Step by Step Guide Veeam B&R 11 Upgrade

This month, Veeam will release Veeam Backup and Replication 11, which contains some significant improvements: CDP new feature, immutable Linux repositories (security), Expanded Instant Recovery and others… This build is fully supported by Veeam technical support, who is standing by to assist all early adopters. Don’t miss the launch event, you can register here. Veeam will do a bunch of live demos to show off new v11 capabilitie. You can learn more about Veeam Backup and Replication v11 new features here.

This technical article provides a step by step guide to upgrade Veeam B&R 10 (build 10.0.0.4461) to Veeam B&R 11 build be version 11.0.0.810 (Veeam Backup and Replication 11 Upgrade). If you need to upgrade your Veeam Backup Server (v10) you can follow this article.

Veeam Availability Suite 11

For more security:

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.

Disable your backups jobs:

Veeam Jobs

When the backup is done, you can close Veeam software and restart the Windows server (reboot). Basically, I recommend you to stop properly the Veeam services before upgrading (services.msc).

Veeam Services

You have to upgrade VEM component before Veeam B&R software.

VEM – Veeam Enterprise Manager:

Veeam Enterprise Manager 11 Upgrade: You have to run the installation file “VeeamBackup&Replication_10.0.0.810.RC1”.

Veeam files

Veeam Enterprise Manager 11 Upgrade: Then click on “Setup.exe”.

Veeam files

Once the wizard is launched, click on the “Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager Upgrade” button.

Veeam Wizard

Accept the license agreement and click on the “Next >” button.

Veeam Wizard

Click on the “Next >” button.

Veeam Wizard

Provide the license file in v11 and click on the “Next >” button.

Veeam Wizard

Specify Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager service account and password, then click on the “Next >” button.

Veeam Wizard

Select the SQL Server database, specify SQL Server service account and password, then click on the “Next >” button.

Veeam Wizard

Click on the “Yes” button.

Veeam Wizard

Click on the “Install” button.

Veeam Wizard

The upgrade took about a few minutes to complete.

Once the upgrade completed, a prompt appeared to finalize the installation. Click on the “Finish” button.

VBR- Veeam Backup & Replication:

Veeam Backup and Replication 11 Upgrade: You have to run the installation file “VeeamBackup&Replication_10.0.0.810.RC1”.

Veeam files

Veeam Backup and Replication 11 Upgrade: Then click on “Setup.exe”.

Veeam files

Once the wizard is launched, click on the “Veeam Backup & Replication Upgrade” button.

Veeam Wizard

Click on the “Yes” button.

Veeam Wizard

Accept the license agreement and click on the “Next >” button.

Veeam Wizard

Click on the “Next >” button.

Veeam Wizard

Provide the license file in v11 and click on the “Next >” button.

Veeam Wizard

Click on the “Install >” button to install the requirements.

Veeam Wizard

Click on the “Next >” button.

Veeam Wizard

Specify Veeam Backup & Replication service account and password, then click on the “Next >” button.

Veeam Wizard

Select the SQL Server database, specify SQL Server service account and password, then click on the “Next >” button.

Veeam Wizard

Click on the “Yes” button.

Veeam Wizard

Click on the “Yes” button.

Veeam Wizard

Click on the “Install” button.

Veeam Wizard

The upgrade took about a few minutes to complete.

Once the upgrade completed, a prompt appeared to finalize the installation. Click on the “Finish” button.

Post Reboot:

When the upgrade is done, I recommend you restart properly the Windows server (reboot).

Once the reboot completes and Veeam B&R software has been opened, you can update all distributed components (especially Mount Server, Transport, and vPower NFS) via the “BACKUP INFRASTRUCTURE” menu.

Select servers to update and click the “Apply” button.

Veeam Wizard

Finally, when all components have been upgraded.

Veeam Wizard

Veeam B&R 10 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: 11.0.0.810.

I recommend you to execute Active Full backup to benefit from the new backup mechanism (v11 engine).

Veeam Wizard

Finally, don’t forget to edit your Virtual Lab (DataLab). Basically, the proxy appliance in v11 needs to be upgraded.

Special thanks to my mate Philippe Dupuis.

 
Veeam CDP and Application consistency: Blog Post.
Veeam improves the engine in version 11: Blog Post.
Veeam B&R v11 and ReFS: Blog Post.
Veeam B&R 11 – Continuous Data Protection: Blog Post.
Microsoft Teams Backup with VBO v5: Blog Post.
Protect your Backup against Ransomware: Blog Post.


Christopher GLEMOT

Data Management & Security Team Leader | Technical specialist around Data, Security, Backup, Disaster Recovery, Cloud, Governance, Virtualization and Storage | Veeam Vanguard 2016-20 & VMCE | Founder of ArmoricanCloud.com | Owner of original-network.com
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