I run a virtual NAS using BTRFS at home, because of snapshot capabilities and SAMBA integration.
Today I red something very nice about a VEEAM update : they now supports the BTR filesystem !
I really love VEEAM because of the effective backup system ; and they provide lot of free stuff for typical homelab usage.
So let's take a look at the installation process !
Install the linux-headers
First, you'll need the linux-headers, so, just check your kernel version :
And install the right linux-headers
apt-get install linux-headers-4.9.0-8-amd64
If you ask, this is why you'll need the linux-headers : https://blog.lbdg.me/veeam-agent-linux-failed-snapshot/
You'll need a VEEAM account, which is free to create.
Once logged in, select the distribution you're using, and download the deb file
Install the deb package previously downloaded
wget "https://download2.veeam.com/veeam-release-deb_1.0.5_amd64.deb" dpkg -i veeam-release-deb_1.0.5_amd64.deb
Like all "modern" application / service, this will just add a new depot in /etc/apt/source.list.d
New depot = apt update
apt-get update apt-get install veeam
veeam is now installed
To run the veeam configuration, just type
This will launch the agreements / licence wizard
Create, or not a MEDIA recover ISO (the ISO file can be downloaded from the VEEAM website)
Don't select any file if you're planning to use the free version
Ok, we've accepted all the agreements / licence, now, configuration time :
Press c to create a new job
And give a name to your new job
if you're using BTRFS, you need to select volume level backup and not the file level backup
Now add a BTRFS volume
Bellow, my BTRFS data set. I want to save what's inside the MEDIA subvolume, including the Test-VEEAM subvolume
So, I chose the /MEDIA AND /MEDIA/Test-VEEAM, because VEEAM will not recursively backup a subvolume level set
And after that, a classic VEEAM configuration
I chose a local destination for testing purpose
Encryption is really recommended and didn't cost that much CPU horsepower
And VEEAM will backup automatically everyday at 6 am your precious /MEDIA & /MEDIA/Test-VEEAM
Feel free to ask on my reddit post : https://www.reddit.com/r/homelab/comments/awv5fg/veeam_agent_linux_30_free_version_now_support/