How to install Veeam Backup & Replication 6

Veeam’s Backup & Replication software is No.1 when it comes to backing up VMware – and now Hyper-V – Virtual Machines (VMs). Follow these steps to install Veeam Backup & Replication 6.

  1. First, make sure that the User Account you wish to run Veeam Backup & Replication under, has Log on as a service rights:
    1. Type secpol.msc from the command prompt to bring up the Local Security Policy console.
    2. Navigate to Security Settings > Local Policies > User Rights Assignment: Log on as a service:
    3. Add your User Account and click OK:
  2. Now we can run the installation file (eg. Veeam_Backup_Setup_x64.exe) and click Next:
  3. Accept the License Agreement and click Next:
  4. Browse to your license file and click Next:
  5. Select which program features to install and click Next:
  6. Choose whether to install a new instance of SQL Server Express, or use an existing instance. I have previously installed SQL Server 2008 R2 Express, so we’ll select it here and click Next:
  7. Enter login credentials – I have used a Local Admin account – and a port number, then click Next:
  8. Specify the paths for the Guest file system catalog and vPower NFS root folder, leaving the Service port at it’s default of 9393. Click Next:
  9. Click Install to begin the installation of Veeam Backup & Replication 6:
  10. All being well, the installation wizard should complete without error:
  11. However, if there are any issues during the installation, you can view the log files in the %TEMP% folder (eg. C:\Users\admin\AppData\Local\Temp).

Now that you have installed Veeam Backup & Replication 6, you need to create a Backup Repository, then create a Backup Job.