Migrating Veeam Availability Console to a New Server

KB ID: 2451
Product: Veeam Availability Console;Veeam Availability Console for the Enterprise
Version: 1.x; 2.x
Published:
Last Modified: 2018-02-27

Challenge

You need to migrate Veeam Availability Console (VAC) and its database to a new server. 

Cause

Follow the steps below to move VAC to a new server.

Solution

Before starting the migration procedure, make note of the existing VAC server version.

  1. Install a new instance of VAC on a new server. 
  2. If you are planning to use a fresh VAC database, create one during the installation on the SQL Server Instance wizard step.
  3. If you wish to use the existing database: 
      • Move the database beforehand to an existing SQL server instance using one of the ways outlined here.
      • On the SQL Server Instance wizard step specify the valid database name.
        • NOTE that in case the previous VAC installation was updated there will be a server-database mismatch. Create a new database during the installation on the SQL Server Instance wizard step. By default VAC service creates a database with the release version build that you need to update. Install the latest update, applied on the old VAC server, on a new VAC instance and proceed to the next step.
    • Access VAC UI and navigate to Configuration > Settings > SQL Server Connection and specify the valid database name and click Save.
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    More Information

    The account used to connect to the Microsoft SQL Server hosting theVeeam Availability Console database must have the following permissions:
    • public role (default permissions)
    • dbcreator role (needed to create the Veeam Availability Console database during the Veeam Availability Console installation procedure)
    • db_owner and public roles on the Veeam Availability Console database
    • public permissions on the master database
    • public permissions on the msdb database
    • [For Always-On Availability Groups] VIEW SERVER STATE, VIEW ANY DEFINITION permissions

    Please be aware that starting from September 2018 downloading updates will require an active contract for the corresponding product.

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