Upgrade Veeam Backup & Replication to v10

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With the release of the new Veeam Backup & Replication 10, the Veeam backup infrastructure needs to be upgraded to take benefit of new features provided by the new version.

To perform a direct upgrade, installed Veeam Backup & Replication (VBR) must be 9.5 Update 3 (build 9.5.0.1536) or later. To upgrade from previous version, check out the Veeam Backup & Replication upgrade paths.

Upgrade path

  • Veeam VBR 7.x - 7.0 Patch 4 (7.0.0.871) > 9.0.0.902 > 9.5 Update 3a (9.5.0.1922) > v10
  • Veeam VBR 8.x - 8.0 Update 3 (8.0.0.2084) > 9.0.0.902 > 9.5 Update 3a (9.5.0.1922) > v10
  • Veeam VBR 9.0.x - 9.5 Update 3a (9.5.0.1922) > v10

 

Before upgrading

To avoid issues due to unsupported versions, before upgrading your Veeam infrastructure make sure your components are supported by the new version.

  • Veeam ONE - if Veeam ONE is installed in your infrastructure, this is the first component to upgrade. Backup Servers 9.5 Update 3 or later are supported.
  • Veeam Agent - before upgrading VBR to version 10, make sure installed Veeam Agents on protected computers are upgraded at least to version 3.0.
  • Veeam Cloud Connect - check if your Service Provider has already upgraded its infrastructure to avoid service disruption.
  • Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager - if this component is used in your backup infrastructure, start the VBR upgrade procedure from this component. Version 10 supports Backup Server 9.5 Update 3 or later.

Licenses

Correct licenses can be obtained from Veeam Customer Support Portal.

  • per-VM license for VMs or Veeam Agents - obtain a replacement instance license
  • Perpetual socket and Veeam Agents on your Backup Server - obtain a unique file with merged license with sockets and instances

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Upgrade Veeam Backup & Replication to version 10

If Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager is installed in your backup infrastructure, update this component first.

 

Upgrade Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager

From the Veeam Backup & Replication ISO double click the setup.exe to run the installer. From the wizard select Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager.

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Accept the EULA and click Next.

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The system detects a previous installed version of Veeam components. Click Next.

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If the license is not installed yet click Browse and select the correct license file. Click Next.

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Because version 10 requires an updated license, click Yes to obtain the new license automatically.

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Select the LOCAL SYSTEM account as service account then click Next.

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Select option Use existing instance of SQL Server (HOSTNAME\INSTANCE) in order to upgrade existing VeeamBackupReporting database. Click Next.

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Click Yes to perform the database upgrade.

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Click Install to perform the upgrade of Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager.

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The upgrade is being installed.

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When the upgrade has been completed successfully, click Finish to exit the installation wizard.

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Checking the installed version, Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager is now updated to version 10.

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Upgrade Veeam Backup & Replication

Once Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager has been upgraded, you can proceed with the upgrade of Veeam Backup & Replication.

From the wizard select Veeam Backup & Replication.

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Accept the EULA and click Next.

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Previous version of installed components are detected by the system. Click Next.

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Click Browse to select the license file if you don't have any installed. A Community Edition will be installed if no license is specified. Click Next.

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Select the LOCAL SYSTEM account as service account then click Next.

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Select option Use existing instance of SQL Server (HOSTNAME\INSTANCE) in order to upgrade the existing VeeamBackup database. Click Next.

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If you have an outdated version of Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager installed in your network, you may receive a warning. Upgrade this component before processing VBR. Click Yes.

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Click Yes to proceed with the database upgrade.

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Also Veeam Cloud Connect configuration is checked by the system. If an outdated version is installed at Service Provider, you may receive a warning. Make sure Veeam Cloud Connect is updated before upgrading your infrastructure. Click Yes.

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If installed Veeam Agents are version 2.0 you must upgrade the agents to at least version 3.0. Click OK.

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If Virtual Labs (SureBackup) are configured in your system, the helper appliance must be upgraded accordingly. Click OK to continue.

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Select Update remote components automatically in order to have an automated upgrade of the infrastructure then click Install to begin the installation.

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The upgrade is being installed.

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When the installation completes successfully, click Finish to exit the wizard.

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Launch Veeam Backup & Replication from the Backup Server and click Connect to access the console.

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Upgrade remote Veeam components

When the console opens, the Components Update wizard is displayed. Select the components to update then click Apply.

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Remote components have been upgraded successfully. Click Finish to exit the wizard.

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Checking the installed Veeam Backup & Replication version, it is reported as version 10.

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Upgrade Veeam Console

If you have installed in your computer the Veeam Console, you must upgrade this component as well. Select Veeam Backup & Replication Console from the installation wizard.

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Accept the EULA and click Next.

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A previous version is detected. Click Next.

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Click Install to proceed with the console upgrade.

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The console is being upgraded.

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When the upgrade installation completes successfully, click Finish to exit the wizard.

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The Veeam Backup & Replication Console has been upgraded successfully.

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The upgrade of the Veeam infrastructure is now complete and new features are available to be tested.

Veeam Backup & Replication 10 is available to download as 30-day free trial.

 

Update 03/04/2020

Veeam released the Cumulative Patch 1 for Veeam Backup & Replication v10 that addresses some issues reported by the users. After the upgrade the new build will be 10.0.0.4461 P1.

Additional info can be found in the Release Notes.

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