Add Ubuntu Linux Server to Acronis Backup 12.5

Add Ubuntu Linux Server to Acronis Backup 12.5

Hello everyone, welcome to Today we are going to show you an interesting way to backup our Linux Server using Acronis Backup 12.5. As you know, Acronis Backup is a powerful backup solution for enterprise or business users. It has all features you need to perform full system backup to Windows and Linux servers. With this tool, we can easily add multiple desktops, servers for backup purpose. Then, we can manage and monitor the backup process from a single console. Below, you can find the easy way to install Acronis Backup Agent on Ubuntu Linux. We are using Ubuntu 17.10 server edition on this tutorial.

On this article I am going to add an Ubuntu server (Ubuntu 17.10) to my Acronis Backup 12.5 backup system. Please read how to install this Acronis Backup 12.5 before you continue to work on this task. Actually, Acronis provides a guide on how to install the Linux agent on this webpage. But I don’t think it’s correctly written. Many Linux commands that did not work.

Steps to Install Acronis Backup Agent on Ubuntu Linux

Step 1. Log in to Acronis Backup Console

Open your web browser and type http://localhost:9877. Now go to Device | All machine

Step 2. Download the Linux Agent

Click Add button on the console and then select Linux from the Servers list.

install acronis backup agent on ubuntu

It will download the Linux Agent file. Please note that the file size is 1.2 GB in size. Make sure you have a good internet connection. You will have the following file:


Step 3. Install Acronis Backup Agent

After the download complete. We are ready to install. But before we install it, we need to make sure our system has all the required packages. Perform these commands on Ubuntu Linux

sudo apt install build-essential rpm

Now make the package executable

sudo chmod +x AcronisBackup_12.5_64-bit.x86_64

Finally Run the installer

sudo ./AcronisBackup_12.5_64-bit.x86_64

Now follow on screen installation wizard

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Now check if our new Ubuntu Linux is shown on the Acronis backup console

As you can see, now my Ubuntu is there. We can then create backup plan for this Ubuntu server.


Acronis Backup is a great solution for multi computers/servers backup to cloud storage. We can add many desktops and servers to the backup system easily. Thanks for reading this how to install Acronis Linux Agent on Ubuntu Linux. Please share the article if you think this is useful.

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