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Linux Installation Prerequisites

In order to install and use NAKIVO Backup & Replication on a Linux OS, make sure the following requirements are met:

  • On Ubuntu and SLES, NAKIVO Backup & Replication relies on the following packages:
    • cifs-utils
    • open-iscsi
    • ntfs-3g
  • On RedHat Enterprise Linux, NAKIVO Backup & Replication relies on the following packages:
    • cifs-utils
    • iscsi-initiator-utils
    • ntfs-3g

Silent Installation on Linux

You can install NAKIVO Backup & Replication in silent mode via a command line. To install the full solution, simply run the following command: installer.sh -f -eula-accept This will install all product components (DirectorTransporterBackup Repository) and you will be able to you all product features after installation.

The following arguments are available:

Argument
Description
-h, -help, helpDisplay the list of available arguments without starting the installation.
--eula-acceptIndicates that you have read and agree to the End User License Agreement.
-fShall perform the silent installation of the full solution (Director and Transporter).
-t Shall perform the silent installation of Transporter only.
-mShall perform the silent installation of the full solution in multi-tenant mode.
-uShall perform the silent update of the installed product components
-eShall install Transporter for AWS EC2, or update Transporter installed for AWS EC2. Refer to Updating on AWS EC2 for details
-aShall enable uploading support bundles to support team server (Call Home). Refer to System Settings for details
-yShall accept limitations silently
-i <install_path>Shall install to the specified installation path
-d <director_port>Shall provide a custom Director port
-p <transporter_port>Shall provide a custom Transporter port
-r <port1>-<port2>Shall provide a custom transporter data ports range
-CShall suppress creating the repository
-c <repo_path>Shall create the repository. The <repo_path> parameter is optional
--rt <repo_type>Shall create a repository of the specified type. The <repo_type> parameter may accept the following values: 1 – “Forever incremental with deduplication”; 2 – “Forever incremental without deduplication”; 3 – “Incremental with full backups (deduplication devices)”
--rc <compress_level>Shall specify the repository compression level. The parameter may accept the following values: Disabled; Fast; Lowest; Medium; Best; Maximum. Refer to Creating Backup Repositories for details
--udev-cleanupShall clean up the database of the device manager for the Linux kernel

Installing the Full Solution on Linux

Follow the steps below to install all components of NAKIVO Backup & Replication (both Director and Transporter) on a Linux OS:

  1. Upload the installer file to the machine on which you want to install NAKIVO Backup & Replication in the binary transfer mode. For example:
  2. Log in to the Linux machine and allow the execution of the installer file. For example: chmod +x NAKIVO_Backup_&_Replication_TRIAL.sh
  3. Execute the installer file with root privileges. For example: sudo ./NAKIVO_Backup_&_Replication_TRIAL.sh
  4. Review the license agreement (press Space to go to the next page of the agreement). If you agree to the terms of the license agreement, press "Y" and then press Enter.
  5. Type "S" to install the full solution and press Enter.
  6. Specify the installation path for the product: Press Enter to accept the default installation path "/opt/nakivo" or enter a custom path and press Enter.
  7. Specify the Director HTTPS port (which will be used to access the Web UI of NAKIVO Backup & Replication): Press Enter to accept the default port "4443" or enter a custom port number and press Enter. Make sure the port you specify is open in your firewall.
  8. Specify whether to allow the product to automatically send support bundles to a NAKIVO server during the evaluation period (Call Home). If this option is enabled, NAKIVO Backup & Replication will automatically create, encrypt, and upload support bundles once a day to a NAKIVO support server during the evaluation period. NAKIVO Support team may use this information to improve the product experience and will be able to identify and resolve product issues faster.
  9. Specify the Transporter port (which will be used to connect to the Transporter that is installed by default with the Director): Press Enter to accept the default port "9446" or enter a custom port number (1 to 65535) and press Enter. Make sure the port you specify is open in your firewall.
  10. Specify a range of port numbers (from 1 to 65535) that will be used to transfer data by the Onboard Transporter (default are 9448-10000). The range you specify should contain at least 100 ports. Make sure that the ports you specify are open in your firewall.
  11. Specify a path to the default Backup Repository: Press Enter to accept the default path "/opt/nakivo/repository" or enter a custom path and press Enter to begin the installation process.

After the installation is complete, you can log in to NAKIVO Backup & Replication by opening the following URL in your web browser: https://machine_IP_or_DNS:director_https_port

By default, login and password are not required to access NAKIVO Backup & Replication. To prevent unauthorized access to the product, you can set up credentials in Configuration.

