5 Minutes to Know Your Product: SonicWALL CDP

by Doug Rogier on March 13, 2009 · 0 comments

in Catalyst Tech Support,ScanSource Catalyst

cdp_finalThe SonicWALL Continuous Data Protection, or CDP, products are great ways to do real time backup of critical data and applications.  The backups are constant and transparent to the user with virtually no administration.  Each client also manages their own data backups, this means no backup administrator needed.  The CDP also has the ability to backup mission critical applications such as SQL databases, Microsoft Exchange stores as well as others.

Possible Deployments:

  • Laptop backups
  • Mission Critical document backups
  • IP Office application backups
  • Server backups
  • Email backups
  • Database backups




  • CDP 110/210: 100BaseT
  • CDP 5040/6080: 1GbE


Capacity/Total Capacity with Expansions:

  • CDP 110: 400GB/400GB (1 disk)
  • CDP 210: 1TB/1TB (1 disk)
  • CDP 5040: 750GB/3TB (4 disk)
  • CDP 6080: 750GB/6TB (8 disk)


Supported Operating Systems:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, XP Pro
  • Microsoft Server 2000 and 2003
  • Debian 3.1
  • Red Hat 10.1
  • Fedora Core 5
  • Red Had Enterprise Linux 3


Additional Features: (* optional)

  • Site-to-Site *
  • Local Archiving
  • Off-site Backup *
  • Bare Metal Recovery *
  • Compression
  • Microsoft Outlook Express, 2003 and 2007 support
  • AES-256 bit Encryption
  • Policy Based Backups
  • Quota Setting
  • File Filters


Additional Resources:

SonicWALL CDP Product Site



How to Configure in the Catalyst ConfigTool:


To configure the CDP 110 or the CDP 210 in the Catalyst ConfigTool do the following.


1.  Select New Configfrom the ConfigTool main menu.01-sw190


2.  Next select SMB Vendors -> Backup/Email Security -> SonicWALL CDP button.cdp1 


3.  Select the CDP needed and options.  Press Done when you are complete.   cdp2

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Doug Rogier is a Convergence Specialist at Catalyst Telecom in Greenville, SC. He has over 20 years of experience in communications technologies and is a regular contributor to The Source on technical usage and scenarios.

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