How to install Acronis Backup Agent on Linux Servers


In this article, you will learn how to install Acronis Backup Agent on Linux Servers. To back up your data, you need to install a Backup Agent on your machine.

Install Acronis Backup Agent on Linux

First, you need to make sure that the kernel in the server is up-to-date. For updating the kernel in the server, please execute the below commands after consulting with your server administrator.

Make sure that your kernel in the server is updated


# yum update kernel


# apt-get dist-upgrade

Make sure that gcc and make are installed on the server. These will be installed by default in CentOS/Redhat servers, for installing in Ubuntu/Debian servers, execute the below commands.

# apt install gcc
# apt install make
# apt install make-guile
  1. Log in to the Acronis Cyber Cloud Backup Console.
  2. Click on the Devices menu on the left side.
  3. Click on the Add button in the top-right corner.
  4. Under the servers, make sure to click on Linux.
  5. The Acronis agent binary file will start downloading.
    Other way to download

    Check the latest version and then use it on the following command: cd ~ && wget<latest_version>/CyberProtect_AgentForLinux_x86_64.bin

    • Make the downloaded binary file executable.
      # chmod +x CyberProtect_AgentForLinux_x86_64.bin
    • Run the installer file by executing the below command.
      # sudo ./CyberProtect_AgentForLinux_x86_64.bin
    • The Acronis agent setup will now be initiated. under Component Selection, select Agent for Linux and then click on Next.
    • A prompt notifying that some of the required packages not being installed will be shown. Click on Continue to automatically install the packages.
    • The installation of the required packages will proceed.
    • Once the installation is completed, a prompt to register the machine will be displayed. Click on Register the machine button.
    • If you get an error message: “Failed to launch the web browser. No display available”, click OK on the message window, and then click on Show registration info.
    • Once the Show Registration info button is clicked, a new message window will open with the Registration link and Registration code.
    • Open the Registration link in a browser, log in to the Acronis account and enter the registration code. Click on Check Code.

Once the registration has been completed successfully, the agent installation console will also show a message that the agent installation has been completed successfully.

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Updated on July 2, 2023
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