System Requirements

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

Specification

Requirement

OS

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

Notes:

  • To connect to the Microsoft SQL Server, Veeam Plug-in requires Microsoft ODBC Driver 17 for SQL Server. Other driver versions are not supported. To learn more about the driver, see this Microsoft article.
  • 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:

  • If you use Veeam Backup & Replication 12.1, Veeam Plug-in Toolbar requires Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio 19.x.
  • If you use an earlier version of Veeam Backup & Replication, Veeam Plug-in Toolbar requires Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio 18.x.

Notes:

  • If you have Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio 18.x and want to upgrade Veeam Backup & Replication to version 12.1 or later, you must also upgrade Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio to version 19.x, before you upgrade Veeam Backup & Replication.
  • 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.

To learn more about the Veeam Plug-in builds included in Veeam Backup & Replication installation ISO files, see this Veeam KB article.

Network

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.