Upgrading Veeam Backup & Replication 6.1 to 6.5 Step-by-step19. February 20138. May 2013Gert Kjerslev
UPDATE: There is now a patch 3 out so be sure to use this. You can download the patch here Here is a step-by-step guide for upgrading Veeam 6.1 to 6.5. I have seen some post on the veeam forum regarding upgrading SQL 2005 express (standard in 6.1) to a newer version that is supported by Veaam B&R 6.5 this is not necessary, the installer will upgrade the SQL to the version used with Veeam R&B 6.5.
Download the latest installer from Veeam’s home page and run the .exe. The installer will check for prerequisites and prompt for installation and reboot if necessary.
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Next the Veeam B&R installer will detect the older version and ask if you would like to upgrade, click ‘yes’
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A welcome- and EULA screen will show, click ‘next’ and ‘next’
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Click ‘next’ in the custom setup
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Choose the SQL server Instance to upgrade and click ‘next’
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The installer will prompt you to automatically upgrade to the SQL version
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Type password for the database user
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Choose where the VBRCatalog and vPower NFS should be located and click ‘next’
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Click ‘install’ to install Veeam B&R.
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Click ‘Finish’ to complete the install wizard
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On first run, after the upgrade, Veeam will prompt you to update components click ‘next’
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When the components update is finish click ‘finish
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All done! Now all you need is to install the patch 1 for Veeam B&R I will do a install guide for the as well. Please drop a comment if have anything to add or just found this post of any use.