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Server Backup Manager is cross-platform, high performance backup software. Installing Server Backup Manager on a Linux machine allows you to protect data on both Linux and Windows servers through installed Backup Agents. All features for both Linux and Windows are available regardless of the operating environment used for your Server Backup Manager repository.

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Server Backup Manager for Linux includes the following system requirements:

h3. Hardware

|| Hardware || Requirements ||
| *Linux Kernel* | current 64 bit Linux kernel  \\ |
| *Physical Memory* | 16 GB of RAM minimum plus 1 GB RAM per protected machine |
| *CPU* | 4 CPU cores minimum, recommended 1 core for each concurrent disk safe task (set in manager options) \\ |
| *Free Disk Space* | Minimum 200 GB for the Server Backup Manager installation
{info:title=Note}Replication and file restore reports are stored in the installation directory. Storage space required depends on how long reporting history is retained and how frequently policies and file restores are run.{info}\\ |
| *Primary Storage Types* | Directly Attached Storage including:  \\
IDE, SATA, SCSI, SAS, ISCSI, Fibre Channel, Dynamic Disks (Software RAID), Hardware RAID, Solid State Drives (SSD) |
| *Virtualization* | MS Hyper-V, Citrix XenServer 5, Xen Source Hypervisor
{info:title=Note}For best performance, install the Enterprise Backup Manager repository on dedicated physical hardware.{info}\\ |
| *Disk Safe Locations* | Directly Attached Storage, Network Attached Storage including:  \\
IDE, SATA, SCSI, SAS, ISCSI, Fibre Channel, Dynamic Disks (Software RAID), Hardware RAID, Solid State Drives (SSD), NFS{info:title=Notes}\\
* If using NFS on Linux, R1Soft recommends that you use the latest available NFS versions and the latest stable Linux kernels, and that you never export NFS file systems to where you store Disk Safes with the "async" option.
* We are unable to support FUSE (Filesystem in Userspace) file systems.{info}\\ |
| *Disk Safe Storage* | Recommended 2-3x  Storage Capacity of Protected Machines  \\ |
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h3. Linux Distributions

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Stable 64-Bit Linux Distributions are required for best performance.{info}
If a new edition is issued, we support this new release within 90 days. This way, you do not have to update as the OS is released.

The following distributions are supported for 64-bit (x64):
* *RedHat Enterprise* Linux
* *CentOS*
* *Ubuntu*
* *Debian*
* *SUSE Linux Enterprise Server*

h3. Web Browsers



These web browsers can be used to access the web-based interface of the application.
|| Browser || Versions ||
| Chrome | 11.x or later  \\ |
| Firefox | 5.x or later  \\ |
| Internet Explorer | 8 or later  \\ |

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Backup Agent for Linux includes the following system requirements for the Server or virtual machine being protected:

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|| Hardware || Requirements ||
| *Linux Kernels* | 2.6.9-100\+ |
| *Physical Memory* | Minimum 512 MB |
| *Free Disk Space* | Minimum 256 MB  \\
15%\+ free space on protected drives is recommended to maintain point-in-time snapshots during replication. |
| *Primary Storage Types* | Directly Attached Storage including:  \\
IDE, SATA, SCSI, SAS, ISCSI, Fibre Channel, Dynamic Disks (Software RAID), Hardware RAID, Solid State Drives (SSD) |
| *File Systems* | ReiserFS, Ext2, Ext3, Ext4, XFS |
| *Virtualization* | Citrix XenServer, VMWare, Linux KVM, Parallels Virtuozzo, Parallels Cloud Server |
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Beginning with Backup Agent version 5.12.0, Linux systems require a glibc version of 2.5 or greater. Backup Agents on Linux distributions with older glibc libraries should remain on version 5.10 or earlier versions of the Backup Agent software. Refer to this KB article for more information: [Error - Linux cdp agent fails with "Floating Point Exception"|kb3:Error - Linux cdp agent fails with "Floating Point Exception"]
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  Multipath I/O storage configurations with duplicate device UUIDs are not supported and have been found to not function in some configurations.
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h2. Linux Distributions

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The following distributions are supported for 32-bit (x86) and 64-bit (x64):
* *RedHat Enterprise Linux*
* *CentOS*
* *Oracle Enterprise Linux*
* *Ubuntu*
* *Fedora*
* *Debian*
* *SUSE Linux Enterprise Server*
* *OpenSUSE*
* *Cloud Linux*
* *Virtuozzo*
* *OpenVZ*

