How to

How to Install Acronis Backup 12.5 on a Linux VM

If you’re familiar with Linux or use Linux at work or at home, you may like to test Acronis Backup 12.5 on a Linux server.

Assuming that you already created a Linux VM, now is the time to log in. You’ll need your VM’s IP, user name and password.

Open your favorite SSH client (e.g., Terminal on a Mac or Putty on Windows), type the following command, substituting “username” with your username and IP-address with your VM’s IP address, and hit Enter.

ssh username@IP-address

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Next, switch to the main “root” user to get full access rights to this server:

sudo –i

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Since we’re using Ubuntu, we need to make sure we have all required packages for this backup (See https://dl.managed-protection.com/u/backup/help/12/user/en-US/index.html#22619.html )

Run the following commands to install the required packages:

sudo apt-get install rpm sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install linux-headers-`uname -r` sudo apt-get install linux-image-`uname -r` sudo apt-get install gcc-<package version> sudo apt-get install make sudo apt-get install perl

Now you’re ready to install Acronis client.

Go back to your Acronis Backup 12.5 Download Beta page and copy the link to download the installation file.

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In my case, it is https://download.acronis.com/ABA12/Beta/Backup_Agent_for_Linux_x86_64_Beta.bin

Next, type

wget https://download.acronis.com/u/ABA12/Beta/Backup_Agent_for_Linux_x86_64_Beta.bin

into the terminal window and hit enter to download the file.

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Make the downloaded file executable:

chmod +x Backup_Agent_for_Linux_x86_64_Beta.bin

Then run the installer by typing

./Backup_Agent_for_Linux_x86_64_Beta.bin

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The installation process will start and after a few seconds you’ll see this:

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Then follow the prompts. Select “Next>” and hit enter.

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We only need the backup agent, so make sure it’s the only option that is checked (use the arrow keys and space to select). Hit ”Next>”

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Enter the management server IP (in our case it’s the first Windows VM we created above). Hit “Next>”

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When you see the following screen, your installation is complete.

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You can now exit the installer and go back to the management console to configure backup plans for this VM.