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CDP Enterprise Edition for Windows is cross-platform, high performance backup software. With CDP Enterprise Edition, you can manage data protection for both Windows and Linux environments, all from one user interface and into one disk-based data repository.

Installing the CDP Enterprise Server on a Windows Server allows you to protect data on both Windows and Linux CDP Agents. All features available for both Windows and Linux are available regardless of the operating environment you choose for your CDP Enterprise Server repository.

Below you can find requirements for a computer or virtual machine you are protecting (with CDP Agent).


Hardware Requirements
Linux Kernels 2.6
Physical Memory Minimum 512 MB
Free Disk Space Minimum 256 MB
15%+ free space on protected drives is recommended to maintain point-in-time snapshots during replication.
Primary Storage Types Directly Attached Storage
IDE, SATA, SCSI, SAS, ISCSI, Fibre Channel,
Dynamic Disks (Software RAID), Hardware RAID,
Solid State Drives (SSD)
File Systems ReiserFS 3, Ext2, Ext3, Ext4
Virtualization Citrix XenServer, Xen Source Hypervisor, VMWare, Linux KVM, Parallels Virtuozzo

Linux Distributions


Once a new edition is issued, we support this new release within 90 days. This way, you do not have to update as the OS is released.

The following distributions are supported for 32-bit (x86) and 64-bit (x64):

  • RedHat Enterprise 
  • CentOS
  • Ubuntu
  • Fedora
  • Debian
  • Novell SUSE Enterprise Server
  • Open SUSE
  • Mandriva
  • Cloud Linux


Technology Physical Server Install Guest (Virtual Machine) Install
Citrix XenServer 5, 6 No Install into guest VMs (domU)
Xen Source Hypervisor No Install into guest VMs (domU)
VMWare ESXi No Install into guest VMs
VMWare Server No Install into guest VMs
VMWare Workstation No Install into guest VMs
Parallels Virtuozzo Yes
Protects all Parallels Virtuozzo Containers with one install
Cannot be installed into individual Parallels Virtuozzo Containers
KVM No Install into guest VMs

CDP for Databases

See System Requirements - CDP for Databases.

CDP for Control Panels

See System Requirements - CDP for Control Panels.

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