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SQL Express Maximum Database Size Limitation for Veeam Backup & Replication

Challenge

Once Veeam Backup database reaches the maximum allowed size, Veeam Backup & Replication will stop functioning completely.

Cause

If you choose to host the Veeam Backup & Replication database on Microsoft SQL Server Express, be informed there is a 10 GB database size limitation for this edition. For details, see Editions and Supported Features for SQL Server.

Solution

The best way to resolve the issue would be to upgrade your SQL Server to a Standard or Enterprise edition or move Veeam Backup & Replication  database to another SQL Server with required edition. The procedure for configuring Veeam Backup & Replication to use a new SQL Server connection is described in the Migrate using SQL Backup section of the following KB article: KB1889: How to move the Veeam Backup & Replication or Enterprise manager to another server
KB ID: 4024
Product: Veeam Backup & Replication
Published: 2020-10-12
Last Modified: 2021-03-18
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