Install and Configure the Veeam Agent for Linux


In order to perform the installation and configuration process, you will need to be able to connect to the system over SSH and log in as a user with superuser privileges (or root).

The Veeam agent can be downloaded from a repository specific to your server's OS. On Linux, your distribution likely includes a file such as /etc/os-release that can be viewed to determine what repository to configure. Once you have determined your Linux distribution, select the tab below that corresponds to your OS. Each tab contains the commands that should be run for your distribution.

RHEL/CentOS/Fedora Debian/Ubuntu


A Veeam recovery media ISO is necessary in order to restore a volume level backup.

Now that you have configured and installed the Veeam agent, you can proceed with performing basic configuration and licensing it.

  1. Run veeamconfig ui to access the configuration tool for the Veeam agent. The selected option in this interface can be changed using the Arrow and Tab Keys, and options can be toggled with the Space key.

    # veeamconfig ui
  2. Once you have completed the Agreements page, you should be on the Recovery ISO page. While optional, it is highly recommended to create the custom Veeam Recovery Media ISO on this step. In the event of your server failing to boot, the recovery image can be used to boot into a limited Linux system that can then be used to restore your data.
  3. Once on the License page, you will want to point the File Location field to the path of your Veeam license. If the license is not configured, the Veeam agent will run in free mode which will not be able to take backups to a Cloud Connect repository.