Veeam Endpoint Backup is the product that you want use to protect your Windows physical computer. Veeam Endpoint Backup is the first FREE enterprise class Endpoint backup solution for Windows machines. During VeeamON 2015, Veeam announced a free tool called Veeam Backup for Linux. It is a simple and free backup agent that runs on physical Linux servers. It’s designed to give you the capabilities you need to ensure the Availability of Linux physical servers as part of your private cloud infrastructure. After release of Veeam Endpoint backup solution there were loads of requests for similar kind of tool for Linux boxes. Linux servers are holding more workloads on most of the corp data centers rather than Windows servers. Register for the first copy of Veeam Backup tool for Linux here.
Backing up and recovering Linux cloud instances is often complex complicated affair for IT Pros. This requires special skill sets, manual intervention or loads of precious time of IT admin. Veeam’s solution supports incremental backups with a proprietary changed block tracking (CBT) driver. Veeam backup for Linux does not leverage LVM (Logical Volume Manager) snapshots. Backup for Linux 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. This can help application not to use actual volume you are backing up! This solution can take a consistent snapshot of the server’s storage by using only the built-in functionality of Veeam Backup for Linux. More details about the tool from Mike Resseler here.