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During the last Veeam ON was announced a Veeam Backup for Linux systems (physical or virtual) with the main purpose to protect Linux workload on public cloud.

But with the success of the Veeam Endopoint for Windows, this project has become a more general Veeam Backup program for all Linux workload (of course for virtual workload running on vSphere or Hyper-V you can simple use Veeam Backup & Replication).

Finally the first public beta version is now available and you can simple try it. Of course this version has some limitation and does not provide (yet) all the functions (like the integration with the Veeam Repositories).

As you can notice, the name has change to Veeam Agent for Linux, that mean that this (and probably the Windows Endpoint) can be integrated in something (like Veeam Backup and Replication) sometime.

The software is available for Debian-based and RedHat-based distributions. In fact, the software is distributed as both RPM and DEB packages. It supports any Linux kernel from version 2.6.32 and above as long as you use the default kernel of your distribution, which means even old installations can be protected. Both 32-bit and 64-bit kernels are supported.

For more information see also: Veeam Agent for Linux, the Beta is now available!

Andrea MauroAbout Andrea Mauro (2312 Posts)

Virtualization & Cloud Architect. VMUG IT Co-Founder and board member. VMware VMTN Moderator and vExpert (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015). PernixPro 2014. Dell TechCenter Rockstar 2014. MVP 2014. Several certifications including: VCDX-DCV, VCP-DCV/DT/Cloud, VCAP-DCA/DCD/CIA/CID/DTA/DTD, MCSA, MCSE, MCITP, CCA, NPP.