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: 450 MB free disk space for product installation
  • Network: 10 Mbps or faster network connection to a backup target


Veeam Agent supports the following macOS versions:

  • 13 Ventura
  • 12 Monterey
  • 11 Big Sur
  • 10.15 Catalina
  • 10.14 Mojave
  • 10.13.6 High Sierra

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.
  • Backup of files from a cloud storage mounted under the /Users/<user_name>/Library/CloudStorage/ directory 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:

  • On-premises or cloud-based object 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 12 or later backup repository (including deduplication appliances)
  • Veeam Cloud Connect 12 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 or IPv6 addresses.