2019-06-26T05:26:00Z

What advice do you have for others considering Veeam Agent for Linux?


If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Veeam Agent for Linux, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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Consultant

I haven't explored all of what this solution has to offer as I have only been using it for four months, but so far it's good and I would recommend it. In the next release, I would like to see Veeam installed in Linux instead of Windows, that is the main concern for me. Some locations avoid using Veeam because of this, being installed on a Windows Server and not Linux. This would be a huge improvement. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

2019-10-02T11:08:00Z
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Top 20Real User

If the production site has physical computers they will not be able to use Veeam, but if they have virtual machines then it’s very good to manage, install, and the reporting is also very good. We do not have a business relationship with Veeam, we are customers. I am certified with Veeam. At the moment, this solution is not good enough. I would rate this solution a six out of ten.

2019-09-29T12:12:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

Everything works well and the solution is user-friendly, so I will rate it nine out of ten. In the next version, I would like to see an increase in the locations online. I have found that other products have good pickup location. I would recommend Veeam to others.

2019-09-26T04:12:00Z
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Real User

On a scale of one to ten, I will rate this solution an eight. Something that needs to improve is compatibility with all the operating systems so that they operate smoothly. That will improve the backup function.

2019-09-25T05:10:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

We are using the on-premises deployment model. I would advise others to go ahead and implement it. This is a good solution for disaster recovery. It's easy to implement and easy to operate. Veeam is a good solution for the second phase of a disaster which is basically recovering all of the environment. It's also very fast. I would rate the solution nine out of ten.

2019-09-16T10:14:00Z
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Reseller

Check the compatibility, in detail. Generally speaking, there are many distributions and kernel versions supported, but it's important to be very picky about the kernel and distribution version that they are running. First, to check the agent that's compatible with them or not. For example, the most known Linux distribution is Red Hat. There have been many releases of Red Hat, many of which are being used in production. Right now, there is a version from Red Hat 5 through Red Hat 8, which I think is the latest. At the moment, I think Veeam supports 6 to 7.5 and it had 8 which is a new release, but still not supported. I imagine it will be supported very soon. However, many people are using Red Hat 5 and that's not supported yet. In addition, make sure you plan your backups in general. This is not just tied to Veeam Agent for Linux, but tied to any backup solution. You need to know what kind of expectations you are looking for. Some people already have their backup strategy planned and want to backup their server every day and keep a retention policy of one month, for example. Because Veeam is a software solution and works with almost any storage, they come into the situation where they don't know how much storage they need. So they just make some assumptions instead of properly sizing it and they get the backup storage. Either it exceeds what they need, which is okay, or it's lower than what they need and they run into an issue at the end of the month, where the backups are failing because the storage is too full. This is the situation with any backup solution. It's also really important to set up the antivirus and anti-malware exceptions and firewall ports. If you know about them before deployment, set up the exceptions for the firewall port and anti-malware, then you won't have any issues to worry about during deployment. I'll give this a nine out of ten because it's really easy and straightforward. I haven't faced any issues with it yet to this day and I've done many proof of concepts and demos for clients. Veeam Agent for Linux works like a charm and after-sales support is amazing, so I can only say that the product is very new. If there is room for improvement, that would be specifically with application support, instead of just supporting Oracle databases. They should be more open to supporting other open-source AWS backups as well, however that can be done. In the backup job, you have the option either to specify your application work processing to backup Oracle databases or to use a script. This basically means whoever is administering the database can provide a script that Veeam will execute before running the backup, after running the backup, or freezing the database so that when the backup is taken the database is in a consistent state.

2019-09-15T16:47:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

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.

2019-08-05T06:24:00Z
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Top 20Real User

If you have the money to buy this solution, you should because it makes life a lot easier. I would rate it an eight out of ten. Not a ten because sometimes the reporting is lacking. Sometimes you can get an error. Something will go wrong but you can't clearly see what.

2019-08-05T06:24:00Z
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Top 20Real User

I'm using the hybrid deployment model. The backup for Veeam is very fast, especially in comparison to EMC Network. Scalability, if you are talking about scaling on Linux, is good. However, if you need to backup more types of solutions or Unix systems, like HP/UX, AIX, etc., it's not compatible. In this case, EMC NetWorker is more compatible with different types of Unix operating systems. That's something a new user should keep in mind if they are considering implementing Veeam. I would rate the solution nine out of ten.

2019-08-05T06:23:00Z
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Real User

We use the on-premises version of the solution. I would rate the solution at 8.5 out of ten.

2019-08-04T07:38:00Z
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Top 20Real User

In HMG Hospitals, for example, we have seven data centers here. We have a main and a DR. In our backup strategy, we start by backing up our main site, and then the DR, and then the other branches. We have Veeam backup and replication on all sites, but we are managing all of them from one single place. That is our backup strategy, and everything has been taken care of. We have a primary, we have a base of the domain, our secondary back up, and then our third copy backup will be on tape. You can implement the Veeam agent for Linux if you have the Veeam Availability Suite. Otherwise, you are just wasting money. You have to understand the concept of the solution, not only the agent. There are multiple explorers which are free on the backup licenses. You have Oracle explorer, you have Exchange, you have Active Directory Explorer, you have SharePoint, etc. Not all is done by the agent. The agent doesn't matter so much. Veeam will work across the cloud environment. Currently, ninety-five percent of my data has been backed up using this solution. I would rate this solution a nine and a half out of ten.

2019-06-26T05:26:00Z
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