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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Backup Linux Workload Using Veeam Agent for Linux

Veeam Agent for Linux is a simple and free backup agent that runs on Linux servers. It’s designed to give you the capabilities you need to ensure the Availability of your individual Linux cloud instances or on-premises physical Linux servers.

We are excited as earlier bird to get a beta bit from Veeam. Without wasting time, we perform backup on our existing Linux workload. 

Supported platform: 64-bit and 32-bit OS with kernel version 2.6.32 or later:
• RedHat and derivatives (CentOS etc.)
• Debian and derivatives (Ubuntu etc.)

Our test scenario:-
  • Linux running Centos. 
  • Configure Standard Partition
  • Using ext3
  • Target destination - Local disk

Command to install pre-requisite:-
yum update *
yum -y install epel-release && yum repolist
yum install dkms 

Command to install:-
rpm -ivh veeamsnap-

rpm -ivh veeam-

[Open Veeam Agent for Linux]
Execute command "veeam" to start to configure Veeam Agent for Linux

[End Result]
a) Backup Entire Volume.
With beta version, we only can backup to local disk / shared folder. During beta version, integration with Veeam Backup & Replication is not available at this moment.
Summary of configuration:-
  • Backup mode - entire volume
  • Destination - Local disk
  • Schedule - Daily

b) Backup a file/ Folder
 Configure similar job like previous steps. But this round, select backup mode to "File level backup"
Summary of configuration:-
  • Backup mode - File level backup. We selected /tmp and /home path
  • Destination - Local disk
  • Schedule - Daily

In our next post, we will have a look on recovery options.

To get a hand on beta , please go to 
For more information, please click here