Installation Process: Veeam Backup Management Suite Evaluator's Guide
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Installation Process

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For evaluation and test purposes, you can use the trial versions of Veeam Backup Management Suite or Veeam Backup Essentials that include Veeam Backup & Replication 7.0 and Veeam ONE 7.0, both available at Trial licenses have no functional limitations, providing the full set of capabilities (Veeam Backup & Replication Enterprise Plus edition is included); trial license keys are valid for 30 days.

You can use a simple deployment scenario:

All Veeam ONE components can be installed altogether on a single machine, either physical or virtual. Veeam ONE architecture and components are shown in the figure below.


The same or another machine — physical or virtual — will host Veeam Backup & Replication components and, optionally, Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager. Veeam Backup & Replication architecture and components are shown in the figure below.


By the way of example where both products are installed together, you can review the description of a test lab used for this guide.

Before you start installing the solution, check if your lab configuration meets minimal system requirements (refer to and Make sure the accounts you plan to use for solution installation and operation have sufficient access rights.

To install the solution, do the following:

1.Download Veeam Backup Management Suite installation image from

2.Mount the product ISO and use autorun, or run the Setup.exe file to install Veeam Backup & Replication (you can also install Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager as an optional component).

3.Accept the terms of Veeam Backup & Replication License Agreement to install the product.

4.Provide setup program with your trial license file.

5.Specify the installation folder and select the required components to install.

6.The setup program will perform pre-requisite check and install any missing components.

7.Specify the administrative credentials to run the Veeam Backup & Replication service. The account must have Local Administrator privileges on the machine you are installing the product to.

8.Have the setup install local Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 Express Edition to host the VeeamBackup database. Setup will install a named (VEEAMSQL2008R2) instance of SQL Express.

9.Specify ports to be used by Veeam Backup & Replication components (you can leave the default ports).

10.Specify the location for guest file system catalog and vPower NFS root folder. Be sure to use the volume with sufficient amount of free disk space, according to the system requirements.

11.Install Veeam ONE, as described in the Veeam ONE Deployment Guide; when following the setup wizard, consider the following:

a)On the Setup Type step, select Typical to deploy all components with default settings on a single server.

b)On the SQL Server Instance step, select the Use existing instance of SQL server option and specify VEEAMSQL2008R2 as the instance. This will instruct the setup to co-locate VeeamONE database and VeeamBackup database.

c)On the Virtual Infrastructure Type step, select Skip Virtual Infrastructure Configuration. You will perform this operation later on.

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