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Windows Account Permissions Required to Run?

Post by choldings » Apr 07, 2014 1:25 pm

What permissions are required to run the Veeam Backup & Replication application?

I have read that local administrator is required to install veeam but I don't see a mention of what permissions are required to run it.

The database is hosted on a separate SQL server, does the account running the application need db_owner rights over the database just to run the application with the view only role?

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Re: Windows Account Permissions Required to Run?

Post by Vitaliy S. » Apr 07, 2014 1:41 pm

Hi Colin,

Veeam service should be running under local admin account and this account should have read/write and execute SQL procedures permissions on its database. I believe db_owner will work as well.

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Re: Windows Account Permissions Required to Run?

Post by choldings » Apr 07, 2014 1:51 pm

Vitaliy S. wrote:Hi Colin,

Veeam service should be running under local admin account and this account should have read/write and execute SQL procedures permissions on its database. I believe db_owner will work as well.

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When you say the Veeam service, I am thinking of a Windows service running in the background. Are you referring to a Windows service?

I simply want to be able to give view only rights to the Veeam Backup & Replication application for someone to look over the backup job logs etc... without granting them full administrative rights over the server or the database.

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Re: Windows Account Permissions Required to Run?

Post by Vitaliy S. » Apr 07, 2014 1:56 pm

Yes, I'm referring to Windows service. If you want to give read-only access without giving right to change jobs and other parameters, I would suggest considering Veeam ONE as a monitoring and reporting tool for your backup infrastructure.

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Re: Windows Account Permissions Required to Run?

Post by choldings » Apr 07, 2014 2:14 pm

Ok. That would be fine except that they need to review what was written to tape as well. The only way I'm aware of to view the contents of a tape is directly through the application.

For example, if they get two e-mails, one stating that the backup to disk job completed and transferred 10GB and the other from the tape job saying that 0.0KB was transferred to tape.. there appears to be a problem but they can't look to see what was actually written to tape for verification and further troubleshooting.

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Re: Windows Account Permissions Required to Run?

Post by Vitaliy S. » Apr 07, 2014 2:38 pm

There is a report that shows which VMs are located on Tapes, so no need to use B&R console ;) but your use case makes sense too.

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Re: Windows Account Permissions Required to Run?

Post by veremin » Apr 08, 2014 8:03 am

Additionally, this script might be useful for you, as it provides information in regards to tape job session, tapes used during the said operations, etc. Thanks.

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