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Installing the Backup Agent using Server Backup 5.4+

Server Backup 5.4+ users can take advantage of the new remote deployment feature when installing the Backup Agent. The following methods allow you to deploy the Agent:

  • Deploy remotely - Use the "Deploy Agent" feature available on the "Servers" screen or in the "Add a Server" wizard in the Backup Manager interface.
  • Install locally - Download the Backup Agent installation file and run it manually on the server machine.

For detailed instructions on how to install the Backup Agent, refer to the following pages:

Also see: Add a server automatically.

Users of Linux kernel versions 3.10+ will need use pre-compiled modules. Pre-compiled kernel modules can be found here: The module version string must match that of your running kernel.

Place pre-compiled modules in the following directory: /lib/modules/r1soft

Restart the cdp-agent in order to load and initialize the Backup Agent: /etc/init.d/cdp-agent restart

Installing the Backup Agent using Server Backup 5.2.x and earlier

Server Backup 5.2.x and earlier users can use the following methods for installing the Backup Agent, but cannot use the new remote deployment feature:
* Automatic - Adding the Idera/R1Soft packages repository to Aptitude or yum configuration when installing Backup Agent using apt-get or yum

  • Manual - Downloading the Idera/R1Soft binary packages and installing them using dpkg or rpm

All four package managers  apt-get, yum, dpkg, and rpm  are Linux console applications. They can be started in a remote SSH session, in a GUI terminal window (Konsole in KDE, Gnome Terminal in Gnome, etc.), or on the Linux text console.

PuTTY is the recommended SSH client. PuTTY allows you to paste the text from the Windows clipboard by pressing the right mouse button. You can download PuTTY here:

After the installation is complete, a reboot is not required.

Establish an SSH connection to the Linux server or log in on the Linux text console. You should either log in as "root" or obtain root permissions after logging in via the su or sudo command.

For detailed instructions for your Linux distribution, refer to the following pages:

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