Veeam B&R – Migrate to new server

Release date: October 11th 2021

Welcome to my Veeam B&R Series. From time to time it is necessary to migrate the Veeam B&R setup to a new server. In this case it was a hardware refresh that triggered the change. As I like to document procedures I don’t do too often, I decided to make this quick little walk-through. In this setup Veeam B&R ran on an old server with the database on a separate server, which made it easier. Before I started, I upgraded the source server to the same version I would be installing on the new server.

The first thing I need to do is to make a configuration backup. Before I do this, I stop and disable any running jobs. From the menu I select Configuration Backup and Backup Now

Note, as I didn’t encrypt the configuration backup, I will need to edit the credentials on the new server with the correct passwords, but I now have a backup-file which I can copy to the target server.

The next thing I do is to install Veeam B&R on the target server and copy the configuration backup to a folder there. From the menu, I now select Configuration Backup and Restore…

The Veeam B&R Configuration Restore Wizard launches. I select Migrate, as I’m doing a planned migration, Next…

I browse and select the backup file I copied to my target server above, Analyze

I review the content of the backup file, looks good, Next

I provide the target Database and server name, the Authentication to be used, Next

When the wizard prompt whether to overwrite the database, I select Yes

I specify the Restore Options and finally click Restore

I watch as the configuration is successfully restored on the target server.

I quickly verify the credentials I have defined and moved to the target server

Once the Configuration restore is done, I click Finish to open up Veeam B&R Console. I re-enable the backup jobs and run a backup job to verify the functionality.

And, with that, the migration to the new Veeam B&R server is complete.

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