Installing Active Backup for Business Linux Agent on Ubuntu/Debian:

Installing Active Backup for Business Linux Agent on Ubuntu/Debian:

NOTE: I have copied the DEB package file of the Active Backup for Business Linux Agent in the ~/Downloads directory of my computer. You may have copied it somewhere else. Make sure to replace the directory path with yours from now on and adjust the instructions as required.

First, navigate to the ~/Downloads directory as follows:

cd ~/Downloads

As you can see, the Active Backup for Business Linux Agent package file Synology Active Backup for Business Agent-2.2.0-1761-x64-deb.zip is here. The package file is a ZIP archive. So, you will have to unzip it.

ls -lh

Unzip the package file Synology Active Backup for Business Agent-2.2.0-1761-x64-deb.zip with the following command:

unzip ‘Synology Active Backup for Business Agent-2.2.0-1761-x64-deb.zip’

The package file Synology Active Backup for Business Agent-2.2.0-1761-x64-deb.zip should be unzipped.

Once the package file Synology Active Backup for Business Agent-2.2.0-1761-x64-deb.zip is unzipped, you should see an install.run file in your current working directory as marked in the screenshot below:

Run the install.run with super-user privileges script as follows:

sudo ./install.run

The install.run script is running. It may take a while to install the Active Backup for Business Linux Agent.

Active Backup for Business Linux Agent is being installed.

At this point, Active Backup for Business Linux Agent should be installed.

Installing Active Backup for Business Linux Agent on RHEL/CentOS/Fedora:

NOTE: I have copied the RPM package file of the Active Backup for Business Linux Agent in the ~/Downloads directory of my computer. You may have copied it somewhere else. Make sure to replace the directory path with yours from now on and adjust the instructions as required.

First, navigate to the ~/Downloads directory as follows:

cd ~/Downloads

As you can see, the Active Backup for Business Linux Agent package file Synology Active Backup for Business Agent-2.2.0-1761-x64-rpm.zip is here. The package file is a ZIP archive. So, you will have to unzip it.

ls -lh

Unzip the package file Synology Active Backup for Business Agent-2.2.0-1761-x64-rpm.zip with the following command:

unzip ‘Synology Active Backup for Business Agent-2.2.0-1761-x64-rpm.zip’

The package file Synology Active Backup for Business Agent-2.2.0-1761-x64-rpm. should be unzipped.

Once the package file Synology Active Backup for Business Agent-2.2.0-1761-x64-rpm is unzipped, you should see an install.run file in your current working directory as marked in the screenshot below:

Run the install.run with super-user privileges script as follows:

sudo ./install.run

The install.run script is running. It may take a while to install the Active Backup for Business Linux Agent.

Active Backup for Business Linux Agent is being installed.

Active Backup for Business Linux Agent is being installed.

At this point, Active Backup for Business Linux Agent should be installed.

Configuring the Active Backup for Business Linux Agent:

Now, you have to log in to your Synology NAS using the Active Backup for Business Linux Agent from the Linux computer you want to back up via Active Backup for Business.

To do that, run the following command:

sudo abb-cli -c

Type in the IP address or DNS name of your Synology NAS and press <Enter>.

Type in the login username and press <Enter>.

Type in the login password and press <Enter>.

If you’re using a Self-Signed SSL certificate on your Synology NAS, you may see the following prompt.

To accept the Self-Signed SSL certificate, press y and press <Enter>.

An authentication summary should be displayed. To confirm it, press y and then press <Enter>.

Your Linux computer should be successfully connected to your Synology NAS and ready for taking backups with Active Backup for Business.

Your Synology NAS should also notify you once your Linux computer is connected to your Synology NAS using the Active Backup for Business Linux Agent.

Now, open the Active Backup for Business app and navigate to the Linux tab of the Physical Server section. You should find the Linux computer you’ve added to Active Backup for Business, as you can see in the screenshot below:


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