The 20th of October was vPower Wednesday. This was the day that Veeam Backup & Replication was released to the public. So go to to download your trial today:


In this post I will show the Setup process of Veeam Backup & Replication v5 with vPower.

Veeam Backup  & Replication

After downloading the setup files you’re ready to install the new software. It a typical Windows application install with a few settings you need know. I will show the screenshots with these “special” settings. Before you start you need to check the following requirements:

– Microsoft SQL Server 2005 or 2008 (SQL 2005 Express is included in the setup)
– Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 SP1 (included in the setup)
– Microsoft PowerShell 2.0 or later

If your server is ready, you can start the Setup wizard:image

The first warning I got is the CPU minimum requirement warning: image

With the default compression setting “Optimal compression” you need 4 CPU’s or 4 vCPU’s. If you want to use the “Best compression” settings, You need 8 CPU’s or 8vCPU’s. See page 14 of the Veeam Backup & Replication  User Guide.

The next thing I wanted to mention is het PowerShell Snap-in. This option is disabled by default. Me as a Powershell “lover”, I don’t have a bumper sticker yet Winking smile want to install this option. Going to play with it later so you can expect a post about the PowerShell Snap-in.


The next step is to configure the SQL Server Instance. I have a dedicated SQL server so I want to use this one instead of the SQL Express instance. Before you click on continue be sure you have the right permissions on the SQL server. See the note in the wizard:

The current user must be able to logon to the selected instance using Windows integrated authentication, and have sufficient permission to create the database on the selected instance. If this is not the case, restart the setup program using the appropriate account.

When everything is set you’re ready to continue the installation.


Service Settings: Enter a user with the appropriate permissions on the Server (NTFS) and the Database. I wanted to use a service account but it’s not possible during setup. If you want use a service account you must create the VBRCatalog dir and set the right permissions on the database. The last step is impossible because the database will be generated and populated during the setup. So I used the Administrator account during the setup. I changed the account right after the setup.image

Set the Guest file system catalog and the vPower NFS folder. I used two separated partitions for these folders.


The rest of the settings are default and next… next… finish will do the job.

Possible problems during setup

Service Veeam Backup doesn’t start. This error will popup when you use an account without the right permissions on the SQL database.


Eventlog entry:



Temporary change the Service account to Domain\Administrator and finish setup. Right after the setup you can change the Service account and assign the right permissions to the account you want to use.

Enterpise Manager

Before you can install Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager, you need to deal with the following requirements:

– Microsoft Internet Information Services 5.1 or later (“IIS 6.0 Management Compatibility” and  “Windows Authentication” components are required for IIS 7.0)
– Microsoft SQL Server 2005/2008 (SQL 2005 Express Edition is included in the setup)                
– Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 SP1 (included in the setup)

The only thing you need to install is IIS. When you’re ready, you can start the setup wizard:


Enter you SQL Server or choose to install a new instance of SQL Server Express. If you use a remote SQL server, you need to make sure the user have sufficient permissions and Windows integrated authentication is enabled:


Enter the Service account:


take a note of the http and https ports so you can configure your firewall when needed.


Universal Restore

The installation of the Universal Restore plugins is the easiest part of the whole setup. It’s just next.. next.. finish.


Active Directory:


Microsoft Exchange Restore (still in BETA):


Microsoft SQL Restore (still in BETA):


The only thing that need attention is the Enterprise Server address. When you install the plugin on the same host you use the address. If your Enterprise server is running on another server you need to enter the IP address of that host:


Veeam Backup Search

Another new feature of Backup & Replication v5 is Backup Search.  When you start the setup without reading the manual, you get the following warning:


Before you can install the Veeam Backup Search, you need to install Microsoft Search server. The following versions are compatible with Veeam Backup Search:

-  Microsoft Search Server 2008 (including Express Edition). 
-  Microsoft Search Server 2010 (including Express Edition).

You can download Microsoft Search Server 2008 Express Edition here:

Just install Microsoft Search Server 2008 Express with the default settings:




One thought on “Veeam Backup & Replication 5.0 installation

  1. Hi to all,
    if I have understand the difference between Veeam backup server and Veeam backup enterprise manager are tool for perform restore of single instance of object : example

    tool for recovery object AD,
    tool for recovery single mailbox of Exchange Server,
    tool for universal restore.

    Is it correct?

    The product Backup Server it’s only restore VMDK pure… can you confirm please?

    Thanks in advance for your replay!

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