Thursday, April 01, 2010

Installing Acronis Backup and Recovery 10 Linux Agent on CentOS 5.4

I know it has been a while since I have posted anything. I have been busy testing out backup and recovery software. The latest one is Acronis Backup and Recovery 10 Advanced Server. The management server is very easy to setup and configure. I had some issues however while installing the Agent for Linux. But with a little research I was able to find what I needed and get everything installed.

Step number one is to make sure you have the Kernel Development package for your kernel. The easiest way to find out which version you need is to run the command "uname -r". On one server I needed the "kernel-devel" package and on another I needed the "kernel-PAE-devel" package. So if you don't have them already install the correct one for your server.

After this is installed you can install another prerequisite package Dynamic Kernel Module Support Framework or DKMS for short. I got mine off of DAG's repo at Once this is downloaded install the package.

The last prerequisite is an updated SnapAPI module. Thanks to the Acronis KB I was able to find the updated package at

Now that we have all of the packages installed we can install the Agent for Linux. The install is rather painless, except the License Key that you have to type in, by hand, every time for the trial edition. Maybe its only a pain point for me because I had to do it so many times while trying to get it installed.


#uname -r
#yum install kernel-devel
#rpm -Uhv
#rpm -Uhv snapapi26_modules-0.7.47-1.noarch.rpm

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