Veeam Agent for Linux Review

A scalable backup solution with a straightforward setup and easy to manage and restore backup


What is our primary use case?

Agent is installed to our VMs virtualized with Oracle VM virtual machines and backup them to our NAS storage over the LAN.

This is managed by VBR which was installed for our VMware VMs

How has it helped my organization?

Now we are able to include other virtual servers which are virtualized with Oracle VM to our backup plan, and other standalone servers

What is most valuable?

Disk, File or entire server restore is the best as you can choose from these restore options depending on your recovery requirement

What needs improvement?

I would appreciate if Veeam Agent for particular platforms, like Linux, Windows or iOS, is integrated on the same Veeam B&R console. 

For example, if someone wants to use the agent to backup the physical server or standalone server, the option should be there on the Veeam B&R installation software and available on the Veeam Availability Console as well, for simple and easy Agent installation

Also during the Agent Backup, the progress status not displayed on VBR console until job is finished, we should be able to monitor the progress on the console rather than on standalone server only

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using the solution for four months.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is very stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It's scalable, but it's not scalable on every platform.

How are customer service and technical support?

I would rate technical support 9 out of 10.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Veritas Backup Exec, we changed to VBR because of compression capability and simple backup and restore procedures

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was straightforward. It's not complicated. It takes around half an hour to implement, but it depends on the performance of the server that you are installing the backup software on.

What about the implementation team?

We have implemented on our own in house

What was our ROI?

We have not calculated yet as we just added to our existing licenses for Veeam B&R

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The pricing model makes it so that it's not too expensive. You only need to license the machines that use it. You don't need to license the calls, the processor, or the physical server. 

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

What other advice do I have?

We are using the on-premises deployment model.

I would recommend that anyone who needs to run a backup platform should use this solution.

I would rate the solution nine out of ten.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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