How to Install Acronis Backup 12.5 on a Linux VM

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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

How to Install Acronis Backup 12.5 on a Linux VM

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

sudo –i

How to Install Acronis Backup 12.5 on a Linux VM

Since we’re using Ubuntu, we need to make sure we have all required packages for this backup (See http://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.

How to Install Acronis Backup 12.5 on a Linux VM

In my case, it is http://dl2.acronis.com/u/ABA12/Beta/Backup_Agent_for_Linux_x86_64_Beta.bin

Next, type

wget http://dl2.acronis.com/u/ABA12/Beta/Backup_Agent_for_Linux_x86_64_Beta.bin

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

How to Install Acronis Backup 12.5 on a Linux VM

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

How to Install Acronis Backup 12.5 on a Linux VM

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

How to Install Acronis Backup 12.5 on a Linux VM

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

How to Install Acronis Backup 12.5 on a Linux VM

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>”

How to Install Acronis Backup 12.5 on a Linux VM

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

How to Install Acronis Backup 12.5 on a Linux VM

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

How to Install Acronis Backup 12.5 on a Linux VM

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