The latest Linux Agent was released today 14th December 2016 (this version unfortunately doesn’t include direct Cloud Connect capabilities). Interestingly on the same page is a link to the “NEW Veeam Agents for Microsoft Windows and Linux Pricing”, even though the Windows version is still not released.
To cut to the chase, the pricing looks very competitive with Workstation @£39 per year and Server @£129 – both are also available as a 3 year purchase enjoying a 20% discount. Given that the pricing is now out there, I would expect that the Windows Agents will be released very soon. Read the full article here
In summary the new Agents are available in three versions:-
- Free Edition of backup agent for Linux you get the ability to protect an entire computer or create volume-level and file-level backups of Linux instances running in the cloud or on-premises. Plus flexible recovery; perform on-premises restores from backups of individual cloud instances, or cloud restores of on-premises backups. Perfect for home use or non-critical systems.
- Workstation Edition is all of the free edition features plus it’s backed by Veeam’s enterprise-class, 24.7.365 Technical Support.
- Server Edition is the most advanced version with support to schedule multiple Linux backup jobs for more specific RPO and different backup configurations, plus Pre-freeze/Post-thaw snapshot scripts, supporting transactionally consistent backups.
It would appear that it’s the Edition that varies…not what OS you install it on. Support OS’s areas follows:-
OS: kernel 2.6.32 or higher, 32 and 64-bit versions:
• Debian 6.x-8.x
• Ubuntu 10.04-16.10
• RHEL / CentOS / Oracle Linux 6.x-7.x
• Fedora 23, 24
• openSUSE 11.3–13.x, 42.1
• SLES 11 SP1 — 12
• RedHat-based Linux distributions
In the FAQs I also found “Workstations licenses of Veeam Agent for Linux must be purchased in quantities of at least five (5). There is no minimum purchase requirement for Server licenses, which can be purchased in any quantity.”