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Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5
User Guide for Microsoft Hyper-V

Veeam Backup & Replication Server

To install the Veeam Backup & Replication server, use a command with the following syntax:

msiexec.exe [/L*v "<path_to_log>"] /qn /i "<path_to_msi>" ACCEPTEULA="YES" [INSTALLDIR="<path_to_installdir >"] [VBR_LICENSE_FILE="<path_to_license_file>"] [VBR_SERVICE_USER="<Veeam_B&R_Service_account>"] [VBR_SERVICE_PASSWORD="<Veeam_B&R_Service_account_password>"] [VBR_SERVICE_PORT="<Veeam_B&R_Service_port>"] [VBR_SECURE_CONNECTIONS_PORT="<SSL_port>"] [VBR_SQLSERVER_SERVER="<SQL_server>"] [VBR_SQLSERVER_DATABASE="<database_name>"][VBR_SQLSERVER_AUTHENTICATION="0"] [VBR_SQLSERVER_USERNAME="<SQL_auth_username>"] [VBR_SQLSERVER_PASSWORD="<SQL_auth_password>"] [VBR_CHECK_UPDATES=1]

The command has the following parameters:

Option

Parameter

Required

Description

/L

*v logfile

No

Creates an installation log file with the verbose output. Specify a full path to the log file as the parameter value. A setup log file created during the previous installation is cleared.

Example: /L*v ”C:\ProgramData\Veeam\Setup\Temp\Logs\Backup.txt”

/q

n

Yes

Sets the user interface level to “no”, which means no user interaction is needed during installation.

/i

setup file

Yes

Installs the Veeam Backup & Replication server. Specify a full path to the setup file as the parameter value.

Example: /i “C:\Veeam\Server.x64.msi”

ACCEPTEULA

boolean

Yes

Confirms that you accept the license agreement of the product.

INSTALLDIR

path

No

Installs the component to the specified location. By default, Veeam Backup & Replication uses the Backup subfolder of the C:\Program Files\Veeam\Backup and Replication\ folder.

Example: INSTALLDIR="c:\backup\". The component will be installed to the C:\backup\Backup folder.

VBR_LICENSE_FILE

license path

No

Specifies a full path to the license file. If this parameter is not specified, Veeam Backup Free Edition will be installed.

Example: VBR_LICENSE_FILE="C:\Users\Administrator\Desktop\enterprise - veeam_backup_trial_0_30.lic"

VBR_SERVICE_USER

user

No

Specifies the account under which the Veeam Backup Service will run. The account must have full control NTFS permissions on the VBRCatalog folder where index files are stored and the Database owner rights for the configuration database on the Microsoft SQL Server where the configuration database is deployed.

If you do not specify this parameter, the Veeam Backup Service will run under the Local System account.

Together with the VBR_SERVICE_USER parameter, you must specify the VBR_SERVICE_PASSWORD parameter.

Example: VBR_SERVICE_USER="BACKUPSERVER\Administrator"

VBR_SERVICE_PASSWORD

password

No

This parameter must be used if you have specified the VBR_SERVICE_USER parameter.

Specifies a password for the account under which the Veeam Backup Service will run.

Example: VBR_SERVICE_PASSWORD="1234"

VBR_SERVICE_PORT

port

No

Specifies a TCP port that will be used by the Veeam Backup Service. By default, port number 9392 is used.

Example: VBR_SERVICE_PORT="9395"

VBR_SECURE_CONNECTIONS_PORT

port

No

Specifies a port used for communication between the mount server and the backup server. By default, port 9401 is used.

Example: VBR_SECURE_CONNECTIONS_PORT="9402"

VBR_SQLSERVER_SERVER

SQL server\instance

 

No

Specifies a Microsoft SQL server and instance on which the configuration database will be deployed. By default, Veeam Backup & Replication uses the (local)\VEEAMSQL2012 server.

Example: VBR_SQLSERVER_SERVER="BACKUPSERVER\VEEAMSQL2012_MY"

VBR_SQLSERVER_DATABASE

database

No

Specifies a name of the configuration database to be deployed, by default, VeeamBackup.

Example: VBR_SQLSERVER_DATABASE="VeeamBackup"

VBR_SQLSERVER_
AUTHENTICATION

0/1

No

Specifies if you want to use the SQL Server authentication mode to connect to the Microsoft SQL Server where the Veeam Backup & Replication is deployed. Specify 1 to use the SQL Server authentication mode. If you do not use this parameter, Veeam Backup & Replication will connect to the Microsoft SQL Server in the Microsoft Windows authentication mode (default value, 0).

Together with this parameter, you must specify the following parameters: VBR_SQLSERVER_USERNAME and VBR_SQLSERVER_PASSWORD.

Example: VBR_SQLSERVER_AUTHENTICATION="1"

VBR_SQLSERVER_
USERNAME

user

No

This parameter must be used if you have specified the VBR_SQLSERVER_AUTHENTICATION parameter.

Specifies a LoginID to connect to the Microsoft SQL Server in the SQL Server authentication mode.

Example: VBR_SQLSERVER_USERNAME="sa"

VBR_SQLSERVER_
PASSWORD

password

No

This parameter must be used if you have specified the VBR_SQLSERVER_AUTHENTICATION parameter.

Specifies a password to connect to the Microsoft SQL Server in the SQL Server authentication mode.

Example: VBR_SQLSERVER_PASSWORD="1234"

PF_AD_NFSDATASTORE

path

No

Specifies the vPower NFS root folder to which Instant VM Recovery cache will be stored. By default, the C:\ProgramData\Veeam\Backup\NfsDatastore\ folder is used.

Example: PF_AD_NFSDATASTORE="C:\ProgramData\Veeam\Backup\NfsDatastore2\"

VBR_CHECK_UPDATES

0 or 1

No

Specifies if you want Veeam Backup & Replication to automatically check for new product patches and versions and hypervisor updates for Microsoft Hyper-V hosts. Specify 0 if you do not want to check for updates. If you do not use this parameter, Veeam Backup & Replication will automatically check for updates (default value, 1).

Example: VBR_CHECK_UPDATES="0"

Example

Suppose you want to install Veeam Backup & Replication with the following configuration:

  • Installation log location: C:\logs\log1.txt
  • No user interaction
  • Path to the MSI file: E:\Veeam\Server.x64.msi
  • Installation folder: D:\Program Files\Veeam
  • License file location: C:\License\veeam_license.lic
  • Service user account: VEEAM\Administrator
  • Service user account password: 1243
  • Service port: default
  • TLS port: default
  • Configuration database and database name: default

The command to install Veeam Backup & Replication with such configuration will have the following parameters:

msiexec.exe /L*v "C:\logs\log1.txt" /qn /i "E:\Veeam\Server.x64.msi" ACCEPTEULA="YES" INSTALLDIR="D:\Program Files\Veeam" VBR_LICENSE_FILE="C:\License\veeam_license.lic" VBR_SERVICE_USER="VEEAM\Administrator" VBR_SERVICE_PASSWORD="1234"

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