FAQ About EDpCloud Data Synchronization and File Replication

Frequently Asked Questions About EnduraData EDpCloud  File Replication Software

Is this for home users?

No it is not. It is for businesses and agencies.

My license expired. Now what?

Call EnduraData or Email support@enduradata.com.

What OS’s are supported?

  • Linux
  • Windows
  • Mac
  • Solaris x86
  • Solaris SPARC
  • AIX
  • Linux on Power
  • OpenBSD
  • Many other Unix flavors
  • Need more? Call us.

How do I perform Initial Sync?

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

We have a few plants in China, can we use this?

Talk to your lawyer. You must comply with export and re-export laws.

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 scheduled 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, you can set enrypt=”1″ on the source and decrypt=”0″ on the destination. Unless the destination has your encryption key, they cannot decrypt it even if they set decrypt=”1″.

How do I decrypt encrypted files?

Use edcryptor.

Does EnduraData replication support SSL certificates?


How do I disable compression ?

use the keyword compression=”0″ in the link parameters section.

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 nonprofits 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.

Both Glider and EDWADDS were retired around 2014.

What is the WebDav tab?

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

Web dave can be integrated with EDpCloud. Look at the read me file and the zip file shiped but not installed under edpwebgui,

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] : ./install.sh: 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 schedulers such as Cron or windows schedulers?

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 and you are a US business or agency, contact EnduraData’s legal team to work some agreement.

FAQ About EDpCloud Data Synchronization and File Replication was last modified: July 5th, 2023 by S. Dimitri