Upgrading Veeam B&R v.5 to 8.0 including OS Upgrade

So guys,

We run Veeam v6.5 using Enterprise License running in a VM with 2003R2 OS.

Now I need to bring this up to v8, so is this the correct order of operations:

Create a new VM using 2008 R2 OS
Install Veeam B&R v8 using the same Enterprise License
Restore Backup Config from v6.5
Do the same for all proxies

Is that correct?
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piedthepiperAsked:
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
It's correct, but why use 2008 R2, you'll get an increased lifetime, if you use 2012 R2.
piedthepiperAuthor Commented:
It's correct, but why use 2008 R2, you'll get an increased lifetime, if you use 2012 R2.

You make a valid point!

Also what about the Veeam external database we have, will that be needed?

Also once its up and runing, I will just have to turn off the old veeam v6.5 vms?
Dirk MareSystems Engineer (Acting IT Manager)Commented:
Sounds about right..

Have a look trough these veeam forum links.
Link 1
Link 2
Link 3
Link 4

Is your support contract still active? Maybe consider asking Veeam Support for their input/advice prior to your upgrade. They are always willing to assist.

DirkMare
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
We usually run in parallel....

and then as soon as we have our first new backups, we just archive 6.5.

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piedthepiperAuthor Commented:
Is your support contract still active? Maybe consider asking Veeam Support for their input/advice prior to your upgrade. They are always willing to assist.
I have no idea, I need to check this out!
Dirk MareSystems Engineer (Acting IT Manager)Commented:
Open Veeam at the bottum right..
Support : xxx days remaining

or help about

DirkMare
piedthepiperAuthor Commented:
Thanks for both confirming and for the Veeam forum links
piedthepiperAuthor Commented:
Open Veeam at the bottum right..
Support : xxx days remaining

I dont see anything about support listed, I assume this is because v6.5 is totally out of support now?
piedthepiperAuthor Commented:
The Veeam database is currently running on an external SQL 2008 R2 VM, this I assume holds all the historical data do I have to do anything with regards to this database? As I would like all the historical data intact?
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