How do I get a 3.16 kernel? Veeam agent is not letting me backup btrfs with the 3.10, I grabbed 4.4 LT and system won't boot so scrapped that

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I'd get ahold of Veeam support and ask them why their agent doesn't work with a modern distro. If they support CentOS (as they should) then they need to fix their agent.


If you need a kernel more recent than what ships with CentOS, you can either build your own or you can grab some kernel packages from one of the 3rd party repositories, e.g.

ElRepo: https://elrepo.org/tiki/kernel-ml

My own repository (4.9.x series): http://mirrorservice.org/sites/ftp.redsleeve.org/pub/misc/kernel/x86_64/RPMS/

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