The protected Linux-based endpoint must meet the following requirements:
CPU: x86-64 processor (i386 or later).
Memory: 1 GB RAM.
Disk Space: 100 MB free disk space for product installation.
Network: 10 Mbps or faster network connection to a backup target.
System firmware: BIOS or UEFI.
Disk layout: MBR or GPT.
For virtual machines: Only full virtualization type is supported.
Linux kernel 2.6.32 or later* is supported.
Both 64-bit and 32-bit versions of the following distributions** are supported:
* As long as you use kernels supplied by your distribution.
Consider the following limitations:
** Only GA versions that have been released before the current version of Veeam Agent for Linux are supported.
*** Pre-built binary veeamsnap kernel module packages are not compatible with these distributions. Use the dkms packages instead.
**** Pre-built binary veeamsnap kernel module packages require kernel 2.6.32-131.0.15 or later for CentOS / RHEL 6 (excluding 2.6.32-279.el6.i686) and kernel 3.10.0-123 or later for CentOS / RHEL 7.0 – 7.5. For other kernels, install the veeamsnap module using the veeamsnap-126.96.36.1995-1.noarch.rpm source RPM package available in the Veeam repository.
Veeam Agent for Linux supports data backup and restore for the following file systems*:
The supported file system can reside on a simple volume or LVM2 volume.
* Consider the following:
Important! Linux user account used to work with Veeam Agent for Linux must have the /bin/bash shell set as the default shell.
Protected computer must have the following components installed:
* Not required for CentOS, RHEL and SLES distributions if a pre-built binary veeamsnap package is to be installed. For details, see Installing Veeam Agent for Linux.
** Required for Veeam Agent management — a valid UUID must be obtainable either from dmidecode | grep -i uuid or from /sys/class/dmi/id/product_uuid. Each Veeam Agent that consumes a license installed in Veeam Backup & Replication must have a unique UUID. If a valid UUID cannot be obtained, Veeam will generate it automatically.
Backup can be performed to the following disk-based storage:
- Local (internal) storage of the protected computer (not recommended).
- Direct attached storage (DAS), such as USB, eSATA or Firewire external drives.
- Network Attached Storage (NAS) able to represent itself as SMB (CIFS) or NFS share. Requires cifs-utils or nfs-utils packages to be installed on the Veeam Agent for Linux computer, depending on a network storage type.
- Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Update 3 or later backup repository (except DataDomain DDboost, HPE StoreOnce).
- Veeam Cloud Connect 9.5 Update 3 or later cloud repository.