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Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Upgrade Guide

Veeam have now released version 9.5 of the Veeam Availability Suite. This consists of Veeam Backup and Replication and Veeam One. Here are the steps on upgrading from version 9 to version 9.5 of Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager and Veeam Backup and Replication.

You will initially need to download the ISO that can be found here. Note: You will need to be logged in to download the product.

When you have obtained the ISO you will need to mount it run the setup. As you can see below you will need to run the Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager upgrade before proceeding to upgrade Veeam Backup & Replication.

Veeam 9.5 AutoPlay - Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Upgrade Guide

Click the upgrade section and then start the installation.

Veeam License Agreement - Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Upgrade Guide

You will need to read and accept the license agreement to proceed with the setup.

Veeam Enterprise Manager Components Version - Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Upgrade Guide

You will be presented with an overview of the current components installed as above.

Veeam Enterprise Manager License - Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Upgrade Guide

You will need to specify your license if you don’t already have a V9 License.

Veeam Enterprise Manager System Configuration Check - Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Upgrade Guide

Version 9.5 seems to have added some extra minimum requirements, as per previous installations Veeam has added a handy ‘Install’ button that will install the required components.

Veeam Enterprise Manager Enable Features - Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Upgrade Guide

Select Install and the installer will enable the missing features.

Veeam Enterprise Manager Features Enabled - Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Upgrade Guide

When they have been installed you can see they will all be showing the ‘Passed’ status.

Veeam Enterprise Manager Service Account Credentials - Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Upgrade Guide

You will now need to specify the service account you will be using for Veeam, I recommend using a dedicated service account if you are not already using one for Veeam.

Veeam Enterprise Manager SQL Server Instance - Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Upgrade Guide

You will now need to specify the SQL Server Instance and Database name.

Veeam Enterprise Manager SQL Server Upgrade Configuration Database - Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Upgrade Guide

The Installer will request you to upgrade the Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager Configuration database.

Veeam Enterprise Manager Installation - Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Upgrade Guide

Select Install to continue with the upgrade.

Veeam Enterprise Manager Installing - Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Upgrade GuideVeeam Enterprise Manager Finished - Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Upgrade Guide

Click Finish to complete the installation.

Veeam Enterprise Manager Restart Machine - Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Upgrade Guide

You will now need to restart the Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager server so you can continue with the Veeam Backup & Replication upgrade.

Veeam 9.5 AutoPlay Upgrade Backup And Replication - Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Upgrade Guide

You will need to mount the ISO again and click the Upgrade button in the Veeam Backup & Replication section.

Veeam 9.5 Backup And Replication Setup - Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Upgrade Guide

You will need to read and accept the license agreement to proceed with the setup.

Veeam 9.5 Backup And Replication Components - Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Upgrade Guide

You will be presented with an overview of the current components installed as above.

Veeam 9.5 Backup And Replication License - Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Upgrade Guide

You will need to specify your license if you don’t already have a V9 License.

Veeam 9.5 Backup And Replication Service Account - Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Upgrade Guide

You will now need to specify the service account you will be using for Veeam Backup and Replication. This usually would be the same account used for Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager.

Veeam 9.5 Backup And Replication SQL Server - Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Upgrade Guide

You will now need to specify the SQL Server Instance and Database name. This should be a separate database to the Veeam Backup Enterprise Database.

Veeam 9.5 Backup And Replication Configuration Database Upgrade - Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Upgrade Guide

Select Install to continue with the upgrade.

Veeam 9.5 Backup And Replication Installing - Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Upgrade GuideVeeam 9.5 Backup And Replication Connect To Server - Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Upgrade Guide

You will now need to login to the Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 console to upgrade the Components of the Veeam Proxies.

Veeam 9.5 Backup And Replication Components Update - Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Upgrade Guide

As you can see below one of the servers required a reboot for ASP .NET to install.

Veeam 9.5 Backup And Replication Components Update Failed - Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Upgrade Guide

This has now upgraded the required components.

Veeam 9.5 Backup And Replication Components Update Complete - Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Upgrade Guide

You will now be able to confirm that Veeam has been upgraded to Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5

Veeam 9.5 Backup And Replication Upgraded - Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Upgrade Guide

Thanks for reading! Stay tuned for further Veeam posts!

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