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IBackup Express for Linux distros using the Command line utility

Follow the below steps to backup your Linux servers to the IBackup Express device

  1. Click here to download the command line utility
  2. Command Line Utility (idevsutil) - Download

    Version 1.0.2.8 (Released on 03/18/2015)

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  3. Backup all your files/folders to your device.

    a. To start, open a notepad, write the file/folder paths you want to backup and save the file.
    Example: 'filelist.txt' content

  4. b. Perform the following to execute full / incremental backups.
    Syntax:

    $ idevsutil --xml-output --express --enc-opt --pvt-key=<key file path> --files-from=<path of filelist file> --device-path=<portable device root path> / <username>@<server address>::home/<portable device root path>


    Note:

    --pvt-key parameter is optional and is not required if your account is configured with "default encryption key".


    Code:

    $ idevsutil --xml-output --express --enc-opt --pvt-key=enc_key --files-from=filelist.txt --device-path=/mount1/ / john@<server address>::home/mount1/

    c. Perform the following to restore a particular file(s) /folder(s).
    Syntax:

    $ idevsutil --xml-output --express --enc-opt --pvt-key=<key file path> --files-from=<path of filelist file> --device-path=<portable device root path> <username>@<server address>::home/<portable device root path>/ /<restore location in your computer>/


    --files-from==<path of filelist file> : Reads the list of file(s) / folder(s) path names that you wish to restore from your portable device.


    Note:

    --pvt-key parameter is optional and is not required if your account is configured with "default encryption key".


    To start restore, open a notepad, write / in the filelist and save the file.

    Exampl: 'filelist.txt' content


    Code:

    $ idevsutil --xml-output --express --enc-opt --pvt-key=enc_key --device-path=/mount1/ --files-from=filelist.txt john@<server address>::home/mount1/ /download_path/

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