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How to Install and Use the Barracuda Backup Agent (Linux)

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This article refers to the Barracuda Backup Legacy Release firmware or newer, and the Barracuda Backup Agent (Linux).

Barracuda Linux Backup Agent supports:

  • Kernel 2.6.16 and higher
  • glibc version 2.2.5 for 32-bit binary
  • glibc version 2.3.4 for 64-bit binary

Use the Barracuda Backup Agent (Linux) to back up Linux file systems such as Red Hat, Ubuntu, or SUSE. The Linux Agent can back up open files, permissions, soft and hard links, and supports multiple data streams .

Install the Linux Backup Agent

Use the following steps to install the Backup Agent:

  1. Log in to Barracuda Backup, and go to the System > Software Downloads page.
  2. Download and unzip the Barracuda Backup Agent (Linux) on your local Linux system or server.
  3. Unpack the tar file:
    tar -zxvf barracuda_backup_agent-x.x.x.tgz
  4. On your Linux system, open a terminal window, and change the directory to the Barracuda Linux Backup Agent directory, for example:
    /Desktop/agent-5.3-lin$
  5. In the terminal window, run the command sudo ./install:
    Press Enter to install the Backup Agent in the default location:
    [usr/local/barracuda/bbs]
  6. Once the Barracuda Linux Backup Agent installs, the Service automatically starts.
  7. In the terminal window, run the command ps-Al to view the Barracuda Linux Backup Agent Service:
    linux agent04.jpg
  8. The Linux Backup Agent is now installed; close the terminal window.

Add the Linux Data Source

Use the following steps to add the Linux Data Source to Barracuda Backup:

  1. Log into Barracuda Backup, and go to the Backup > Sources page.
  2. Click Add Computer. Enter a computer description and enter the IP address or fully qualified domain name in the Computer Name field.
  3. From the operating system drop-down menu, select Linux/Unix:
    add_linux_system.jpg
  4. Click Save at the top of the page. In the Edit page, verify the Data Type displays as Agent Software
  5. Click Test Software Connectivity; if the connection is successful, continue to the next step; however, if the connection is not successful, return to the Add Computer page and verify the IP address is correct before continuing. Click Save to return to the Edit page.
  6. In the Item Selection section, select the items you wish to back up:
    select items.jpg
  7. Click Save at the top of the page. 

Set Up Backup Schedules and Retention

Once you have your Linux data source items set up for backup, you can set up schedules and retention policies.

Uninstall the Linux Backup Agent

Use the following steps to uninstall the Backup Agent:

  1. On your Linux system, open a terminal window, and change the directory to the Barracuda Linux Backup Agent directory, for example:
    /Desktop/agent-5.3-lin$
  2. In the terminal window, run the command sudo ./install:
  3. Press Enter. A message similar to the following displays:
    Found product installed at /usr/barracuda/bbs
    Would you like to [r]einstall or [u]ninstall?
  4. Enter u to uninstall the Agent.
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