How to install R1soft Backup Manage Agent on openSUSE

I’ve been having some fun getting the R1soft Backup Manager agent installed on some openSuse servers and so decided to write a blog post on some tips.

First of all you’ll need to download the agent package and install the RPM packages using the command:

rpm -i *.rpm

And you’ll want to get the backup manager’s key using:

serverbackup-setup --get-key [Manager_URL]


You’ll need to install the kernel source package. Use this command:

zypper install kernel-source

You may be getting the following error when trying to run the command “r1soft-setup –get-module”.

Cannot find the kernel-source package for your kernel

And if you enter the command “uname -r” and compare that with the version of the linux headers stored under /usr/src you’ll notice that the versions are different.
This can be resolved be running the following commands:

zypper refresh
zypper update kernel-default kernel-default-base kernel-firmware

That should bring the installed kernel up-to-date with the installed kernel source.

Now all you need to do is run the following command and reboot. You should be all set!

r1soft-setup --get-module


One Reply to “How to install R1soft Backup Manage Agent on openSUSE”

  1. I am getting following error while installing cdp-agent :

    linux-4ldr:/lib/modules/r1soft # zypper install kernel-source
    Loading repository data…
    Reading installed packages…
    ‘kernel-source’ not found in package names. Trying capabilities.
    No provider of ‘kernel-source’ found.
    Resolving package dependencies…

    Nothing to do.
    Please suggest solution.

    Thanks !!

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