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How to Reinstall the Veeam Transport Service on a Linux Server

KB ID: 4298
Product: Veeam Backup & Replication | 11 | 12 | 12.1
Published: 2022-04-07
Last Modified: 2024-05-22
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Article Use

The steps outlined in this article are used as a troubleshooting step when an issue occurs with a Linux server that requires that the Veeam Transport service be manually reinstalled.

When phasing out a Linux server, these steps are not necessary; In such a scenario, simply removing the Linux server from Veeam Backup & Replication will cause the Veeam Transport Service to be uninstalled from the Linux server.

Purpose

This article documents the process for manually uninstalling and redeploying the Veeam Transport service, commonly referred to as the Data Mover, for a Linux server that is managed by Veeam Backup & Replication.

Solution

Impact on Running Tasks

The uninstall procedure will cause all Veeam Backup & Replication tasks currently utilizing the Linux server to fail. As such, it is highly recommended to ensure that either no tasks are occurring within Veeam Backup & Replication or that the Linux server is not currently being used by Veeam Backup & Replication.

Generally speaking, if the Linux server is being used by a Veeam Backup & Replication task, there will be a 'veeamagent' process active. Use the following command to check for active 'veeamagent' processes:

ps -e | grep veeamagent

Uninstall Veeam Transport Service

The following commands are to be executed on the Linux server.

Expand the section that aligns with the version of Veeam Backup & Replication that deployed the transport service on the Linux server.

Veeam Backup & Replication Version 12.1.2 and Higher

Starting in Veeam Backup & Replication 12.1.2, both the Veeam Transport Service and Veeam Deployment Service are installed using packages.

RHEL/Alma/Rocky/Oracle Linux:

sudo yum remove veeamtransport veeamdeployment
Debian/Ubuntu:
sudo apt purge veeamtransport veeamdeployment
SLES:
sudo zypper remove veeamtransport veeamdeployment
Veeam Backup & Replication Version 12.1.1 and Lower
  1. Stop the Veeam Transport service:
sudo service veeamtransport stop
  1. Execute the Veeam Transport uninstall command:
sudo /opt/veeam/transport/veeamtransport -u
  1. Remove the Veeam Transport application files:
sudo rm -rf /opt/veeam/transport/

Redeploy Veeam Transport Service to Linux Server

  1. Open the Veeam Backup & Replication Console.
  2. Within the view selector in the bottom-left corner, select Backup Infrastructure.
  3. Within the tree in the Backup Infrastructure navigation pane, select Managed Servers.
  4. Within the working area, identify and edit the entry for the Linux server.
  5. In the Edit Linux Server wizard, click the Finish button.
    Veeam Backup & Replication will notice that the Veeam Transport service is missing and redeploy the Veeam Data Mover.

More Information

If any issues occur when the wizard attempts to redeploy the Veeam Data Mover service, review the links below:
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