Veeam released Veeam Backup and Replication 9.5 Update 2, which contains some significant improvements: Cisco HyperFlex Systems (formerly HX-Series/SpringPath) support for Backup from Storage Snapshots functionality, HPE 3PAR StoreServ 3.3.1 support and improved scalability by migrating some API calls from SSH to RESTful API, Microsoft Hyper-V BigEndian platform support, Microsoft Exchange 2016 CU5 support for mailbox item recovery with Veeam Explorer for Microsoft Exchange, NetApp ONTAP 9.1 support, Oracle 12.2 support for all Oracle database backup and restore functionality, Veeam Agent for Linux 1.0 Update 1 (build 18.104.22.1684) support, including new 1-Click FLR via Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager, Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows 2.0 (build 22.214.171.1240) support, including application-item recovery support from agent backups, VMware vCloud Director 8.20 support and VMware vSAN 6.6 support.
You can learn more about Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 U2 new features here.
This technical article provides a step by step guide to upgrade Veeam B&R 9.5 Update 1 (version 126.96.36.1990, 188.8.131.521, 184.108.40.2062 or 220.127.116.113) to Veeam B&R 9.5 Update 2 build be version 18.104.22.1688 (Veeam Backup and Replication 9.5 2 Upgrade). If you need to upgrade your Veeam Backup Server (v8 or v9) you can follow this article.
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The first step is to realize a configuration backup of Veeam server (“Configuration Backup” menu on the screenshot below) and SQL database backup. If the Veeam Backup Server is deployed on a Virtual Machine, execute a backup of this VM with Veeam B&R or a snapshot.
When the backup is done, you can close Veeam software and restart the Windows server (reboot). Basically, I recommend you to stop properly the 6 Veeam services before upgrading (services.msc).
Running the Installer:
Veeam B&R 9.5 U2 Upgrade: You have to run the installation file “Setup.exe”.
Once wizard is launched, click on “Next” button.
Veeam will prompt to install the upgrade, click “Install”.
The upgrade took about few minutes to complete.
Once the upgrade completed, a prompt appeared to finalize the installation. Click on “Finish” button.
When the upgrade is done, I recommend you to restart properly the Windows server (reboot).
Once the reboot completes and Veeam B&R software has been opened, a prompt will appear to update all distributed components (especially Mount Server and vPower NFS). Click on “Apply” button.
Finally, when all components have been upgraded, you can click on “Finish” button.
Veeam B&R 9.5 Update 2 does not require new job creation or any architecture changes for your existing backups and replication to work. If there are dedicated Veeam proxy servers in the environment, now is a good time to upgrade those servers, otherwise, Veeam is now ready to use. Version: 22.214.171.1248. I recommend you to execute active full backup to benefit from the new backup mechanism.
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