How to install Acronis Backup Cloud Agent on Debian

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Introduction

Whether you run applications or websites backups can make the difference between a big disaster and a minor inconvenience. Every day a large amount of data is produced, Data loss is, therefore the biggest risks for companies that depend on their data. Nevertheless, data backup is often overlooked. We recommend you to use Acronis Backup Cloud, which is a safe, scalable and hybrid backup solution.

In this article, we will explain how to install the Acronis Backup Cloud Agent on Debian.

Prerequisites

If you have R1soft installed please uninstall that first. See the following instructions:

How to remove R1soft completely on Debian

This article is not intended for use on servers with Plesk. if you have Plesk please use the following article:

How to set up Acronis Backup Cloud on Plesk

We start the process by installing the software which is necessary for the installation of the agent.

sudo apt -y install linux-headers-amd64 gcc make rpm

Install Acronis Backup Cloud Agent

wget -O /tmp/Backup_Agent_for_Linux_x86_64.bin "https://eu2-cloud.acronis.com/bc/api/ams/links/agents/redirect?language=multi&system=linux&architecture=64&productType=enterprise"
chmod 700 /tmp/Backup_Agent_for_Linux_x86_64.bin
sudo /tmp/Backup_Agent_for_Linux_x86_64.bin

This will start the installer. At the first screen titled “Component Selection” leave the default option “Acronis Backup Agent for Linux” selected and click on “Next”:

Acronis Backup Cloud Agent - 01

At the next screen select “Show registration info” and hit Enter:

Acronis Backup Cloud Agent - 02

At the next screen, you will see an URL and a registration code. You need to go to the URL mentioned:
https://eu2-cloud.acronis.com/bc/reg

Acronis Backup Cloud Agent - 03

Log in with your username and password and fill in the registration code and click on “CHECK CODE”:

Acronis Backup Cloud Agent - 04

At the next screen click on “CONFIRM REGISTRATION”:

Acronis Backup Cloud Agent - 05

If all goes well you will see the following screen:

Acronis Backup Cloud Agent - 06

On your server you will see:

Acronis Backup Cloud Agent - 07

Hit Enter to exit the installer.

Finish installation

After the installation and setup of the agent have been finished please remove the agent and other temporary files created by the installer:

sudo rm -rf /tmp/Backup_Agent_for_Linux_x86_64.bin /tmp/dkms.*

Conclusion

After following these steps your server will have the Acronis Backup Cloud Agent installed and your server will be added to the Acronis Backup Cloud Management Console. You should proceed to set up the backups on your server, please see the following article:

How to set up scheduled backups through Acronis Backup Cloud Management Console

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