Veeam Agent for Linux can operate in three functionality modes:
- Server — a mode that provides access to all product functions and is intended for performing data protection tasks on servers that run Linux OS. Veeam Agent for Linux can operate in the server mode if a commercial license that supports this mode is installed on the protected computer.
- Workstation — a mode that offers limited capabilities that are sufficient for performing data protection tasks on desktop computers and laptops that run Linux OS. Veeam Agent for Linux can operate in the workstation mode if a commercial license that supports this mode is installed on the protected computer.
- Free — a mode that offers the same capabilities as the workstation mode but does not come with a commercial support program. In contrast to the workstation and server modes, the free mode does not require a license.
To check in which mode Veeam Agent for Linux currently operates, you can use the Veeam Agent for Linux command line interface. To learn more, see Viewing License Information.
When you install a license on the protected computer, you can select in which mode Veeam Agent for Linux should operate: server mode or workstation mode (if both modes are supported by the license). If you use Veeam Agent for Linux with Veeam Backup & Replication, you can manage product licenses and functionality modes from the Veeam Backup & Replication console. To learn more, see Managing License with Veeam Backup & Replication.
After the license expires, Veeam Agent for Linux automatically switches to the free mode. To learn more, see License Expiration.
Limitations for Free and Workstation Modes
Compared to the server functionality mode of Veeam Agent for Linux, free and workstation modes have the following limitations:
- The number of backup jobs that you can configure in Veeam Agent for Linux is limited to one.
- You cannot specify pre-freeze and post-thaw scripts in the backup job settings.
- [For free mode only] You cannot use a Veeam Cloud Connect repository as a target location for backup files.