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Veeam Agent Management Guide

Installing Veeam CBT Driver

You can use the Veeam Backup & Replication console to quickly install the Veeam changed block tracker (CBT) driver on a protected computer. This operation may be required, for example, if you want to evaluate driver performance on a selected computer rather than deploy driver to all computers in the protection group at once.

Before you install the Veeam CBT driver, check the following prerequisites:

  • The protected computer on which you want to install the driver must run a Microsoft Windows Server OS.
  • The protected computer on which you want to install the driver must be powered on and able to be connected over the network.

Installing Veeam CBT Driver Important!

Prior to installing the Veeam CBT driver on a computer that runs Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2, make sure that update KB3033929 is installed in the OS. To learn more, see this Microsoft KB article.

The update adds SHA-2 code signing support for Microsoft Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 that is required for verification of the Veeam CBT driver signature. Without this update installed, the OS running on a protected computer will fail to boot after you install the Veeam CBT driver.

To install the Veeam CBT driver on a protected computer:

  1. Open the Inventory view.
  2. In the inventory pane, expand the Physical & Cloud Infrastructure node and select a protection group that contains the computer on which you want to install the driver.
  3. In the working area, select the necessary computer and click Install Driver on the ribbon or right-click the computer and select Agent > Install driver.

Installing Veeam CBT Driver Note:

To enable the CBT driver after installation, you need to reboot the computer. To learn more, see Rebooting Protected Computer.

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Uninstalling Veeam CBT Driver

You can uninstall the Veeam CBT driver at any time you need. To uninstall the driver:

  1. Open the Inventory view.
  2. In the inventory pane, expand the Physical & Cloud Infrastructure node and select a protection group that contains the computer on which you want to uninstall the driver.
  3. In the working area, select the necessary computer and click Uninstall Driver on the ribbon or right-click the computer and select Agent > Uninstall driver.

Installing Veeam CBT Driver Note:

To complete the driver uninstallation process, you need to reboot the computer. To learn more, see Rebooting Protected Computer.

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