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Release Notes for Veeam Agent for Linux Update 1

KB ID: 2290
Product: Veeam Agent for Linux
Version: 1
Published: 2017-05-22
Last Modified: 2020-08-13


Release Notes for Veeam Agent for Linux Update 1


Please confirm you are running Veeam Agent for Linux or later.
If so, run one of the following commands to update Veeam packages:

For CentOS / RHEL / Oracle Linux / Fedora:
yum update veeam

For openSUSE / SLES:
zypper up veeam

For Debian / Ubuntu:
apt-get install --only-upgrade veeam

This will make your packet manager upgrade Veeam Agent for Linux and its backend database automatically. After upgrading, your version build will be

If you don’t have Veeam Agent for Linux installed, please follow the instruction in the User Guide.
Before you apply the update, make sure you have a configuration dump of your settings.



As a result of on-going R&D effort and in response to customer feedback, Update 1 includes over 100 enhancements and bug fixes, the most significant of which are listed below.

Integration with Veeam Backup & Replication

Exagrid support*, specify an existing Exagrid Veeam repository as a target for your Linux backups.

File system indexing support**, including search for OS files inside backups and 1-click restore in Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager.

Veeam Recovery Media

Custom Recovery Media support, adds ability to create custom recovery media which includes storage and network drivers that are currently installed on your machine.

User interface

Wizard improvements. We've placed all advanced settings such as scripts and file system indexing in one step to make it easier to navigate.

This update also resolves the following common support issues:
-    Addressed an issue with file-level backup for files with names encoded in ISO 8859-1 and containing symbols with encoding not matching ASCII encoding (such as ß, ü, ä, ö).
-    Addressed an issue with missing info about agent backup job start time in Veeam Backup & Replication console.
-    Automatic restore of logical volumes***
-    Fixed an issue with bare-metal restores to HP Smart Array.
-    Fixed numerous issues with backup of RAID and multipath devices.
-    Addressed an issue with snapshot placement atop of an encrypted device.
-    Addressed user interface slowness in case when many backup sessions are displayed on the screen.
-    Inactive logical volumes are automatically skipped from the entire machine backup instead of failing the job.
-    Addressed an issue with backing up disks that have /dev/xv* name format.

* Requires Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 U2 or later
** Requires Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 U2 or later, file masks are not inherited by indexing mechanism, indexing operation may fail on CentOS/RHEL versions 6/7 if SELinux is set to “Enforcing” mode
*** Thinly-provisioned logical volumes restores require manual VG creation


More information

KB ID: 2290
Product: Veeam Agent for Linux
Version: 1
Published: 2017-05-22
Last Modified: 2020-08-13

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