To use the MaxBack VSS Writer you have to perform the following steps:
Install the writer binaries each database host
Request a license key
Install the license file
Connect the writer to the database
optional: enable Veeam configuration set
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. Request a license key¶
Each license is bound to the writer instance. To request a valid license you have to provide the unique key of the writer instance.
Call the commandline client from a elevated command prompt:
The command output will show you the instance key. Send this key to email@example.com together with your customer number to request a license.
3. Install the license file¶
The support will provide you a license file. To install the license call the commandline client from a elevated command prompt:
4. 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.
5. 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.vssconfig command (for example the database name). For a description of these options see Commandline Client.