Upgrading Plug-in for SAP HANA

Periodically, Veeam releases a new version of Veeam Backup & Replication that contains new features and bug fixes. The release package also contains a new version of Veeam Plug-ins.

If you want to upgrade Veeam Plug-in, note that Veeam Backup & Replication must be the same or later than the version of Veeam Plug-in. If you want to use the latest functionality, you must upgrade both Veeam Backup & Replication and Veeam Plug-in to the latest version. After the upgrade, you don't need to re-run the Veeam Plug-in configuration wizard, the plug-in configuration files will be preserved.


Consider the following:

  • You must upgrade Veeam Backup & Replication before you upgrade Veeam Plug-ins. To learn how to upgrade Veeam Backup & Replication, see the Upgrading to Veeam Backup & Replication 12.1 section  the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.
  • Veeam Backup & Replication supports two latest versions of Veeam Plug-ins. For example, Veeam Backup & Replication 12.1 supports Veeam Plug-in 12.1 and 12.

Keep in mind that if you use an earlier Veeam Plug-in build than the one that is included in the installation ISO file of your Veeam Backup & Replication version, it may not have all the features and bug fixes introduced in your Veeam Backup & Replication version. To learn more about the Veeam Plug-in builds included in Veeam Backup & Replication installation ISO files, see this Veeam KB article.

  • Operations in the terminal of the Linux machine require root privileges.
  • If you want to upgrade Veeam Plug-in for SAP HANA scale-out cluster, repeat the described upgrade process on all cluster nodes.

Before You Begin

Veeam Plug-in installation files are included in the installation disk image of Veeam Backup & Replication. You must upload the installation file to the SAP HANA server. To do this, perform the following steps:

  1. Mount the Veeam Backup & Replication installation disk (VeeamBackup&Replication_12.1.2.172.iso).
  2. Open the mounted disk image and go to the Plugins\SAP HANA\x64 directory.
  3. Select the Veeam Plug-in installation file and upload it to the SAP HANA server.

The upgrade procedure depends on the type of package that you use:

Upgrading Plug-in on Linux (.RPM)

To upgrade Veeam Plug-in for SAP HANA from the .RPM package, perform the following:

  1. Upload the new VeeamPluginforSAPHANA- package to the SAP HANA server.
  2. Run the following command. Note that the operation requires root privileges.

rpm -U VeeamPluginforSAPHANA-


To find out which version of Veeam Plug-in is installed on your server, you can use the following command: rpm -qa | grep VeeamPlugin


Upgrading Plug-in on Linux (.TAR.GZ)

To upgrade Veeam Plug-in for SAP HANA on a Linux machine from the .TAR.GZ archive, do the following:

  1. Upload the VeeamPluginforSAPHANA.tar.gz file to the SAP HANA server.
  2. In the terminal, open the folder that contains the VeeamPluginforSAPHANA.TAR.GZ archive.
  1. Unpack the plug-in files from the archive to the /opt/veeam directory. Old Veeam Plug-in files will be replaced by new files.

tar -xzvf VeeamPluginforSAPHANA.tar.gz -C /opt/veeam