The following table lists the required permissions for user accounts to restore PostgreSQL data.


Required Roles and Permissions

Veeam Explorer for PostgreSQL launch

The account used to run Veeam Explorer for PostgreSQL must meet the following requirements:

  • The account must be a member of the local Administrators or Users group.
  • The account must have the Veeam Backup Administrator or Veeam Restore Operator role on the backup server.

Restore, Publish, Instant Recovery

The account used for PostgreSQL data recovery must be a Linux user with root privileges on the target machine. Root privileges are required to mount the backed-up file system to the target server and to communicate with PostgreSQL.


When you export data to the local host where the Veeam Backup & Replication console is installed, the account under which Veeam Explorer for PostgreSQL runs must be a member of the local Administrators group.

Note that when you export data to a Linux server, the account used to connect to the target server can be a Linux user without root or elevated privileges.


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