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{note:title=Notice}For Server Backup 5.2.x and later, you must upgrade the components in the following order or your backups may fail:
* Data Center Console (if applicable)
* Backup Manager
* Backup Agent

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First, [obtain|Obtain Windows Backup Manager] the latest version of the Server Backup Manager installer. Then access the computer on which the current version of the Backup Agent is installed. You must already have a PC running Windows Backup Agent 5.x or a later version.

While upgrading, the following information may be useful:

* To upgrade the Server Backup Agent, you do not need to uninstall the previous version.
* It is recommended that you close all other applications before starting Setup. This will make it possible to update relevant system files without having to reboot your computer.

*To upgrade the Windows Backup Agent to the latest version:*

# Log on to the Windows server as a member of the local Administrators group.
# Navigate to the directory where you saved the Server Backup Manager installation file. The installer will have the following attributes:
#* For a 32-bit system, use the file \- ServerBackup-Windows-Agent-x86.msi
#* For a 64-bit system, use the file \- ServerBackup-Windows-Agent-x64.msi
# Double-click or right-click and select "Install" to execute the installer.

A Full Block Scan will be initiated on the next backup after a Backup Agent upgrade due to a restart of the Agent service/daemon. This ensures that backups are consistent.

{excerpt:hidden=true}Instructions on how to upgrade the Backup Agent on Windows.{excerpt}