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(Step By Step Guide) Installing Veeam Backup & Replication R2

I have been using Veeam for a long time and in all of those years Veeam has been working great and no issues. Veeam is a great company and Veeam Backup & Replication is a solid product.

Veeam Backup & Replication provides fast, flexible, and reliable recovery of virtualized applications and data. In this release of Veeam has brought enhanced backup and recovery support for VMware vCloud Director, VMware vSphere Web Client plug-in, Veeam Explorer for Microsoft SharePoint, Virtual Lab support for Microsoft Hyper-V, and self-service recovery of virtual machines and guest files.

To install Veeam Backup & Replication version i.e. R2, you must first install version v7.0 (i.e., or  and then apply Patch.

Veeam Backup & Replication version Features :

  • vSphere 5.5 support, including support for 62TB virtual disks and virtual hardware v10 virtual machines.
  • vCloud Director 5.5 support.
  • Support for Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1 as guest virtual machines (VMs).
  • Added ability to limit maximum amount of active VM snapshots per datastore to prevent it from being overfilled with snapshot deltas. The default value of 4 active snapshots can be controlled with MaxSnapshotsPerDatastore (REG_DWORD) registry key.

  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V and free Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 support, including support for Generation 2 virtual machines.
  • Support for Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1 as guest virtual machines (VMs)
  • Support for System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager (VMM)
  • Support for the installation of Veeam Backup & Replication and its components on Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1.
Today we are going to Veeam Backup & Replication version i.e R2. So lets start, First download Veeam Backup & Replication from below URL,

Mount download ISO image & run Setup.exe.
Click on Veeam Backup & Replication Install to start installation process,

Click next to continue,

Accept Veeam License Agreement and click Next.

In my case I am going to evaluate Veeam Backup & Replication for 30 days so I just click Next.  If you license file then provide Veeam license file location.

Click Next to continue,

If you get any error message as shown below then you will need to install Veeam prerequisites. For that click on Install  button. 

Once Veeam prerequisites installation completes click on next to proceed.

Provide Veeam Service Account credentials & click Next. Make sure supplied user account must be database owner rights to the Veeam Backup and Replication database on SQL Server Instance and Full Control NTFS permissions on the catalog folder.

Select "Install New Instance of SQL Server" and click Next. 

Keep Veeam Port configuration as below do not change it.

Click next to continue.

Click on Install to start installation process.

Once installation completed click on Finish.

Now we have completed Veeam Backup & Replication setup. But our task is to install Veeam Backup and Replication 7.0 R2 Update i.e. v7.0.0.771.
To install Veeam Backup and Replication 7.0 R2. Download Veeam Backup and Replication 7.0 R2 patch from below URL.

Veeam Backup & Replication 7.0 R2 update

Extract downloaded patch & run the setup file as shown below.

Click on Next to start the patch installation.

Click on Finish to complete the installation process.

Open Veeam Backup and Replication Console to check the version.


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