Installing SQL Standard for Veeam B&R

This step-by-step article describes how to install Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Standard SP3 database and the most common SQL Server components between computers that are running SQL Server. You can follow this post to move database from SQL Express to SQL Standard too. The steps that are described in this article assume that you will not move the master, model, tempdb or msdb system databases. The steps provide different options for you to transfer logins and the most common components contained in the master and msdb databases. I like to use C: partition for SQL engine and D: partition to host database, temp files, log files and backup files (MDF and LDF). Here I need to deploy a SQL database for Veeam B&R 9 but it can be used for other applications.

In Veeam Backup & Replication v8 and v9 and higher the DBConfig Utility can be used to change the DB that Veeam is attempting to connect to, rather than editing the registr: Veeam Help Center.

For information about system requirements for Microsoft SQL with Veeam B&R , see the “Veeam User Guide” .

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Introducing a New Sponsor, Veeam!

This week Veeam Software signed on as my first sponsor. I’m so excited to have them as a sponsor because I’m a Veeam evangelist!

Founded in 2006, Veeam currently has 37,000 ProPartners and more than 183,000 customers worldwide. Veeam’s global headquarters are located in Baar, Switzerland, and the company has offices throughout the world. To learn more, visit Veeam website.


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Thanks again Veeam Team!

White paper EMC VNX with Veeam B&R 9

Rick Vanover (Veeam Product Strategy Specialist & VMware vExpert) wrote a new interesting white paper about “EMC VNX and VNXe Family with Veeam Availability Suite” (published February 2016).

EMC VNX and VNXe Family with Veeam Availability Suite

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IT Pro Magazine published one of my post!


Here my article wrote in french for “IT Pro Magazine”, this is a french IT magazine intended for IT and Business Manager. The topic is “Backup and archive management with Veeam B&R: What’s the difference?”. Enjoy it! 🙂


Step by Step Guide Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager 9 Upgrade (v8 to v9)

In a few days, Veeam should release Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager version 9. Final version should be available by mid-January 2016. If your server contains both Veeam B&R and Veeam Enterprise Manager, it is required that you install Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager first.

This article provides a step by step guide for an upgrade from Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager 8 to Veeam Enterprise Manager 9 (version,,,,,,, and You can follow the article for Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager 7 but verify that you are running at least v7 patch 4 (

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