Standalone backup agent for Microsoft Windows servers and workstations (formerly Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE)
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[RTM] Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows 2.0

Post by Gostev » Apr 29, 2017 9:13 pm 2 people like this post

All,

I am happy to announce the RTM build of Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows 2.0 availability! Following our standard release process, we are now inviting all Veeam Community forum members to participate in the pilot program. We are planning to make this product generally available in a few weeks - please keep in mind that the GA build may different from the RTM build in case early adopters find a major issue.

Please note that Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Update 2 must be installed when using Veeam backup repository or Veeam Cloud Connect repository as the target. The RTM build of Update 2 is available through the controlled pilot program only, please contact our technical support if you'd like to participate.

System Requirements

OS
• Microsoft Windows 7 SP1
• Microsoft Windows 8.x
• Microsoft Windows 10 (including Creators Update)
• Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
• Microsoft Windows Server 2012
• Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
• Microsoft Windows Server 2016

Backup Targets
• Local (internal) storage of the protected computer (not recommended)
• Direct attached storage (DAS), such as USB, eSATA or Firewire external drives
• Network Attached Storage (NAS) able to represent itself as SMB (CIFS) share
• Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Update 2 backup repository
• Veeam Backup Cloud Connect 9.5 Update 2 backup repository

New Features
Veeam Agent for Windows comes in Free, Workstation and Server editions with the following new features on top of existing functionality of Veeam Endpoint Backup 1.5

Free
• Windows Server 2016 support
• Source-side encryption
• Optional periodic active full backup
• Configurable compression level and block size
• Improved backup performance for file level backup mode
• Option to skip bad blocks is now enabled by default

Workstation (in addition to Free features)
• 24.7.365 support
• Backup cache for mobile users
• Backup directly to Veeam Cloud Connect
• Remote management and configuration API
• Optional periodic synthetic full backup

Server (in addition to Workstation features)
• Application-aware processing engine (same functionality as in Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5)
• File system indexing (including the integration with Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager catalog search and 1-Click FLR)
• Server-focused job scheduler (same as in Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5)

Upgrade
Upgrade is supported from Veeam Endpoint Backup 1.5 only. If you are running the beta build, you must perform a clean install instead.

Documentation
Help Center

Download
RTM build (temporary license is included in the download location)

Gostev
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Known Issues

Post by Gostev » Apr 30, 2017 4:31 pm 3 people like this post

General
• Windows event log and application source were renamed from Veeam Endpoint Backup to Veeam Agent for Windows. Be sure to update all scripts and processes which are triggered by Windows events.

Veeam Backup & Replication Integration
• Veeam Agent for Windows license added to Veeam Backup & Replication console will cause existing Veeam Endpoint Backup 1.5 jobs to fail. To work around this issue, delete the license file from the console (KB2235).
• Restore to the original location via Veeam Enterprise Manager may not work if the original computer and Enterprise Manager server are located in different domains.

Found a bug?
Please use built-in functionality to open support case (Control Panel > Support > Technical Support)

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