Microlite BackupEDGE 03.05.03

Backup Software for Linux and UNIX!

†Build 2 Now Available! Try it FREE NOW for 60 days!

BackupEDGE™ is a high performance, easy to use, fully integrated backup, restore and bare metal disaster recovery software product for Linux® and UNIX® operating systems.

It manages

the entire process of protecting critical data

while shielding the user from the headaches involved in directly managing individual actions

It supports

the industry's widest variety of storage devices,

including traditional tape drives, Blu-ray Disc™ (BD-RE), DVD and CD writers, tape changers, libraries and autoloaders, and USB and SATA† flash drives, disk drives and cartridges.

It supports

backups to network-attached storage

(NAS) devices, servers and appliances over the local network or Internet using the FTP, FTPS, SMB/CIFS, NFS and Object Storage protocols†

BackupEDGE fully supports

Cloud (Internet) backups

using the S3 object storage protocol. Backup to Amazon S3, Google Cloud Storage, Backblaze B2, Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage and others.


uses a modern, standards-based data format

This allows for very long pathnames, very high compression ratios, ACLs (access control lists), multiple archive verification strategies and highly secure data encryption.

Its modular architecture

providing great flexibility

in implementing and maintaining backup strategies.

Its Scheduler

is one of the most flexible in the industry,

combining Date, Time, Domain and Backup Type with Resource Quotas and Retention Times, to allow users to create simple or highly configurable storage strategies.


has an industry exclusive management interface

called EDGEMENU. The dual-mode interface runs on the graphical desktop in Linux or may be run in character mode from the character console or from terminals and terminal emulators.

† Operating system dependent.



Automated Bare Metal recovery software!

RecoverEDGE™ is automated bare metal recovery software. It allows complete recovery after a hardware failure without having to re-install the operating system, configure device drivers, etc. It comes free with the Linux, UnixWare® 7, OpenServer™ 6 and OpenServer 5 versions of BackupEDGE.

RecoverEDGE bootable media and a BackupEDGE backup are all that is necessary to recover from a hardware or software catastrophe.

Boot media types include:

  • CD / DVD / Blu-Ray Disc™
  • USB Disk / Flash Media
  • ISO Image
  • PXE Boot Image

Linux Versions support UEFI or BIOS-based installations .



03.05.03 Build 2 Now Available!

  1. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.10 Support
  2. Rocky Linux 8.10, AlmaLinux 8.10, Oracle Linux 8.10 Support
  3. Ubuntu 24.04 LTS Server Noble Numbat Support
  4. Linux Mint 21.3 Virginia Mate Edition Support


03.05.03 Build 1 Now Available!

  1. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9.4 Support
  2. Rocky Linux 9.4, AlmaLinux 9.4, Oracle Linux 9.4 Support
  3. Linux Virtual Client support for Proxmox 8.1.4
  4. Linux Virtual Client support for XCP-NG 8.2.1 with Xen Orchestra
  5. Linux Virtual Client support for VirtualBox 7.0
  6. Linux Virtual Client support for QEMI-KVM 8.0


03.05.02 Build 3 Now Available!

  1. Maintenance Updates.
    Network libraries updated, Improved disk identification during boot recovery.


03.05.02 Build 2 Now Available!

  1. Ubuntu 22.04.3 LTS Server Support.
  2. Maintenance Updates.
    Network libraries updated, extra disk support for asynchronous disk discovery, improved network modules loading for Unixware, Improved network moudule handling for linux


03.05.02 Build 1 Now Available!

  1. Ubuntu 23.04 Server Lunar Lobster Support.
  2. Ubuntu 22.04.2 LTS Server Support.
  3. Ubuntu 20.04.6 LTS Server Support.
  4. Red Hat enterprise 9.2 Support.
  5. Oracle Linux Server 9.2 Support.
  6. Alma Linux 9.2 Support.
  7. Rocky Linux 9.2 Support.
  8. 6.x Kernels now supported (edgelx60_64).


03.05.01 Build 2

  1. Ubuntu 22.10 Kinetic Kudu Support.
  2. Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS Server Support.
  3. Ubuntu 20.04.5 LTS Server Support.
  4. SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 Service Pack 4 Support.
  5. openSUSE Leap 15.4 Support.
  6. ZST compressed module Support.
  7. Improved UEFI boot entries Support.
  8. Improved Installer for stricter security settings


03.05.01 Build 1

  1. Red Hat enterprise 9 Support.
  2. Oracle Linux Server 9 Support.
  3. Alma Linux 9 Support.
  4. Rocky Linux 9 Support.


03.05.00 Build 2

  1. Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Server Support.
  2. BackupEDGE 03.05.00 now Tested and Certified for use with:
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.6
    • Oracle Linux Server 8.6
    • Rocky Linux 8.6
    • Alma Linux 8.6


03.05.00 Build 1

  1. Upgraded SharpDrive File Systems to EXT4.


03.04.02 Build 2

  1. Ubuntu 21.10 Server Support.
  2. ZSTD-Compressed Kernel Support.


03.04.02 Build 1

  1. BackupEDGE 03.04.02 now Tested and Certified for use with:
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.5
    • Oracle Linux Server 8.5
    • CentOS 8.5-2111
    • Rocky Linux 8.5
    • Alma Linux 8.5
  2. Backblaze B2 support.
  3. S3CLOUD Port support.
  4. Additional S3CLOUD Signature 4 support.


03.04.01 Build 3

  1. Maintenance Release.
    Partition sizing, UEFI table cleanup after DR, SharpDrive debugging.

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 Last Updated - 2024-06-19