15142: Acronis Backup & Recovery 10: "Manage this machine" Is Grayed Out in Ubuntu Linux

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Last update: 11-10-2010

Add the user to the root group

This article applies to:

  • Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Server for Linux


  1. You launch Acronis Backup & Recovery Server 10 for Linux from Applications -> System Tools;
  2. The Manage this machine option is grayed out:


The user account under which you are logged is not a member of the root group.


As a workaround, you can launch Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 from terminal using the following command:

sudo /usr/sbin/acronis_console

If you want to launch the product from the GUI, add the current user to the root group.

To add the user to the root group via GUI, do the following:

Go to System -> Administration -> Users and Groups;

  1. Click on Manage groups. From the list of groups, select root and click Properties;
  2. Check the necessary user name and press OK;

  3. Log off and log on again to apply changes.

To add the user to root group using terminal, do the following:

  1. Open terminal. Type su and provide your password;
  2. Run the following command:

    usermod -a -G root <username>

  3. Log off and log on again to apply changes.

More information

See also Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Cannot Connect to Acronis Linux Agent.