2019-06-26T05:26:00Z

What needs improvement with Veeam Agent for Linux?


Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Veeam Agent for Linux.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

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Consultant

I would like to be able to install Veeam directly to Linux instead of having to go through a Windows server. If I can make the VBR (Veeam Backup Replication) a proxy on Linux instead of Windows it would be an improvement in regards to security. Also, I would like to see Veeam take a backup for shares. If they can take backups from storage then they should be able to backup up for just shares.

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

We are currently waiting for the continuous backup process. The continuous backup process is not applied to Veeam. Veeam must have a good solution for physical backup. On the Linux side, it is using an NFS folder sharing for files, but there are some security difficulties when using NFS, so we have issues using Linux file restore.

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

I am really satisfied with this solution and I don't see anything that needs to improve.

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

In the next version, I would like to see inclusion for functionality and an improved operating system.

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

I would like to be able to take care of more than just the virtual environment with this solution. In terms of the physical environment, I'd like them to integrate it with other kinds of solutions. We don't just work with Microsoft or Linux, but other kinds of infrastructure data as well.

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

It would be much better if more applications were supported on the Linux side. For example, their agent for Windows not only can back up the Windows machine, but it can also back up Active Directory for granular restore, SQL servers, Exchange, Oracle, SharePoint, etc. When it comes to Linux, only Oracle databases are supported. There are workarounds, though. There are other ways to perform application consistency or transaction consistent backups. For example, you can configure having a backup job to run a script to save the laws of the database and store them on specific storage. So more applications support would definitely be of great value because not everyone is using Oracle. Some people are using MySQL or MongoDB and they would like to see a plug and play native integration built into the tool as well. There are plenty of applications in the market these days that are becoming mainstream. People are not only using vendor projects, but they may also use open source projects, which are gaining a lot of popularity.

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

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

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

It could use deduplication features.

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

In the future, the solution should make sure it's compatible with Unix versions like HP/UX and AIX.

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

Right now, the solution has responded to our needs, and there are also lots of new functionalities that we are not even yet, so I can't speak to features that may be missing. For us, it works very well.

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

The solution has to line up with Red Hat so that they can improve their agents as well. If they are not tied up with the RHCE, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, they will not be able to identify what the new features of Red Hat are. In new releases, I hope they can support Oracle cloud. Right now they support Azure and Amazon Web Services.

2019-06-26T05:26:00Z
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