Hello everyone, welcome to our cloud backup tutorial. Today we are going to show you how to backup Linux Server using Bitcan Cloud Backup. Bitcan is a great backup solution for Windows and also Linux. We can easily configure the Server for cloud backup to Bitcan. On this tutorial, we are using Debian 8 Jessie as Server we want to backup. We are going to use their service to store our offsite backup. Offsite backup is a good way to secure our data by storing data outside our current location. If something bad happen such as flood, earthquake, we still have our backup at other place.
Steps to Backup Linux Server using Bitcan Cloud Backup
In order to backup to Bitcan Cloud, we need to register via Bitcan website. Once you are registered, login to web console. Now follow these steps.
A. Add new Server
Click Server and then click Download Agent. Select Linux agent from the list. Save the file to your Linux server. You will have a file called something like: BCagent_linux. Now we need to install the agent on our Linux server/desktop. In this example, I am using Ubuntu 16.04.
Extract the BCagent_linux file and you should see some files on your extract folder as follow
We need to install or run Bitcan agent on our Linux. Open Terminal and cd to the extracted folder and then execute this command to run or install the agent.
Now, Login to bitcan web dashboard. Click Server and you should see your new Linux server or desktop listed there. Here is mine
At this point we are successfully added our Linux to Bitcan. Now we can add new backup task to it.
B. Create new Backup
To create a new backup job, go to Backup section and click Backup button to start creating new backup task.
Give a name for your new backup and then select the server you want to backup from the list.
Now select whether you want to backup file or directory. Scroll down and you can set the backup schedule and click Save backup.