{info:title=Note}*  Linux distribution versions are supported for 18 months past the distribution's published version end of life.    *{info}



h2. Virtualization



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|| Technology || Physical Server Install || Guest (Virtual Machine) Install ||
| *Citrix XenServer 5, 6* | No | Install into guest VMs (domU) |
| *Xen Source Hypervisor* | No | Install into guest VMs (domU) |
| *VMWare ESXi* | No | Install into guest VMs |
| *VMWare Server* | No | Install into guest VMs |
| *VMWare Workstation* | No | Install into guest VMs |
| *Parallels Virtuozzo* | Yes  \\
Protects all Parallels Virtuozzo Containers with one install | No  \\
Cannot be installed into individual Parallels Virtuozzo Containers |
| *Parallels Cloud Server* | Yes  \\
Protects all Parallels Cloud Server Containers with one install | Yes  \\
can be installed into individual Parallels Cloud Server VMs |
| *KVM* | No | Install into guest VMs | |
{info:title=Note}
  Partition table information is not gathered on KVM systems using the virtio driver. In order to perform a bare metal restore on these systems, the partition table must be manually recreated prior to the restore
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Below you can find requirements for a Windows protected machine.

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|| Hardware || Requirements ||
| *Physical Memory* | Minimum 512 MB |
| *Free Disk Space* | Minimum 256 MB  \\
15%\+ free space on protected drives is recommended to maintain point-in-time snapshots during replication. |
| *Primary Storage Types* | Directly Attached Storage  \\
Including:  \\
IDE, SATA, SCSI, SAS, ISCSI, Fibre Channel,  \\
Dynamic Disks (Software RAID), Hardware RAID,   \\
Solid State Drives (SSD) |
| *File Systems* | NTFS (512 byte - 64 KB cluster sizes), BitLocker devices, EFI firmware boot, GPT partitions |
| *Virtualization* | MS Hyper-V, Citrix XenServer 5, Xen Source Hypervisor, VMWare |
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h2. Windows Operating System

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.NET 2.x or 3.5 is required. .NET 4.0 does not satisfy this requirement. When installing Server Backup Manager on Windows 2003, the installer fails if the proper .NET version is not installed. Note that the installer does not prompt you to install the correct .NET version before failing.{info}
|| Windows Product || Edition ||
| *Windows Server 2016*  \\
32-bit (x86) and 64-bit (x64) | All Editions \\ |
| *Windows Server 2012 R2*  \\
32-bit (x86) and 64-bit (x64) | All Editions |
| *Windows Server 2012*  \\
32-bit (x86) and 64-bit (x64) | All Editions |
| *Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V*  \\
32-bit (x86) and 64-bit (x64) | One install protects all guests |
| *Windows Server 2008 R2*  \\
64-bit (x64) | R2 Enterprise, R2 Free, R2 Datacenter, R2 Web Server, R2 Storage Server, R2 Server Foundation |
| *Windows Server 2008*  \\
32-bit (x86) and 64-bit (x64) | Enterprise, Free, Datacenter, Web Server, Storage Server, Core, Server Foundation, Small Business Server |
| *Windows Server 2003 (SP2+)*  \\
32-bit (x86) and 64-bit (x64) | Enterprise Edition, Free Edition, Web Edition, Datacenter, Storage Server, Small Business Server |
| *Windows Server 2003 R2 (SP2)*  \\
32-bit (x86) and 64-bit (x64)  \\ | Enterprise Edition, Free Edition, Web Edition, Datacenter, Storage Server, Small Business Server |
| *Windows 8*  \\
32-bit (x86) and 64-bit (x64) | All Editions |
| *Windows 7*  \\
32-bit (x86) and 64-bit (x64) | All Editions |
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h2. Virtualization

