Installing guestfs-tools on Linux

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Overview

On Linux, SEP sesam single file restore from virtualization platform backups, e.g., VMware vSphere, requires the guestfs-tools package to be installed to be able to access and mount the file system of an image on Linux. If the package is not installed on your SEP sesam Server or RDS Linux server, you will not be able to mount VMDK and consequently, perform a single file restore.

To learn more about the guestfs-tools, see libguestfs tools for accessing and modifying virtual machine disk images.

Installing guestfs-tools package

Use the command line to install the guestfs-tools package according to your specific Linux distributions, i.e., SLES, Debian, Ubuntu, RHEL, or CentOS. For details on Linux installation, see SEP sesam Quick Install Guide.

Depending on your Linux distribution, specify the relevant command:

  • On SLES (SUSE Linux Enterprise Server)
  • zypper install guestfs-tools
    
  • On Debian and Ubuntu
  • apt-get install libguestfs-tools
    
  • On RHEL and CentOS
  • yum install libguestfs-tools