Installation parameters for Backup Manager for GNU/Linux

Please find below the parameters to use during the Backup Manager installation on GNU/Linux systems.

Required parameters

If you do not supply these parameters in the command used to run the installer, you will be prompted to supply these one at a time until all are complete before the installation will run:

Parameter Definition
--user The name of your backup device (issued by your service provider)
--password Your installation key for the backup device (issued by your service provider)
--encryption-method (legacy)

Supported by Backup Manager 17.4 and earlier versions.

This setting lets you customize the data encryption method. Starting from the 17.5 release, AES-256 has become the common encryption method for all installations. All previous installations retain their original encryption method selections.


Set a security code that will be used to encrypt your data. It can be any word or sentence of your choice. Using this secret code, you can encrypt your files with a strong encryption algorithm, thus keeping your private data protected from unauthorized access.

The most important challenge is finding the best code, the one that you can remember but that no one else knows or can guess.

--use-proxy Defines your proxy usage preference. Enable the feature if your default Internet connection is set up through a proxy server or if you would like to use a proxy in the Backup Manager. Supported values: true or false.

Optional parameters

These parameters are optional extras which can be used within the command to provide additional configuration to your system:

Parameter Definition
--proxy-type The type of the proxy server: 0 (HTTP), 1 (SOCKS4), or 2 (SOCKS5)
--proxy-address The host name or IP address of the proxy server
--proxy-port The port you access the proxy server through
--use-proxy-authorization Defines if the proxy server requires authorization by username: true or false.
--proxy-username Your username for proxy access
--proxy-password Your password for proxy access
-h, --help Gives access to help resources. This is an internal parameter of the RUN package (does not require -- after the command name). Sample usage: ./ -h or ./ --help.