Platform Support

Veeam Backup & Replication supports the following virtualization platforms:

Note

The information on this page is valid as of the date of the last page update.

VMware vSphere Platform

VMware vSphere Virtual Infrastructure

Veeam Backup & Replication supports the following VMware vSphere platforms.

Specification

Requirement

Platform

  • vSphere 8.0 (up to 8.0 U21)
  • vSphere 7.0 (up to 7.0 U3)
  • vSphere 6.x
  • VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF)

This platform is supported as individual VMware software components. VMware components listed on this page can be part of VCF. For the information on the correspondence of VMware components to the VCF version, see this VMware KB article.

  • Google Cloud VMware Engine (GCVE)

For more information on GCVE support, see this Veeam KB article.

  • IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

For more information on IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions support, see this Veeam KB article.

  • Microsoft Azure VMware Solution (AVS)

For more information on AVS support, see this Veeam KB article.

  • Oracle Cloud VMware Solution

For more information on Oracle Cloud VMware Solutions support, see this Veeam KB article.

  • VMware Cloud on AWS

For more information on VMware Cloud on AWS support, see this Veeam KB article.

  • VMware Cloud on Dell

Hypervisor

  • ESXi 8.0 (up to 8.0 U21)
  • ESXi 7.0 (up to 7.0 U3)
  • ESXi 6.x

Free ESXi is not supported. Veeam Backup & Replication leverages vSphere and vStorage APIs that are disabled by VMware in free ESXi.

Management Server
(optional)

  • vCenter Server 8.0 (optional) (up to 8.0 U21)
  • vCenter Server 7.0 (optional) (up to 7.0 U3)
  • vCenter Server 6.x (optional)

1 This version requires Veeam Backup & Replication 12.1 (build 12.1.0.2131) or later.

Veeam Continuous Data Protection (CDP)

The following infrastructure requirements apply only when you protect VMs with Continuous Data Protection (CDP):

  • The maximum number of disks per ESXi host is 500.
  • Backup server, VMware CDP proxies, vCenter Server and ESXi hosts must be able to resolve each other DNS names.
  • VMware Cloud on AWS is not supported.

For more information on Veeam CDP, its requirements and limitations, see Continuous Data Protection (CDP).

VMware vSphere VMs

Specification

Requirement

Virtual Hardware

  • All types and versions of virtual hardware are supported, including 62 TB VMDK.
  • Virtual machines with virtual NVDIMM devices, with virtual disks engaged in SCSI bus sharing or residing on PMem datastores are not supported for host-based backup, because VMware does not support snapshotting such VMs. To protect such VMs, use agent-based backup.
  • RDM virtual disks in physical mode, independent disks, and disks connected through in-guest iSCSI initiator are not supported for host-based backup, and are skipped from processing automatically. If backup of these disks is required, use agent-based backup.

Network shares and mount points targeted to 3rd party storage devices are also skipped as these volumes/disks are not visible in the VM configuration file.

RDM virtual disks in virtual mode are supported to create backups based on VMware Changed Block Tracking technology, although there are some restrictions on the virtual disk restore operation. To learn more about them, see Restoring Virtual Disks.

OS

  • All operating systems supported by VMware.
  • Guest processing (which includes application-aware processing and indexing) is supported for Microsoft Windows 2008/Windows Vista or later except Nano Server, due to the absence of VSS framework.
  • Guest processing (which includes application-aware processing and indexing) is supported for 32- bit and 64-bit versions of the following Linux operating systems:
  • CentOS 7.x
  • Debian 10.0 to 12.21
  • Oracle Linux 7 (UEK3) to 9 (UEK R7)
  • Oracle Linux 7 to 9 (RHCK)
  • RHEL 7.0 to 9.31
  • SLES 12 SP4 or later, 15 SP1 or later
  • Ubuntu: 18.04 LTS, 20.04 LTS, and 22.04 LTS

Note that persistent agent components can be installed only on 64-bit versions of these Linux operating systems.

Software

  • For Linux operating systems, GLIBC 2.12 or later. GLIBC is used for the following operations: application-aware processing, file-level restore to Linux guest OS, installing persistent agent components, and adding VM as a managed server.
  • VMware Tools (optional, recommended). VMware Tools are required for the following operations: application-aware processing, file-level restore from Microsoft Windows guest OS, and SureBackup testing functions.
  • Open VM Tools (OVT, optional). Open VM Tools are a set of services and modules used by VMware for interaction with VMs running Linux or other VMware supported Unix-like guest operating systems.
  • All latest OS service packs and patches (required for application-aware processing).

