Version 2021

2. Install MicroStrategy Backup

To install MicroStrategy Backup, follow the instructions below:

  1. Create a new directory for MicroStrategy Backup in your MicroStrategy Installation directory using the command:
    mkdir mstrbak
  2. Navigate to the newly created directory using the command:
    cd mstrbak
  3. Download the MicroStrategy Backup Tool using the command:

    • Linux:

    • Windows (download from PowerShell):

      wget -Outfile
  4. Unzip and extract the file using the command:

    • Linux:

    • Windows (downloaded from Powershell or use File Explorer to unzip the file):

      tar -xf
  5. Change the directory to the MicroStrategy Backup client executable using the following command:

    cd Mstrbak-client
  6. Run the following command in the MicroStrategy Backup directory to ensure the executable permissions are set for the files:

    • Linux:

      chmod +x
  7. Execute MicroStrategy Backup client using the following command:

    • Linux:

      ./mstrbak [flags]
    • Windows:


Now that MicroStrategy Backup is downloaded and you are in the correct directory, you can move on to 3. Run MicroStrategy Backup.