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Barracuda Backup Agent for Linux Unattended Installation (Update)

This is a brief update to my previous post Barracuda Backup Agent for Linux Unattended Installation. In recent versions the name of the actual installer binary has changed to UiConsole. The problem and solution remain the same, though.

Download and unpack the archive, then run

echo '/opt/barracuda' | ./lin/$(uname -m)/UiConsole

to install the agent to a different directory. To uninstall run

echo 'u' | ./lin/$(uname -m)/UiConsole

Note that uninstallation leaves an auto-generated SSL certificate in the directory <installdir>/config, so you need to clean up manually afterwards. Also, the public download location for the agents has apparently been removed. Now you need to download the agent from the Cloud Control web UI (System → Software-Downloads).

Posted 21:32 [permalink]


Barracuda Backup Reports Missing Drive

Barracuda Backup reports show a warning when the Windows agent cannot find a drive that is supposed to be backed up:

A Volume (drive) that was previously backed up is no longer there and being backed up.: Removing volume X: because it no longer exists.

The vendor documentation has an article that describes how to bring the missing drive back online. But what if the drive was removed on purpose and people just forgot to adjust the backup configuration first? You can't simply change the backup configuration to ignore the drive after the fact, since the drive is already absent and thus cannot be de-selected.

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Posted 11:05 [permalink]


Barracuda Backup Agent for Linux Unattended Installation

Barracuda Networks provide agents for their backup appliance for various operating systems. Unfortunately the Linux agent (unlike the Windows agent) does not come with an option for a silent installation, and it doesn't look like the vendor can be bothered to do anything about it.

Instead of being able specify a path on the commandline (or at least force a silent installaton to the default path) you're always prompted for the path where the agent should be installed:

/tmp # tar xzf barracuda_backup_agent-x.x.x.tar.gz
/tmp # cd barracuda_backup_agent-x.x.x
/tmp/barracuda_backup_agent-x.x.x # ./install
Please choose an installation path, or press enter for default.
[/usr/local/barracuda/bbs]: _

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Posted 01:13 [permalink]