After I update all my Veeam Server with the new 10a release, it is time to provide some information about Veeam Backup & Replication 10a release.
Veeam Backup & Replication v10 as been updated since their release, with some minor patches like Patch 1 and Patch 2, with some but fixes for the v10 version. But this new release is not only just bug fixes but a lot of changes new features and enhancements.
What is New?
- AWS-native backup and recovery: Native backup and recovery of Amazon EC2 instances are now built-in to the same console you know and love.
- Fully integrated AWS-native backup: AWS data protection is now built directly in to the Veeam Backup & Replication console. This requires installing AWS Plug-in for Veeam Backup & Replication (separate download). For more information, please refer to KB3239
- Multi-VM Instant Recovery: Accelerate Disaster Recovery with mass instant restores powered by Veeam’s next-generation Instant Recovery engine.
- Seriously Powerful NAS Backup: New capabilities that redefine NAS data protection to deal with the world of massive file data.
- Data stays safe. Ransomware stays OUT: 100% ransomware-proof backups with S3 object lock functionality and immutable backups.
- Microsoft Windows 10 version 2004 and Microsoft Windows Server SAC version 2004 support as guest OS, as Hyper-V servers, for the installation of Veeam Backup & Replication components, and for agent-based backup with the Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows 4.0.1 (included in the update).
- Linux Kernel version 5.7 support for guest VMs, for the installation of Veeam Backup & Replication components, and for agent-based backup with the Veeam Agent for Linux 4.0.1 (included in the update).
- RHEL 8.2, CentOS 8.2, Oracle Linux 8.2 (RHCK) and VMware Photon OS support for guest processing functionality in host-based backup jobs.
- RHEL 8.2, CentOS 8.2, Oracle Linux 8.2 (RHCK), Ubuntu 20.04, Debian 10.4, openSUSE Leap 15.2, Oracle Linux 8 (up to UEK R6) and Fedora 32 (up to kernel 5.7.7) distributions support in the Veeam Backup & Replication agent management functionality.
- VMware vCloud Director 10.1 support and better handling of deployments without network access to vCD cells.
- Recent Azure Stack versions support. Please refer to the documentation for additional registry settings required depending on your version.
- Azure File Sync support with cloud tiering awareness for file backup jobs. Processing a file share with Azure File Sync enabled will now correctly back up files not present in the local cache. Such files will be backed up directly from Azure, without downloading them back to the file server.
- Direct restore to Microsoft Azure performance has been improved up to a few times depending on the backup location. This requires re-deploying the Azure Proxy using the new default instance type suggested by the Azure proxy wizard.
- Microsoft Exchange 2019 MetaCacheDatabase (MCDB) configurations support in Veeam Explorer for Exchange.
- Amazon Snowball Edge support for the scale-out backup repository Capacity Tier, including full user interface integration.
- Dell EMC Data Domain Boost SDK was updated to version 3.4 due to the important bug fix around interface groups that affects DD OS version 7.1. As a result of this change, the minimum supported DD OS version is now 6.0.
- HPE Primera OS version 4.2 support.
- ReFS integration: based on the recommendation from Microsoft, RefsEnableLargeWorkingSetTrim registry value is now automatically set upon the creation of a Windows Server 2019 based backup repository.
You can check HERE the full features and enhancements.
How to update?
Note: Before you try to update your Veeam Backup & Replication server, please confirm that you are running version 9.5 Update 3 (build 126.96.36.1996) or later prior to upgrading. You can check this under Help | About in the main menu of the Veeam Backup & Replication console. To upgrade from earlier versions, please contact Veeam Customer Support. After the upgrade, your build number should be 10.0.1.4854.
The update process is very straightforward, no need to repeat here the process again. In my previous blog post about How to upgrade Veeam Server, I have explained the process. This update process is the same.
Do not forget what the first components to update are.
The issues that we can encounter when updating our Veeam Server to this new Veeam Backup & Replication 10a release are mainly the same that I have listed in the previous blog post.
For my Veeam Servers upgrades (4 servers), I had only one issue with this update.
I also have written about this issue HERE and how to fix it.
In this case, was a server that lost their Repositories, and I had to recreate them and create the VBRCatalog again and in registry still had the previous path from the Veeam Backup Catalog, since the drive letters did change.
Besides the above issue, I did not have any more issues while upgrading my Veeam Server.
Note: When was to update the Veeam Proxies and components, again, I had some issues and need to do it manually. Check HERE how to do it.
Then you Veeam Backup & Replication 10a release is installed, and your new version is:
I hope this information was useful, and you learn how to update to the new Veeam Backup & Replication 10a release and also fix some of the errors that you may encounter.
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