A Look risked: Veeam Agent for Linux (beta)

Jul

31

2016

A Look risked: Veeam Agent for Linux (beta)

The end of June we had it reported that the Veeam has now officially reached Agent for Linux beta status. After that time we considered a beta license respectively downloading logged had the necessary information finally wobbled and we had the opportunity, the preliminary version of the Linux counterparts of Veeam’s backup solution to take even closer look. the whole has been tested on the latest Linux Mint 18 “Sarah” in the 64-bit version.

On the part of Veeam will support both 64-bit and 32-bit versions with kernel version 2.6.32 or higher, in terms of distributions are employed wide-ranging on RedHat and related derivatives (eg. As CentOS) and Debian and related derivatives ( Ubuntu, Mint, etc.). The integration of Veeam Backup & Replication depots ( “repository”) is not included in the beta version – you can perform the backup either via NFS or a CIFS share.

Veeam_Linux_Beta_01_Download

Now that we have downloaded to try the right one for our system package from the website, we can easily open the zip file on the desktop and the two installation packages contained – either as a 32- or 64-bit version – install. Alternatively, of course unpack and install via command line is possible. Pioneers to successfully install the Snap-package, only then can install the main package, which then brings the actual executable Veeam component with it. Missing former, the dependencies are not satisfied and the package management shows you how to accordingly.

After installation completion and successful it goes now to the crunch: If you like to control or query from the command line backup, the interest is once the “veeamconfig” command:

Veeam_Linux_Beta_13_Veeamconfig

In my case, made me rather the terminal-based GUI ( “veeam”) interested, while not as pretty as the Windows counterpart looks, this does not necessarily have to, because they do simply what they want!

Veeam_Linux_Beta_06_Start

The first backup job can skip accordingly leads if necessary “R” but also to restore the already stored files by pressing the “C” key. We go at this point curious to discover the configuration options, we want to ensure our system only once.

Veeam_Linux_Beta_07_Welcome

We give below on so if we want wegsichern the entire computer, individual volumes or individual files. Then you must specify to which target (NFS or CIFS volume) and the weekdays on which respectively times to take place the whole. After a final summary, we can save the backup job now and – as the default – start right yet. That’s how it should be!

Now we see the decorated job and can be made by pressing the Enter key to retrieve detailed statistics about.

Veeam_Linux_Beta_09_Job_running

Here the backup then goes a little into detail and reveals everything else that might be of interest as part of the backup.

Veeam_Linux_Beta_10_Progress

Let us follow once the network share, one discovers the stored backup files, including definition of backup jobs and also provides for the following day that the automatic has been gripped at 06:00 on the following day: The second backup is here already been done.

Veeam_Linux_Beta_12_Jobs

The recovery is simple – the backup archive is selected, one quickly gets the list of files backed up and presented here can back secured. Alternatively Veeam combines the selected backup and hangs it under “/ mnt / backup”, so that posting a 1: 1 gain access to the file system backup and manually can copy them to your live system files from this archive.

Conclusion: Of course, the backup on Linux and the choice of the path there is again a highly individual issue, but Veeam sends after the first impression here to bring here an interesting solution to the market. All, even as a server version on Windows or as free know the Veeam “Endpoint Backup” for Windows clients will find their way directly: As there also is one virtually “out-of-the-box” quickly quickly with an established and reliably established safety on the road, you hopefully can also be integrated into a possibly existing backup repository later.

What remains is still an issue and for many users of concern is the issue of verification of the backup after completion, as it offers several competitors for a long time: Here Veeam would deliver yet. Wipe it off this point, but also get Linux users a new and easy to administer kind of backup for your system, which comes simple but effective and positive notice at an early stage.

Who incidentally shares his experiences and would like active feedback (for which the beta phase so there is), the way in the specific field of Veeam Forum do. Apparently running there is not anything around, but where there is no feedback, since not a finished product – or? How to look your experience of the Linux-Beta? Were you able to test it yet? Meets Beta already your requirements or your sets rather on other solutions to secure your Linux system?

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