Please use the command-line interface to install the Backup Manager on GNU/Linux systems. After the installation, you'll be able to run the tool using the command line or through the graphical user interface.

The most convenient way to install the Backup Manager on a GNU/Linux system is using the RUN installer. It requires minimum settings and suits all Linux distributions. It comes in 2 versions:

  1. i386 – for 32-bit systems

  2. amd64 – for 64-bit systems

If unsure which installer version you need, check the bitness of your system first:

# uname -a

x86_64 in output means that you have a 64-bit system. i386 stands for a 32-bit system.

Installation steps

  1. Log in to the system as a root.

% su

  1. Download the RUN installer suitable for your distribution (visit Downloads page).

# wget

  1. Grant the installer execute permissions.

# chmod +x

  1. Change the predefined installation folder (optional). By default, the Backup Manager is installed to /opt/MXB. If you wish to install the software to the /usr mount (for example because it has more free space), you should create symlinks for it. For example:

# ln -s /usr/local/MXB /opt/MXB

  1. Start the installer and submit your installation parameters. Do not forget to enclose values containing spaces or punctuation into quotation marks. If you submit the command without the installation parameters, you'll be prompted to enter them one at a time.

# ./ -- --user="ubuntu-admin" --password="dg224hs-0091" --encryption-method="AES-128" --encryption-key="SECUR_ITY2014a" --use-proxy=false

The -- attribute after the command name means that the parameters after it are specific to the Backup Manager. If your query contains a combination of parameters, use -- to separate the internal parameters of the RUN package from external ones belonging to the Backup Manager. Here is an example:

# ./ --target /other/tmp -- --user="ubuntu-admin"

Possible permission error

The installer is extracted to your temp partition. If the partition is mounted with the noexec option, you can get a permission error. To eliminate the error, you should extract the installer to some other directory that has execute permissions.

# ./ --target /other/tmp

Two alternative installers are available:

  1. DEB – for Debian and Ubuntu

  2. RPM – for CentOS, RHEL and SUSE