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1. Install Server Backup Manager using YUM

1.1 Configure the YUM Repository

YUM is the easiest way to keep programs up-to-date on RedHat-compatible distributions. YUM downloads and installs the latest version of a program. You should configure the YUM repository to manage installations of and [upgrades] to Server Backup Manager.

First, create a YUM .repo file with the R1Soft repository information. Save the file in the yum.repos.d directory, which is typically located in /etc/.

1. Open the new file with a text editor such as vi or nano:

vi /etc/yum.repos.d/r1soft.repo


nano -w /etc/yum.repos.d/r1soft.repo

2. Insert the following text into the file and save the file:

[r1soft] name=R1Soft Repository Server baseurl=$basearch/ enabled=1 gpgcheck=0

$basearch is a Yum variable, i.e., the base architecture (32-bit, 64-bit, etc.).

Starting with SBM 6.6.1 you can set repo_gpgcheck=1  to tell yum to perform the GPG signature check on the package.


3. To verify what is written to the file, use the following command:

cat /etc/yum.repos.d/r1soft.repo

1.2 Install the package

1. With the installed YUM repository, you can use the following command to install Server Backup Manager:

yum install serverbackup-enterprise

2. Then, enter "y" to install all the dependencies of the package.

3. Once complete, you can use the help command to list all available options:

serverbackup-setup --help

4. Now, proceed to Step 3.

2. Install the Server Backup Manager manually using rpm

2.1 Download Server Backup Manager

See Obtain Linux Backup Manager.

2.2 Make sure you can unzip the download

Most Linux distributions come with the unzip utility pre-installed. To determine if you have the unzip utility, run:

which unzip

This should return an output similar to the following:

which unzip /usr/bin/unzip

If it returns the following output, you need to install the unzip utility first:

/usr/bin/which: no unzip in (/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/root/bin)

To install unzip on RHE, CentOS, and Fedora:

yum install unzip

2.3 Extract the ZIP file

We recommend creating a temporary directory to which you can extract the contents of the ZIP file.

1. Use the mkdir command to create a temporary directory (in our case, serverbackup).

mkdir serverbackup

2. Use the mv command to move the archive to that directory. Note that Linux file names are case-sensitive. Make sure you type the name correctly (in our case, "").

mv serverbackup

3. Use the cd command to go to that directory.

cd serverbackup

4. Use the unzip command to extract the files.


cd enterprise-manager-rpm/

2.4 Install the packages

You must be a Linux root user to install the Server Backup Manager.

The archive you have extracted contains two folders: one with .deb packages (in our case, "enterprise-manager-deb") and one with .rpm packages ("enterprise-manager-rpm"). If you are installing on RedHat and CentOS, select the .rpm package.

Each folder contains a set of Server Backup components:

  • serverbackup-setup
  • serverbackup-manager
  • serverbackup-enterprise

You will need to install all of them in one step. Use the cd command to go to the folder with the packages (in our case, enterprise-manager-rpm)

And run the following command to install:

RPM 32-bit (x86) / RPM 64-bit (x86_64)

rpm -ivh *.rpm

If you are upgrading an existing install, run the following command instead:

rpm -Uvh *.rpm

The installed files are located in the /usr/sbin/r1soft directory. The Manager startup script is /etc/init.d/cdp-server.
You do not need to install the kernel module on the Server.

3. Configure and start the Server Backup Manager Web-based user interface

1. You must define a username and password for Backup Manager Web Interface before you can begin using Server Backup Manager.

serverbackup-setup --user DESIRED_USERNAME --pass DESIRED_PASSWORD

After running this command, you will see an output similar to the following:

serverbackup-setup --user admin --pass r1soft Server username and password set The Server Backup Manager must be restarted for these changes to take effect Use '/etc/init.d/cdp-server restart' to restart.

To restart the Server Backup Manager run the following command:

/etc/init.d/cdp-server restart

2. Configure Ports if necessary.

By default, the embedded web server in Server Backup Manager required for the Web-based Interface will listen on TCP ports 80 (HTTP) and 443 (HTTPS). These ports are frequently used by your Linux server (e.g., by Apache). If you are already using ports 80 and 443, you will need to define different ports. Ports 8080 (HTTP) and 8443 (HTTPS) are recommended alternatives to standard 80 and 443. However, you can choose any other valid and unused TCP port.

serverbackup-setup --http-port 8080 --https-port 8443

You may need to change the firewall rules, depending on the location from which you are connecting to the Web Interface.

See also: Configure Server Backup Manager on Linux.

3. Start the Web Interface (Backup Manager):

/etc/init.d/cdp-server restart

You should now be able to connect to the Server Backup Manager Web interface using Firefox or Internet Explorer. See Access Server Backup Manager web interface.

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