Configuring Advanced Settings
Veeam Agent for Linux allows you to configure the following settings:
If you want to use Veeam Agent for Linux to back up your data to a Veeam Cloud Connect repository, it might be required that you specify HTTP proxy settings for Veeam Agent.
Veeam Agent computer needs access to CRLs (Certificate Revocation Lists) of the CA (Certification Authority) who issued a certificate to the Veeam Cloud Connect service provider. In case it is not possible to establish a direct connection to CRLs, you must configure an HTTP proxy and specify settings to connect to the proxy in Veeam Agent.
To specify settings for an HTTP proxy, uncomment and edit the following lines in the [cloudconnect] section of the /etc/veeam/veeam.ini configuration file:
# httpproxylogin= <username>
# httpproxypasswd= <password>
# httpproxyurl= <URL>
- <username> — name of the account used to connect to the HTTP proxy.
- <password> — password of the account used to connect to the HTTP proxy.
- <URL> — URL of a proxy used for CRL checks.
If the proxy does not require authentication, you do not need to specify the account name and password. Keep in mind that only the basic authentication method is supported for connection to a proxy.
# HTTP proxy login
# HTTP proxy password
# HTTP proxy URL for CRL checks
If you want to connect Veeam Agent computer to Veeam backup server as a member of the protection group for pre-installed Veeam Agents, you must apply connection settings from the configuration file. The configuration file is one of the Veeam Agent for Linux setup files that you must obtain from your System Administrator. To learn more about protection group for pre-installed Veeam Agents, see the Protection Group Types section in the Veeam Agent Management Guide.
To connect Veeam Agent for Linux to Veeam backup server:
- Get the configuration file from your System Administrator and upload this file on the Veeam Agent computer.
- Navigate to the directory where you have saved the configuration file and run the following command:
veeamconfig mode setvbrsettings --cfg <file_name>.xml
where <file_name> is a configuration file name.
Alternatively, you can specify the full path to the configuration file with the --cfg option.
user@srv01:~# veeamconfig mode setvbrsettings --cfg /home/Linux\ Servers\ Distribs/Linux/LinuxServers.xml
Mind that the connection between Veeam backup server and Veeam Agent computer added as a member of the protection group for pre-installed Veeam Agents is not persistent. Veeam Agent synchronizes with Veeam Backup & Replication every 6 hours. To synchronize Veeam Agent immediately, run the following command from the Veeam Agent computer:
veeamconfig mode syncnow