Veeam Agent for Linux offers three product editions that define product functionality and operation modes:
- Server — a commercial edition 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 edition if a commercial license that supports this edition is installed on the protected computer.
- Workstation — a commercial edition 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 edition if a commercial license that supports this edition is installed on the protected computer.
- Free — a free edition that offers the same capabilities as the Workstation edition but does not come with a commercial support program. In contrast to the workstation and server editions, the Free edition does not require a license.
For more information about product editions, pricing and features available for them, see this Veeam webpage.
To check in which edition Veeam Agent for Linux currently operates, you can use the Veeam Agent for Linux control panel or command line interface. To learn more, see Viewing License Information.
When you install a license on the protected computer, you can select in which edition Veeam Agent for Linux will operate: server edition or workstation edition (if both editions are supported by the license). If you use Veeam Agent for Linux with Veeam Backup & Replication, you must manage product licenses and editions 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 edition. To learn more, see License Expiration.
Limitations for Free and Workstation Editions
Compared to the Server edition of Veeam Agent for Linux, Free and Workstation editions have the following limitations:
- [Free edition] The number of backup jobs that you can configure in Veeam Agent for Linux is limited to one.
- [Free edition] You cannot use a Veeam Cloud Connect repository as a target location for backup files.
- [Free edition] You cannot perform direct backup to an object storage repository.
- [Workstation edition] The number of backup jobs that you can configure in Veeam Agent for Linux is limited to one backup job targeted at a local drive, network shared folder, object storage repository or Veeam backup repository plus unlimited number of backup jobs targeted at a Veeam Cloud Connect repository.
- [Free and Workstation editions] You cannot specify pre-freeze and post-thaw scripts in the backup job settings.
- [Free and Workstation editions] You cannot specify database system processing settings.