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Install or Update the Backup Agent

The Backup Agent polls the primary MongoDB instance of every backup-enabled replica set and transmits the operations to the Ops Manager service.

The Backup Agent relies on the Ops Manager Monitoring Agent to populate the list of sharded clusters and replica sets eligible for backup. If the appropriate hosts are not added, or the Monitoring Agent is not being correctly run, the lists may be incomplete or out-of-date. If you have not already installed and configured the Monitoring Agent, please refer to the Install or Update the Monitoring Agent documentation.

Install or Update Through Automation
Ops Manager installs the agent to the servers you choose and ensures connectivity and access. This is the recommended way to install and run the Backup Agent.
Install or Update with RPM Packages
Install or update and start the Backup Agent using an rpm package.
Install or Update on Ubuntu
Install or update and start the Backup Agent on Ubuntu using a deb package.
Install or Update on Other Linux Systems
Install or update and start the Backup Agent on Linux systems other than RPM-based or Ubuntu systems.
Install or Update on OS X
Install or update and start the Backup Agent on OS X.
Install or Update on Windows
Install or update and start the Backup Agent on Windows.