Note: There are three installers available for Linux Distributions. Please refer to the network prerequisites document before attempting any installations.
- .run installer for Ubuntu
- .rpm installer for Redhat and CentOS.
- .deb installer for Debian.
Instructions for Installing Backup Plus on Ubuntu (for .deb and .rpm installations please refer to the corresponding KB article.
1. First download a copy of the appropriate installer. In this example we are installing a 64bit client for Ubuntu Server OS 13.
From a terminal type: wget https://downloads.redstor.com/software/BackupPlus/17.9.0/17278/redstor-online-backup-plus-126.96.36.19978-linux-x86_64.run (where the URL is the download source).
See the downloads page for the full URL of the latest clients.
2. Once the package has been downloaded we need to provide the installer with execute permissions. To do this navigate to the directory where the package file has been saved to. E.g. /linux-x86_64.run and then from a terminal type chmod +x linux-x86_64.run
3. At this point you can run the installer. From a terminal type ./linux-x86_64.run The installer will now run and will prompt for user input throughout the process. Example shown below.
Verifying archive integrity... All good.
Uncompressing Redstor Online Backup Plus....................
-- Creating directories
-- Copying files
-- Running configuration script
Username : example_username
Password : example_password
Encryption method: AES-128, AES-256 or Blowfish-448 [AES-256]: AES-128
Your files are sent and stored encrypted, so they are unreadable and
useless to anybody, except to you. You can even think up your own
encryption key. Please note that you should use a key that you will be
able to recall later on. NO ONE has access to your data without this
Encryption key : *********
Use proxy server: true or false [false]: false
-- Installing new ProcessController service
Adding system startup for /etc/init.d/ProcessController ...
/etc/rc0.d/K20ProcessController -> ../init.d/ProcessController
/etc/rc1.d/K20ProcessController -> ../init.d/ProcessController
/etc/rc6.d/K20ProcessController -> ../init.d/ProcessController
/etc/rc2.d/S20ProcessController -> ../init.d/ProcessController
/etc/rc3.d/S20ProcessController -> ../init.d/ProcessController
/etc/rc4.d/S20ProcessController -> ../init.d/ProcessController
/etc/rc5.d/S20ProcessController -> ../init.d/ProcessController
-- Finalizing installation
-- Starting new ProcessController service
* Zapping ProcessController *
* Starting ProcessController *
Initialization in progress. It can take a while...
Functional process initialized successfully.
4. Once the installation has completed you can now configure the client. This can be done either by going through the onscreen command line wizard or alternatively via a browser from GUI operating system.
4a. Onscreen command line wizard
After the install completes, it will ask you to enter the device name and password set from the cloud management console. It will then ask for your chosen encryption method and a security code. Once the wizard is complete, please proceed to step 4b.
4b. Connecting via a browser
From within the same network, open a supported web browser to the ip address/hostname of the server you wish to remotely configure plus port 5000 as in the example http://192.168.23.5:5000. If prompted for credentials to access the page, these will be the device name and password used during install. You can now follow the onscreen wizard.