Step 4. Specify Helper Host

At the Helper Host step of the wizard, you can select a machine that will be used as a helper host. Veeam Backup & Replication will mount disks of a machine from the backup to the selected helper host. Alternatively, you can choose to configure a new helper appliance where Veeam Backup & Replication will mount VM disks. For details on helper hosts and appliances, see Restore from Linux, Unix and Other File Systems.

To specify the helper host, do the following:

  1. From the Linux server list, select one of the following options:
  • <Hostname> (original host) — to specify the original Linux server as the helper host. This option is available starting from Veeam Backup & Replication version 12.1 (build
  • <Hostname> — to specify a Linux server as the helper host. The wizard displays all Linux servers added to the Veeam Backup & Replication infrastructure.
  • Specify a different host — to specify a Linux server that is not added to the Veeam Backup & Replication infrastructure.
  • Use a temporary helper appliance — to use a temporary helper appliance. If you select this option, the wizard will include a step for configuring the helper appliance.
  1. [For <Hostname> (original host) option; optional] In the Host credentials window, specify credentials for the original Linux server.
  2. [For the Specify different host option] In the Linux Server window, specify the helper host name and connection setting:
  1. At the Host name field, specify the IPv4 or IPv6 address or the host name of the Linux server which will be used as a helper host. Note that you can use IPv6 addresses only if IPv6 communication is enabled as described in section IPv6 Support.
  2. From the Credentials list, select an account that will be used to connect to the helper host. If you haven't added the account before, click the Add button on the right of the Credentials list and follow the instructions described in section Linux Accounts.
  3. If you want to change the default SSH settings, click Advanced and configure SSH settings as described in section Specify Credentials and SSH Settings.
  4. Click OK to save the helper host settings.

Step 4. Specify Helper Host 

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