1 This version requires Veeam Backup & Replication 12.1 (build 12.1.0.2131) or later.

VMware Cloud Director

Specification

Requirement

VMware Cloud Director

VMware Cloud Director 10.1.x to 10.5.x1

Note that if your backup server is based on Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 or an earlier version, VMware Cloud Director servers cannot be added or used.

1 This version requires Veeam Backup & Replication 12.1 (build 12.1.0.2131) or later.

Hyper-V Platform

Veeam Backup & Replication provides support for the Microsoft Hyper-V platform including Azure Stack HCI. For more information on supported versions and VM requirements, see the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide for Microsoft Hyper-V.

Nutanix AHV Platform

Veeam Backup for Nutanix AHV is a solution developed for protection and disaster recovery tasks for the Nutanix AHV environment. For more information on Veeam Backup for Nutanix AHV features and system requirements, see the Veeam Backup for Nutanix AHV User Guide.

Oracle Linux Virtualization Manager and Red Hat Virtualization Platforms

Veeam Backup for Oracle Linux Virtualization Manager and Red Hat Virtualization is a solution developed for protection and disaster recovery tasks for oVirt KVM environments. For more information on Veeam Backup for OLVM and RHV features and system requirements, see the Veeam Backup for OLVM and RHV User Guide.

Guest OS File Restore

OS

Supported File Systems

Microsoft Windows

  • FAT, FAT32
  • NTFS
  • ReFS (ReFS is supported only if Veeam Backup & Replication is installed on Microsoft Windows Server 2012 or later)

Windows file-level restore to original location is supported for Microsoft Windows 2008/Windows Vista or later except Nano Server.

Linux

  • ext2, ext3, ext4
  • ReiserFS
  • JFS
  • XFS
  • Btrfs
  • NTFS

DRBD (Distributed Replicated Block Devices) are not supported.

BSD

UFS, UFS2

Mac

HFS, HFS+ (volumes up to 2 TB)

Micro Focus OES

NSS

AD-enabled NSS volumes on Open Enterprise Server 2015 are supported. Besides restore of standard file and folder permissions, restore of NSS trustee rights on files and folders is supported.

File-level restore is supported for the following OSes:

  • Open Enterprise Server (OES) versions 2015(SP1), 2018(SP1-SP3). Version 2023 is supported with limitations. For more information, see this Veeam KB article.
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1-SP4 with OES11(SP1-SP3)
  • NetWare 6.5 (only restore to a new location is supported)

Solaris

  • UFS
  • ZFS (except any pool versions of Oracle Solaris)

The helper appliance uses module ZFSonLinux version 2.1.5. For this reason, Veeam Backup & Replication supports only those versions of pools and features that are available in ZFSonLinux version 2.1.5.

For other requirements and limitations of guest OS file restore, see Requirements and Limitations.

Supported Applications

You can create transactionally-consistent backups or replicas of VMs that run the following applications.

Application

Requirement

Microsoft Active Directory

Veeam Backup & Replication supports backup of domain controllers for the following operating systems:

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2022
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2019
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008

Minimum supported domain and forest functional level is Windows 2008.

Microsoft Exchange

Veeam Backup & Replication supports backup of the following Microsoft Exchange versions:

  • Microsoft Exchange 2019
  • Microsoft Exchange 2016
  • Microsoft Exchange 2013

Microsoft SharePoint

Veeam Backup & Replication supports backup of the following versions of Microsoft SharePoint Server (virtualized either on VMware or Hyper-V platform):

  • Microsoft SharePoint Server Subscription Edition
  • Microsoft SharePoint 2019
  • Microsoft SharePoint 2016
  • Microsoft SharePoint 2013

All editions are supported (Subscription, Foundation, Standard, Enterprise).

Restore of Microsoft SharePoint data may require an available staging Microsoft SQL Server. To learn how to configure this server, see the Configuring Staging SQL Server section of the Veeam Explorers User Guide.

Microsoft SQL Server

Veeam Backup & Replication supports backup of the following Microsoft SQL Server versions:

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2022 (only for Windows)
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2019 (only for Windows)
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2017 (only for Windows)
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2016 SP2
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014 SP3
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 SP4
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 SP3
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 SP4

All editions of Microsoft SQL Server except LocalDB are supported.

