Veeam Agent for Linux Beta

Do you have any Linux machines that are not virtualised or Veeam cannot reach the hypervisors they run on even when they are virtualized, such as in public cloud environments?

Protecting these workloads can be difficult and cumbersome to manage, often you would need to rely on the public cloud providers backup solution (at additional cost of course) or use a traditional backup solution in lieu of Veeam. Well, that is all about to change with the new Veeam Agent for Linux which is now available in Beta.

Using the Veeam Agent for Linux allows us to backup Linux workloads even if they are physical servers or running on public cloud where traditionally the hypervisor is hidden away from Veeam.

What’s great about this product is that it’s completely free! This will enable users to finally get rid of those last few traditional backup licenses used to protect physical Linux workloads. So not only is the Veeam Agent for Linux free but it can also save you money!

Couple notes;

  • It is distributed as 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.
  • Integrates with Veeam Backup & Replication to use existing backup repositories as target locations
  • Performs image-based backups from inside the linux guest,¬†both at the file level and the volume level.

If you want to learn more, test it and contribute to improving it before version 1.0, sign up for the Public Beta here; https://go.veeam.com/linux

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