To use the MaxBack VSS Writer you have to perform the following steps:
- Install the writer binaries each database host
- Install the license file
- Connect the writer to the database
- optional: Enable configuration sets
1. Install binaries¶
You can install the MaxBack VSS Writer binaries with the setup package provided by dbosoft:
For previous versions please see support article https://support.dbosoft.eu/hc/de/articles/229489467-Maxback-Dokumentation-und-Download.
If you have allready installed .NET Framework 4.71 or higher you can also use the alternative Offline Installer.
2. Install the license file¶
First copy the activation license file that you have received from our sales team to the host. You could also use a network drive.
To install the license call the commandline client from a elevated command prompt:
Use the command option -f to set the path the license file. To activate a evaluation license you also have to add the option –temp to the command.
If the command fails or you don’t have received an activation license file please activate manually, see also Offline License Installation Procedure.
3. Connect to the database¶
To create the writer instance you again have to use the writer commandline client from a elevated command prompt:
The commandline client will now create a writer service for the database instance. It will also create a user named vsswriter with a random password. This user is used for all communication with the database.
The command will also ask for a log media name. The log medium must already be created.
Please see Simple Log Management for log media configuration recommendations.
4. Enable configuration sets¶
To enable the veeam best practices configuration set use the following command from a elevated command prompt:
maxback.vssclient enableconfigset -s Veeam
To enable the Azure Backup best practices configuration set use the following command:
maxback.vssclient enableconfigset -s AzureBackup
More options can be used on the maxback.vssclient command (for example the database name). For a description of these options see Commandline Client.