Install and Configure Rackspace cloud backup Agent manually

Installing the cloud backup agent manually is quite easy. First take a look at http://meta.packages.cloudmonitoring.rackspace.com/ for your operating system distribution. In my case it’s Debian Wheezy (release 7).

From time to time the commands change, so always check the reference first (link above) before running the below command

wget http://meta.packages.cloudmonitoring.rackspace.com/debian-wheezy-x86_64/rackspace-cloud-monitoring-meta-stable_1.0_all.deb
dpkg -i rackspace-cloud-monitoring-meta-stable_1.0_all.deb
apt-get update
apt-get install rackspace-monitoring-agent

That’s it your done! Rackspace Cloud Backup agent is now manually running.

To be sure it is installed successfully and is starting up on boot, run a reboot and then verify in the rackspace control panel that it is running.

reboot

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If you at any point want to remove the monitoring agent, you can run:

apt-get remove rackspace-monitoring-agent

again confirming in the rackspace mycloud control panel that the service is no longer running:

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