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Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5
User Guide for VMware vSphere

Veeam Backup Catalog

To install Veeam Backup Catalog, use a command with the following syntax:

msiexec.exe [/L*v "<path_to_log>"] /qn /i "<path_to_msi>" [INSTALLDIR="<path_to_installdir >"][VM_CATALOGPATH="<path_to_catalog_shared_folder>"][VBRC_SERVICE_USER="<Veeam_Guest_Catalog_Service_account>"][VBRC_SERVICE_PASSWORD="<Veeam_Guest_Catalog_Service_account_password>"] [VBRC_SERVICE_PORT="<Veeam_Guest_Catalog_Service_port>"]

The command has the following parameters:

Option

Parameter

Required

Description

/L

*v logfile

No

Creates an installation log file with the verbose output.
Specify a full path to the log file as the parameter value. A setup log file created during the previous installation is cleared.

Example: /L*v ”C:\ProgramData\Veeam\Setup\Temp\Logs\Catalog.txt”

/q

n

Yes

Sets the user interface level to “no”, which means no user interaction is needed during installation.

/i

setup file

Yes

Installs Veeam Backup Catalog. Specify a full path to the setup file as the parameter value.

Example: /i “C:\Veeam\VeeamBackupCatalog64.msi”

INSTALLDIR

path

No

Installs the component to the specified location. By default, Veeam Backup & Replication uses the Backup Catalog subfolder in the C:\Program Files\Veeam\Backup and Replication\ folder.

Example: INSTALLDIR="C:\Catalog\". The component will be installed to the C:\Catalog\Backup Catalog folder.

VM_CATALOGPATH

path

No

Specifies a path to the catalog folder where index files must be stored. By default, Veeam Backup & Replication uses the C:\VBRCatalog folder to store index files.

Example: VM_CATALOGPATH="C:\Backup\". Index files will be stored to the C:\Backup\VBRCatalog folder.

VBRC_SERVICE_USER

user

No

Specifies a user account under which the Veeam Guest Catalog Service will run. The account must have full control NTFS permissions on the VBRCatalog folder where index files are stored.

If you do not specify this parameter, the Veeam Guest Catalog Service will run under the Local System account.

Together with the VBRC_SERVICE_USER parameter, you must specify the VBRC_SERVICE_PASSWORD parameter.

Example: VBRC_SERVICE_USER="BACKUPSERVER\Administrator"

VBRC_SERVICE_
PASSWORD

password

No

This parameter must be used if you have specified the VBRC_SERVICE_USER parameter.

Specifies a password for the account under which the Veeam Guest Catalog Service will run.

Example: VBRC_SERVICE_PASSWORD="1234"

VBRC_SERVICE_PORT

port

No

Specifies a TCP port that will be used by the Veeam Guest Catalog Service. By default, port number 9393 is used.

Example: VBRC_SERVICE_PORT="9393"

Example

Suppose you want to install Veeam Backup Catalog with the following configuration:

  • No user interaction
  • Path to the MSI file: E:\Veeam\VeeamBackupCatalog64.msi
  • Installation folder: default
  • Catalog folder: default
  • Service user account: VEEAM\Administrator
  • Service user account password: 1243
  • TCP communication port: 9391

The command to install Veeam Backup Catalog with such configuration will have the following parameters:

msiexec.exe /qn /i "E:\Veeam\VeeamBackupCatalog64.msi" VBRC_SERVICE_USER="VEEAM\Administrator" VBRC_SERVICE_PASSWORD="1234" VBRC_SERVICE_PORT="9391"

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