Setup InterServer Cloud Backup Service for Linux Server
By Jithin on October 24th, 2018
Now a day it is important to have a working backup for all the data saved on our Linux server. It is very useful in the situations like an unexpected data failure or malware affection within the server, in such cases, we can bring the website/application back to its normal state as soon as possible. Linux is the most common hosting environment, so providing a backup strategy is vital for the hosting side to bring a safe space for the clients to hold their websites. We InterServer is now partnered with Acronis to bring you the best backup solution on the world market today. The Acronis is the leading cloud backup software developers, and every backup is safely stored on our own cloud inside the TEB2 Secaucus, NJ Datacenter. For more information on our backup plans, please visit our website here – https://www.interserver.net/backups/
Here in this article, I’ll discuss the steps on how we can set up the backup service for your Linux server. Before that this backup solution is working based on a Backup agent, which we should install on the server. I will also go through the backup agent installation steps.
Before going to the steps, assuming that you already purchased the backup service via your InterServer client area > Backups tab > Order button. Once the service gets activated, you can access the Acronis management panel by click on ‘Manage Service’ button from within the client area.
Click on the ‘ADD DEVICE’ button in the home page as you see on above screen grab. This will open a side menu at right, from where click on the type of device you wish to set up backup for. Here I’m going for Linux servers, this will download the latest backup agent installer onto our local machine named like ‘Backup_Agent_for_Linux_x86_64.bin’ (367Mb in size).
Upload the backup agent installer onto the server, and make the .bin binary file executable. Make sure you run the following commands as root user on the server.
chmod +x Backup_Agent_for_Linux_x86_64.bin
The installation process will start and after a few seconds, you will see as follows within the server terminal.
Where select ‘Acronis Backup Agent for Linux’ and click on Next button (on this interface the selection can be made with Space key, and change the option using Tab key). It will now start installing its dependencies using Yum installer as follows:
Once it’s completed, it will show a new menu where click on ‘Show registration info’ button this will open another menu as below screenshot with a registration link and code.
Now you need to copy that registration link and open it in a new browser tab (You must log in to the Acronis management panel before doing this). It will ask for the registration code to complete the registration process, paste out the code shown in the registration info section.
Click on ‘Confirm Registration’ button to complete the process. Now on the server terminal interface, you should see a Congratulations message and the front end Acronis management panel should list out the device there.
Now it’s time to configure the backup settings, for which click on ‘Enable Backup’ button beside the listed device/machine on Acronis management panel. This will open a side menu at the right where you can configure the backup settings as your wish. In general, I’d suggest to schedule it for a non-peak hour to prevent any load related issues.
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