System Requirements

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:

  • Big Sur 11.X.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:

  • Sortware RAID is not supported.
  • Total size of all file systems included in a file-level backup must not exceed 128 TB. Size of a file included in a file-level backup must not exceed 16 TB.

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 backup repository (including deduplication appliances).
  • Veeam Cloud Connect 11 cloud repository.


Consider the following:

  • Veeam Agent for Mac should be able to establish a direct IP connection to the Veeam Backup & Replication server. Thus, Veeam Agent for Mac cannot work with Veeam Backup & Replication that is located behind the 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.
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