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.