Platform Support

Support for Virtual Environments

Arkeia Network Backup protects both virtual and physical environments.

For "physical environments", our agents run on a machine's operating system and protect both files and data from databases, applications, and directory servers. Agents for "files" are available for over 200 physical platforms. Hot-backup agents for databases, applications, and directory servers are only available for compatible operating systems.

For "virtual environments", our agents run outside a machine's operating system, either on the "console" (e.g. Hyper-V) or on another machine (e.g. vSphere). Agents for virtual environments capture virtual machine images. For virtual environments that don't offer APIs (e.g. Citrix XenServer, Parallels Server 4 Bare Metal), Arkeia uses scripts to write virtual machine images to a file, and then backs up this file.

Arkeia Network Backup supports file backup agents on over 200 platforms. Arkeia offers specialized agents for hot-backups of various databases, applications, and virtual machine environments on many of these platforms. See the platform support table for the full list of agents.

Arkeia Network Backup supports Backup Servers on over 100 Linux and UNIX platforms. For Windows environments, we recommend our appliance solutions: either hardware appliances or virtual appliances.

Most platforms support multiple versions of Arkeia Network Backup. The most recent Arkeia Network Backup release for each platform is listed in the second column of the platform support table. If you need support for a platform, database, or application not listed in our table, please contact us.


Arkeia offers comprehensive backup and recovery solutions for Apple Mac OS X on both PowerPC and Intel architectures. Learn more about Arkeia support for the Apple Macintosh platform here.


Arkeia offered the first professional Linux backup solution in 1999 and provides agents for over 100 Linux platforms. Learn more here about Arkeia's Support for Linux distributions including CentOS, Debian, Fedora, Mandriva, Novell, SUSE, Red Hat, Slackware, and Ubuntu.

Novell OES and Netware

Arkeia supports Novell Open Enterprise Server and NetWare platforms, as well as Groupwise and eDirectory applications. Learn more about Arkeia's support for Novell platforms here.


Arkeia offers agents for 9 UNIX platforms, including AIX, FreeBSD, HP-UX, NetBSD, OpenBSD, OpenServer, SGI Irix, Solaris, Tru64 and Unixware. Learn more about Arkeia's support for UNIXes here.

Virtual Environments

Arkeia offers agents for VMware vSphere (based on vStorage) and Microsoft Hyper-V (based on VSS). We also deploy our backup servers as virtual appliances on VMware platforms. Learn more about Arkeia's support for virtual environments here.


Arkeia provides agents for all Windows operating systems, as well as applications like Exchange and SQL Server. Learn more here about Arkeia's support for Windows 7, 2008, 2008 R2, 2003, Vista, XP, 2000, NT, and 98.