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System Requirements

This section lists system requirements for Veeam Explorer for Microsoft SQL Server.



Microsoft SQL Server

For more information about supported versions of Microsoft SQL Server, see the Supported Applications subsection of the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.


System Requirements Note:

AlwaysOn Availability Groups are supported for Microsoft SQL Server 2012 and higher.

Consider the following:

  • By default, the AUTO_CLOSE option for SQL server databases is set to False.

If AUTO_CLOSE is enabled, your databases might be skipped from processing.

  • To restore database items from a SQL server VM that is running Microsoft Windows ReFS, the Veeam backup server or a management console must be installed on Microsoft Windows Server 2012 or higher.
  • To restore data from a server that is running Microsoft Windows ReFS 3.x, the Veeam backup server or a management console must be installed on Microsoft Windows Server 2016.
  • Nodes participating in AlwaysOn Availability Groups are supported, but using Availability Group Listeners as staging servers is not recommended.

Staging SQL Server Requirements

Consider the following:

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Express Edition.

For Microsoft Windows 2008 R2 and Windows 7.

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Express Edition.

For other higher versions.

Both editions come as part of the Veeam Backup & Replication distribution package.

  • A SQL server instance can be used as a staging system.


System Requirements Note:

Databases that exceed 10 GB cannot be attached to the Microsoft SQL Server 2012/2016 Express Edition due to Express Edition limitations. For more information, see the following Microsoft articles:

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