Installing Veeam Backup and Replication on windows server.

Introduction:

Veeam Backup & Replication is a data backup and recovery software suite used by many organizations. The installation process can vary depending on the specific version and environment in which you want to install it. However, here are some general steps to install Veeam on windows server 2019.

How to Install Veeam Backup and Replication on windows server.

Prerequisites

Before you install Veeam check the following prerequisites:

  • Prepare the server machine with below specs on which you plan to install  Veeam Backup and Replication must meet the system requirements for the backup server.
  • A user account that you plan to use for installation must have local Administrator permissions.
SpecificationRequirement
HardwareCPU: x86-64 processor (minimum 4 cores recommended).
Memory: 12 GB RAM plus 500 MB RAM for each concurrent job.
OS64-bit versions of the following Microsoft Windows operating systems are supported1:
Microsoft Windows Server 2022, 2019, 2016, 2012 R2
Microsoft Windows 11/10
Database ConfigurationLocal or remote installation of the following versions of PostgreSQL1:
PostgreSQL 14.x
PostgreSQL 15 and 15.1 (PostgreSQL 15.1 is included in the Veeam Backup & Replication setup)
Local or remote installation of the following versions of Microsoft SQL Server:
Microsoft SQL Server 2022/2019/2017/2016
Prerequisites softwareDuring setup, system check following all prerequisite software. if available on the machine where you plan to install Veeam Backup & Replication.
If some of the required software components are missing, the setup wizard will offer you to install missing software automatically.
While it refers to:
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7.2, Microsoft Windows Installer 4.5, Microsoft PowerShell 5.1,Microsoft SQL Server Management Objects,
Microsoft SQL Server System CLR Types
Microsoft Report Viewer Redistributable 2015,Microsoft Universal C Runtime

Download Veeam Backup & Replication:

  1. After verifying prerequisites for Veam, Download the latest version of the Veeam Backup & Replication installation image from the Download Veeam products page.
Download Veam Backup and replication

click on Download Free button then a screen will appear to fill required fields.

Veeam Account creation

Then final download page will appear. once you click on download button then downloading will start that will take time depends upon internet connection.

Download Veeam

Installing Veeam Backup & Replication:

2. Mount the installation image to the machine on which you plan to install Veeam Backup & Replication or burn the image file to a flash drive or other removable storage device.

Mount installer - Veeam Backup and Replication

System will check user’s entitlement and trust level of file authentication.

Installation security check

3- Run the Setup.exe file from the image or disk to open the splash screen.

Veeam setup

Select Veeam Component

As user opens installation file, the wizard offers three components to install:

  • Veeam Backup & Replication
  • Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager
  • Veeam Backup & Replication Console

On the splash screen, click Install

Components

The next screen will show the License Agreement step of the wizard, read the license agreements and click I Accept.

After License acceptance the wizard, specify the path to the license key. if you don’t have license key keep it blank and try to install community edition with minimum features.

System Configuration Check

As the License key verification done, the wizard will install missing software components, if any. If all required components are already installed on the machine, the System Configuration Check step is skipped.

Installation Settings

At the Ready to Install step of the wizard, click Install to begin the installation.

Starting Veeam Backup & Replication

  1. In the Microsoft Windows Start menu, select Apps > Veeam > Veeam Backup & Replication Console.
  2. In the authentication window, click Connect.

Database Configuration:


1. Chose a database engine from the dropdown list, PostgreSQL or Microsoft SQL Server.

2. Specify instance settings for the selection:

Microsoft SQL Server: Select Server instance and database that installation wizard will create during installation process.

On next screen, Installation wizard will select the following automatically. click Next when ready.

  • Installation Path.
  • Guest file system catalog
  • instant recovery write cache.

Port Configuration:

On next screen, The wizard provides the default port numbers Veeam uses for communication between backup infrastructure components:

The default values are shown in the image below. There is no need to change the default values, if another service does not use any of the listed port numbers. Click Next when ready.

Review Configuration and Start Installation:

On next screen, Review the Veeam Backup & Replication installation settings and start the installation. after completing the manual configuration steps, click on next.

On Next screen, Installation process will for Veam Backup and replication.

Finalize Installation:

The final screen shows the confirmation message when the installation completes. Click Finish to exit the wizard.

We advise you to restart your machine to make sure the software performs properly.

Veeam Backup and Replication- system restart

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