System Requirements

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    The protected Mac computer must meet requirements listed in the table below.




    The protected Mac computer must meet the following hardware requirements:

    • CPU: x64 or ARM Apple-branded hardware*
    • Disk Space: 200 MB free disk space for product installation
    • Network: 10 Mbps or faster network connection to a backup target

    * On a Mac computer with the ARM Apple-branded hardware, the product is running using the Rosetta Translation Environment.


    Veeam Agent supports the following macOS versions:

    • Ventura 13.0
    • Monterey 12.0 – 12.6.X
    • Big Sur 11.0 – 11.6.X
    • Catalina 10.15.X
    • Mojave 10.14.X
    • High Sierra 10.13.6

    File System

    Veeam Agent supports consistent data backup with snapshot for the APFS file system.

    The following file systems can be backed up in the snapshot-less mode:

    • HFS+
    • MS-DOS (FAT)
    • exFAT
    • NTFS
    • FAT32
    • SMB  

    Consider the following:

    • Software RAID is not supported.
    • Total size of all file systems included in a file-level backup must not exceed 218 TB.
    • Size of a file in a backup must not exceed 16 TB.
    • Name of a file in a backup must not be larger than 254 bytes.

    Keep in mind that characters that you can use in the file name may be encoded in 2 bytes or more.

    Backup Target

    Backup can be performed to the following types of 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) share.
    • Veeam Backup & Replication 11 or later backup repository (including deduplication appliances).
    • Veeam Cloud Connect 11 or later cloud repository.


    Consider the following:

    • If you back up to a repository managed by a Veeam backup server, Veeam Agent for Mac must be able to establish a direct IP connection to the Veeam Backup & Replication server. Veeam Agent for Mac cannot work with Veeam Backup & Replication that is located behind a NAT gateway.
    • Domain names of the Veeam Agent for Mac computer, Veeam Backup & Replication server and other servers in the Veeam backup infrastructure must be resolvable into IPv4 addresses.