Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 v6 is the successor to Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 v5. As Microsoft changed the name of its productivity cloud services, so did Veeam. But this is not the only change.
In this series of blogposts, I’ll look at the new and improved features in Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 v6, explain why this feature might be important to you and how to put it to good use for your organization.
In Part 1 of the series, we discussed the Microsoft Authentication Library and the Graph API for Modern Authentication scenarios. In Part 2, we talked about Backup Copies to Object Storage. Part 3 featured the brand new Self-service Restore Portal. In Part 4, we explored the support for multi-geo Microsoft 365 organizations. Today let’s look at the new Automatic Updates feature.
Updating is one of the basic hygiene measures
There are a couple of hygiene measures that every organization can take. Requiring multi-factor authentication, using an up to date anti-malware solution, etc. One of these measures is also to update software diligently.
Updating helps avoid running software with exposed vulnerabilities.
Updates in Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 v6
By default, Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 automatically checks Veeam servers for critical updates once a day. If new critical updates are available, Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 downloads this update in the background and installs it for its own Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 server component, for its PowerShell modules and REST API, for the Veeam Explorers, and for the proxy component.
The Automatic Updates functionality is not supported for the Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 REST API component, when it is installed on a separate machine.
Automatic Updates install critical updates and patches for Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 in the background, which avoids interruptions to your backup and restore operations. To automatically install an update, Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 identifies an available update window with minimal load on backup infrastructure components.
The Automatic Update functionality of Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 can only be performed when the load on the backup infrastructure components is minimal. If Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 cannot determine the proper update window during a considerable period of time, you will be prompted to install updates manually.
The Automatic Update functionality can be disabled in the General Settings, but this is not advisable.