@manuel said in Veeam Backup on Arch/Antergos:
I know that at least some .deb packages can be extracted and then copied to a suitable place, in this case to e.g. /opt/veeam. You may, after extracting, also remove unnecessary files that are not used in Antergos/Arch.
Later you may create a symlink to /usr/local/bin pointing to the executable somewhere in /opt/veeam.
Extracting can be done with bsdtar:
bsdtar -xf somefile.deb
I’ve seen the install of Veeam on Ubuntu/Debian and it has too much stuff going on very low on the operating system, that I don’t think that any workaround will work. I’ll wait for a supported install on Arch.
Meanwhile, I managed to install Ubuntu on the laptop and put Veeam to work. Installed also Ubuntu on an external HD, boot up from the external HD and backup my Antergos HD from my SSD to another HD I have on the laptop. Yes, it has two hard disks, SSD with Antergos and another 500GB HD for data. This way it copies it very well and fast.
So my Antergos backups are going to be made this way. Boot up Ubuntu, and use Veeam to create a differential backup, just as it does in Windows. One full that keeps getting updated and 14 very small backups.
The only problem I found so far, is that it does allow you to backup to another external USB.
Boot Ubuntu -> Veeam backup -> internal HD or SSD = works
Boot Ubuntu -> Veeam backup -> usb PEN, or external HD = does not work
But if you have Ubuntu/Debian or those supported distros and boot with the distro, it works normally.