Command Line Interface

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

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

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

In Veeam Agent command line interface, in addition to operations that you can perform with the Veeam Agent graphic user interface, you can perform a set of advanced tasks — for example:

  • Synchronize Veeam Agent with Veeam backup server.
  • Edit backup repository settings.
  • Monitor performance and status of any backup, restore and other data transfer session that was started in Veeam Agent.
  • Export/import Veeam Agent configuration database to/from a configuration file.

Constructing Commands for Veeam Agent

You should construct a command in the following format:

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


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

user@wrk01:~$ veeamconfig repository list
Name          ID                                      Location            Type      Accessible   Backup server
Repository_1  {818e3a0f-8155-4a51-9430-248a203a43d1}  /home/backups       local     true
Repository_2  {2155a2e7-a1e9-4347-9d8b-cf8f3a6f3fcb}  cifs      true

Viewing Help

You can view short help information on the specific Veeam Agent command. To view help, use the following command:

veeamconfig <command> help


<command> — name of the command for which you want to view help information.

For example:

user@wrk01:~$ veeamconfig help


user@wrk01:~$ veeamconfig job help


user@wrk01:~$ veeamconfig job create help