Deploying Veeam Agent for Mac

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    To deploy Veeam Agent for Mac using setup files generated by Veeam Backup & Replication, perform the following operations:

    1. Installation
    2. Configuration

    Deploying Veeam Agent for Mac TIP

    You can also find detailed instructions on the Veeam Agent deployment in the readme.txt file that is available among the setup files generated by Veeam Backup & Replication.

    Installation

    To install Veeam Agent for Mac and all the required components, do the following:

    1. Upload Veeam Agent setup files on the computer you want to protect.

    Keep in mind that you must use Veeam Agent setup files that are generated by Veeam Backup & Replication after the protection group for pre-installed Veeam Agents is created. To learn more, see Specifying Packages.

    1. Navigate to the directory where you have saved setup files and install Veeam Agent. This procedure is similar to the default installation of the Veeam Agent for Mac. For details, see the Installing Veeam Agent section in the Veeam Agent for Mac User Guide.
    1. Grant full disk access to Veeam Agent for Mac. For details, see the Granting Full Disk Access section in the Veeam Agent for Mac User Guide.

    Alternatively, you use install Veeam Agent and grant full disk access using a Mobile Device Management (MDM) solution. For details, see the Installation and Configuration with MDM Solution section in the Veeam Agent for Mac User Guide.

    Configuration

    To configure Veeam Agent for Mac, you must import connection settings from the configuration file that you obtained when the protection group for pre-installed Veeam Agents was created. For details, see the Importing Configuration section in the Veeam Agent for Mac User Guide.

    If you use the MDM solution to install Veeam Agent, you must deploy the configuration file as a device profile. For details, see Installation and Configuration with MDM Solution in the Veeam Agent for Mac Use Guide.

    Keep in mind that you may need one of the following configuration files depending on the solution that you use:

    • <protection_group_name>.xml
    • <protection_group_name>_escaped.xml

    where <protection_group_name> is a name of the protection group for pre-installed Veeam Agents.

    Mind that the connection between Veeam Backup & Replication and Veeam Agent is not persistent. Veeam Agent synchronizes with the Veeam backup server every 6 hours. After you apply the connection settings, Veeam Agent will use them to connect to backup server during the next synchronization.

    To synchronize Veeam Agent immediately, run the following command on the Veeam Agent computer:

    veeamconfig mode syncnow