Veeam Agent for Linux +VBR = Veeam Agent for Linux +VBR

Veeam Agent for Linux +VBR = Veeam Agent for Linux +VBR

Since technically I’m in a marketing department, I see this “Veeam + Anything = Better Together” beeing overused. Hence the name of the post: sometimes Something + Something is just Something + Something.

Anyway, let’s talk integrations.

Veeam Agent for Linux comes with an integration with Veeam Backup and Replication (and even Enterprise Manager if you’re big enough). You don’t even need a paid license to use it; it works in any version of VAL. However, there’s a trick:

You can’t mix both free and paid licenses on one VBR server. 

Meaning you either use all VAL instances in free mode, or all of them in paid.

But enough intro, let’s see the real stuff.

1. See all VAL jobs targeting your VBR Repositories

When you target your VAL backup jobs to Veeam backup repository, you’ll see all of them in a new VBR tab called Agents. From there you’ll be able to get the details of all of those jobs.

2. License management

There’s an option to install a VAL licence through VBR Console or Enterprise Manager.

Veeam Agent for Linux License
If you don’t see this tab in VBR, press “Install License” on B&R tab and it will appear.

Veeam Agent for Linux Enterprise Manager

After you installed the license and set up a VAL job to back up to VBR repository, it will consume the license automatically. If you’ll need to reassign from a Workstation to Server edition, for example, you can do it from VAL itself or from VBR console:

Add a VBR server to a backup job
Assign a license from VBR console

 

3. Getting backups offsite

Veeam Agent for Linux doesn’t support direct backup to Cloud Connect at the moment. But you can setup a backup copy job to automatically send your backups off-site.

 

4. Restoring guest files

If you need to extract a certain file from a specific Linux machine, you can perform it from VBR console:

VBR will launch an FLR appliance and mount the disks so you can browse the files.

 

There are a few other options available, like Restore to Azure, exporting as virtual disks and more, but here I noted the most frequent I’ve used. Hope this was helpful.

 

DK out.

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