General info

This section describes cBackup installation for Ubuntu 16 LTS from DEB package. If you are want to undergo manual installation, please refer to general *nix installation description. Also please note, that DPKG (or GDEBI) will unpack installation to /opt/cbackup by default and use Apache web server. If you want to choose e.g. Nginx, or place installation into different folder, refer to the same general installation description.

Update system

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

Install required software

sudo apt-get install git snmp default-jre openssh-server

Install LAMP web server

sudo apt-get install lamp-server
sudo mysql_secure_installation

This package will install all latest available in Ubuntu repository versions of required software. Just follow instruction showed during package installation.

Install necessary php extensions

sudo apt-get install php-gmp php-zip php-intl php-ssh2 php-snmp php-mbstring php-mcrypt php-bcmath php-cli php-curl

Prepare user and database for cBackup

You want to use MySQL console to complete this task:

CREATE DATABASE cbackup CHARSET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci;
CREATE USER 'cbackup'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'mypassword';
GRANT USAGE ON *.* TO cbackup@localhost;
GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON cbackup.* TO cbackup@localhost;

Download cbackup DEB and install it

wget -O ~/cbackup.deb ""
cd ~ && sudo dpkg -i cbackup.deb

Being prompted for new cbackup user password, consider adding proper one. It will be used to manage system daemon via SSH.

Restart apache and syslog services

sudo systemctl restart apache2
sudo systemctl restart rsyslog

Start cBackup web setup

Open up you browser pointing to and compele setup process.

Setup complete

Now you can start using your cBackup and proceed with its initial setup

Upgrade and DPKG

At no circumstances dont use dpkg, gdebi or apt to upgrade your cBackup installation. Package managers are not aware of upgrade procedures and will overwrite your installation with fresh version without applying migrations to commit changes to database scheme.