Updating the R1Soft agent (Debian / Ubuntu, CentOS & Windows)

For Linux Debian and Ubuntu based servers, use the following command to check the version of the R1Soft agent installed on your server before and after the update:

r1soft-setup -v

Follow these steps to update the Idera backup agent on your server:

Debian / Ubuntu (scroll down for CentOS and Windows instructions)

Install R1Soft v5: 

1. Add the R1Soft repo to the server

echo "deb http://repo.r1soft.com/apt/ stable main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list
wget http://repo.r1soft.com/r1soft.asc
apt-key add r1soft.asc

2. Update the APT packet system:

apt-get update

3. Proceed with the installation: 

apt-get install r1soft-cdp-enterprise-agent

4. Install the kernel module:
r1soft-setup --get-module

 5. Restart:

/etc/init.d/cdp-agent restart



1. Add the R1Soft repo to the server

echo "[r1soft]
name=R1Soft Repository Server
" > /etc/yum.repos.d/r1soft.repo

2.Install these files

yum -y install serverbackup-enterprise-agent

3. Install the header kernels: 

yum install kernel-devel

4. Install the kernel module:

r1soft-setup --get-module

5. Restart:

/etc/init.d/cdp-agent restart



  1. Verify the supported compatible versions here: http://wiki.r1soft.com/display/ServerBackup/System+Requirements+-+Backup+Agent+for+Windows then download the agent and unzip the archive:
  2. Launch the executable file.


  4. Verify the information and click 'Install'.


  6. Click 'Next' for the following screens and then click 'Yes' to reboot your machine.


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