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Veeam Backup & Replication Catalog

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This package was approved by moderator gep13 on 6/21/2019.

Veeam Backup Catalog is a feature that stands for VM guest OS file indexing. Veeam Backup Catalog comprises Veeam Guest Catalog services that run on the following servers in the backup infrastructure: Veeam backup server and Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager server.
To have choco remember parameters on upgrade, be sure to set choco feature enable -n=useRememberedArgumentsForUpgrades.

Package Parameters

The package accepts the following optional parameters:
* /catalogLocation - Specifies a path to the catalog folder where index files must be stored. By default, Veeam Backup & Replication creates the VBRCatalog folder on a volume with the maximum amount of free space
* /username - Specifies a user account under which the Veeam Guest Catalog Service will run. If you do not specify this parameter, the Veeam Guest Catalog Service will run under the Local System account.
* /password - This parameter must be used if you have specified the /username parameter. Specifies a password for the account under which the Veeam Guest Catalog Service will run.
* /port - Specifies a TCP port that will be used by the Veeam Guest Catalog Service. By default, port number 9393 is used.
* /create - Create the requested user on this machine, this user will be added to the local Administrators group.

Example: choco install veeam-backup-and-replication-catalog --params "/port:9000 /catalogLocation:D:\VBRCatalog"

Please Note: This is an automatically updated package. If you find it is
out of date by more than a day or two, please contact the maintainer(s) and
let them know the package is no longer updating correctly.

To install Veeam Backup & Replication Catalog, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install veeam-backup-and-replication-catalog

To upgrade Veeam Backup & Replication Catalog, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade veeam-backup-and-replication-catalog


  • tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
    $toolsDir   = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
    $isoPackageName = 'veeam-backup-and-replication-iso'
    $scriptPath = $(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)
    $commonPath = $(Split-Path -parent $(Split-Path -parent $scriptPath))
    $filename = 'VeeamBackup&Replication_9.5.4.2753.Update4a.iso'
    $installPath = Join-Path  (Join-Path $commonPath $isoPackageName) $filename
    $fileLocation = 'Catalog\VeeamBackupCatalog64.msi'
    $updateFileVersion = ($filename -replace 'VeeamBackup&Replication_' -replace '.iso').ToLower()
    $updateFileLocation = "Updates\veeam_backup_$($updateFileVersion)_setup.exe"
    $pp = Get-PackageParameters
    $silentArgs = ""
    if ($pp.catalogLocation) {
      $silentArgs += " VM_CATALOGPATH=`"$($pp.catalogLocation)`""
      if(!(Test-Path -Path $pp.catalogLocation )){
        New-Item -Path $pp.catalogLocation -ItemType Directory
    if ($pp.port) {
      $silentArgs += " VBRC_SERVICE_PORT=$($pp.port)"
    if ($pp.username) {
      $computername = $env:computername
      $fulluser = $pp.username
      if ($pp.username -notcontains "\") {
        $fulluser = "$($computername)\$($pp.username)"
      if(-not $pp.password) {
        throw 'Password is required when setting a username...'
      if ($pp.create) {
        if ($pp.username -contains "\") {
          throw "Only local users can be created"
        if (Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_UserAccount | Where-Object {$_.Name -eq $pp.username}) {
          Write-Warning "The local user already exists, not creating again"
        } else {
          net user $pp.username $pp.password /add /PASSWORDCHG:NO 
          wmic UserAccount where ("Name='{0}'" -f $pp.username) set PasswordExpires=False
          net localgroup "Administrators" $pp.username /add    }
      $silentArgs += " VBRC_SERVICE_USER=`"$($fulluser)`" VBRC_SERVICE_PASSWORD=`"$($pp.password)`""
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName    = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
      isoFile        = $installPath
      softwareName  = 'Veeam Backup Catalog*'
      file           = $fileLocation
      fileType       = 'msi'
      silentArgs     = "$($silentArgs) ACCEPTEULA=YES ACCEPT_THIRDPARTY_LICENSES=1 /qn /norestart /l*v `"$env:TEMP\$env:ChocolateyPackageName.$env:ChocolateyPackageVersion.log`""
      validExitCodes = @(0,1641,3010)
      destination    = $toolsDir
    Install-ChocolateyIsoInstallPackage @packageArgs
    # An update file is provided in the ISO. This should be executed after
    # the installation of the software.
    # This update file contains an update to all available software on the
    # ISO and should be executed After each installation.
    # This should be in a seperate package, but you can't trigger / force a
    # dependency after the installation Therefore I need to trigger it this way.
    If ($filename -Match "Update") {
      $updatePackageArgs = @{
        packageName    = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
        isoFile        = $installPath
        softwareName   = $packageArgs['softwareName']
        file           = $updateFileLocation
        fileType       = 'exe'
        silentArgs     = "VBR_AUTO_UPGRADE=1 /silent /noreboot /log `"$env:TEMP\$env:ChocolateyPackageName.$env:ChocolateyPackageVersion.log`""
        validExitCodes = @(0,1641,3010)
        destination    = $toolsDir
      Install-ChocolateyIsoInstallPackage @updatePackageArgs

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Veeam Software AG


Veeam Software AG


Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Veeam Backup & Replication Catalog 6 Thursday, July 18, 2019 submitted

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