Veeam Agent for Linux Valuable Features

Sr. Product Manager - Mcafee at a wholesaler/distributor with 10,001+ employees
The really amazing feature about Veeam Agent is that when you're using the central deployment model, you can actually use the instant VM recovery feature, which is really a pain point that I find some days. Here in Saudi Arabia, the market mentality is a bit different. Many customers are still running physical environments. They do not have virtual environments and they're not really keen towards going towards the virtual environment. They always want to back up their systems every day. In the event of a disaster, they want to be able to restore in less than an hour, which is impossible on a physical environment, due to a lot of constraints, such as networking and other issues. However, Windows gives a feature that if you have a Hyper-V environment, for example, added to the Veeam backup infrastructure, you can choose to restore a backup of a physical server instantly into Hyper-V. The way that works is that they mount the backup to the Hyper-V as storage and just boot it up directly from the backup. That is an amazing feature, and it actually was useful for one customer, whose IT manager was pretty old. He didn't want to migrate his infrastructure to VMware or any virtualized platforms. He was looking for a way to backup these physical servers and at the event, he has a disaster, he'll be able to restore in time. So that feature doesn't just help with restoring that server in no time inside a Hyper-V server or cluster. It also helps migration for customers who are trying to migrate from physical to virtual or from physical to cloud. The good part is that you can actually restore any backup to Microsoft Azure as well, or to Amazon AWS, almost instantaneously. As long as your bandwidth is sufficient enough, you can restore your workloads to the cloud or to a virtual environment. That is not to mention the flexibility provided, as it gives you the ability to perform the three to one rule, which is the really necessary part of any backup solution. Being able to have a solution that will help you achieve the three to one rule. The rule basically means having three different backup copies of your data, inside two different mediums. For example, one disc-based storage and one tape or cloud, keeping one copy offsite. I prefer offline because offline backups are the latest backups in terms of a cyber attack, ransomware, or advanced malware attack. View full review »
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IT Data Center Infrastructure Technical Team Lead at Dr. Sulaiman Al-Habib Medical Group
The ASM backup features are the most valuable. Some other backup solutions take ASM, and when you restore it, sometimes there are some missing files. View full review »
ABP Food Group Infrastructure team lead at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The ease of use for the graphical interface and the ease of installation are the most valuable features of this solution. View full review »
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IT System Integrator at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
The solution is very user-friendly and has an easy to use interface. We can manage it easily. It allows for a simple backup. The speed that you get backing up huge amounts of data from virtual machines is impressive. View full review »
System Administrator at Bakhresa Group of companies
Disk, File or entire server restore is the best as you can choose from these restore options depending on your recovery requirement View full review »
IT Manager at The National Company for Electronic Payments
Generally, Veeam is very robust. It's completely compatible with Linux. The most valuable feature in Veeam is its compatibility with VMware. The solution provides a lot of features, including backing up of images. You can restore VM itself. You can also restore a single file. There's a feature called instant recovery. You can run VMware in the background without restoring it. It's a very valuable backup solution. View full review »
Consultant at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
The most valuable feature is that I can restore single files. The user interface is good. View full review »
System Engineer at a computer software company with 201-500 employees
It's simple to use. View full review »
CTO at Pronet Security
The most valuable feature is the instant restore option. View full review »
Senior Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
What I find most valuable about this solution, is that the user experience is very simple. The support is great. There is a feature for this type of category and for replication and there is also good monitoring and analytics. I also like intelligent testing and intelligence recovery. The solution offers good data management. View full review »
Lead Senior Project Manager with 51-200 employees
The solution is very simple. Management of the platform is so simple that we don't need to have any training to deploy this solution. View full review »
BSS Platform Team Leader at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
I like the backup features of this solution and the integration is very useful. View full review »
Learn what your peers think about Veeam Agent for Linux. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: April 2020.
442,845 professionals have used our research since 2012.