HowTo Ubuntu 8.10 64bit and Areca 6.2 (6.1) java Backup Utility

1) Go to Synaptic and install


2) cd /usr/lib/jni

cp the files:

to the areca/lib folder with names in order of appearance:

overwriting the original ones ;).

3) the files:


come from an eclipse installation actually, so if you don’t have eclipse,
download it and:

cd eclipse/plugins

and cp the org.eclipse.swt.gtk.linux.x86_64_3.4.1.v3449c.jar
into areca/lib org.eclipse.swt.gtk.linux.x86_3.2.0.v3232m.jar

and cp org.eclipse.jface_3.4.1.M20080827-2000.jar to areca/lib

overwriting the original ones.

Now, the file surprise, surprise is a 32 bit one, so I compiled the 64bit one.
With the 32bit one, you’ll get a couple of warnings:

09-01-22 20:44 – WARNING – com.myJava.file.metadata.posix.jni.JNIMetaDataAccessor cannot be used on this system. Got the following error : “java.lang.UnsatisfiedLinkError : /home/jordilin/areca/lib/ /home/jordilin/areca/lib/ wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS32 (Possible cause: architecture word width mismatch)”
09-01-22 20:44 – WARNING – [com.myJava.file.metadata.posix.jni.JNIMetaDataAccessor] not validated. The default metadata accessor will be used instead.

I leave a 64 bit version in

This same tutorial is in

4) ./
5) done

Note. I tested this using 6.2 pre-release, but using 6.1 should be the same.


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5 Responses to HowTo Ubuntu 8.10 64bit and Areca 6.2 (6.1) java Backup Utility

  1. areca user says:

    Thanks for the detailed steps on getting areca to work. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to get it to work for me. Anyway, I came across another instruction set that work for me. It is also simpler than yours so I thought I will put a link here to that.

    Thanks for all your help.

  2. areca user says:

    Oh, forgot to mention I am using Ubuntu 9.04 64-bit and Areca 7.1. Hope it works for all those out there searching.

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