Veeam B&R – Upgrade v. 10.x to 11

Release date: August 3rd 2021

Welcome to my Veeam B&R Series. In this quick session I will describe how I upgraded Veeam B&R in my lab to v. 11. As I have been blessed with an NFR license for Veeam in my lab, I have set up a backup-server in order to do backups of my lab-environment. This is not a very big set up, just a virtual MS Windows 2016 server running Veeam B&R with and an old Datadomain DD630 as backup-storage. Veeam B&R runs a few backup jobs that do incremental backup of my environment. Not very advanced, but very helpful.

So, the first thing I do in this upgrade, is to download the Veeam 11 ISO from MyVeeam The release notes for v.11 is available here: Veeam Backup & Replication 11 Release Notes

I open the ISO-file and run setup.exe

The installer identifies my existing installation and gives me the option to upgrade…

I accept the license agreement, Next…

The installer correctly detects my installed versions, Next…

My license-file is correct, Next…

The installer identifies some missing components during the “System Configuration Check” and remediates these.

I will continue to use the LOCAL SYSTEM as service account, Next…

The existing SQL server will suffice, Next…

I will be upgrading my existing configuration database, Yes…

I let the installer update my remote components automatically, Install…

Once the installer finishes successfully, Finish…

Finally, I reboot the server.

Once the server is back up, I start up Veeam and verify the status of my Backup Infrastructure.

Everything looks operational. Finally, I do a test run of a few backup jobs to verify functionality. With that done successfully, this session about upgrading Veeam B&R to v. 11 is complete.

Veeam Backup & Replication product page

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