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Backup and Recovery for Linux servers


Hot backups of Linux servers with ActiveImage Protector Linux Edition

NetJapan's proprietary and native Linux snapshot driver (AIPSNAP) allows you to create scheduled hot backups of your live production Linux machines every 5 minutes as well as cold static backups.

ActiveImage Protect Linux Edition helps you to:

  • Avoid data loss
    Make regular hot incremental backups of your Linux system every 5 minutes for a better RPO (Recovery Point Objective) while also minimizing data loss in case of a crash or failure. Additionally, with Smart Sector technology you also enjoy faster backup speeds as only changed data sectors are backed up.
  • Easily recover data
    Quickly recover individual files and folders by simply mounting the backup image.
  • Reliably restore systems
    Restore your entire Linux server to and from physical and virtual environments, including all programs, applications and data.
  • Reduce backup storage requirements 
    The Inline Data Deduplication and Compression (IDDC) feature greatly reduces the size of backups, helping you better control your storage needs.
  • Migrate & virtualize Linux systems
    Use the Bare Metal Restore feature in our proprietary Linux Recovery Environment to quickly and easily migrate and virtualize your Linux systems.
  • Replicate data both onsite and offsite 
    Save your company from common and uncommon disasters by automatically replicating your full and incremental backups to an unlimited number of onsite or offsite locations. 

ActiveImage Protector Linux Edition can be installed on both physical and virtual Linux machines and is licensed per kernel.


Main features



Smart Sector backup of XFS file systems

Smart Sector backup is now available for XFS file systems (and other common Linux file systems). This means only changed sectors are included in the backup file, greatly improving backup performance.

universal feature


Powerful graphical user interface

Windows and Linux (X Windows) cross-platform graphical UI for easy access and settings management. CUI/CLI are supported.

fast backup with smart sector technology


Reduce data loss with an RPO of only 5 minutes

Create hot incremental image backups of an entire Linux system (OS, applications and data) every five minutes for minimal data loss and RPO or create cold images of a static Linux system.

unparalleled inline deduplication


Improve backup storage utilization with IDDC

Ensure minimal image file sizes and optimum system performance thanks to the integrated Inline Data Deduplication Compression feature.

snapshot image based backup


Live backup of MySQL

Ensure data consistency and security without having to shutdown MySQL.

3 offsite replication targets


Unlimited offsite and onsite replication

Send backup image files to local folders or network shared folders (CIFS) and offsite to WebDAV (HTTP/HTTPS), FTP, SFTP, and Amazon S3 (requires AWSCLI).


Backup features

  • Flexible backup planning
    Create multiple backup schedules for full and incremental backups within the same backup task.
  • Support for LVM backup
    Support for collective backup / restore of disks configured with Linux Logical Volume Manager (LVM).
  • Native Linux snapshot driver
    Our proprietary native Linux snapshot driver (AIPSNAP) backs up live Linux machines as well as performing cold backups.
  • Backup multiple disks into one disk image
    Backup multiple disks into the same disk image and increase storage space savings when used in combination with our Inline Data Deduplication Compression feature.
  • Image retention policy
    Save space by automatically deleting backup image sets that are older than a specified backup image set.


Restoration & Migration features

  • Linux based Recovery Environment
    Perform faster disaster recovery and create cold backups with our Linux based boot environment (AIPBE).
  • Fast Bare Metal Recovery
    Dramatically speed up disaster recovery thanks to our lighting-fast recovery engine.
  • Granular file and folder restore
    Mount an image file as a virtual drive for quick and convenient granular recovery of files and folders contained in the image file.
  • Migration to virtual environments
    Use ActiveImage Protector Linux Edition for P2V (physical to virtual) migration of Linux machines.
  • Up-to-date with the latest Linux drivers
    Our recovery environment's Linux kernel is updated on an ongoing basis, ensuring you have the latest Linux driver module right after a new kernel is released.
  • Restore wizard
    The easy-to-use Restore Wizard guides you step by step through the simple, fast and secure restoration process.


Additional features

  • Command line execution
    Execute most of ActiveImage Protector Linux Edition's features via the command line.
  • Support for the latest UEFI motherboards
    Backup and restore GPT disks in a UEFI boot environment as well as large capacity disks (2 TB or larger). ActiveImage Protector’s Linux boot environment (AIPBE) offers native support for UEFI.
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Supported Operating Systems

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0 - 7.2 (x86_64)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0 - 6.5 (i386, x86_64)
  • CentOS
  • CentOS 7.0 - 7.2 (x86_64)
  • CentOS 6.0 - 6.5 (i386, x86_64)

Hardware Requirements

  • CPU
  • Pentium 4 or newer
  • Main memory (RAM)
  • 1024MB RAM required (2048MB recommended)
  • Hard disk space
  • 400MB or more of available hard disk space is required at setup
  • Notes:
  • In addition to the above, the following hard disk space is required to reserve working space in "/var/opt". Normally, it is automatically reserved when installing the product:
  • - 3% of the total volume size of the device, of which an entry is added to "/etc/fstab", is required as working space for snapshot (the working space is also used to back up using the Inline Data Deduplication Compression feature).
  • - 0.01% of the total volume size of the device, of which an entry is added to "/etc/fstab", is required as working space to create a bitmap for incremental backup.

Technical information

Learn more about ActiveImage Protector Linux Edition.

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