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Veeam Agent for Linux 1.0
User Guide

System Requirements

System Requirements Important!

If you need to resize a block device on your Veeam Agent computer, make sure that you unload the veeamsnap kernel module first.

The protected Linux-based endpoint must meet the following requirements:




CPU: x86 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:

  • Debian 6 8
  • Ubuntu 10.04 – 16.10
  • CentOS / Oracle Linux** / RHEL 6 – 7
  • Fedora 23 – 25
  • openSUSE 11.3 – 13.2
  • openSUSE Leap 42
  • SLES 11 SP2 – 12 SP2

* As long as you use kernels supplied by your distribution.

** Both Red Hat Compatible Kernel (RHCK) and Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK) are supported.

File System

Veeam Agent for Linux supports data backup and restore for the following file systems*:

  • Ext 2/3/4
  • F2FS
  • FAT16
  • FAT32
  • HFS
  • HFS+
  • HFSP
  • JFS
  • NILFS2
  • NTFS
  • ReiserFS
  • XFS

The supported file system can reside on a simple volume or LVM2 volume.

* Backup of machines used as cluster nodes is not supported.


Protected computer must have the following components installed:

  • dkms*
  • gcc
  • make
  • perl
  • kernel-headers*
  • kernel-devel*
  • libudev
  • libacl
  • libattr
  • lvm2
  • libfuse
  • efibootmgr (for UEFI-based systems)

* These packages may require special handling, check the Installing Veeam Agent for Linux section below for more details.

Backup Target

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 2 or later backup repository (except DataDomain DDboost, HPE StoreOnce, cloud and scale-out backup repositories).
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