Step 6. Review Default Installation Settings

At the Ready to Install step of the wizard, you can select to install Veeam Backup & Replication with default installation settings or specify custom installation settings.

  • To use the default installation settings, click Install.
  • To use custom installation settings, click Customize Settings. The setup wizard will include additional steps that will let you configure installation settings.

The following table lists the default installation settings.


Default Value


Installation folder

C:\Program Files\Veeam\Backup and Replication

Folder where Veeam Backup & Replication will be installed.

Guest catalog folder


The VBRCatalog folder on a volume with the maximum amount of free space.

The guest catalog folder stores indexing data for VM guest OS files. Indexing data is required for browsing and searching for VM guest OS files inside backups and performing 1-click restore.

Service account


Account under which the Veeam Backup Service runs.

Database engine


The setup wizard installs PostgreSQL 15.1 as a database engine locally on the Veeam Backup & Replication server.

SQL server


The local host name and port number to be used by SQL server.

Database name


The setup deploys the Veeam Backup & Replication configuration database on the locally installed instance of PostgreSQL.

Catalog service port


The catalog service port is used by the Veeam Guest Catalog Service to replicate catalog data from backup servers to Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager.

Service port


The service port is used by Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager to collect data from backup servers. In addition to it, the Veeam Backup & Replication console uses this service port to connect to the backup server.

Secure connections port


The secure connections port is used by the mount server to communicate with the backup server.

REST API service port


This service port is used to access the Veeam Backup & Replication REST API.

Check for updates


Veeam Backup & Replication will check for product updates weekly. When a new product build is published on the Veeam update server, a notification is displayed in the Windows Action Center.

Step 6. Review Default Installation Settings 

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