How to Upgrade the SQL Instance Used by Veeam Backup & Replication

KB ID: 4386
Product: Veeam Backup & Replication | 10 | 11
Published: 2022-12-06
Last Modified: 2022-12-06
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Purpose

This article documents the procedure for upgrading the underlying SQL Instance that Veeam Backup & Replication uses for its configuration database.

Upgrading the SQL Instance used to host the Veeam Backup & Replication configuration database is entirely optional. This procedure is intended for those customers who want to update/upgrade the SQL instance or are mandated to upgrade by their company's security policies.

Solution

Identify the Current SQL Instance Location

On the Veeam Backup Server, open the Veeam.Backup.DBConfig.exe utility
While the DB Config utility is usually used to change which database is used, initially, it will show you the currently configured database connection details. After you have gathered the information needed to identify the location of the SQL Instance, the utility can be closed without making any changes.
 

System Requirements

Ensure that the version being upgraded to is compatible with Veeam Backup & Replication:

Veeam Backup & Replication System Requirements > Backups Server > SQL Database

 

Before You Begin

It is highly advisable to create a Configuration Backup so that if anything goes wrong, you can restore or roll back the Veeam Backup & Replication configuration.

  1. Ensure that there are no jobs or restore tasks occurring.
  2. Manually Create a Configuration Backup
     

 

Upgrade SQL Instance Procedure

  1. Stop and Disable all Jobs
  2. Stop all Veeam services on the Veeam Backup Server
  3. Run the SQL installer and upgrade the SQL Instance
  4. After the upgrade completes, restart the Veeam Backup Server
    Note: The Veeam services are set to "Automatic (Delayed Start)." After the reboot, please allow the services time to start before opening the Veeam Backup & Replication Console.
  5. Remember to enable the Jobs you stopped in Step 1.

More Information

If Veeam Backup & Replication Console fails to connect after the system has been rebooted, review KB2127: Console Error - Failed to connect to Veeam Backup & Replication Server.
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