Instructions to install UrBackup Server on FreeNAS

  1. Create a new FreeBSD jail (the default). Map the backup storage into the jail.

  2. Open a shell/console to the new jail

  3. Enter

    pkg update
    pkg install urbackup-server
    sysrc urbackup_server_enable=YES
    

  4. If you previously ran the server as root user you need to adjust the last line in /usr/local/etc/urbackup/urbackupsrv.conf (e.g. with pkg install nano; nano /usr/local/etc/urbackup/urbackupsrv.conf ) to USER="root".

  5. Restart the jail.

  6. Browse to http://jail-ip:55414 and configure an admin user and the backup storage path (on the storage you mapped into jail). You might have to enter the jail and create a sub-directory and adjust permissions of the directory with e.g. mkdir -p /mnt/backup/backups && chown urbackup:urbackup /mnt/backups/backups.

Repeat step 3 to update an existing installation with a new UrBackup version.