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How to Install UrBackup Server on Ubuntu

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

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.

urbackup backup location.png

Once the installation completed, you can open the UrBackup web management interface. Open web browser and type: http://localhost:55414.

urbackup ubuntu.png

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.

Download UrBackup client for 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

urbackup windows client.png

Final Thoughts

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.


  1. Good manual, but it doesn’t work on debian 10.
    There is a depedency problem.

    libcurl4 instead of libcurl3 which urback-server needs…..

  2. thanks for the article, but in this part: “During the installation process, you will be asked to specify the backup storage location. You can change the default value if you want.” I did it, and, when open page, show this message:

    can access /media
    cannot access /media/hdd_external
    cannot access /media/hdd_external/my_backups

    I did permissions with chmod among other articles.

    how can I define another path?

    I installed in Xubuntu 19


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