Upgrading Appliances


To upgrade Veeam Backup for AWS to version 6a, a Veeam Backup for AWS appliance must be running version 4.0 or later. Before you start the upgrade process, check the requirements and limitations described in section Upgrading to Veeam Backup for AWS 6a.

AWS Plug-in for Veeam Backup & Replication allows you to check whether new Veeam Backup for AWS versions are available and to upgrade appliances managed by the backup server:

  1. In the Veeam Backup & Replication console, open the Backup Infrastructure view.
  2. Navigate to Managed Servers.
  3. Select the necessary Veeam Backup for AWS appliance and click Upgrade appliance on the ribbon.

Alternatively, right-click the appliance and select Upgrade.


Consider the following:

  • During upgrade, Veeam Backup & Replication updates permissions only of the Default Backup Restore IAM roles created on Veeam Backup for AWS appliances. To update permissions of custom IAM roles added to the appliances, follow the instructions provided in the Veeam Backup for AWS User Guide, section Updating IAM role.
  • You can upgrade appliances only to the Veeam Backup for AWS version that is compatible with the current version of AWS Plug-in for Veeam Backup & Replication.

Upgrade appliance