Veeam Agent for Linux Beta – Overview and Installation

Veeam has recently released the beta version of a new free tool called Veaam Agent for Linux.

After the highly appreciated Veeam Endpoint Backup Free, a standalone backup tool for Windows-based desktops and laptops, it’s time for a free backup agent for Linux.

A new step towards the protection of physical systems, we will see in the next months if Veeam will integrate completely this functionality into its main product, Veeam Backup & Replication.

Some info:

  • Available for both Debian-based and Linux-based distributions
  • Both 32-bit and 64-bit kernels are supported
  • Performs image-based backup at file level or volume level
  • Incremental backup created using a proprietary CBT (Change Block Tracking) driver
  • Integration with Veeam Backup & Replication repository not available in beta version

I tested the installation process using a CentOS 7 machine.

Firstly upload the appropriate files to the machine:

  • veeam-
  • veeamsnap-

Start installing the first component, VeeamSnap, using the following command:


There are some missing dependencies that must be installed:


The Dynamic Kernel Module Support (dkms) package is not available on the the default repository.
The Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux (EPEL) repository has to be installed.




Go ahead and install the second component, Veeam Agent for Linux software, again a missing dependency to install.



Veeam Agent for Linux is installed, type the veeam command to open the console:


To read more about the Linux Agent for Linux, check the Veeam Blog.