Yesterday, Veeam released Veeam B&R 8 Update 2, which contains some significant improvements such as Endpoint Backup integration, vSphere 6 support and more. You can find more information about the release here.

This article provides a step by step guide for an update from Veeam 8 (version 8.0.0.807, 8.0.0.817, 8.0.0.831, 8.0.0.917 or 8.0.0.2018) to Veeam 8 Update 2 (version 8.0.0.2021).

veeam B&R 8 Update 2 !

For more security:

The first step is to realize a configuration backup of Veeam server (“Configuration Backup” menu on the screenshot below) and if the Veeam Backup Server is deployed on a Virtual Machine, execute a backup of this VM with Veeam B&R.

Veeam Menu

When the backup is done, you can close Veeam software and restart the Windows server to clear any locks on the Veeam services (reboot). Basically I recommend you to stop properly the 6 or 7 Veeam services before upgrading (services.msc).

Running the Installer:

You have to run the installation file “VeeamBackup&Replication_8.0.0.2021_Update2.exe”.

Veeam B&R 8 Update 2

Veeam now preparing the wizard.

Veeam B&R 8 Update 2

Installation Wizard:

Once wizard is launched, click on “Next” button.

Veeam B&R 8 Update 2 Wizard

Then Veeam will prompt to install the update 2, click “Install”.

Veeam B&R 8 Update 2 Wizard

The update took about few seconds to complete.

Veeam B&R 8 Update 2 Wizard

Veeam B&R 8 Update 2 Wizard

Once the upgrade completed, a prompt appeared to finalize the installation. Click on “Finish” button.

Veeam B&R 8 Update 2 Wizard

Post Reboot:

When the upgradre is done, I recommend you to restart properly the Windows server (reboot) and start the Veeam services.

Upon opening Veeam, a prompt will appear to update the components (especially the server and the proxy). Click on “Next” button.

Veeam B&R 8 Update 2 Wizard

Veeam B&R 8 Update 2 Wizard

Finally, when all components have been upgraded, you can click on “Finish” button.

Veeam B&R 8 Update 2 Wizard

You can check the version in “About” tab (“Help” menu) : 8.0.0.2021.

Veeam B&R 8 Update 2 Wizard

Veeam B&R 8 does not require new job creation or any architecture changes for your existing backups and replication to work. If there are dedicated Veeam proxy servers in the environment, now is a good time to upgrade those servers, otherwise, Veeam is now ready to use. After upgrading to vCenter Server 6.0, due to vSphere 6 using new unique tag IDs, you must edit all existing jobs that leverage vSphere tags and re-add all required tags.

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