Veeam Agent for Linux install on EOL CentOS fails with a repository error

KB ID: 4076
Published: 2020-12-03
Last Modified: 2022-02-15
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Challenge

When installing Veeam Agent for Linux on a version of CentOS that has reached End of Life, the install fails with messages similar to the following:
CentOS 8:
Error: Failed to download metadata for repo 'appstream': Cannot prepare internal mirrorlist: No URLs in mirrorlist
CentOS 6*:
Failed to install Veeam Agent for Linux: Error: Cannot find a valid baseurl for repo: base
*Starting with Veeam Agent for Linux 5.0, CentOS 6 is no longer supported.

Cause

These errors occur when a CentOS version has reached End of Life and its primary mirror list is removed and archived to https://vault.centos.org/.

 

*Similar errors may also occur on CentOS products that have not reached EOL when DNS is not functioning correctly.

Solution

Veeam advises against using a Linux OS that has reached End of Life status. The recommended solution is to migrate to a distro supported by Veeam Agent for Linux that has not reached End of Life.

More information

CentOS Product Specifications: https://wiki.centos.org/About/Product.

 

 

 

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