bladecenters, Datacenter operations, Symantec Backup, Deduplication technologies and carry rich and diversified experience in these domains. I specialize in Designing & Consulting on VMware VSphere, the integration of Storage and Network Stacks to VSphere. With my experience, I help Organizations/Enterprises to achieve their CAPEX & OPEX savings, develop DR and BCP strategies, Consolidation services with Virtualization using VSphere, and prepare them to move to Cloud. In the meantime, I would like to share my knowledge and do a good contribution to the community. I am an Indian citizen, and have a Engineering degree in Electronics and Communication. I have certified in VCAP5-DCD, VCP-Cloud, VCP 4 & 5, MCITP, MCSE.

Posted on August 22, 2013, in ESXi, VCenter, Virtualization, VMware. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Agreed, great product. Everything is really easy EXCEPT setting up vLabs, nightmare!

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