How to set up and activate the CDP Backup Agent at CentOS/Fedora

In order to activate and configure the backup of your VPS, you should:

I. Install the Backup Agent on your VPS.
1) Create r1soft.repo file with the information about R1Soft repository:

nano -w /etc/yum.repos.d/r1soft.repo

2) Input the text and save the file:


name=R1Soft Repository Server




To check the file content - use the following command:

cat /etc/yum.repos.d/r1soft.repo

3) Install the Agent:

yum install serverbackup-agent

Press Y + Enter to run the command.

4) Update and install the kernel and then reboot the server:

yum update kernel && yum install kernel-devel && reboot

Press Y + Enter to run the command.

5) Set up R1Soft module:

r1soft-setup --get-module

6)  Restart the agent:

/etc/init.d/cdp-agent restart

II. Add the verification external backup storage key on your VPS. The backup storage’s hostname is contained in the email “Your CDP Backups service is ready!”:

Run the command:

serverbackup-setup --get-key https://server%name

Server%name can be found in the email “Your CDP Backups service is ready!”

For example: serverbackup-setup --get-key

III. Activate the backup of your VPS in the CDP Backups service settings in your .Client Area.

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