Updating Appliances Using Console
Starting from version 6a, you can upgrade backup appliances from the Veeam Backup & Replication console only. Upgrade to Veeam Backup for AWS version 7.0 is supported from Veeam Backup for AWS version 4.0 or later. To upgrade from an earlier version, you must first perform upgrade to version 4.0 as described in section Installing Updates.
Before you upgrade a backup appliance, check whether the Veeam Backup for AWS version is compatible with the current version of AWS Plug-in for Veeam Backup & Replication. For more information, see System Requirements.
AWS Plug-in for Veeam Backup & Replication allows you to download and install new available Veeam Backup for AWS versions and product updates:
- In the Veeam Backup & Replication console, open the Backup Infrastructure view.
- Navigate to Managed Servers.
- Select the necessary backup appliance and click Upgrade Appliance on the ribbon.
Alternatively, right-click the appliance and select Upgrade.
During upgrade, Veeam Backup & Replication updates permissions only of the Default Backup Restore IAM role created on the backup appliance. To update permissions of custom IAM roles added to the appliance, follow the instructions provided in section Updating IAM Roles.
When you upgrade to Veeam Backup for AWS version 7.0 from Veeam Backup for AWS version 6.0 or earlier, the backup appliance operating system is upgraded to Ubuntu 22.04 LTS and the configuration database is upgraded to PostgreSQL 15. For more information on the upgrade process, see Upgrading to 7.0 from Version 6.0 or Earlier.