Veeam 8 and relative upgrade from 7 version

During past weeks Veeam released 8 Version of its product Backup & Replications.

Here are some advantages about this new version:

  • Microsoft Active Directory: Search and restore all Active Directory (AD) object types, such as users, groups, computer accounts and contacts—even user and computer passwords
  • Microsoft SQL: Get fast transaction-level recovery of SQL databases, including agentless transaction log backup and replay, so you can restore your SQL databases to a precise point in time and achieve low recovery time and point objectives (RTPO).
  • ENHANCED! Microsoft Exchange: Get instant visibility into Exchange 2010 and 2013 backups, advanced search capabilities, and quick recovery of individual Exchange items (emails, contacts, notes, etc.) and Online Archive mailboxes—even hard-deleted items
  • Microsoft SharePoint: Browse SharePoint 2010 and 2013 backups, search for specific SharePoint files and quickly recover items directly to their original SharePoint server or send them as an email attachment
  • Storage Snapshots: Leverage existing snapshot capabilities from HP and NetApp for recovery of single files or entire VMs from Storage Snapshots in 2 minutes or less—without staging or intermediate steps

More details:

Product Overview What's New in v8 (Backup) What's New in v8 (ONE) Top 10 Reasons to Choose Veeam

Here is an Italian Article that explain you how to execute relative upgrade. 

  1. upgrade is supported from 6.5 and 7 version, rollbak is not possible in case you didn't backup relative Veeam DB and you will proceed with a new zero installation.
  2. You need to upgrade Veeam Backup & Replication and Backup Enterprise Manager at the same time.