Installing the Backup Agent for Linux Servers

This article describes how to install the Backup Agent on a Linux server.

  • You have created a server in the Cloud Panel.

  • You have activated a backup package.

  • If you are using a firewall to control outgoing traffic, you will need to unblock ports 443, 8443, 7770 -7800, and 44445 in that firewall.

  • If you only use the firewall that is in your IONOS customer account, you do not need to open the above mentioned ports.

To install the Backup Agent, follow these steps:

  • Open your browser and log in to the Cloud Panel.


  • In the ADMINISTRATION > BACKUP AGENT FOR SERVER section, click Download Agent next to the Linux entry.

  • Select the desired location for your backups.

  • Click Download, and the Backup Agent installer will be downloaded.

  • Copy the Backup Agent installer to the server. You can use an FTP program such as WinSCP or Filezilla to do this. Alternatively, if you are using Linux, you can copy the installation file to the server using the following command:
    [root@localhost ~]# scp -r /directory/ remote_username@SERVERIP:/directory_on_the_server Examples:

    [root@localhost ~]# scp -r /home/ root@217.160.44:/home
    [root@localhost ~]# scp -r /home/ root@217.160.44:/home

  • To make the file executable, type the following command:

    [root@localhost ~]# chmod +x
    US:[root@localhost ~]# chmod +x

  • To start the Backup Agent installation, type the following command:

    [root@localhost ~]# ./
    US:[root@localhost ~]# ./

The Backup Agent is now installed on the server. The server is then automatically registered in the Backup Console.