Astra. Quick start

Install and Update

  1. Backup current version:
    tar -Pzcf ~/astra-backup.tar.gz /usr/bin/astra /etc/astra
  2. Choose new version below:
  1. Install new version:
    rm -f /usr/bin/astra
    wget -O /usr/bin/astra "..."
    chmod +x /usr/bin/astra
  2. Check installed version:
    astra -v
  3. Make directory for configuration files, if you install Astra first time:
    mkdir /etc/astra
  4. Save file with serial number license.txt to /etc/astra directory. We will send license.txt to your email after purchase or after the request of the demo license. You may get license here: https://cesbo.com/astra-license
  5. Astra is ready to go, launch next command to start astra:
    astra -c /etc/astra/astra.conf -p 8000 --daemon
    • -c /etc/astra/astra.conf — path to the configuration file, will be created on the first launch
    • -p 8000 — port for API and Web-interface
    • --daemon — start as a daemon
  6. After the launch, web-interface will be available on: http://your-server-address:8000 recommended to use next browsers: Chrome, Firefox, Opera. Default login and password: admin

Additional parameters

Migration to Astra 5

If you have Astra 3 or Astra 5 you may migrate to the latest version with built-in migration tool:

  1. Launc new version with empty configuration file
  2. Open previous configuration file and copy content to the clipboard
  3. In the web-interface open Settings -> Import
  4. Paste clipboard content and press Import
  5. Apply changes

System configuration