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NEW Veeam Agent for Linux FREE

Simple, FREE backup for Linux — anywhere!

Back up Linux-based servers and workstations with ease

Backing up and recovering Linux instances — whether they’re on premises or in the cloud — is often cumbersome or expensive, requiring manual intervention and consuming an IT administrator’s valuable time.

NEW Veeam® Agent for Linux FREE is a simple backup agent that’s designed to ensure the Availability of your Linux instances, regardless of if they’re deployed in the public cloud or on premises.

FREE Linux backup for public cloud and physical workloads

Veeam Agent for Linux FREE is a solution that can perform image-based backups from inside the guest, both at the file level and the volume level. True incremental backup is enabled using Veeam’s kernel module CBT (changed block tracking) functionality. And, the best part is that this module is distributed as source code!

Backup features

Backup modes in Veeam Agent for Linux FREE

Veeam provides fast, image-based backup for Linux instances running in the public cloud or on premises.

Backup options include:

  • Entire computer, volume-level and file-level backup: Get image-based backup for your entire Linux system or specific volumes or files
  • Built-in snapshot and CBT drivers: Get true incremental Linux backups enabled by Veeam’s kernel module with built-in volume snapshot capabilities and proprietary CBT capabilities
  • Active full backups2: Meet your company backup policies by scheduling periodic active full backups as needed
  • Source-side encryption2: Encrypt your Linux backup data at the source, before it leaves the protected computer — thus protecting your data in flight and at rest on any backup target
  • Snapshot-less backup mode2  NEW: Back up critical files from any mounted file system
  • Console UI or command line: Choose between a user-friendly UI or a more traditional Linux command line (via veeamconfig command)
  • Integration with Veeam Backup & Replication™ 1: Take full advantage of Veeam backup repositories as target locations and leverage the existing capabilities for file-level recovery — and more!

Requires Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Update 1 or later
Requires Veeam Agent for Linux FREE v3 or later

Learn more about Veeam Backup & Replication

Recovery features

Veeam Agent for Linux FREE enables fast recovery for your Linux instances, which translates into increased uptime. Perform on-premises restores from backups of individual Linux instances in the public cloud or perform cloud-based restores of on-premises backups.

Recovery options include:

  • Bare-metal restore: Restore your entire system to the same or different hardware
  • Volume-level restore: Restore a failed hard drive or corrupted partition
  • File-level restore: Restore individual files from ANY backup type in minutes!
Perform restores quickly and easily with Veeam Agent for Linux FREE

Bootable recovery media

Recovery media for Veeam Agent for Linux FREE

Veeam Agent for Linux FREE helps you troubleshoot issues through its available recovery media, with the following options:

  • Restore volumes: Restore an entire volume from your Linux cloud instance or on-premises backups
  • Restore files: Browse for and restore individual files from your Linux backups
  • Configure network: Obtain network settings from a DHCP server to allow you to browse to a backup on a network share
  • Switch to command line: Use the command line to perform all of the same functions you can with the built-in UI and get access to advanced system tools
  • Reboot: Initiate a reboot of your Linux cloud instance or on-premises server or workstation

Supported system environments

Veeam Agent for Linux FREE 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. For more information, please review User Guide.

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