UrBackup is a free and powerful network backup solution for personal and enterprise. It has almost all features you need from a backup software. UrBackup supports Linux, Windows and Mac OS X. See how UrBackup is great for your business. On this tutorial I am going to show you how to install UrBackup Server on Ubuntu. I am using Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver Server edition. If you are running Debian 9, this tutorial shows how to install UrBackup on Debian 9.
The good things if you have a dedicated UrBackup Server on your network are:
- Centralized backup management
- Supports multiple clients
- Supports multiple simultaneous backups
- Easy to restore
Steps to Install UrBackup Server on Ubuntu
First, we need to download UrBackup Server package for Debian/Ubuntu system. To do this, open Terminal and download the DEB package with this command
cd /tmp wget https://hndl.urbackup.org/Server/2.2.7/urbackup-server_2.2.7_amd64.deb
Now let’s install the package
sudo dpkg -i urbackup-server_2.2.7_amd64.deb sudo apt-get -f install
During the installation process, you will be asked to specify the backup storage location. You can change the default value if you want.
Once the installation completed, you can open the UrBackup web management interface. Open web browser and type: http://localhost:55414.
Install UrBackup Client
At this point, you have a fully functioning UrBackup Server on Ubuntu. Now, we can install UrBackup client on client computers. For example, you can install UrBackup client on Windows 10.
After you install the client software on Windows 10, it will automatically search and connect to the UrBackup server. You will see the client computer listed on your UrBackup web administration console. There will be an UrBackup icon in your taskbar where you can do several things such as:
- Change settings
- Add/remote backup path
- Change component to backup
- See the status
There are many backup software available out there. But if you are running Linux, the option would be pretty limited. There are backup for Linux but most of them does not have neat user interface and not suitable for end users. But UrBackup is pretty good piece of Backup Software for Linux.