The database whose logs you want to back up must use the Full or Bulk-logged recovery model. In this case, all changes of the Microsoft SQL Server state will be written to transaction logs, and you will be able to replay transaction logs to restore the Microsoft SQL Server. You can use the Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio to switch to one of these models. For more information, see Microsoft Docs.

Restore of Microsoft SQL Server data may require an available staging Microsoft SQL Server. To learn how to configure this server, see the Configuring Staging SQL Server section of the Veeam Explorers User Guide.

Oracle on Windows OS

Veeam Backup & Replication supports backup of the following Oracle Database versions on Microsoft Windows machines:

  • Oracle Database 21c

For supported operating systems, see Oracle documentation.

  • Oracle Database 19c

For supported operating systems, see Oracle documentation.

  • Oracle Database 18c

For supported operating systems, see Oracle documentation.

  • Oracle Database 12c Release 2

For supported operating systems, see Oracle documentation.

  • Oracle Database 12c Release 1

For supported operating systems, see Oracle documentation.

  • Oracle Database 11g Release 2

For supported operating systems, see Oracle documentation.

Oracle on Linux OS

Veeam Backup & Replication supports backup of the following Oracle Database versions on Linux machines:

  • Oracle Database 21c

For supported operating systems, see Oracle documentation.

  • Oracle Database 19c

For supported operating systems, see Oracle documentation.

  • Oracle Database 18c

For supported operating systems, see Oracle documentation.

  • Oracle Database 12c Release 2

For supported operating systems, see Oracle documentation.

  • Oracle Database 12c Release 1

For supported operating systems, see Oracle documentation.

  • Oracle Database 11g Release 2

For supported operating systems, see Oracle documentation.

Starting from version 12.1 (build 12.1.0.2131), Veeam Backup & Replication supports the backup of Linux-based VMs with several Oracle homes of different versions.

Oracle Database configuration

Consider the following:

  • Automatic Storage Management (ASM) is supported for Oracle 11g and later; requires ASMlib present.
  • Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) are not supported within the image-level backup functionality. Use Veeam Plug-in for Oracle RMAN. For details, see the Veeam Plug-in for Oracle RMAN section of the Veeam Plug-ins for Enterprise Applications User Guide.
  • Oracle Database Express Edition (XE) is supported for Windows-based machines only.
  • [For Microsoft Windows-based Oracle machines] Configurations with different versions of Oracle Database deployed on the same server are not supported.
  • To create Oracle database backups, all Oracle servers that use Data Guard must be added to the backup job.
  • You can use Veeam Plug-in for Oracle RMAN to integrate RMAN with Veeam Backup & Replication repositories. For details, see the Veeam Plug-in for Oracle RMAN section of the Veeam Plug-ins for Enterprise Applications User Guide.

PostgreSQL

Veeam Backup & Replication supports backup of the following PostgreSQL versions on Linux machines:

  • PostgreSQL 16
  • PostgreSQL 15
  • PostgreSQL 14
  • PostgreSQL 13
  • PostgreSQL 12

Veeam Backup & Replication does not support backup of PostgreSQL clusters.

 

Note

Consider that 32-bit Oracle running on 64-bit operating systems and Oracle Express Edition (XE) on Linux are not supported.

File Servers

Veeam Backup & Replication supports backup of files and folders from the file servers managed by the following operating systems:

1 This version requires Veeam Backup & Replication 12.1 (build 12.1.0.2131) or later.

Unstructured Data Backup Support

Veeam Backup & Replication supports backup of data from the following sources:

1 The object storage backup feature is available starting from Veeam Backup & Replication 12.1 (build 12.1.0.2131).

Requirements and Limitations for File Shares

Consider the following requirements and limitations for file shares:

In NFS settings of the source file share, you must explicitly specify what servers will have access to the file share.

  • SMB file share must run on SMB version 1.x, 2.x or 3.x.
  • To support the VSS for SMB File Shares feature, make sure that requirements listed in this Veeam KB article are met.
  • To correctly back up SACL (Ownership) files and folders from the SMB file share and restore them:
  1. When you are specifying access settings for the SMB file share, select the This share requires access credentials check box.
  2. Make sure that the account you use to Unstructured Data Backup access the file share is either added to the Backup Operators group or has the SeBackupPrivilege and SeRestorePrivilege privileges in Windows Server on the file share.

Requirements and Limitations for Object Storage

Consider the following limitations for object storage added as a source of unstructured data:

For more information on unstructured data backup, see the Unstructured Data Backup section.

Network

Consider the following requirements and limitations:

 

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