Connecting to Veeam Backup & Replication

If you want to connect a Veeam Agent computer to the 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 setup files that you must obtain from your System Administrator. To learn more about deployment using external tools, see the Deploying Veeam Agent for Linux section in the Veeam Agent Management Guide.

To connect Veeam Agent to Veeam backup server:

  1. Get the configuration file from your System Administrator and upload this file on the Veeam Agent computer.
  2. Navigate to the directory where you have saved the configuration file and run the following command:

veeamconfig mode setvbrsettings --cfg <file_name>.xml --force


  • <file_name> — configuration file name.
  • --force — with this option enabled, Veeam Agent will override additional input prompts and error messages. This parameter is optional.

Alternatively, you can specify the full path to the configuration file with the --cfg option.

For example:


user@srv01:~$ veeamconfig mode setvbrsettings --cfg /home/Linux\ Servers\ Distribs/Linux/LinuxServers.xml