Pre-Veeam V12 Upgrade

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Prior to upgrading to Veeam V12, ensure that, "Transform previous backup chains into rollbacks" is not enabled in your environment. If it is, the upgrade will fail as per KB4390: Feature Deprecation: "Transform previous backup chains into rollbacks" (

I just wanted to point out a slight caveat when checking our environment. If you decide to check each job setting and disable the option, bear in mind, if you have a snapshot job with storage integration, it may still show as enabled. 

Normally a snapshot job looks like as follows without an option to select the backup chain option:


However, running the PowerShell command:

Get-VBRJob | where {$_.BackupTargetOptions.TransformIncrementsToSyntethic -eq $True}

returns the following:

 This can be easily sorted by running:

Set-VBRJobAdvancedBackupOptions -Job "Job Name" -TransformIncrementsToSyntetic $false



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Very cool PS commands.  Was glad that we did not have that in our environment before upgrading.  😁

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One of the reasons why I always check and double check before upgrading critical production environments. PowerShell does make it easy 😀