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|| Technology || Physical Server Install || Guest (Virtual Machine) Install ||
| *MS Hyper-V* | Yes  \\
Protects all VHDs (Virtual Machines) with one install using the MS Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) Hyper-V Writer.{info:title=Note}R1Soft recommends running the latest service packs and Hyper-V hot fixes to get critical Hyper-V VSS patches from MS.{info}\\ | Yes  \\
Can optionally be installed inside of guest VMs. This is only required for Linux guests. |
| *Citrix XenServer 5* | No | Install into guest VMs (domU) |
| *Xen Source Hypervisor* | No | Install into guest VMs (domU) |
| *VMWare ESXi* | No | Install into guest VMs |
| *VMWare Server* | No | Install into guest VMs |
| *VMWare Workstation* | No | Install into guest VMs |
| *Parallels Virtuozzo Containers* | Yes  \\
Install onto physical host. Take snapshots and back up your virtual machines using the MS Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) Virtuozzo Writer.{info:title=Notes}\\
* Entire containers can be restored. Individual files within containers cannot be restored.
* The Virtuozzo VSS Writer has a known issue: it can fail when VMs are disabled.{info}\\ | No |
| *Parallels Cloud Server* | N/A  \\ | Install into Parallels HVMs running Windows |
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The Data Center Console is designed to provide a centralized monitoring and management domain over a large collection of the Server Backup Manager installations. Except for the Server Backup Free version, you can add Backup Managers to the Console. Once added, each Backup Manager continuously updates the Console's dashboard with information about its configuration and status.

h2. Linux operating systems

* 64-bit Linux Distributions
* CentOS 6\+
* RedHat Enterprise 6\+
* Ubuntu 12.04\+
* Debian Squeeze
* Novel SUSE Enterprise 11.4\+
{info:title=Note}32-bit Linux distributions are not supported.{info}

h2. Hardware and software



| *Physical Memory* | Minimum 16 GB plus 512 MB per managed Server Backup Manager |
| *Free Disk Space* | Minimum 100 GB (512 GB\+ Recommended) |
| *Compatible Server Backup Products* | Server Backup Manager version 5.8.2 or higher  \\ |

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The Hosting Control Panel Integration only supports Control Panels running on Linux. The Backup Agent must be installed on the server where the Hosting Control Panel is running. See the Backup Agent Linus system requirements for more information.

The following Control Panels are supported:
* Virtuozzo Containers 4 (Allows container administrators to restore from backups)
* cPanel
* Parallels Plesk
* Parallels Pro 10
* Interworx
* DirectAdmin
* Parallels H-Sphere
* Linux Home Directories
* Custom
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The Backup Agent is used to protect any number or combination of database instances (including MySQL, SQL Server, and MS Exchange). See the Backup Agent system requirements for more information.


Below you can find a list of database products that can be protected by Server Backup Manager.


h2. Microsoft SQL Server

Microsoft SQL Server is a relational database management system developed by Microsoft. The following SQL Server versions can be protected:
* SQL Server 2016
* SQL Server 2014
* SQL Server 2012
* SQL Server 2008 R2
* SQL Server 2008
* SQL Server 2005
* SQL Server Express

h2. MySQL



MySQL is the world's most used open source relational database management system. It runs as a server, providing multi-user access to a number of databases. Requirements for protecting MySQL databases are provided below.
| *MySQL Versions* | Any MySQL release version 5.X or newer, including:
* MySQL Community Server
* Enterprise Server
* MariaDB
* Percona (Server) |
| *Storage Engines* | * MyISAM
* InnoDB / Innobase
* Memory (schema only)
* Archive
* CSV
* Merge
* Blackhole (schema only) |
| *MariaDB Storage Engines* | * InnoDB
* XtraDB
* Aria
* MyISAM
* Federated
* OQGraph
* Merge
* Archive
* CSV |
| *Objects Protected and Restored* | * Databases
* Tables
* Indexes
* Constraints
* Triggers
* Events
* Views
* Stored Procedures |
| *File Systems* | In order for the Server Backup Manager to protect your MySQL database, locate it on one of the following supported file systems.
{info:title=Note}For proper snapshot and synchronization, all database tables and associated InnoDB log files are located on the same file system. Locating InnoDB data and log files on separate file systems or devices is not currently supported by the Server Backup.{info}
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* Windows: NTFS
* Linux: Ext2, Ext3, Ext4 (no 64bit Feature), ReiserFS 3 |
Storage Engines we do *not* support:
* Mroonga
* SphinxSE
* PBXT

h2. Microsoft MS Exchange



Microsoft Exchange Server is the server side of a collaborative application product developed by Microsoft. The following versions are supported:
* Exchange Server 2016
* Exchange Server 2013
* Exchange Server 2010
* Exchange Server 2007

Not supported:
* Exchange Server 2003

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* MSDE (SQL Server 2000 version of SQL Express) or anything prior to 2005
* Object (e.g. table) level restore
* Support for Active/Active SQL Server Clusters
* Log Shipping
* Backup of a selection of individual databases (the feature will be added in the future)
* MS Exchange 2003
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