Install the Datto Linux Agent now (with 3 easy steps)!

by | Jun 25, 2015 | Business Continuity

It’s been 3 years, but it is finally here! Learn how to install the Datto Linux agent in 3 easy steps.

Installing the Datto Linux agent is simple. Just follow the steps below. This article describes the requirements and procedure to install the Datto Linux Agent on the Ubuntu, Fedora, CentOS, and RedHat distributions of Linux on 64-bit hardware.

Step 1. Requirements

To run the Datto Linux Agent, the machine must be 64 bit, have at least 8G of RAM, be connected to the internet, and be one of the following Linux distributions:

  • Ubuntu 12.04 or 14.04
  • Fedora 20, 21, or 22
  • CentOS 6 or 7
  • RHEL 6 or 7
  • Debian 7.x

Kernel headers package for your current kernel must be installed:

  • Ubuntu / Debian:
    sudo apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r)
  • CentOS / RHEL / Fedora 20 & 21:
    sudo yum install kernel-devel-$(uname -r) kernel-headers-$(uname -r)
  • Fedora 22:
    sudo dnf install kernel-devel-$(uname -r) kernel-headers-$(uname -r)

Also, the file system on the machine must be one of the following:

  • ext2
  • ext3
  • ext4
  • xfs

Other file systems may work, but we do not officially support them.

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TCP Ports 139 (ICMP) and 25567 (Datto Linux Agent Port) must be open between the Datto device and all protected machines.

Step 2. Installing the Agent

To install the agent, run the following command:

curl -sS | sudo bash

Step 3. Installation Logs

Here are the locations of the installation logs on the supported distros. If you have an issue with installation, check these logs for clues:



CentOS / RHEL and Fedora 20-21


Fedora 22+

  • /var/log/dnf.log – Log of DNF actions
  • /var/log/hawkey.log – Log of repository actions (DNF uses hawkey to read repo data)

Do you need a little more help to install the Datto Linux agent? If so, contact us today.

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Dale Shulmistra is a Business Continuity Specialist at Invenio IT, responsible for shaping the company’s technology initiatives -- selecting, designing, implementing & supporting business continuity solutions to bolster client operational efficiencies and eliminate downtime.