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We performed a comparison between Veeam Agent for Linux and Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Cloud Backup solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed Veeam Agent for Linux vs. Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows Report (Updated: November 2022).
655,994 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"The initial setup and deployment are easy. It's straightforward.""Veeam Agent for Linux's most valuable feature is the compatibility with virtual machines, such as VMware.""Veeam has a "next, next, finish" installer, and the overall deployment is straightforward. The deployment is easy because Veeam is compatible with all our VMware services and VMs. Veeam Backup and Veeam ONE are integrated into vCenter or vSphere site deployments, so we don't need to deploy each server one by one.""I like the incremental backups and their failover.""The most valuable feature is the ability to pick up individual files."

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"We found the initial setup to be quite simple.""The most valuable features are backup and restore. This solution is also easy to use.""The solution is useful for taking backups for end-user laptops and end-user workstations where data is involved.""The solution is meeting all of our client's requirements. It has good performance.""The solution is very affordable for small businesses.""It is good and easy to use for backing up physical servers. It is working fine, and it is stable and scalable.""I don't have any major problems with the agent connectivity with Microsoft applications or Microsoft Azure.""The product is free to use. We don't have to pay for a license."

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Cons
"The integration needs improvement.""The solution is pretty stable right now, however, we believe that the solution could be made to be even more stable.""The price of Veeam Agent for Linux could be reduced.""They could be more customer-friendly."

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"A lower price would always be beneficial.""The price of Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows could improve.""Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows should improve by having more features, easier deployment, and compatibility with Unix boxes.""The compression ratio and application ratio could still be improved in this solution. Reporting could also be improved, for better monitoring.""I can't think of anything that may be missing.""With the currency exchange, the solution ends up being quite expensive.""If they could let you can do replication to physical servers - a backup from physical servers and a replication to physical servers - that will be better.""There isn't really anything I would like to improve. Maybe the solution could be more secure."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Licensing costs are monthly."
  • "Price-wise it's good."
  • "We have purchased a license to use Veeam Agent for Linux and the additional support. The overall cost of Veeam Agent for Linux is expensive."
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  • "We have a cloud provider agreement with Veeam. We are also paying for the agent."
  • "We have a license package."
  • "The solution is inexpensive, more so than other products."
  • "We have the Community Edition and I believe we bought a license for 200 instances. Veeam Agent is mainly used for our branch offices. Those only have one or two Hyper-V servers, so it's covered with the Community Edition. Basically, it's free. I remember Veeam 7.0 or 8.0 wasn't free, but the Community Edition is."
  • "We pay for a three-year subscription to use Veeam Agent."
  • "For the licensing of Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows, the customer can choose to pay monthly or yearly. It's up to the customer."
  • "We are on an annual license to use Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows. There are not any additional fees to use the solution."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The initial setup and deployment are easy. It's straightforward.
    Top Answer:Price-wise it's good. You have to pay for licenses at the enterprise level. They have many different pricing models.
    Top Answer:The solution is pretty stable right now, however, we believe that the solution could be made to be even more stable.
    Top Answer:If you have windows machine at home and you'd like a backup, you can always download their free edition and plug in an external hard disk, and do a full backup of your laptop.
    Top Answer:Veeam did a major revamp in their licensing schema over the past three years. A lot of changes have happened within a very short timeframe. They almost then seemed irrational at first. However, now… more »
    Top Answer:I can't think of an area where the solution is lacking in features. Overall, it's quite good, and more money is going into R&D already. That said, there are many things they can develop for the Linux… more »
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    Overview

    Veeam Agent for Linux is a simple backup agent that’s designed to ensure the Availability of your Linux installations, both on‑premises and in the public cloud. Veeam Agent for Linux’s built‑in integration with Veeam Backup & Replication allows you to leverage your Veeam backup repositories and get your on‑premises backups off site.

    https://www.veeam.com/linux-cloud-server-backup-agent.html

    What is Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows?

    Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows is a robust, trusted data protection and recovery solution for both physical and virtual machines. This solution can be used to safeguard all kinds of machines and devices, such as desktops, laptops, and mobile devices. Veeam Agent for Windows can easily be installed on all Windows-based physical servers, workstations, desktops, and virtual machines, and works well in either a standalone or managed mode.

    It is widely understood that all users should back up all stored data on a regularly scheduled basis to protect all important data. In the event of a data disaster, data can easily be restored from the backup using this solution and one would never have to experience a loss of important information. Users can implement Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows to perform regularly scheduled backups automatically, or manually, as needed. Users can choose to back up individual folders and files, designate particular computer files, or even the entire computer image. 

    Backups can be saved in several different locations, such as:

    • Cloud Repository (Veeam Cloud Connect)
    • Backup Repository (Veeam Backup Server)
    • Network Shared Folder 
    • Local Computer Drive
    • Removable Storage Device (USB, CD, DVD, etc)
    • Microsoft OneDrive

    Veeam Agent for Windows users are able to:

    • Create a Veeam Recovery Media file on an external hard drive, CD/DVD/BD, internal hard drive, or choose to establish an ISO file using Veeam Recovery Media on disk.
    • Create a comprehensive system image backup and securely back up chosen computer volumes or specific personal folders with files. Users have the option to store backups in a network shared folder on an external hard drive, or use the Veeam backup repository, Veeam Cloud Connect Repository, or Microsoft OneDrive.

    Veeam Data restore offers two options:

    • Volume-level restore: Veeam Agent is able to restore the complete content of the entire volume. The solution retrieves the data blocks pertaining to the designated volumes and copies them to the desired location. A volume can then be restored to a new location or its original location.

    • File-Level Restore: Veeam Agent will use Veeam’s proprietary driver to publish backup content safely to a user's computer file system. Users can then access the content user Veeam’s Virtual Disk Driver (VDK), which is included with the solution. Users can then easily browse and copy the desired files and folders to use as desired.

    Veeam Recovery Media

    Veeam Agent for Windows allows users to create a complete recovery image of their computer using Veeam Recovery Media. This image contains all data necessary to run Microsoft Windows Recovery Environment (Windows RE) while supplying a viable option to run users’ computer systems.

    Reviews From Real Users:

    We use Veeam Agent for security as well as to ensure we have a backup should the server or discs fatally die. We are a small company with just one building, we want to be sure that should a server be gone we have a backup in the cloud so that we can survive.” - Director at a tech services company 

    “The compatibility of Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows with other solutions is good. Its integration with other solutions is also good. I also find the product user-friendly.” - Business Development Manager at a tech services company.

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    Sample Customers
    ContinuitySA, Industrial Scientific
    ContinuitySA, Landmark Information Group
    Top Industries
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    Financial Services Firm21%
    Comms Service Provider21%
    Wholesaler/Distributor14%
    Non Tech Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Government11%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    REVIEWERS
    Energy/Utilities Company19%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Computer Software Company13%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company22%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Government8%
    Retailer5%
    Company Size
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    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise29%
    Large Enterprise47%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise54%
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    Small Business52%
    Midsize Enterprise30%
    Large Enterprise18%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business30%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise53%
    Buyer's Guide
    Veeam Agent for Linux vs. Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Veeam Agent for Linux vs. Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
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    Veeam Agent for Linux is ranked 28th in Cloud Backup with 5 reviews while Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows is ranked 10th in Cloud Backup with 15 reviews. Veeam Agent for Linux is rated 7.6, while Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Veeam Agent for Linux writes "Easy to deploy and user-friendly with good technical support and ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows writes "Flexible and stable with good technical support". Veeam Agent for Linux is most compared with Hornetsecurity Altaro VM Backup, Veeam Backup & Replication, Rubrik, IBM Spectrum Protect and Carbonite Server, whereas Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Acronis Backup, Rubrik, Veritas NetBackup and Quest Rapid Recovery. See our Veeam Agent for Linux vs. Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows report.

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