How to install acronis on a linux server

Installing Acronis backup agent on a Linux machine

  1. Run the installation file and click the Install agents.
  2. Sign in to your Backup Account using your Acronis credentials.
  3. Login to URL: https://cloud.acronis.com/login
    Provide your Backup Account credentials.
  4. To add the Acronis Backup modules to Linux kernel, setup program needs the following Linux packages:
    1. Package for building kernel modules. Package version must match kernel version.
    2. GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) compiler system. GCC version must be the one with which the kernel was compiled.
    3. Make tool.
  5. Are the required packages already installed?
    1. Run the following command to find out the kernel version and the required GCC version:cat /proc/version
    2. Run the following command to check whether the Make tool and the GCC compiler are installed:
      make -v
      gcc –v
      Compare the version of gcc with information from cat /proc/version command
    3. Check whether the appropriate version of the packages for building kernel modules is installed: In Red Hat Enterprise Linux, CentOS, and Fedora, run the following command: yum list installed | grep kernel-devel
      1. In Ubuntu, run the following commands:
        dpkg –get-selections | grep linux-headers
        dpkg –get-selections | grep linux-image
      2. In either case, ensure that the package versions are the same as in Linux version in step 1.
  6. The following table lists how to install the required packages in various Linux distributions.
  7. Linux distribution Package names How to install
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux kernel-devel
    gcc
    make
    The setup program will download and install the packages automatically by using your Red Hat subscription.
    CentOS kernel-devel
    gcc
    make
    The setup program will download and install the packages automatically.
    Fedora kernel-devel
    gcc
    make
    Run the following commands as the root user (specify the required GCC version in the GCC package name):

    yum install kernel- devel-` uname -r`
    yum install gcc-4.5.1
    yum install make

    Ubuntu linux -headers
    linux -image
    gcc
    make
    Run the following commands (specify the required GCC version in the GCC package name):
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get installlinux -headers-`uname -r`
    sudo apt-get installlinux -image-`uname -r`
    sudo apt-get install gcc-4.6
    sudo apt-get install make

Linux Agent installation prerequisites

Make sure that the RPM Package Manager (RPM) is installed in your system. Before installing the product on a Linux distribution that does not use RPM, such as Ubuntu, you need to install RPM manually; for example, by running the following command:

  • sudo yum install rpm (Red Hat based distributions)
  • sudo apt-get install rpm (Debian based distributions)
  • sudo zypper install rpm (Suse based distributions)
  • sudo yast install rpm (Suse based distributions)
Installation procedure
  1. Log in as the root user.
  2. Download and launch the installation package. Package is downloaded as a binary file. To launch .bin file make it executable:
    – open Terminal;
    – navigate to the folder where installation package is saved;
    chmod 755 filename.bin (to make this file executable)
    ./filename.bin (to run the file)
  3. Accept the terms of license agreement.
  4. Specify Backup Account credentials
  5. Now when you have the Agent installed, the computer is available in Cyber Protection console and you can back up your data:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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