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Recipe: Adding Linux Servers to Veeam Infrastructure for a Hardened Repository

Expected deliverables:

A Linux server added to Veeam Infrastructure and ready to be used as a Hardened Repository.

Time to complete: 5 minutes


  • Same ingredients required for adding a Linux Server as a Managed Server in Veeam.
  • In addition, Linux host file system must support extended attributes modified by the chattr and setfattr commands

Before you start:

  • There is no need of downloading or manually deploying any piece of Veeam software in this server before proceeding with this recipe.
  • This Linux server added in this recipe and that will host a Hardened Repository cannot have any other role: you cannot add it as a proxy or as a file server

Assumptions: It’s assumed that you already have a Veeam Backup Server fully working in your environment. If you need to install Veeam Backup Server, please refer to “Installing Veeam Backup & Replication All-In-One Base system” recipe.


  1. Open the Veeam Backup & Replication Console.
  2. Open the Backup Infrastructure view. In the inventory pane, select the Managed Servers node and click Add Server on the ribbon or right-click the Managed Servers node and select Add Server. In the Add Server window, select Linux.
  3. At the Name step of the wizard, specify an address (Full DNS Name or IP Address) and description for the Linux server. Click in Next.
  4. At the SSH Connection step. click Add and select Single-use credentials for hardened repository.
    • Provide the Username, Password and SSH port (by default 22)
    • The Elevate account privileges automatically check box is used by default. Select the Use “su” if “sudo” fails check box and provide the root password.
    • In the Description field, enter a description for the created credentials record.
    • Click OK to complete de account creation, and then Next to continue to the next step in the New Linux Server wizard.
  5. At the Review step of the wizard, review what Veeam Backup & Replication components are already installed on the server and what components will be installed. Click Apply to add the Linux server to the backup infrastructure.
  6. At the Apply step of the wizard review details of the Linux server. Click Next, then click Finish to exit the wizard

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