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DFGBackup Linux Client Installation Guide

Download the Linux installer,

For RedHat Linux 8.0, 9.0 and Later, RedHat EL 4 and Later, CentOS 4 and Later, Fedora Core 3 and Later, SuSE Linux 9.x and Later:

The Linux builds are pre-compiled and all the required dependencies are included in the build itself. You don’t have to install the dependencies separately.

The is a run time compilation library required for DFGBackup Application to run in the machine. This library can be downloaded and installed from

Note: Linux installation should be run with the root user privileges.

To install DFGBackup client on Linux machines, follow the steps given below:

  • Type: “wget
  • Unzip the downloaded ZIP file.
  • Execute the bin file

For RedHat Linux 8.0, 9.0 and Later, RedHat EL 4 and Later, CentOS 4 and Later, Fedora Core 3 and Later, SuSE Linux 9.x and Later:


For Debian Linux 4.0 and Later, Gentoo, Ubuntu 7.10 and Later :


For Mandrake Linux 10.0 and Later:


DFGBackup needs root user privileges. Hence if DFGBackup is installed as a user which does not have root privileges, the installation will abort with the message ‘You need root user privileges’. This is applicable for upgrades as well.

If DFGBackup is installed fresh, then you will be asked to provide a password for the DFGBackup user account which is created.  Note that DFGBackup will be installed as a daemon process and will automatically start when the system boots up.  You can START and STOP DFGBackup by running the command “/etc/init.d//etc/init.d/dfgbackup start/stop”. You can check the status of DFGBackup application by running the command “/etc/init.d//etc/init.d/dfgbackup status”.

DFGBackup License Agreement:

Read through the License Agreement carefully. If you agree, enter Yes to continue with the installation. If you do not agree, enter No to abort the installation.

DFGBackup can be upgraded to v4.0 from DFGBackup version 3.5

Assign A DFGBackup ID:

DFGBackup ID is the unique name with which your DFGBackup installation is identified. By default, it takes your machine name as the DFGBackup ID. But we recommend giving a globally unique ID. Here you will be provided with these options:

“Do you want to identify your machine name by other than hostname”

If you enter “y/Y” then following text will displayed in terminal to enter DFGBackup ID.

“Enter DFGBackup ID”

Enter the DFGBackup ID for your installation. We recommend using your email id for this.

Note : The DFGBackup ID value is case insensitive. Hence, the ‘DFGBackup ID’ you have entered will be automatically converted to lower case.

DFGBackup Web Console Authentication:

DFGBackup’s Web Console user interface is browser based; you need to configure a username and password to login to DFGBackup Web Console. Note that you can add additional users, delete users, change password etc. from the Web Console UI after the installation.

Configure Backup Server Port and UI Communication Port

By default DFGBackup uses the ‘ Backup Server Port’ 32004, for all the client-server communications and the ‘UI Communication Port’ 32005 for communication between the DFGBackup Web Console and the DFGBackup Application. If you wish DFGBackup to use ports other than the default, you are provided with the following options here :

“Do you want to change these ports from default value?”

If you enter “y/Y” then following text will displayed in terminal to enter DFGBackup’s Backup Server Port and the UI Communication Port.

“Please enter a valid port value [numerical whole number] for Backup Server Port”.

Enter the Backup Server Port value here.

“Please enter a valid port value [Numerical whole number] for UI Communication Port”.

Enter the UI Communication Port value here.

This installs the product and completes the installation process. After successful installation, you are provided with an option to start the DFGBackup. After the installation, you can start DFGBackup by executing the script “” from the directory “/DFGHosting/DFGBackup/”.


After successful installation, you can open the DFGBackup Web Console from your browser by typing http://:6060. You will have to login to the Web Console using the username and password you provided in the “DFGBackup Web Console Authentication” step during the installation.

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