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Veeam Agent for Linux 3.0
User Guide

Command Line Interface

Veeam Agent for Linux command line interface is a powerful tool that lets users perform advanced operations that are not supported by the Veeam Agent for Linux control panel.

To work with Veeam Agent for Linux using command line interface, you can use a terminal console (TTY) or a terminal emulator of your choice. All tasks in Veeam Agent for Linux are performed with the veeamconfig command-line utility. To perform tasks with Veeam Agent for Linux, you should construct the necessary command and type it in the Linux shell prompt.

You can view short help information on every Veeam Agent for Linux command at any time you need. To learn more, see Viewing Help.

You should construct a command in the following format:

veeamconfig <command_1> <command_2> --<parameter_1> --<parameter_2> --<parameter_n>


  • <command_1> — command that defines a type of an object with which you want to perform a task. Currently, the following commands are available in Veeam Agent for Linux:
  • aap
  • agreement
  • backup
  • cloud
  • config
  • help
  • job
  • license
  • mode
  • point
  • repository
  • schedule
  • session
  • ui
  • version
  • vbrserver
  • <command_2> — command that defines a task that you want to perform with an object of the specified type. For example, you can perform the following commands with backup repositories:
  • create
  • delete
  • edit
  • help
  • list
  • rescan
  • <parameter_1>, <parameter_2>, <parameter_n>  — parameters for the command that you want to execute. Commands may require one or several mandatory or optional parameters. Some commands, for example, veeamconfig ui and veeamconfig [<command>] help do not require parameters.

The following example shows the command that displays a list of backup repositories configured in Veeam Agent for Linux and the output of this command:

user@srv01:~$ veeamconfig repository list
Name          ID                                      Location            Type   Backup server
Repository_1  {818e3a0f-8155-4a51-9430-248a203a43d1}  /home/backups       local              
Repository_2  {2155a2e7-a1e9-4347-9d8b-cf8f3a6f3fcb}  cifs              


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