Installation and Operation

The accounts used for installing and using Veeam Backup & Replication must have the following permissions (detailed list is provided in the User Guide):

Account

Required Permissions

Setup Account

Local Administrator permissions on the Veeam Backup & Replication console to install Veeam Backup & Replication.

Target/Source Host Configuration

Linux host: root or equivalent permissions

Hyper-V server: Local Administrator permissions

Target folder and share: write permissions

ESXi server: root permissions

vCenter: administrative or granular* permissions

* The required granular permissions depend on the operations that you are planning to carry out. For the possible operations, see other sections in this guide. For example, permissions required for backup operations are described in the Backup section.

SQL Server

The account used to run Veeam Backup Service requires db-datareader and db_datawriter roles, as well as permissions to execute stored procedures for the VeeamBackup database (or another one used as Veeam Backup database) on the SQL Server instance. Alternatively, you can assign db_owner role for that database to service account.

The account used to run Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager service requires db-datareader and db_datawriter roles, as well as permissions to execute stored procedures for the VeeamBackupReporting database (or another one used as Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager database) on the SQL Server instance. Alternatively, you can assign db_owner role for that database to service account.

Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager

Local Administrator permissions on the destination server to install Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager.

To be able to work with Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager, users must be assigned the Portal Administrator, Restore Operator or Portal User role.

For more information on permissions required for Enterprise Manager operation, see the Required Permissions section in the Enterprise Manager User Guide.

Veeam Explorer for Microsoft Active Directory

The account used for connection with target domain controller where objects/containers will be restored needs the following:

  • Administrative rights for target Active Directory
  • Membership in the Exchange Organization Management group — to provide for automatic mailbox re-connect for recovered user or group account

Veeam Explorer for Microsoft SQL Server

  • The user account that you specify for guest processing of the Microsoft SQL Server VM in the backup job should have the sysadmin fixed role assigned on that SQL Server, or the set of garnular roles described here.
  • The account you will use to access the target Microsoft SQL server where database will be restored needs the sysadmin fixed role on that server.
  • The account you plan to use for connection to the Windows machine (where database log backup files will be copied for further log replay) will need sufficient permissions to access the administrative share on that machine: Read and Write are minimal required. For restore scenarios that involve log replay, that machine is your target SQL Server. For export, this is your staging system. For more information, see the Required Permissions section in the Veeam Explorers User Guide.
  • The account used to run Veeam Explorer for Microsoft SQL Server should have sufficient permissions for the folder where you plan to export the database files: Read and Write are minimal recommended.

Veeam Explorer for Microsoft Exchange

Full access to Microsoft Exchange database and its log files for item recovery. You need both Read and Write permissions to all files in the folder with the database.

Access rights for item recovery can be provided through impersonation, as described in the Configuring Exchange Impersonation article, or by providing user account with Full Access to mailbox.

For more information, see the Required Permissions section in the Veeam Explorers User Guide.

Veeam Explorer for Microsoft SharePoint

For more information on accounts used for Veeam Explorer operations and corresponding permissions, see the Required Permissions section in the Veeam Explorers User Guide.

Veeam Explorer for Oracle

For more information on accounts used for Veeam Explorer operations, and corresponding permissions see the Required Permissions section in the Veeam Explorers User Guide.

 

Installation and Operation Important!

To back up and restore virtual machines in VMware vSphere 5.x environment, make sure the following permissions are set for the corresponding account at the vCenter Server level: Disable methods, Enable methods, Licenses.

For more information, see the VMware Knowledge Base KB 2063054 article.

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