[BETA] Known Issues + How to Submit a New Issue

Backup agent for Linux servers and workstations on-premises or in the public cloud

[BETA] Known Issues + How to Submit a New Issue

Veeam Logoby Gostev » Tue Jun 14, 2016 2:32 pm

The list of known issues is being updated based on the feedback from beta testers, so please check back before reporting an issue.

Features to test with this beta
• Entire computer, volume-level and file-level backup with support for multiple jobs
• Bare metal recovery, volume-level and file-level restores
• Proprietary snapshot driver (no reliance on LVM snapshots)
• Proprietary changed block tracking driver for incremental backups

Features NOT available in this beta
• Integration with Veeam Backup & Replication
• Restore to a smaller disk

Known Issues and Limitations
• BTRFS and ZFS file systems are not supported.
• Recovery Media will not boot in a Generation 2 Hyper-V VM.
• Only 64-bit Recovery Media is provided with this beta, so you will not be able to perform Bare Metal Recovery on 32-bit hardware. 32-bit Recovery Media will be provided with the next beta update Soon™
• In some scenarios, the resulting backup size may be larger than used space in the OS despite compression due to image-level backup picking up "dirty" file blocks belonging to the deleted files. This is normal behavior of a classic image-level backup, see Veeam BitLooker blog post for more information.
• Backup job to NFS or SMB share may hang in case of network disconnect.
• Wrong characters are displayed in putty terminal. To fix the issue, run export NCURSES_NO_UTF8_ACS=1 command.

How to Submit a New Issue
Please submit issues by creating a separate topic for each issue. Please do not post log snippets, instead include the link to full logs package from /var/logs/veeam directory from the agent and /usr/share/Veeam/LPB directory from the recovery media (use Dropbox, OneDrive etc. to share the log package with us).

Getting Started
How to backup
How to restore
Command line

1. Go to http://www.veeam.com/beta/val
2. Logon to web-site with your Veeam credentials
3. Additional password for download is VALv1beta
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Veeam Agent for Linux: System Requirements

Veeam Logoby Gostev » Fri Jun 17, 2016 6:57 pm 3 people like this post

CPU: x86, x86-64
Memory: 1 GB RAM
Disk Space: 60 MB + additional disk space in /tmp for snapshot writes redirection while the backup is being taken

Operating System
64-bit and 32-bit OS with kernel version 2.6.32 or later:
• RedHat and derivatives (CentOS etc.)
• Debian and derivatives (Ubuntu etc.)

We've tested the following operating systems:
• Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.0 – 7.2
• CentOS 6.0 – 7.2
• Debian 6.0 – 8.3
• Ubuntu 10.04 – 15.10
• SUSE Linux 11.1 - 12.1 (seems to work, but there will be NO official support in the first release)
• openSUSE 11.3 - 13.2 (seems to work, but there will be NO official support in the first release)

Software Dependencies
Protected Linux installation must have the following components installed:
• dkms*
• gcc
• make
• perl
• kernel-headers**
• kernel-devel**
• libudev
• libacl
• libattr
• lvm2
• libfuse

*dkms package is not present in RHEL/CentOS default repositories, so you need to install it from a 3rd-party (EPEL) repository. Installation example for CentOS:
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wget https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/epel-release-latest-7.noarch.rpm -O ~/epel-release-latest-7.noarch.rpm
rpm –i ~/epel-release-latest-7.noarch.rpm
yum update –y
yum install dkms –y

In CentOS 7 it's already in the distribution, so you only need to do:
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yum -y install epel-release && yum repolist

**make sure that kernel-devel and kernel-headers versions match you current kernel version. In case yum package manager attempts to install packages that have newer version than your current kernel, please use an archive repository (http://vault.centos.org for CentOS) to download and install the appropriate packages.
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