How to install Acronis Backup Agent on Linux Servers

Overview

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 agents on machines

You can install agents on machines running any of the operating systems listed in Supported operating systems and environments

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

CentOS/Redhat:

# yum update kernel

Ubuntu/Debian:

# 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. Add device section will appear under the servers make sure to click on Linux.
  3. The Acronis agent binary file will start downloading.
    Other way to download

    You can copy the download link and then download the file inside the server. # wget https://eu8-cloud.acronis.com/download/u/baas/4.0/12.5.23140/Cyber_Protection_Agent_for_Linux_x86_64.bin

    1. Make the downloaded binary file executable.
      # chmod +x Cyber_Protection_Agent_for_Linux_x86_64.bin
    2. Run the installer file by executing the below command.
      # ./Cyber_Protection_Agent_for_Linux_x86_64.bin
    3. The Acronis agent setup will now be initiated. under Component Selection, select Agent for Linux and then click on Next.
    4. A prompt notifying that some of the required packages not being installed will be shown. Click on Continue to automatically install the packages.
    5. The installation of the required packages will proceed.
    6. Once the installation is completed, a prompt to register the machine will be displayed. Click on Register the machine button.
    7. If you get any error as below, click OK in the Message window, and then click on Show Registration info.
    8. Once the Show Registration info button is clicked, a new message window will open with the Registration link and Registration code.
    9. Open the Registration link in a browser, log in to the Acronis account and enter the registration code. Click on Check Code.
Note

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

Registering information after the installation

  1. You will be automatically prompted to log in to the Acronis Cyber Protect Console once again and the registration information will be displayed.
  2. The server in which the agent has been installed will now show up inside the Acronis portal under All devices.
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Updated on April 15, 2021

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