Install Acronis Backup Agent on Linux

Acronis Backup Agent facilitates the backup and recovery of data on Linux systems. It allows users to protect and restore their data efficiently. The Acronis Agent is installed on individual machines and servers to enable seamless integration with the Acronis Backup infrastructure, providing features such as scheduled backups, recovery options, and data protection in various environments.


  • Ensure that you have the following:

    • Appropriate permissions for installation.

    • Your browser allows pop-ups.

    • A backup unit to download the installer.

    • Internet connectivity for the Virtual Machine (VM) and all its ports are open:

TypeDestination IP addressPorts

Management servers

TCP ports 443 and 8443 are used to access the service console, register the backup agents, download the certificates, obtain user authorization, and download files from the cloud storage. The backup agents use the whole range from 7770-7800 to communicate with the management server.

Storage servers

TCP port 44445 is used by backup agents for data transfer during backup and recovery.

  • Only contract administrators, owners, and users with the Create Backup Units privilege can use the Backup Console.

  • For Ubuntu and Debian, update the package list using:

    sudo apt-get update

  • For CentOS, Rocky, and Alma, update the package list using:

    sudo yum makecache

  • Make sure to install wget using either of these:

    sudo yum install wget

    sudo apt install wget

Download the Acronis Backup Agent Installer

  1. In the DCD, go to Menu > Storage > Backup Console.

  2. Select a backup unit from the drop-down menu for which you want to download the backup agent installer.

  3. A Backup window will open up with the Backup URL. Go to DEVICES > +Add.

  4. In Add Devices window, scroll down to SERVERS and then select Linux.

  5. To allow downloads on the Backup URL, confirm your action by selecting Allow.


  • You can cancel the download if you only need the URL.

  • Open the Download Folder on your browser and copy the link address. Delete everything after .bin to get the download URL directly. Now you can use the URL to download the backup agent installer on your target machine. Example: wget<agent-version>/name_of_your_agent.bin

Result: The Backup Agent Installer is now downloaded.

Install the Acronis Backup Agent

  1. To make the downloaded binary file executable, use:

    chmod u+x name_of_your_agent.bin

  2. Run the installer file by executing the following command:


  3. The Acronis Agent setup will now be initiated. Select the components that you want to install from the Component Selection list. You can choose Agent for Linux and then select Next.

  4. To install the required packages automatically, select Continue; otherwise, select Skip.

  5. The installation of the required packages will begin.

  6. Once the installation is completed, a prompt to register the machine will be displayed. To get the registration information, select Show registration info and hit Enter.

  7. You will see a Registration link and a Registration code. Use the Registration Code to register a machine in the Backup Console.

  8. To register a machine in the console devices, go to console DEVICES > + Add > REGISTRATION VIA CODE. Click REGISTER.

Result: The Backup Agent is now installed and registered in the console devices.

Unattended installation

The installation of Acronis Backup Agent, for which you do not need to select options or provide input for each step, you can use either of the following methods:

Using token

For unattended installation, you need to generate a token first:

  1. In the Backup window, go to DEVICES and click +Add.


  3. Run the following command:

    ./name_of_agent.bin -a --rain="" --token=XXXX-XXXX-XXXX

Result: The installation will be completed using token and without being prompted for additional information.

Using backup unit credentials

Run the following command:

./name_of_agent.bin -a --rain="" --login=contractnumber- backupunitname --password=xxxxx

Result: The installation will be completed using backup unit credentials and without being prompted for additional information.

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