Other OS Support (Linux, Mac)

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Re: OS Support

Veeam Logoby ninjaburn81 » Thu Jan 15, 2015 9:48 pm

Perhaps the user segmentation for Linux users may be small, but for dual boot machines, you can use it successfully.

Initially, the software will not see/browse ext3/4 partitions (since Windows cannot either), however if you install a service such as Ext2Fsd (you can check it out here: http://www.ext2fsd.com/), the software WILL see and backup up those volumes successfully. Most EXT services are set for read-only tho, (the one I linked can be set to read/write).

Tested with:
Win7 x64/Ubuntu 14.04 LTS dual boot (separate drives for each install)
EXT2FSD installed
Used Volume Backup of Linux partition to external drive
Restored via FLR and Volume Restore.
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[MERGED] Feature request: Linux server backups

Veeam Logoby blodsbror » Mon Mar 30, 2015 2:48 pm

Hi,

I'm sure this has probably been mentioned before, but I just wanted to see if there is any known plans for Linux servers to be integrated into Veeam Endpoint backup ?
This would give a total backup solution for Veeam customers - as in my opinion Physical linux servers (such as management servers, NTP, DNS etc) aren't going anywhere soon. :)

thanks!
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Re: Feature request: Linux server backups

Veeam Logoby benthomas » Mon Mar 30, 2015 7:35 pm

+1 for this
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Re: Feature request: Linux server backups

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Mon Mar 30, 2015 8:27 pm

Hi Evan,

Is there any particular Linux distribution you want to run Veeam Endpoint on?

Thanks!
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Re: Other OS Support (Linux, Mac)

Veeam Logoby blodsbror » Mon Apr 06, 2015 9:11 am

Hi!

For us, the best would be Ubuntu 12.04/14.04 LTS server versions (and perhaps CentOS thrown in there as well). We don't actually run any Linux Endpoints as such. But hopefully the implementation would support both desktop/server...

cheers!
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Re: Other OS Support (Linux, Mac)

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Mon Apr 06, 2015 9:48 am

Thanks for the clarification. BTW, what apps do you run on Linux servers?
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Re: Other OS Support (Linux, Mac)

Veeam Logoby blodsbror » Mon Apr 06, 2015 3:05 pm

When it comes to physical Linux servers, they are really very basic. Management severs are more just jumphosts (SSH, Sendmail etc). DNS servers are running PowerDNS/BIND and NTP servers just basic NTP.
The only other thing would be physical NFS/file servers, but s far as I'm aware it's possible to backup those with existing Veeam B&R functionality ?

thanks!
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Re: Other OS Support (Linux, Mac)

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Mon Apr 06, 2015 4:04 pm

blodsbror wrote:The only other thing would be physical NFS/file servers, but s far as I'm aware it's possible to backup those with existing Veeam B&R functionality ?

No, it's not, Veeam B&R can be used to backup VMs only, however there are file copy jobs that can get these files from file servers. Thanks for the feedback on Linux backup functionality!
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Re: Other OS Support (Linux, Mac)

Veeam Logoby Cragdoo » Thu Apr 23, 2015 4:44 pm

+1 for this feature ..but then I'm more thinking about the likes of RHEL or OEL ;)
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Re: Other OS Support (Linux, Mac)

Veeam Logoby changeupcharley » Tue Apr 28, 2015 5:41 pm

How do I "upvote" for linux support for Endpoint? It would then be our all encompassing backu product. Thank you!
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Re: Other OS Support (Linux, Mac)

Veeam Logoby Gostev » Tue Apr 28, 2015 5:42 pm

Hi, do you really use Linux on your desktops? This is pretty uncommon, so I am not sure if there is a big market in that for us...
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Re: Other OS Support (Linux, Mac)

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Tue Apr 28, 2015 5:49 pm

Charley,
For me, vote is counted only after you post the exact linux distribution you are interested in :)
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Re: Other OS Support (Linux, Mac)

Veeam Logoby JaxIsland7575 » Tue Apr 28, 2015 5:58 pm

50% of our physical environment is Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS and Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS machines. Supporting current Ubuntu flavors would be a HUGE feature for us.
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Re: Other OS Support (Linux, Mac)

Veeam Logoby Gostev » Tue Apr 28, 2015 8:53 pm

But you are talking about servers, not desktops here, right?
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Re: Other OS Support (Linux, Mac)

Veeam Logoby JaxIsland7575 » Tue Apr 28, 2015 9:00 pm

For me they are all desktops except for a single Ubuntu 14.04 LTS server.
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