Azure Backup agent, system requirements

Azure Backup is a service to back up and restore data in the cloud. It replaces existing on-premises or off-site backup solutions with a cloud-based solution that is reliable, secure, and cost-competitive. It delivers protection for customers' data no matter where it resides – in the enterprise data centre, in remote and branch offices, or in the public cloud – while being sensitive to the unique requirements that these scenarios pose.

This article identifies the system requirements for the Azure backup agent.

In addition to these system requirements, there are a number of restrictions concerning Azure file naming and referencing. These are fully explained in Cloud Direct knowledge article, KB0011467, Azure file naming and referencing restrictions.


System requirements

Before installing the Azure Backup agent, ensure your system meets the following minimum software requirements:

Windows Operating System

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 (32-bit, 64 bit)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (32-bit, 64 bit)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 (32-bit, 64 bit)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 (32-bit, 64 bit)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 (32-bit, 64 bit)
  • Microsoft Windows XP (32-bit, 64 bit)
  • Microsoft Windows Vista (32-bit, 64 bit)
  • Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit, 64 bit)
  • Windows 8 (32-bit, 64 bit)
  • Windows 10 (32-bit, 64 bit)

Mac Operating System

  • Mac OS X 10.8.x (64-bit only)

Linux Operating System

  • Ubuntu 12/14/16
  • Suse 11/12
  • Red Hat 6.x/7.x
  • Fedora 12/21
  • CentOS 6/7
  • Oracle Linux 6.x/7.x

.NET Framework

  • .Net Framework 2.0