Veeam Backup & Replication automatically notifies you about updates that must or can be installed to enhance your work experience with the product. Update notifications eliminate the risk of using out-of-date components in the backup infrastructure or missing critical updates that can have a negative impact on data protection and disaster recovery tasks.
Veeam Backup & Replication notifies about the following types of updates:
- Product updates: new patches and product versions.
- Microsoft Hyper-V updates: Microsoft Hyper-V fixes and patches required for correct work of Veeam Backup & Replication with Microsoft Hyper-V.
If you do not want to get notified about available updates, you can disable update notification in Veeam Backup & Replication. However, it is recommended that you leave update notifications enabled not to miss critical updates and patches.
How Update Notification Works
To check for updates, Veeam Backup & Replication uses a special XML file on the Veeam Update Notification Server (dev.veeam.com). The XML file contains information about the most up-to-date product version and patches.
Veeam Backup & Replication downloads an XML file from the Veeam Update Notification Server once a week. It also collects information about the installed product and updates installed on Hyper-V hosts. The collected information is compared with the information in the downloaded file. If new product versions, patches and updates are available, Veeam Backup & Replication informs you about them.
Make sure that the backup server is connected to the Internet and update notification is enabled in Veeam Backup & Replication options. In the opposite case, update notification will not function.