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User Guide

Upgrading Veeam Agent for Linux

For Veeam Agent for Linux, upgrade to newer versions is supported. You can start the upgrade process when the new version becomes available.

During the upgrade process, configuration and backup files that were created with the previous version of Veeam Agent for Linux are not impacted in any way.

Upgrading Veeam Agent for Linux Important!

Before starting the upgrade process, make sure that there are no jobs running on the Veeam Agent computer.

The upgrade procedure differs depending on the Linux distribution that you use:

Upgrading Veeam Agent for Linux in CentOS / RHEL

To upgrade Veeam Agent for Linux, use the following commands:

yum update veeam
rpm -e --nodeps dkms veeamsnap
yum install kmod-veeamsnap*

or

yum install kmod-veeamsnap*
yum update veeam
rpm -e dkms veeamsnap

With these commands, a pre-built veeamsnap binary package will be installed in your system. To stay on the DKMS version of the veeamsnap kernel module, use the following command for upgrade:

yum update veeamsnap && yum update veeam

Upgrading Veeam Agent for Linux in Fedora / Oracle Linux

To upgrade Veeam Agent for Linux, use the following command:

yum update veeam

Upgrading Veeam Agent for Linux in openSUSE

To upgrade Veeam Agent for Linux, use the following commands:

For openSUSE 11.3-13.2, Tumbleweed

zypper up veeam

For openSUSE Leap 42.2

zypper in veeamsnap-kmp-default-2.0.0.400_k4.4.27_2-2.1
zypper in --force veeamsnap-kmp-default-2.0.0.400_k4.4.27_2-2.1

For openSUSE Leap 42.3

zypper in veeamsnap-kmp-default-2.0.0.400_k4.4.76_1-2.1
zypper in --force veeamsnap-kmp-default-2.0.0.400_k4.4.76_1-2.1

With these commands, a pre-built veeamsnap binary package will be installed in your system. The --force key is required to properly replace the missing link to .ko in case of update from the DKMS version of the veeamsnap kernel module to a pre-built binary. To stay on the DKMS version, use the following command for upgrade:

zypper update veeam

Upgrading Veeam Agent for Linux in SLES 11 SP4

To upgrade Veeam Agent for Linux, use the following commands:

For Default kernel

zypper in veeamsnap-kmp-default
zypper in –-force veeamsnap-kmp-default

For Xen kernel

zypper in veeamsnap-kmp-xen
zypper in –-force veeamsnap-kmp-xe

For Trace kernel

zypper in veeamsnap-kmp-trace
zypper in –-force veeamsnap-kmp-trace

For PAE kernel

zypper in veeamsnap-kmp-pae
zypper in –-force veeamsnap-kmp-pae

With these commands, a pre-built veeamsnap binary package will be installed in your system. The --force key is required to properly replace the missing link to .ko in case of update from the DKMS version of the veeamsnap module to a pre-built binary. To stay on the DKMS version, use the following command for upgrade:

zypper update veeam

Upgrading Veeam Agent for Linux in SLES 12 – SLES 12 SP2

To upgrade Veeam Agent for Linux:

  1. Download the Veeam software repository installation package (veeam-release) from the Veeam Download page at https://www.veeam.com/downloads.html, and save the downloaded package on the computer where you plan to install the product.
  2. Install the Veeam software repository installation package with the following command:

zypper in ./veeam-release* && zypper refresh

  1. Upgrade Veeam Agent for Linux with the following commands:

For SLES 12 SP0 with Default kernel

zypper in veeamsnap-kmp-default
zypper in --force veeamsnap-kmp-default

For SLES 12 SP0 with Xen kernel

zypper in veeamsnap-kmp-xen
zypper in --force veeamsnap-kmp-xen

For SLES 12 SP1 with Default kernel

zypper in veeamsnap-kmp-default
zypper in --force veeamsnap-kmp-default

For SLES 12 SP1 with Xen kernel

zypper in veeamsnap-kmp-xen
zypper in --force veeamsnap-kmp-xen

For SLES 12 SP2

zypper in veeamsnap-kmp-default
zypper in --force veeamsnap-kmp-default

With these commands, a pre-built veeamsnap binary package will be installed in your system. The --force key is required to properly replace the missing link to .ko in case of update from the DKMS version of the veeamsnap module to a pre-built binary. To stay on the DKMS version, use the following command for upgrade:

zypper update veeam

Upgrading Veeam Agent for Linux in SLES 12 SP3

To upgrade Veeam Agent for Linux:

  1. Download the Veeam software repository installation package (veeam-release) from the Veeam Download page at https://www.veeam.com/downloads.html, and save the downloaded package on the computer where you plan to install the product.
  2. Install the Veeam software repository installation package with the following command:

zypper in ./veeam-release* && zypper refresh

  1. Upgrade Veeam Agent for Linux with the following commands:

zypper in veeamsnap-kmp-default
zypper in --force veeamsnap-kmp-default

With these commands, a pre-built veeamsnap binary package will be installed in your system. The --force key is required to properly replace the missing link to .ko in case of update from the DKMS version of the veeamsnap module to a pre-built binary. To stay on the DKMS version, use the following command for upgrade:

zypper update veeam

Upgrading Veeam Agent for Linux in Debian / Ubuntu

To upgrade Veeam Agent for Linux, use the following commands:

apt-get update
apt-get install veeam

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