NEW! BackupEDGE 03.03.00

Build 3 now available.

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, and NFS protocols†

BackupEDGE fully supports

Cloud (Internet) backups

to the Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) web storage cloud and many other sites around the world who use the S3 storage API, such as Google Cloud Storage and Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage.


uses a modern, standards-based data format

that 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 tri-mode interface runs on the graphical desktop or can be enabled as a web service and run remotely from a Java-equipped web browser. It may also be run in legacy character mode from the character console or from terminals and terminal emulators.

† Operating system dependent.


Automated disaster recovery (DR) software!

RecoverEDGE™ is automated disaster recovery (DR) software allowing complete bare metal 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 custom built boot media and a BackupEDGE backup (which on some archive types can be combined into a "bootable backup") are all that is necessary to recover from a hardware or software catastrophe.

Linux Versions support UEFI or BIOS-based installations (03.02.00 and later).

Boot media types include:

CD / DVD / Blu-Ray Disc™

Disc Image

PXE Boot Image

HP ODBR™ bootable tape


03.03.00 Build 2 - New Features / Capabilities

  1. CentOS 8.1-1911 Support
  2. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP5 Support
  3. Oracle Linux Server 8.1 Support
  4. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.1 Support
  5. Ubuntu 19.10 Server Support
  6. Xterm - Ncurses Fix
  7. Wasabi Test URL Fix


03.03.00 Build 1 - New Features / Capabilities

  1. CentOS 8.0-1905 Support
  2. CentOS 7.7-1908 Support
  3. New Product Release for 5.x Kernels - edgelx50_64
  4. Ubuntu 19.04 Server Support
  5. Updated Compression Libraries


03.02.03 Build 2 - New Features / Capabilities

  1. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.7 Support
  2. Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS Support
  3. Oracle Linux Server 8 Support
  4. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP1 Support
  5. SUSE / openSUSE Leap LVM Support
  6. Modernized HTML Email Report


03.02.03 Build 1

  1. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 Support
  2. openSUSE Leap 15.1 Support
  3. Improved Multiple Archive per Medium Support for tape drives under Linux


In 03.02.02 Build 1

  1. NIC Bonding Support - Red Rat Enterprise Linux 7 / CentOS 7 and later
  2. NIC Bonding Support - Oracle Linux 7 / Scientific Linux 7 and later
  3. NIC Bonding Support - Uuntu Server 18.x / 17.x / 16.x
  4. Network Code Improved and Updated
  5. Updated communications and security libraries

See our Newsletter File for additional information.