A machine that you plan to protect with Veeam Agent for IBM AIX must meet requirements listed in the table below.
Memory: 1 GB RAM. For information about RAM requirements for large-scale environments, see RAM Requirements for Large-Scale Environments.
Disk space: 1.5 GB free disk space for product installation.
Network: 10 Mbps or faster network connection to a backup target.
IBM AIX versions starting from version 6.1 up to the latest update of version 7.2 are supported.
All file systems supported by the supported operating systems.
Keep in mind that characters that you can use in the file name may be encoded in 2 bytes or more.
For file system indexing, the following utilities are required: tar, mlocate and gzip.
The LIBPATH AIX environment variable on the Veeam Agent computer must be set to blank (default value). If a different value is specified for this variable, you must make adjustments to the AIX environment for proper operation of Veeam Agent. For details, see this Veeam KB article.
Backup can be performed to the following types of storage:
- Local (internal) storage of the protected machine (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 11a (build 188.8.131.521) or later backup repository (Veeam Cloud Connect repositories are not supported)
Consider the following:
- If you back up to a repository managed by a Veeam backup server, Veeam Agent for IBM AIX must be able to establish a direct IP connection to the Veeam Backup & Replication server. Veeam Agent for IBM AIX cannot work with Veeam Backup & Replication that is located behind a NAT gateway.
- Domain names of the Veeam Agent machine, Veeam Backup & Replication server and other servers in the Veeam backup infrastructure must be resolvable into IPv4 addresses.