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As we rapidly approach release day for Veeam Backup and Replication v10 (February 18!) Many of you are going to want to do upgrades on that day or shortly after. Personally for production level servers I advocate for waiting for patch 1 to come out, usually 2 weeks to 1 month after GA if history bears out. This is especially true if you utilize any Cloud Service Providers for offsite copies as this is what Veeam refers to as a “breaking” release. That means that if the cloud side VBR you are connecting to is not also on version 10 then you will see errors both during installation and then once you open the console and your backups WILL fail.
That said if you have a testing environment or a lab GA is a great day to get at it. This post, now with video, will outline the steps necessary to do an in-place upgrade. One important thing to note before going down this road is upgrade to the RTM/GA is limited to 9.5 update 3 or later. If you happen to be running an older version you will need to upgrade to this first.
Want to learn more? Read the source post!