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Download and Install 1&1 Professional Backup for Linux

Learn how to download and install the 1&1 Professional Backup client to a Linux Server.

Please note:
The 1&1 Backup Manager uses TCP port 443 for communicating with the backup server. Please ensure any firewalls you may have running are not set to block incoming and outgoing traffic on TCP port 443.
Step 1
Log in to your 1&1 Control Panel and select the relevant package.
Step 2
From the Server Administration panel, click on 1&1 Backup. Server Administration panel
Server Administration panel
Step 3
Select an account by clicking on the account name. Overview of your Backup Accounts
Overview of your Backup Accounts
Step 4
The download links for the Backup Manager clients are listed. Right-click and copy the download URL. Overview of Backup Manager
Overview of Backup Manager
Step 5
Step 6
Download the backup client by using the wget command and supplying the download URL you copied earlier.
[root@s12345678 ~]# wget http://downloads.1and1.co.uk/uk/1and1-backup-manager-
--2013-07-08 16:55:53-- http://downloads.1and1.co.uk/uk/1and1-backup-manager-
Resolving downloads.1and1.co.uk...
Connecting to downloads.1and1.co.uk||:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 22983042 (22M) [application/octet-stream]
Saving to: 1and1-backup-manager-

100%[=====================================>] 22,983,042 11.3M/s in 1.9s2013-07-08 16:55:55 (11.3 MB/s) - 1and1-backup-manager-

[root@s12345678 ~]#
Step 7
The downloaded file is executable and permissions have to be changed using the command chmod 744 (followed by the file name) in order to allow the file to be executed.
[root@s12345678 ~]# chmod 744 1and1-backup-manager-
[root@s12345678 ~]#
Step 8
Run the executable file by prefixing it with ./
[root@s12345678 ~]# ./1and1-backup-manager-
Verifying archive integrity... All good.
Uncompressing Backup Manager........................
-- Creating directories
-- Copying files
-- Running configuration script

Username []:
Step 9
Enter the required information:
Field Value
Username The account name from the backup account
Password The password from the backup account
Encryption method Choose between AES-128, AES-256, Blowfish-488 or press ENTER for the default option
Encryption key Choose a passphrase to encrypt your backup data
Please note:
Select a memorable encryption key (passphrase). If you forget your encryption key, you will not be able to restore you data in the event of data loss.
Username []: a64822f62afb
Password []: d3da0d25602f
Encryption method: AES-128, AES-256 or Blowfish-448 [AES-256]: PRESS ENTER

Your files are sent and stored encrypted, so they are unreadable and
useless to anybody, except to you. You can even think up your own
encryption key. Please note that you should use a key that you will be
able to recall later on. NO ONE has access to your data without this
encryption key.

Encryption key []: 3HgeXpw4
Step 10
You will be asked if you want to connect through a proxy server. If unsure, press ENTER to choose the default option of "false." The installation process will complete and you will return to the command prompt.
Checking connection to cloud...
Use proxy server: true or false [false]: PRESS ENTER
-- Installing new ProcessController service
-- Finalising installation
-- Starting new ProcessController service
Zapping ProcessController [ OK ]
Starting ProcessController [ OK ]

Initialisation in progress. It can take a while...

Functional process initialised successfully.

-- Done
[root@s12345678 ~]#

A daemon is setup for the 1&1 Backup Manager which can be stopped and started using the command /etc/init.d/ProcessController followed by start|stop|restart. The service is set to start on boot and should not be stopped/restarted. The path to the backup client is /opt/1UND1US/bin/ClientTool.

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