When you install Veeam Backup & Replication, the Veeam Backup & Replication console is automatically installed on the backup server.

You can choose PostgreSQL as a Veeam Backup & Replication database. It has no size limit or computes restrictions and has improved performance over SQL Express.

1.Log in to the Veeam Backup and Replication Manager server.

2.Download the Veeam Backup and Replication v12 ISO image file from the Veeam website sign-in required).

3.Mount the Veeam Backup and Replication v12 iso image file.

4.Run Setup.exe.

5.On the User Access Control page, click Yes.

6.On the Veeam Backup & Replication 12 page, click Install.

7.Select Install Veeam Backup & Replication on the Veeam Backup & Replication page.

8.Click I Accept on the License Agreement page.

9.Click Browse on the License page.

10.Select a license file for Veeam Backup & Replication and click Open.

11.On the License page, select Update license automatically (enable usage reporting). It will automatically download and install a new license when you renew or expand your contract.

12.Click Next.

13.The setup wizard checks if the required software is installed on the machine during the System Configuration Check step. If required components are missing, the setup will attempt to install them independently. Rebooting is required after the components have been successfully installed. Click Reboot to restart the machine.

14.Click Customize Settings on the Ready to Install page.

15.On the Service Account page, select LOCAL SYSTEM account and click Next.

16.On the Database page, select PostgreSQL from the database engine drop-down list.

17.Select the Install a new instance option to install a new PostgreSQL instance. PostgreSQL 15.1 will be installed on the Veeam Backup & Replication server, and a database named VeeamBackup will be created.

18.Select the Use the existing instance option to use an already installed PostgreSQL instance. In the HOSTNAME: PORT format, enter the instance name.

19.Enter a name for the Veeam Backup & Replication configuration database in the Database name field.

20.Select Windows authentication credentials of the backup service account to connect to PostgreSQL Server.

21.Click Next.


If you use an already installed PostgreSQL instance or make any changes to the machine hardware, you must perform additional PostgreSQL instance configuration. To accomplish this:

a.In the automatic mode, run the Set-VBRPSQLDatabaseServerLimits cmdlet.

b.Start the PostgreSQL service again.

22.On the Data locations page, click Browse and select the path in the Installation path field.

23.Click Browse and select the path in the Guest file system catalog: field.

24.Click Browse and select the path in the Instant recovery write cache field.

25.Click Next.

26.On the Port Configuration page, specify the port configuration to be used by Veeam Backup and Replication and click Next.

27.Click Install on the Ready to Install page.

28.Click Finish on the Veeam Backup & Replication 12 Successfully installed page.

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