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Does Veeam installation process enable xp_cmdshell under MSSQL

  • 2 November 2023
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Hello

 

I would like to know if the Veeam installation process enable xp_cmdshell under MSSQL

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Best answer by Iams3le 3 November 2023, 14:48

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Veeam no longer installs SQLExpress during install, but rather PostgreSQL now by default. 

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And if the original version installed was v10 , upgrade to v12 , is it still mssql?

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Well, Veeam won't install a new DB for upgrade... yes, they keep the existing SQL install intact. 

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Just also be aware of the upgrade path @CABelanger . Make sure you're at least on v10a before upgrade. See this KB for more info 

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It’s also easy to migrate the configuration database to PostgreSQL if you want. And you will get more benefits from it.

https://helpcenter.veeam.com/docs/backup/hyperv/vbr_config_migrate.html?ver=120
 

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Well, Veeam won't install a new DB for upgrade... yes, they keep the existing SQL install intact. 

So my question still valid, is Veeam enable “xp_cmdshell” when using MSSQL ?

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Hello

 

I would like to know if the Veeam installation process enable xp_cmdshell under MSSQL

Hi @CABelanger, to answer your question more specifically, I would say NO. I hope this answers your question?

 

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Just in case you wish to read more: https://techdirectarchive.com/2023/11/03/how-to-verify-whether-the-xp_cmdshell-feature-is-enabled-or-disabled-in-mssql-server/ 

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