This week Veeam released version 7.0 of their whole software portfolio, of corurse including products like Veeam Back & Replication, Veeam ONE, etc.
Beside the new major enhancements like
- Built-in WAN Acceleration (copy restore points including GFS)
- Backup from Storage Snapshots with HP storage (StorVirtual & StoreServ)
- Virtual Labs for replicated virtual machines
- Virtual Lab for Hyper-V
- Tape Support
- Veeam Explorer for Microsoft SharePoint
- Enhanced 1-Click Restore
- Full vCloud Director support
Veeam also introduced about 75 more “minior” enhancements which in my opinion contain a sh** lot of useful options which further improve the product and its usability.
So I already downloaded the new release and updated our lab to get my hands on the new software.
I’m using Windows Server 2012 as operating system so I mounted the software which now comes as ISO file and started the upgrade process.
Even if I haven’t had any issues so far with upgrading a Veeam environment, you may consider to take a backup of the Veeam Backup & Replication configuration as well as of both databases.
The first Step is to upgrade the “Backup Enterprise Manager”. Then you have to reboot the system so that the changes can take effect. The next step is to upgrade Veeam Backup & Replication, which is pretty much the same when it comes to the upgrade process:
Once the Upgrade is done, you need to reboot one more time. Afterwards when you launch the Backup & Replication console, it will recognize that it has been upgraded and it will prompt you to upgrade the transport agent(s) as well.
In the end the upgrade was easy and flawless as always, so no fancy or complex upgrade guide to upgrade your environment. More details can be found in the release notes.
Now I’m excited to play around with the new feature and you can expect some more post about them.