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Other OS Support (Linux, Mac)

Veeam Logoby jonaz » Fri Dec 05, 2014 8:05 pm

It would be nice to see Linux and Windows Support.
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Re: OS Support

Veeam Logoby Mike Resseler » Sat Dec 06, 2014 4:25 pm

Windows support we have now :wink: and for now there are no plans for Linux

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Re: OS Support

Veeam Logoby Gostev » Sat Dec 06, 2014 8:32 pm

I am hearing requests for MacOS support much more often so far, by the way ;)
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Re: OS Support

Veeam Logoby patrickl78 » Sun Dec 07, 2014 2:46 am 1 person likes this post

Ditto on the MAC support. We don't support any Linux. :)
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Re: OS Support

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Sun Dec 07, 2014 11:34 am 1 person likes this post

BTW Mac OS and Linux are similar at some point. :wink:
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Re: OS Support

Veeam Logoby Gostev » Sun Dec 07, 2014 3:11 pm 1 person likes this post

Mac OS and BSD, to be precise.
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Re: OS Support

Veeam Logoby mark.adams » Wed Dec 10, 2014 5:50 am 1 person likes this post

Having the Mac OS support, with the Veeam brand, this product would go a long way.
I would pay good money for this.
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Re: OS Support

Veeam Logoby corby » Tue Dec 16, 2014 6:15 pm

Mac already has at least three excellent options. Time Machine for the very simple needs and SuperDuper for more advanced needs. Arq is great for cloud based backup (mostly for user data, not bare metal, and offers encryption prior to leaving the local computer).

I am sure there are others, but I know about these three and they cover all my Mac backup needs.
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Feature Request - OSX Support

Veeam Logoby motoxrdr21 » Fri Jan 09, 2015 5:01 pm

OSX Support would be a great addition, it would be the selling point that makes me purchase licenses when this goes GA. We don't have a whole lot of use for Windows-based endpoint backup because our users are pretty good at keeping stuff on the server and even if they weren't I could use folder redirection to basically force it. We do have some issues with OSX though, more specifically Outlook for Mac requires that archived email be stored locally on the Mac without an option to specify an alternate location, and I have yet to find a solid system to backup the three Macs we have.
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Re: Feature Request - OSX Support

Veeam Logoby Mike Resseler » Sat Jan 10, 2015 7:45 am

Hi Steve,

To start... When this goes GA, it will still be free :-).

Second: We have no plans at this moment to support OSX, we are building this specifically to protect windows endpoints. Sorry...

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Feature Request - Linux Backups

Veeam Logoby danoarx » Tue Jan 13, 2015 8:45 pm

These days alot of people have started using Linux as a desktop. It would be nice to have a software for Linux to backup Linux desktop
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Re: OS Support

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Tue Jan 13, 2015 9:06 pm

Hi Adnan,
Since you brought this question up, I wonder what is the exact Linux distribution or distributions you are referring to.

Let’s say this way - what Linux is mostly used by existing Endpoint beta testers in addition to Windows OS? Thanks for any input.
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Re: Feature Request - Linux Backups

Veeam Logoby Gostev » Wed Jan 14, 2015 1:31 am

danoarx wrote:These days alot of people have started using Linux as a desktop.

I am so sorry for them. I can understand using Android-based systems as a desktop, but Linux as a desktop... always makes me wonder how people have so much spare time to afford that. And what are they doing exactly with it (aside of browsing/email), considering severe lack of applications, and a few existing ones being so cumbersome.

Also, I would like to understand how much is "alot" in your definition? Because even working in hardcore IT company, I see only a handful of those people (and in fact, one of them has just escaped back to the Windows world).

Now, don't get me wrong - I am not some Linux hater, and I am talking about desktops only here... using Linux as a server is a totally different story.
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Re: OS Support

Veeam Logoby danoarx » Wed Jan 14, 2015 6:25 pm

I use Ubuntu. I have seen people using Ubuntu as a desktop. Alot of applications are in cloud now, so Linux would work better and it doesn't use alot of resources so you can get a low spec system to run Linux.
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Re: OS Support

Veeam Logoby pawel » Wed Jan 14, 2015 8:36 pm 1 person likes this post

I have to agree with Gostev, supporting Linux seems like it would take a lot away from basic feature development when in reality almost nobody uses Linux as end-points. Yes, many applications are in the cloud these days, but that also means the data is stored in the cloud, so backups are not an issue. I have enough problems getting my end users to use Windows properly, I can't imagine the nightmare if we had to support Linux. Windows licenses are not expensive, and they are very lightweight. You can have old computers from 2006 running Windows 7 home edition without any issues and very little cost.
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