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How to Reset the Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows Configuration Database

KB ID: 2335
Product: Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows | 6.0 | 6.1
Published: 2017-09-15
Last Modified: 2024-03-01
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Resetting the configuration database will reset all Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows settings, removing existing job settings and related job history. Restore points created before the reset will not be removed and will remain recoverable; however, as their job will have been removed, they will not be tracked for retention.

Purpose

This article documents how to reset the Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows local configuration database.

Solution

Set the RecreateSQLiteDatabase value in the registry to 1 to force the recreation of the SQLite Database during the next start of the Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows service.

Key Location: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Veeam\Veeam Endpoint Backup
Value Name: RecreateSQLiteDatabase
Value Type: DWORD (32-Bit) Value
Value Data: 1

Set-ItemProperty -Path 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Veeam\Veeam Endpoint Backup' -Name 'RecreateSQLiteDatabase' -Value "1" -Force
Restart the Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows service.
During the start-up of the Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows service, a new configuration database will be created, and the registry value data will be reset to 0, ensuring that this only occurs once.
Restart-Service VeeamEndpointBackupSvc
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