Installing a Transporter on Linux

If you have already installed the full solution (both Director and Transporter) and want to deploy an additional Transporter, run the NAKIVO Backup & Replication installer for Windows and follow the steps below:

Transporter Installation Prerequisites

Prior to installing a Transporter, make sure the following prerequisites are met:

  • Make sure the machine where you plan to install the Transporter has a connection to the relevant items below:
    • The machine where the Director is installed
    • VMware/Hyper-V servers where you plan to back up or replicate VMs (if you plan to retrieve VM data using the Transporter you are about to install)
    • Machines where you have installed other Transporters (if you plan to set up data transfer between an existing Transporter and the one you are about to install) 
    • Backup repository (if you plan to assign the Transporter you are about to install to a Backup Repository)
    • VMware/Hyper-V servers which you plan to use as a destination for replicated VMs (if you plan to write data to the target servers and datastores using the Transporter you are about to install)
  • If you have discovered VMware/Hyper-V servers using DNS names, make sure those DNS names can be resolved on the machine where you plan to install the Transporter.

Transporter Installation

  1. .Upload the installer file to the machine on which you want to install NAKIVO Backup & Replication in the binary transfer mode. For example:
  2. Allow the execution of the installer file. For example: chmod +x NAKIVO_Backup_&_Replication_TRIAL.sh
  3. Execute the installer file with root privileges. For example: sudo ./NAKIVO_Backup_&_Replication_TRIAL.sh
  4. Review the license agreement (press Space to go to the next page of the agreement). If you agree to the terms of the license agreement, press "Y" and then press Enter.
  5. Type "T" to install only the Transporter and press Enter.

    Note

    Alternatively, you can use the -t argument to install the Transporter silently:
    sudo ./NAKIVO_Backup_&_Replication_TRIAL.sh -t

  6. Specify the installation path for the product: Press Enter to accept the default installation path "/opt/nakivo" or enter a custom path and press Enter.
  7. Specify the Transporter port (used to connect to the Transporter): Press Enter to accept the default port "9446" or enter a custom port number and press Enter to begin the installation process. Make sure the port you specify is open in your firewall.

After the installation is complete, add the Transporter to NAKIVO Backup & Replication.

Installing the Full Solution in Multi-Tenant Mode on Linux

Follow the steps below to install the full solution in multi-tenant mode on a Linux OS:

  1. Upload the installer file to the machine on which you want to install NAKIVO Backup & Replication in the binary transfer mode. For example:
  2. Log in to the Linux machine and allow the execution of the installer file. For example: chmod +x NAKIVO_Backup_&_Replication_TRIAL.sh
  3. Execute the installer file with root privileges. For example: sudo ./NAKIVO_Backup_&_Replication_TRIAL.sh
  4. Review the license agreement (press Space to go to the next page of the agreement). If you agree to the terms of the license agreement, press "Y" and then press Enter.
  5. Type “M” to install the Director in Multi-tenant mode and press Enter.

    Note

    Alternatively, you can use the -m argument to install the solution in multi-tenant mode silently:
    sudo ./NAKIVO_Backup_&_Replication_TRIAL.sh -m

  6. Specify the installation path for the product: Press Enter to accept the default installation path “/opt/nakivo” or enter a custom path and press Enter.
  7. Specify the Director HTTPS port (which will be used to access the Web UI of NAKIVO Backup & Replication): Press Enter to accept the default port “4443” or enter a custom port number and press Enter. Make sure the port you specify is open in your firewall.
  8. Specify whether to allow the product to automatically send support bundles to a NAKIVO server during the evaluation period. If this option is enabled, NAKIVO Backup & Replication will automatically create, encrypt, and upload support bundles once a day to a NAKIVO support server during the evaluation period. NAKIVO Support team may use this information to improve the product experience and will be able to identify and resolve product issues faster.
  9. Specify the Transporter port (which will be used to connect to the Transporter that is installed by default with the Director): Press Enter to accept the default port “9446” or enter a custom port number (1 to 65535) and press Enter. Make sure the port you specify is open in your firewall.
  10. Specify a range of port numbers (from 1 to 65535) that will be used to transfer data by the Onboard Transporter (default are 9448-10000). The range you specify should contain at least 100 ports. Make sure that the ports you specify are open in your firewall.
  11. Specify a path to the default backup repository: Press Enter to accept the default path /opt/nakivo/repository or enter a custom path and press Enter to begin the installation process.

After the installation is complete, you can log in to NAKIVO Backup & Replication by going to the following URL in your web browser: https://machine_IP_or_DNS:director_https_port

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