Upgrading Legacy Veeam Backup Server

KB ID: 1803
Product: Veeam Backup & Replication
Version: 6.x, 7.x
Published: 2013-08-13
Last Modified: 2020-08-13
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Challenge

Starting with Veeam Backup & Replication v7.0, the installation of Veeam Backup & Replication server component on a number of operating systems is no longer supported.

Cause

If your current version of Veeam Backup & Replication server runs on an OS that is no longer supported, follow the instructions provided in this section.

Solution

Upgrading from Veeam Backup & Replication 6.5

To upgrade from Veeam Backup & Replication 6.5 running on an OS that is no longer supported, follow the next steps:
  1. Wait for all jobs, restore, and other data protection operations to complete.
  2. Disable jobs that are scheduled to run automatically.
  3. Perform configuration backup.
  4. Install Veeam Backup & Replication 6.5 on a machine running OS that is supported by newer version of Veeam Backup & Replication. For details on supported platforms and configurations, see System Requirements in the Release Notes of the version you are upgrading to. 
  5. If you have previously applied hotfixes, re-apply these hotfixes to the new instance of Veeam Backup & Replication 6.5.
  6. If you have previously changed registry values for Veeam Backup & Replication, move these changes to the new instance of Veeam Backup & Replication 6.5.
  7. Move all backups stored in the default backup repository and all local repositories to the machine running the new instance of Veeam Backup & Replication 6.5. It is required that you preserve exact paths to folders where backups are stored.
  8. Move the configuration backup (created at step 3) to the machine running the new instance of Veeam Backup & Replication 6.5.
  9. Move the contents of the VBRCatalog folder.
  10. Start Veeam Backup & Replication console to upgrade components on connected servers.
  11. Restore configuration from backup.
  12. Check backup infrastructure components and all existing jobs to make sure configuration settings have been properly restored.
  13. Remove all legacy replica jobs (if present). Remove from inventory all replica VMs that were created with legacy replica jobs.
  14. Review https://www.veeam.com/kb2053 for the path to take to reach the latest version.

NOTE:
You can point the new instance of Veeam Backup & Replication 6.5 to the existing database. In this case, you will not need to restore configuration backup as described in step 11. However, after installation of Veeam Backup & Replication 6.5 is complete, you will need to re-define all credentials used for connecting to virtual infrastructure servers, Windows servers, SMB3 servers, Linux servers and credentials used for guest processing.


Upgrading from Veeam Backup & Replication 6.0 or 6.1

 To upgrade from Veeam Backup & Replication 6.0 or 6.1 running on an OS that is no longer supported, follow the next steps:
  1. Upgrade Veeam Backup & Replication server component to version 6.5. (Go to http://www.veeam.com/kb1805 for instructions on this procedure)
  2. Run the upgrade procedure described in section Upgrading from Veeam Backup & Replication 6.5.

More information

If you continue to face problems with the above solutions, please contact Veeam Support.
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