To perform database protection and recovery operations on a computer with Veeam Plug-in, you must specify the user whose permissions Veeam Backup & Replication will use to access the protected computer and database management system. Depending on the database system, the specified user accounts must have the permissions listed in this section.


If you plan to restore SAP HANA and Oracle databases using Veeam Explorer for SAP HANA and Veeam Explorer for Oracle, consider the required permissions in the following sections of Veeam Explorers User Guide:

Computer with Veeam Plug-in for Oracle RMAN

To learn more about connecting to a database as administrator using operating system authentication, see this Oracle article.

  • [For Linux and Unix computers] If you use Oracle ASM and distribute system privileges with separate operating system groups, make sure you follow the Oracle recommendations described in this Oracle article.
  • [For Linux and Unix computers] During application backup policy configuration, when you specify the OS user account as a database administrator and this OS user account is not the Oracle Software Owner User, make sure one of the following requirements is met:
  • Permissions for Oracle directories are set with the chmod command as 775.
  • The OS user account has the primary membership in the Oracle Inventory Group (oinstall) group.

To learn how to configure the Oracle Inventory Group, see this Oracle article.

  • [For Microsoft Windows computers] The specified OS user account must have local administrator privileges.

Computer with Veeam Plug-in for SAP HANA

Computer with Veeam Plug-in for SAP on Oracle

The specified account must be an OS user who owns the data files of the database system. To learn more about logon options, see this SAP article.