System Requirements for Mac Computers

A computer that you want to protect with Veeam Agent for Mac must meet the following requirements:




The protected macOS computer must meet the following hardware requirements:

  • CPU: x64 or ARM Apple-branded hardware1.
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM or more. Memory consumption varies depending on the total amount of backed-up data.
  • Disk Space: 450 MB free disk space for product installation.
  • Network: 10 Mbps or faster network connection to a backup target.

1 On a macOS computer with the ARM Apple-branded hardware, the product is running using the Rosetta Translation Environment.


Veeam Agent supports the following macOS versions:

  • 14 Sonoma2
  • 13 Ventura
  • 12 Monterey
  • 11 Big Sur
  • 10.15 Catalina
  • 10.14 Mojave
  • 10.13.6 High Sierra

2 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:

  • Sortware RAID is not supported.
  • Total size of all file systems included in a 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.

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