Linux : Installing R1Soft backup agent from YUM repo

By | February 11, 2013

Installing R1Soft agent using YUM is pretty straight forward. Simply do the following steps.

1. Edit the R1Soft YUM repo file :

2. Append the following :

3. Install the agent :

4. MISC : You might see the following output message once the agent is installed :

Attempting to get a kernel module from ‘’

No binary module was found for your kernel. The kernel headers will be required
to build a module. See ‘/usr/bin/serverbackup-setup –help’ for more information

That mean you need to build a custom module for your kernel. As scary as it sounds, some scripts do all the work for you, just run :

NOTE : You need both “kernel-devel” and “kernel-headers” installed and of course “gcc” compiler to build the module.

I’ve recently experienced the following error trying to get the module :

Creating kernel headers package
Checking ‘/lib/modules/2.6.32-279.14.1.el6.x86_64/source/’ for kernel headers
Checking ‘/usr/src/kernels/2.6.32-279.14.1.el6.x86_64-x86_64/’ for kernel headers
Checking ‘/lib/modules/2.6.32-279.14.1.el6.x86_64/build/’ for kernel headers
Unable to find a valid source directory.
Please install the kernel headers for your operating system.

You can work around this issue by doing :

*R1Soft was recently acquired by Idera and is now known as Idera Backup.