Back up & Recovery
For Windows

Back up & Recovery for Linux

Link IT Protector Server - specifically created for Linux

Link IT'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.

Link IT 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 minimising 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 & virtualise Linux systems
    Use the Bare Metal Restore feature in our proprietary Linux Recovery Environment to quickly and easily migrate and virtualise 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. 

Link IT Protector Linux Edition can be installed on both physical and virtual Linux machines and is licenced per kernel.

Features Linux


The 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 your backup speed and performance.

Powerful graphical user interface

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


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.

Improve backup storage utilisation with IDDC

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


Live backup of MySQL 

Ensure data consistency and security without having to shutdown MySQL.

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).




Restore & 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.

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 and Compression feature.

Image retention policy

Save space by automatically deleting backup image sets that are older than a specified backup image set.

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