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Upgrading from VBR 6.0 to 6.5

Post by Frosty » Feb 21, 2013 11:22 pm

I'm planning to upgrade to VBR 6.5 and just wanted to double-check before kicking it off ... my plan:

(1) download VBR 6.5 (done)
(2) download all the AIR updates for 6.5 (done)
(3) download any patches for 6.5 (done, Patch #1 v6.5.0.128)
(4) check licensing requirements (done, FAQs indicate my 6.0 licences are still valid)
(5) install and cross fingers

My VMware infrastructure is simple: vCenter 5.0 and 3 x ESXi 5.0 hosts
I want to upgrade eventually to 5.1 and believe I need VBR 6.5 before I do that.

Have I missed anything? Should I wait a little longer to see whether a "patch 2" for 6.5 comes out?

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Re: Upgrading from VBR 6.0 to 6.5

Post by veremin » Feb 22, 2013 8:02 am

Detailed description of the upgrade process can be found in the Veeam v6.5 Release Notes (p. 16). So, please, take a look.
believe I need VBR 6.5 before I do that.
Yes, it definitely stands to reason to be on the latest product version, since not until 6.5 version was the full vSphere 5.1 support introduced.
I want to upgrade eventually to 5.1
As to your VMware infrastructure upgrade, be aware that you should upgrade vCenter before the hosts, otherwise, you may encounter similar issues.

Hope this helps.
Thanks.

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Re: Upgrading from VBR 6.0 to 6.5

Post by Frosty » Feb 25, 2013 12:23 am

Thanks for the feedback.
I installed the updates this morning and it all seemed to go very smoothly.
* updated Enterprise Manager first; then
* updated VBR itself; then
* updated all the AIR bits-n-pieces (Active Directory, Exchange, SQL and Universal); and finally
* applied VBR Patch #1
Was able to manually run one of my backup jobs afterwards, so all seems well.
Cheers,
Steve.

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Re: Upgrading from VBR 6.0 to 6.5

Post by veremin » Feb 25, 2013 7:44 am

Glad to hear that everything went as expected.

Should if any other questions arise, don’t hesitate to let us know.

Thanks.

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