System Requirements

A machine that you plan to protect with Veeam Agent for Oracle Solaris must meet requirements listed in the table below.




CPU: Oracle SPARC or Intel x86 processor.

Memory: Memory: 1 GB RAM (for standard backup and restore operations) / 4 GB RAM (for bare metal recovery).

For information about RAM requirements for backup of a great number of files, see RAM Requirements for Large Numbers of Files.

Disk space: 250 MB free disk space for product installation.

Network: 10 Mbps or faster network connection to a backup target.


Oracle Solaris 10 1/13 – 11.4 operating systems on machines based on the SPARC and Intel x86 architecture are supported.

Note: Only GA versions of the Oracle Solaris OS that have been released before version 4.0 of Veeam Agent for Oracle Solaris are supported.

File System

All file systems supported by the supported operating systems.


  • Total size of all file systems included in a file-level backup must not exceed 218 TB.
  • The maximum number of files in one backup job is 20,000,000. To back up a greater number of files, use multiple jobs.
  • 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 of clustered systems is not supported.


The system must have the following utilities installed:

  • mlocate (version 0.26-1 or later) – required for file system indexing. If your system does not have the mlocate utility, you can install it from the product installation media.
  • tar - required for file system indexing, exporting and rotating logs. It is installed with the product.
  • gzip – required for file system indexing, exporting and rotating logs. It must be installed separately.
  • xorriso – required for creating Veeam Recovery Media.

Oracle Solaris minimal install (Core System Support Software Group) requires adding the following packages: SUMWtoo, SUNWzoneu and SUNWzoner.




Backup Target

Backup can be performed to the following types of storage:

  • Local (internal) storage of the protected machine (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) or NFS share
  • Veeam Backup & Replication 11a (build or later backup repository (Veeam Cloud Connect repositories are not supported)


Consider the following:

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