Veeam Agent for Linux is a data protection and disaster recovery solution for physical endpoints and virtual machines running Linux-based operating systems.

Veeam Agent can be used by IT administrators who run Linux infrastructure to protect different types of computers and devices: servers, desktops and laptops. The solution runs inside the guest OS and does not need access to virtualization infrastructure components. Thus, Veeam Agent can be used to protect Linux server instances deployed in the public cloud, for example, in Microsoft Azure environment.

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Veeam Agent can operate in either standalone or managed mode. Depending on the mode, Veeam Agent provides different features and limitations. To learn more, see Standalone and Managed Operation Modes.

Veeam Agent offers a variety of features to protect your data. You can create an entire system image backup, back up specific machine volumes or individual directories and files. Backups can be stored on a local hard drive, on an external hard drive, in a network shared folder, object storage repository or Veeam backup repository.

In case of a disaster, you can perform the following restore operations:

  • Start the OS from the Veeam Recovery Media and use standard Linux command line tools to diagnose and fix problems.
  • Perform bare metal restore.
  • Restore necessary data from backups to its original location or a new location.

Veeam Agent integrates with Veeam Backup & Replication. Backup administrators who work with Veeam Backup & Replication can perform advanced tasks with Veeam Agent backups: restore files and disks from backups, manage backup jobs configured in Veeam Agent or backups created with these jobs.

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