Generating Veeam database file for Live Optics collector

Live Optics Agent


Live Optics allows you, your Dell EMC technologists, or Dell EMC partner consultants to understand vital information about your Veeam environment. Live Optics provides you with a simple process to upload your Veeam database backup and present your data in a clear and understandable way, so that you can make informed decisions to optimize your backup infrastructure.

Your Veeam database backup will usually be a file with a .bak extension.  Sometimes, due to common community based knowledge, the files have a .dmp extension.


The following list is are required to follow the instructions below.

  • You are a user with Administrative access to Veeam
  • You have downloaded the latest version of the Live Optics Collector


To create a SQL backup for Veeam, see the following Veeam KB article:

Note: There is no need to further .zip or compress the file. The Live Optics collector will do that for you at upload.

The instructions to upload your Veeam BAK file to Live Optics and create your project are available here.

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