Step 3. Specify Target Server
At this step of the wizard, do the following:
- In the Server name field, specify the name of the SQL Server VM and/or SQL Server instance to which you want to restore your database.
Use the server_name\instance format. You can select a server or instance from the drop-down list or use the Browse button, as described in Browsing for Servers.
When you restore multiple databases, Veeam Explorer for Microsoft SQL Server places database files to their default location specified in the properties of the target SQL Server instance.
- In the Specify user account to connect section, select either of the following options:
- Use current account. Select this option to connect to the specified server using the account under which Veeam Explorer for Microsoft SQL Server is running.
You cannot use this option if Veeam Explorer for Microsoft SQL Server and mount server are located on separate machines.
- Use the following account. Select this option to connect to the specified server using a custom user account. Then provide a user name and password for the account.
Make sure the account you are using has been granted the sysadmin role on the target SQL Server machine.
- If you selected the Use the following account option and want to use SQL Server authentication, select the Use SQL Server authentication check box. If you do not select the check box, Veeam Explorer will use Windows authentication.
Make sure that the administrative share (for example, \\myserver\C$) on a target machine is available. Read and Write are minimum required permissions, Full Control is recommended.
If you select the Use SQL Server authentication check box and provide an SQL Server account, you will be prompted to provide an account to connect to the target server at the next step of the wizard.
To browse for a server, do either of the following:
- On the Local Servers tab, select a local SQL Server that is located on the machine with Veeam Explorer for Microsoft SQL Server.
- On the Network Servers tab, select an SQL Server VM over the network.