The purpose of this blog post is to provide the guidance and the steps needed to install and configure the Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows (6.0.0533.BETA2). The current version of the agent can be downloaded here including the build numbers for any GA release. For this post, Veeam Agent for Windows will be installed on a virtual machine running Windows 11.
As a reminder, Veeam Vanguards like myself have early access to new versions in beta format prior to them being released for GA. To learn more about the Veeam Vanguard program, please click here.
- To begin, double-click the installation file, select Run, and then Yes at the Windows UAC. When prompted to do so, please select Next at the Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows pop-up, I Accept for the Licensing Agreement:
- The installation should take less than two-minutes to complete:
- For this guide, I skipped the option to Create the Veeam Recovery Media Wizard (uncheck the option) and then selected Finish. By this time, you should have received an email from Veeam providing you with a trial license key for Veeam Agent for Windows.
- Next, you’ll need to launch the Veeam Agent for Windows Control Panel and assign the license provided. For this guide, I am going to install the Workstation license provided to Veeam Vanguards.
- Once the license has been successfully applied, please select Backup and then Configure Backup to proceed with the configuration of the Backup Job.
- The following steps will guide you through the process of creating the Backup Job. This includes providing a name for the Backup Job, the desired Backup mode (Entire Computer, Volume Level Backup, or File Level Backup), the Destination (where the backups will be stored- my Synology DS920+ in this example), Backup Cache, Schedule, and the Summary.
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