Installing Veeam Agent on Proxmox Host

By default, Proxmox PVE hosts cannot be backed up using Veeam Backup & Replication; you'll need to install the Veeam Agent to enable this capability. This guide will walk you through the process of installing the Veeam Agent on your Proxmox host.

Since Proxmox is based on the Debian 12 “Bookworm” distribution, you can install the Veeam Agent in a manner similar to any other Debian host.

The Veeam Agent packages can be found on the public Veeam repository.

Follow these steps to install the Veeam Agent on your Proxmox host:

# Install necessary dependencies (sudo and kernel headers)
apt-get install pve-headers sudo

# Download the Veeam Agent package

# Install the Veeam Agent package
dpkg -i veeam-nosnap_6.0.3.1221_amd64.deb

Once the installation is complete, proceed to add a user for Veeam Backup & Replication, grant them sudo privileges, and start enjoying the benefits of using Veeam to back up your Proxmox host.