System Requirements

Before you start using Veeam Plug-in for Microsoft SQL Server, make sure the requirements listed below are met.




64-bit versions of the following operating systems are supported:

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2022
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2019
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2

Note: Server Core installations of Microsoft Windows Server OSes are not supported.

Microsoft SQL Server Database

The following Microsoft SQL Server versions are supported:

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2022
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2019
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2017
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2016
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014 SP3


  • Standard, Enterprise, Web, Developer editions of Microsoft SQL Server are supported.
  • Express edition of Microsoft SQL Server is not supported.
  • Windows Server Failover Clusters are supported, both with shared disks and Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV).
  • Always On Availability Groups, Always On Clusterless Availability Groups and Always On Failover Cluster Instances are supported.
  • Distributed Availability Groups are not supported.

Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio

Veeam Plug-in Toolbar requires Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio 18x.

Note: Remote connections from Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio are not supported.

Veeam Backup & Replication

Veeam Plug-in for Microsoft SQL Server supports integration with Veeam Backup & Replication version 12 or later.


Veeam Plug-in should be able to establish a direct IP connection to the Veeam Backup & Replication server. Thus, Veeam Plug-in cannot work with the Veeam Backup & Replication server that is located behind the NAT gateway.