IDrive Express for Linux

Data Backup

Use IDrive Express for Linux to speed up bulk data transfer from your Linux machines to the cloud account. Transfer your data to the temporary storage device shipped to you by IDrive and send it back to us. We will upload it to your cloud account. Data is secure on transfer and storage with AES 256-bit encryption and optional private key.


To perform an immediate express backup of your files and folders,

  1. Connect the storage device shipped by IDrive to your Linux machine.
    Note: Make sure that the connected storage device is properly mounted on the Linux machine.
  2. Run the command mentioned below and follow the instructions:
    $./express_backup.pl

When you run express script, it will load all the detected mount points. To backup to the storage device shipped to you by IDrive, you must select the mount point that belongs to storage device. In case the mount point for storage device is not detected by script then you can input 'q' and enter the mount point manually.


Script will validate the mount point and after validation, it will display backup location for your data in storage device. Users can change the backup location, if needed.


Note: Selected backup location will be the location where user will find their data in the IDrive account, after data is made available to user's account.


User can view the graphical progress bar for ongoing express backup.

Linux Screenshot

Once the express backup completes, you can view the summary of operation on-screen and for more details you can view the complete log of operation using view_log.pl. You must eject the device from your Linux machine and ship it back to us once data transfer is completed.