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For now, the only type of tested Linux distributives are those based on Debian/Ubuntu package types (i.e. on .deb files). Please read the instruction carefully before installing Handy Backup components!
For Debian/Ubuntu, you must firstly add a repository to the list, to avoid the warnings about missing key during installation. Download a key using the terminal command:
Add this key to the apt utility with a command:
sudo apt-key add hb.pub
For Ubuntu 14.04, add the next string to the end of the file /etc/apt/sources.list:
deb http://packages.handybackup.net/trusty trusty main
For Ubuntu 16.04:
deb http://packages.handybackup.net/xenial xenial main
Then execute the next command:
sudo apt-get update
Now you are ready for installation. To install both Server and Workstation components of Handy Backup, please execute the following command:
sudo apt-get install hb7
For installing the Workstation component only, the command must be:
sudo apt-get install hb-ws
For controlling Handy Backup, you will need Handy Backup Client. You can either use a remote Windows machine with a Handy Backup Client installed to control a Linux host, or install a Client directly upon Linux using Wine.
As a prerequisite, add an IP address and a host name of a machine containing Handy Backup Server to the file /etc/hosts. (To check an IP address, run ifconfig, and then execute the command hostname.)
An example of a string added for a sample PС003 server:
Restart Handy Backup:
sudo service hbserver restart && sudo service hbworkstation restart
Then run Handy Backup Client. In the appearing window, enter an IP of a computer and click "Apply". After all, click “Connect”.
To obtain Wine, just install an appropriate version:
sudo apt-get install wine
After installing Wine, you can install Handy Backup.
To start a Client via Terminal, execute the next command:
wine "C:/Program Files/Novosoft/Handy Backup 7/BackupClient.exe"
As an alternative, use the icon appearing in the “Applications” menu.
This action requires some extra configuration measures. The default location for all configuration and options files is the /var/lib/.hb7 directory.
Open the configuration file /var/lib/.hb7/Settings/Services/workstation.hbl. Then, in the field CoordinatorHost you must write a name of a computer with the operating Management Panel, a main server for Handy Backup network editions.
Note: The configuration file is a common XML file. You can modify it by any text editor such as vi or emacs. Check also that you have rights to modify this file.
After modifying the file, restart the workstation using the following command:
sudo service hbworkstation restart
sudo service hbserver start
sudo service hbserver stop
sudo service hbserver restart
sudo service hbworkstation start
sudo service hbworkstation stop
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Related: Linux backup utility
User Manual contents
Installing Standalone Version
Installing Network Editions
Installing Network Agents
Network Agent Configuration
User Manual in PDF, version 7
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