System Requirements

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

Specification

Requirement

Hardware

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

OS

Veeam Agent supports the following macOS versions:

  • 14 Sonoma1
  • 13 Ventura
  • 12 Monterey
  • 11 Big Sur
  • 10.15 Catalina
  • 10.14 Mojave
  • 10.13.6 High Sierra

1 MacOS 14 Sonoma is supported starting from version 2.1.

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.

  • Sparse files are not supported. Veeam Agent backs up and restores sparse files as regular files.

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
  • [For Veeam Agent version 2.1] Veeam Backup & Replication version 12.1 or later backup repository (including deduplication appliances)
  • [For Veeam Agent version 2.0] Veeam Backup & Replication version 12.0 or later backup repository (including deduplication appliances)
  • Veeam Cloud Connect 12.0 or later cloud repository

Important

Consider the following about backup repositories:

  • [For local storage] A backup repository should be created on a separate volume from a volume that contains data you plan to back up.
  • [For Veeam backup repository] Backup repositories with enabled KMS encryption are not supported.

Network

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.