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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Install Veeam Agent for Linux (GA)

It has GA! for Veeam Agent for Linux.

You can use Veeam Agent for Linux to protect physical server, workstation and Cloud Virtual Machine running Linux distribution:-

  • Linux kernel 2.6.32 or later is required.
  • Both 64-bit and 32-bit versions of the following distributions are supported:

 Debian 6 – 8
 Ubuntu 10.04 – 16.10
 CentOS / Oracle Linux* / RHEL 6 – 7
 Fedora 23 – 25
 openSUSE 11.3 – 13.2
 openSUSE Leap 42
 SLES 11 SP1 – 12 SP2

Our use case on Hybrid Cloud, refer to here.

Veeam Agent for Linux supports data backup and restore for the following file systems*:
 Ext 2/3/4
 F2FS
 FAT16
 FAT32
 HFS+
 LVM2
 ReiserFS

The following file systems are not supported:
 exFAT
 Reiser4
* Backup of machines used as cluster nodes is not supported.

Protected computer must have the following components installed:
 dkms*
 gcc
 make
 perl
 kernel-headers*
 kernel-devel*
 libudev
 libacl
 libattr
 lvm2
 libfuse

Backup Target

Backup can be performed to the following disk-based storage:
 Local (internal) storage of the protected computer (not recommended).
 Direct attached storage (DAS), such as USB, eSATA or Firewire external drives.
 Network Attached Storage (NAS) able to represent itself as SMB (CIFS) or NFS share.
 Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Update 1 or later backup repository (except DataDomain DDboost, HPE StoreOnce, Exagrid, cloud and scale-out backup repositories).


Download veeam software repository installation package (veeam-release) from Veeam website. You need to select the correct distro. Our lab is using Centos 7- 64 Bit.
rpm -ivh veeam-release-el7-1.0-1.x86_64.rpm 

Note:- With Internet access.
yum update *
yum -y install epel-release && yum repolist
yum install dkms
yum install lvm2

Note:- Install Veeam Agent for Linux packages from the Veeam software repository.
yum install veeam

Some new screenshot:-
Open Veeam Program, execute command "veeam".
Browse Veeam Agent for Linux license file and select "Server Edition"

Note:- Integration with Veeam Repository, VBR must be 9.5 with Update 1 or later.

 Able to insert pre-job, post-job, pre-freeze and post-thaw script.

Misc options to insert Veeam License and Export Log for Support

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