Installing R1Soft Linux Manager Server on CentOS

The first step to install the Server Backup Manager is to create a new YUM .repo file with the R1Soft repository information.  Save the file in the yum.repos.d directory (typically located in /etc/).


#nano /etc/yum.repos.d/r1soft.repo

Add the following:


[r1soft]
name=R1soft Repository Server
baseurl=http://repo.r1soft.com/yum/stable/$basearch/
enabled=1
gpgcheck=0

Verify what was written to the file by running ‘cat /etc/yum.repos.d/r1soft.repo’

# cat /etc/yum.repos.d/r1soft.repo

Now that the repo is added, run ‘yum install serverbackup-enterprise’ to install Server Backup Manager. Enter ‘y’ to install the package and its dependencies.

# yum install serverbackup-enterprise

Next you need to configure and start the Backup Manager Web-based user interface. Define a username and password for the WebUI by running ‘serverbackup-setup –user –pass ‘:

# serverbackup-setup --user r1user --pass 12w34r

It is necessary to configure a different set of ports for the Backup Manager WebUI. This will mitigate the use of random port assignments. To configure different ports for the Backup Manager WebUI, run ‘serverbackup-setup –http-port 26080 –https-port 26443’

# serverbackup-setup --http-port 26080 --https-port 26443

Finally, start the Backup Manager WebUI by running ‘/etc/init.d/cdp-server restart’

# /etc/init.d/cdp-server restart

Next, open the WebUI by pointing a browser to http://: and logging in with the username and password you configured.

Next – install the agent software on your linux server or VM that you need backed up ( See Installing the R1Soft Linux Agent on CentOS)