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How To Install R1Soft Backup Agent on CentOS

R1Soft Server Backup Manager gives service providers a flexible, server-friendly solution that eliminates the pains of running traditional backups. Our Continuous Data Protection™ technology enables users to run backups as frequently as every 15 minutes, with no negative impact on server performance.This highly-anticipated feature provides hosting providers with a simple means of replicating backup data across Server Backup Manager (SBM) servers regardless of their geographic location.

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/.

Use your favorite editor

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

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

[r1soft] name=R1Soft Repository Server
baseurl=http://repo.r1soft.com/yum/stable/$basearch/
enabled=1
gpgcheck=0

Save and exit.

Once you have configured the YUM repository, you can use the following command to install the Backup Agent:

yum install serverbackup-enterprise-agent -y

Install Server Backup Linux Device Driver

Server Backup Device Driver is a proprietary, loadable Linux kernel module distributed by R1Soft. It is loadable at run-time without restarting Linux, and you do not need to recompile your Linux kernel to use it. R1Soft does not provide prebuilt modules for the popular kernels anymore, so you will have to compile the module from source.

In order for kernel module compilation to work, you must have Internet connectivity directly from the Linux server you are installing Server Backup on, to TCP port HTTPS (443), on the host krnlbld.r1soft.com.

You can test connectivity with the following command (this may take a minute):

serverbackup-setup –test-connection

Verify details of the kernel-devel

yum info kernel-devel

Install R1Soft Backup Agent on CentOS

Install Kernel Sources

If you are using an unmodified kernel provided by CentOS installer, install the kernel-devel package:

yum install kernel-devel

Build Server Backup Kernel Module Online

To attempt to build the kernel module, run the following command (this may take several minutes):

serverbackup-setup –get-module

Restart the agent

/etc/init.d/cdp-agent restart

For more options

serverbackup-setup –help

Today, we’ve learned how our Support Engineers Install R1Soft Backup Agent on CentOS and configure it.

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