Frequently asked questions

What is the file size limit than can be replicated?

EDpCloud imposes no limits. The limit is imposed by your operating system and file system only.

Is there a limit on files or storage ?

No. Depends only on the storage on the remote server and your bandwidth.

Can you work on mobile phones?


Are there any restrictions on bandwidth?

No. But if you want to create a restriction yourself to control the bandwidth, you can. See eddist.cfg documentation.

Can I replicate files from or to a virtual machine

Yes. EDpCloud supports both physical and virtual machines.

Can I replicate to a Google VM in the cloud.

Yes. EDpCloud supports replication to different clouds and between different clouds. Not happy with your cloud provider or want to migrate data to the cloud? Use EDpCloud to sync files to the cloud or from the cloud.


Checkout this article about how to replicate data to Google cloud.


Can I replicate to a VM in Microsoft’s cloud


What other cloud providers do you support:

Too many to name: Google, Amazon, Azure, ViaWest, CenturyLink to name a few.  We really do not care. All EDpCloud needs is either a physical machine or a virtual machine.

Can I manage replication remotely

Yes you can use a browser or a CLI.

Can I replicate open files under windows

Yes you can.

How do I download EDpCloud?

Register for your free download at and click on the Download tab.
Make sure you also download and install the edlicense file under EDpCloud etc directory. Sometimes your firewall may rename the file into something else. Make sure the license is unziped.
Simply copy the file to edlicense and move it to EDpCloud/etc directory.

Do I need a license for each host ?

Yes. Each host and each VM needs a license.

Do you support UNC paths?

UNC paths are supported both as a source and as a destination directory. You can replicate data from a UNC path or to a UNC path.

Can I replicate data from windows to Linux ?

Yes. You can replicate from one platform to another. For example you can replicate Mac, Windows, Solaris, AIX, etc to Linux and vice-versa.

You can replicate between all the platforms that are supported.

Which platforms have the real time replication?

Windows and Linux have real time file replication.

Can I use EDpCloud for true file mirroring?

Yes you can setup bidirectional file replication.

Can I use EDpCloud for one to many?

Yes you can can configure EDpCloud to replicate data from one to many, many to one and many to many.

What do I need to backup a Windows server to a remote Linux server ?

1. Configure EDpCloud file replication on windows
2. Configure replication on Linux
3. Create a real time replication configuration (optional) or see step 4
4. Create a schedule or use edq or edmfq to replicate on demand.

If using realtime replication, make sure you configure the real time replication then the  perform initial synchronization first (read about edq and edmfq)

Can I combine real time and scheduled replication ?



Yes. You can create a schedule to replicate data. You can combine scheduled replication with real time replication for Windows and Linux.

How do I perform initial synchronization ?

a. You can use the GUI (See Distribution/backup tab).
b. You can use edq command line:

edq -l linkname -r receivername -n directoryname
edq -l linkname -r receivername -n filename

Are deletes propagated ?

Yes. But you have to indicate that in your configuration. See eddist.cfg documentation.

Is this real time sync ?

Windows and Linux (x86, x64, Power7, Power8) have real time sync. AIX, SOLARIS, MAC and other UNIX flavors have schedule file sync.

Can I configure bi-directional replication?

Yes but make sure you specify an includes and excludes  file.

How do you deal with simultaneous writes on the same file in the case of bi-directional replication

The last writer wins.

Can I use NFS?

EDpCloud can replicate from and to an NFS path.

Do you support encryption ?

Yes by default all the transport is encrypted using AES128. All communications are encrypted by default.
When the data arrives at the destination, it is unencrypted. If you don’t trust the remote site, then
you can set enrypt=”1″ on the source and decrypt=”0″ on the destination. Unless the destination has your
encryption key, they will not be able to decrypt it even if they set decrypt=”1″.

How do I decrypt encrypted files ?

Use edcryptor.

How do I disable compression ?


Which non-profits qualify for a free license?

The decision to grant free software licenses is made on a case by case basis.
For example, some educational institutions qualify while others will not. Some non profits that are engaged in changing human conditions qualify
for 100% discounts. Others for a partial discount. Our goal is to do good by helping these institutions.

What are the differences between EDpCloud, Glider and EDWADDS ?

EDWADDS and Glider have been retired. Glider was a slim version of EDWADDS. EDpCloud is the new replacement of EDWADDS.

What is the WebDav tab?

The WebDav tab allows system administrator to configure access to remote data using WebDav protocol.

When installing under Linux I get: edpath: No such file or directory

The reason you get that error is because you are either installing 32 bit package on a 64 bit machine
or you are installing a 64 bit package on a 32 bit machine.

See the following example:

Enter install path name [/usr/local/enduradata] :
./ line 282: ./edpcloud/bin/edpath: No such file or directory
Error: You must use an absolute path: You entered []
root@edpcloudremote:/home/eh/enduradata_edpcloud# uname -a
Linux edpcloudremote 3.14-0.bpo.2-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.14.15-2~bpo70+1nvme1 (2014-09-19) x86_64 GNU/Linux

Solution: Download the correct package that matches the architecture of your machine. If you are running 64 bit
Linux, download file replication software for your platform and that has 64 in the file name.

Can we use our own scheduler such as cron or windows scheduler ?

Yes you can.

Can we run on a virtual machine?

Yes. EDpCloud file sync runs on both virtual machines and on physical machines..

Can we redistribute any code that comes with EDpCloud ?

No you cannot. But if you insist, contact EnduraData’s legal team to work some sort of an agreement.