Backing up a Linux Server with Jungle Disk

Installing Jungledisk

If you are installing the Jungle Disk agent to a server via command line, you will need to use wget or another cli http client to download the installer. We are installing Jungle Disk to a CentOS 6 server, but there are also packages for Debian based systems, and a tar file with the source if you would like to compile.

Download the installer, and run the rpm to setup and start the backup agent.

wget https://downloads.jungledisk.com/jungledisk/junglediskserver-3180-0.x86_64.rpm
[root@ldap ~]# sudo rpm -i junglediskserver-3180-0.x86_64.rpm
Stopping junglediskserver: [FAILED]
Starting junglediskserver:
[root@ldap ~]# ps -ef | grep jungle
root 22936 1 0 15:58 ? 00:00:00 /usr/local/bin/junglediskserver

This is the rpm package as of the time this article is written, but as there are new releases of the agent software, this will change. Make sure you download the latest version from your Jungle Disk account.

Setup the license

[root@ldap jungledisk]# cd /etc/jungledisk/
[root@ldap jungledisk]# cp junglediskserver-license-EXAMPLE.xml junglediskserver-license.xml

Now you will need to add your license to the new junglediskserver-license.xml file. You can find this license in your licenses section of the control panel. https://secure.jungledisk.com/secure/account/subscriptions.aspx

vim /etc/jungledisk/junglediskserver.xml

Enter in your license string in the licenseKey section.

<licenseKey>some_license_string</licenseKey>

Setting up the Management Client and configuring a backup.

You will need to install the Management Client to a Windows computer. Download the client here: https://secure.jungledisk.com/downloads/business/server/windows/

Once it is downloaded and installed, you will need to log in. Click Next to start the configuration.

welcome

If you already have setup Jungle Disk to backup another server, you will need to chose your new server from the server list. The client will be the hostname on the server. Now, create a new online disk.

new-disk

Choose between Standard Security, or High, which will encrypt your data whil it is stored on the Jungle Disk infrastructure. (We chose standard)

standard

Select you backup schedule. We stayed with the default daily schedule.

backup_schedule

Next, select what files to backup on your linux server.

what_to_backup

Hit ok, and next. You should be done! You can now try running a manual backup to get your files backed up right away, or wait for the scheduled backup to run.

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