Upgrading Veeam Agent for Linux

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    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 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 Tumbleweed

    zypper up veeam

    For openSUSE Leap 15.2

    zypper in veeamsnap-kmp-default-5.0.1.4493_k5.3.18_lp152.19-2.x86_64
    zypper in --force veeamsnap-kmp-default-5.0.1.4493_k5.3.18_lp152.19-2.x86_64

    For openSUSE Leap 15.3

    zypper in veeamsnap-kmp-default-5.0.1.4493_k5.3.18_57-2.x86_64
    zypper in --force veeamsnap-kmp-default-5.0.1.4493_k5.3.18_57-2.x86_64

    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 SP2 – SLES 15 SP3

    To upgrade Veeam Agent for Linux:

    1. Download the Veeam software repository installation package (veeam-release) from the Veeam Download page, 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 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-xen

    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