Installing backup agent: Acronis backup


You need to install a backup agent on each machine (device) that you want to back up.

Access to the account server enables you to create user accounts, set service usage quotas for them, and create groups of users (units) to reflect the structure of your organization. Every user can access the backup console, download the required agent, and install it on their machines in minutes.


Installing Acronis backup agent (adding a device)

An administrator can start the Acronis Backup setup program. To back up your data, you need to install a Backup Agent on your machine. 

You can manage and monitor system protection with a web-based console.


Keep the following firewall ports open, otherwise you can not see the client in your Acronis Portal. 

•  TCP ports 443 and 8443: Necessary for accessing the backup console, registering the agents, downloading the certificates, user authorization, and downloading files from the cloud storage.

•  TCP ports 7770...7800: This is for communication between components.

•  TCP ports 445 and 25001: Necessary for remote installations.

•  TCP port 44445: Necessary for data transfer during backup and recovery.

•  TCP ports 443, 44445, and 55556: Necessary for backup to the cloud.


For Linux using systemd, you can use the following commands to add these ports: 

firewall-cmd --zone=public --add-port=8443/tcp --permanent

firewall-cmd --zone=public --add-port=443/tcp --permanent

firewall-cmd --zone=public --add-port=7770-7800/tcp --permanent

firewall-cmd --zone=public --add-port=445/tcp --permanent

firewall-cmd --zone=public --add-port=25001/tcp --permanent

firewall-cmd --zone=public --add-port=44445/tcp --permanent

firewall-cmd --zone=public --add-port=55556/tcp –permanent


For Windows, each port should be added manually to the Windows Firewall if they are not open yet.


Perform the following steps to install Acronis agent and add a device to it:

  1. Log into the Acronis portal using your login username, and click the "Continue" button.


  2. Enter your password and click the "Sign In" button.


  3. Click "Backup & Disaster Recovery" to open the dashboard.


  4. In the Acronis dashboard, click the "Add" button to add a device for backing up.


  5. Depending on the machine and data you want to back up, select and download respective installation file.


    Depending on the machine you want to back up, select one of the 2 installation methods:

    Installaing backup agent on a Windows machine

    Installing backup agent on a Linux machine


Installing Acronis backup agent on a Windows machine

  1. Run the installation file and click the Install agents.


  2. Sign in to your Backup Account using your Acronis credentials.
    Provide your Backup Account credentials.


  3. Review the default installation settings and adjust them if necessary.
    Agent for SQL and Agent for Exchange can be installed on a machine with respective application.
     


  4. Select what you want to install.


  5. Enter the path where you want to backup the data.


  6. Wait until the installation completes.


  7. Once the backup agent is installed, the device you selected to backup will display in the backup portal.


Installing Acronis backup agent on a Linux machine

  1. Log into your server as a root user.

  2. Download and launch the installation package.

    The package is downloaded as a binary file. To launch the .bin file, you need to make it executable:

    1. Open the Terminal

    2. Navigate to the folder where the installation package is saved

    3. Run the command to make the file executable:
    chmod 755 filename.bin

    4. Run this command to run the file:
    ./fielname.bin

  3. Accept the terms of license agreement.

  4. Sign in to your Backup Account using your Acronis credentials.


  5. Once the backup agent is installed, the device you selected to backup will display in the backup portal.


Reference:

  • For more information about installing backup agent, please click here
  • For more information about installing acronis agent on any LInux  distros like centos, Ubuntu or Fedora, please click here.