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For Server Backup 5.2.x and later, you must upgrade the components in the following order or your backups may fail:
  • Data Center Console (if applicable)
  • Backup Manager
  • Backup Agent
Notice for Version 5.x
  • With the product name change from "CDP" to "Server Backup," the RPM package name changed. This means that after you upgrade from a pre-5.0 agent, you will need to manually start the new agent by executing the following command:
    service cdp-agent start
  • We recommend that you update the kernel module by running:
    serverbackup-setup --get-module

To upgrade the Backup Agent from 5.0.2 or 5.2 on Linux, follow the instructions below.

1. Perform the following manual steps before the upgrade:

Stop the Backup Agent by executing the following command:

service cdp-agent stop


/etc/init.d/cdp-agent stop

Verify that there are no running or defunct cdp-2-6 processes by running:

ps ax | egrep –i c[d]p

2. Proceed with the upgrade:

yum update

Confirm your request by entering "y":


yum install serverbackup-enterprise-agent

Enter "y" to confirm the command.

3. Start the new Server Backup Agent:

service cdp-agent start

To verify the most recent version of the Agent is running, run the following command:

egrep "Agent Version|Starting" /usr/sbin/r1soft/log/cdp.log | tail -n2

To upgrade Linux Backup Agent to version 5.x, perform the following steps.

1. Execute the following command:

serverbackup-setup --get-module

The upgrade process can take some time.

2. Then manually restart the new Backup Agent by executing the following command:

service cdp-agent restart

A Full Block Scan will be initiated after an agent upgrade due to a restart of the agent service/daemon. This ensures replicas are consistent even after a server crash or reboot.

3. After the upgrade is complete, execute the following command to make sure that the latest version is installed:

rpm -qa | grep serverbackup

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