Viewing Backups

To view a list of backups created by Veeam Agent, use the following command:

veeamconfig backup list [--all]

Where --all is an option that instructs Veeam Agent to display information about all Veeam Agent for Linux backups in the backup repositories configured in the product. If you do not use this option, Veeam Agent will display information about the backups of the current Veeam Agent computer only.

If you work with Veeam Agent connected to a Veeam backup server as a member of a protection group for pre-installed Veeam Agents, for security reasons, the veeamconfig backup list --all command will display backups created only by the current Veeam Agent computer with the current connection settings. To learn more about protection groups for pre-installed Veeam Agents, see the Protection Group Types section in the Veeam Agent Management Guide.


If you cannot locate the backup from which you want to restore data, make sure Veeam Agent has access to the backup repository that contains this backup. To learn more about configuring backup repositories, see Managing Backup Repositories, Managing Veeam Backup & Replication Servers and Managing Service Providers.

You can also import a backup if it is stored on the Veeam Agent computer or in a network shared folder. For example, this can be a backup created with another instance of Veeam Agent. To learn more about backup import, see Importing Backups.

For each backup, Veeam Agent displays the following information:



Job name

Host name of the computer on which the backup job was configured and name of the job by which the backup was created.

Backup ID

ID of the backup.


Name of the backup repository in which the backup was created.
Imported backups are marked as Imported in the Repository column. For information about the import procedure, see Importing Backups.

Created at

Date and time of the backup creation.

For example:

user@srv01:~$ veeamconfig backup list --all
Job name                   Backup ID                               Repository    Created at  
srv01 SystemBackup         {45f074d2-d2d9-423d-84e9-8f1798b08d4c}  Repository_1  2023-11-11 17:37
srv01 DocumentsBackup      {ea64a7e5-038a-4c86-970a-6d59d4cf3968}  Repository_1  2023-11-11 18:30
srv01 HomePartitionBackup  {4f75bb20-a6b6-4323-9287-1c6c8ceccb6b}  Repository_2  2023-11-15 11:28
wrk01 SystemBackup         {951ac571-dd29-45ac-8624-79b8ccb45863}  Repository_2  2023-11-13 15:26
wrk02 SystemBackup         {8d6d4d39-51b2-48b1-ac7a-84f2d6dbc167}  Repository_3  2023-11-13 15:59