How To Install UrBackup on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Install UrBackup on Ubuntu 20.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install UrBackup on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, UrBackup is a free and powerful network backup solution for personal and enterprise. It has almost all the features you need from backup software. It provides a web-based interface to manage all backups. It is cross-platform and can be installed on Windows, Linux, and many Linux-based NAS operating systems.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the UrBackup open source network backup on Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 20.04, 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install UrBackup on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following apt commands in the terminal.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
sudo apt install curl gnupg2 software-properties-common

Step 2. Installing UrBackup on Ubuntu 20.04.

By default, UrBackup is not available in the Ubuntu default repository. Now we will install the UrBackup server using its official PPA repository using the following commands below:

add-apt-repository ppa:uroni/urbackup

Next, install the UrBackup server using the following command:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install urbackup-server

After that, start the UrBackup service and enable it to start at system reboot:

sudo systemctl start urbackupsrv
sudo systemctl enable urbackupsrv

Step 3. Accessing UrBackup Web Interface.

Once successfully installed, open your web browser and access the UrBackup web interface using the URL http://your-server-ip-address:55414. You should see the following screen:

Install UrBackup on Ubuntu 20.04

Step 4. Installing UrBackup Client.

Now, we can install the UrBackup client on client computers. For example, you can install the UrBackup client on Windows 10:

After you install the client software on Windows 10, it will automatically search and connect to the UrBackup server. You will see the client computer listed on your UrBackup web administration console.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed UrBackup. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the UrBackup open-source network backup on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official UrBackup website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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