Assuming that you already created a Linux VM, now is the time to log in. You’ll need your VM’s IP, user name and password. Below are the detailed instructions.

Open your favorite SSH client (e.g., Terminal on a Mac or Putty on Windows), type the following command, substituting “username” with your username and IP-address with your VM’s IP address, and hit Enter:

ssh username@IP-address

Next, switch to the main “root” user to get full access rights to this server:

sudo -i

Since we’re using Ubuntu, we need to make sure we have all required packages for this backup (See the details at https://dl.managed-protection.com/u/backup/help/12/user/en-US/index.html#22619.html )

Run the following commands to install the required packages:

sudo apt-get install rpm sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install linux-headers-`uname -r` sudo apt-get install linux-image-`uname -r` sudo apt-get install gcc- sudo apt-get install make sudo apt-get install perl

Now you’re ready to install Acronis client.

Go back to your Acronis Backup 12.5 Download Beta page at https://www.acronis.com/en-us/enterprise/download/acronis-backup-beta/ and copy the link to download the installation file.

In my case, it is https://download.acronis.com/ABA12/Beta/Backup_Agent_for_Linux_x86_64_Beta.bin

Next, type

wget https://download.acronis.com/ABA12/Beta/Backup_Agent_for_Linux_x86_64_Beta.bin

into the terminal window and hit Enter to download the file.

Make the downloaded file executable:

chmod +x Backup_Agent_for_Linux_x86_64_Beta.bin

Then run the installer by typing

./Backup_Agent_for_Linux_x86_64_Beta.bin

The installation process will start.

Then follow the prompts. Select “Next >” and hit Enter.

We only need the backup agent, so make sure it’s the only option that is checked (use the arrow keys and space to select). Hit “Next >”

Enter the management server IP (in our case it’s the first Windows VM we created above). Hit “Next >”

When your installation is complete, you’ll see the corresponding notification on your screen.

You can now exit the installer and go back to the management console to configure backup plans for this VM.

For more information about Acronis Backup for Virtual Host, please visit https://www.acronis.com/en-us/solutions/backup/virtual-machine/