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Backup Linux instances running on Cloud with Veeam Backup

Backup Linux instances running on Cloud with Veeam Backup. Veeam Software, which already provides solutions for interacting with public clouds such as the Veeam FastSCP for Microsoft Azure, is now announced Veeam Backup for Linux instances which are running on Private Cloud data centers.

Veeam Backup for Linux is a simple and free backup agent that runs on Linux servers. It is designed to provide you the capabilities that you need to ensure the Availability of your individual Linux cloud instances or on-premises physical Linux servers.

Backup Linux instances running on Cloud with Veeam BackupVeeam Backup for Linux provides the following benefits like:

  • Back up Linux instances running in the cloud or on premises
  • Perform on-premises restores from backups of individual cloud instances, or cloud restores of on-premises backups
  • Take full advantage of Veeam backup repositories as target locations; leverage existing Veeam Backup & Replication capabilities for granular recovery (Integration with Veeam Backup & Replication)

Veeam Backup team says – Our Public Beta will be made available on a first come, first serve basis.

Backup Linux instances running on Cloud with Veeam Backup
Backup Linux instances running on Cloud with Veeam Backup – How it works ?

Veeam Backup for Linux is an agent-based solution running inside the guest OS (operating system)

Veeam’s solution supports incremental backups with a proprietary changed block tracking (CBT) driver. And, while being fully compatible with LVM (Logical Volume Manager), Veeam does not leverage LVM snapshots. Instead, it has implemented a proprietary volume snapshot provider that does not suffer from the same limitations as LVM snapshots.

This allows Veeam to take block-level snapshots on a vast range of file systems while storing snapshot data on the designated storage device, instead of on the actual volume you are backing up! And what’s more important, the solution can take a consistent snapshot of the server’s storage by using only the built-in functionality of Veeam Backup for Linux.

From a distro point of view, Veeam Backup for Linux will support most Debian- and Red Hat-based distros right in v1 (the exact number of supported distros will be announced closer to the release). Rest assured, Veeam aims to quickly expand coverage in the following updates based on your feedback:

Configuration will allow for backup options ranging from the entire server, to volume-level, to file-level. This will give you the ability to restore specific files or volumes on your server, or even the entire server with bare-metal recovery.

Administrators will also have the ability to use pre-freeze and post-freeze scripts so they can prepare the workloads on their server for backup to also make sure everything is in a consistent state on the application level.

The available management options will include a web-based GUI, command-line interface and configuration files. For those who likes to work via command line, Veeam has created a minimalistic, but informative, console interface that provides real-time info in an accessible form on job progress and performance statistics.

Veeam Backup for Linux beta version can get by signing up from the of VEEAM official website and test it. This is going to be first come first serve basis. Soon this product is going to launch all over. And this product helps to backup Linux instances running on Cloud with Veeam Backup.

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