Accessing Edge Monitor

After installing the Laptop Backup software, backup operations are automatically performed based on the schedule set by the administrator. You can monitor the backup jobs on your laptop using the Edge Monitor tool that runs in the system tray. You can also view, control, and initiate backup operations. The Edge Monitor tool also includes a link to the Web Console where you can perform a restore.

Before You Begin

You must have the Data Protection Operations permission to view, start, and control backups using the Edge Monitor tool.


  1. Start Edge Monitor:

    • On Windows laptops, in the notification area (system tray), double-click the Edge Monitor icon, monitor_icon_new.


      If you do not see the icon in the notification area or in the list of programs, go to the installation_directory/Base folder and double-click the CVEdgeMonitor.exe.

      The Laptop2TaksbarIcon.exe that was previously used to launch Edge Monitor, is no longer supported.

    • On Macintosh laptops, from the Menu bar, double-click the Edge Monitor icon, monitor_icon_new.


  • The summary of the backup jobs previously run on your laptop is displayed in the Edge Monitor dialog box.

  • After a backup (scheduled by the administrator) completes, you can perform your first restore. Restore operations are performed from the Web Console. To access the Web Console, from the Edge Monitor tool, click the Open Web Console link.