Microlite BackupEDGE 03.04.02

†Build 1 Now Available! Try it FREE 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, 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


03.04.02 Build 1 - Now Available!

  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 - Now Available!

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


03.04.01 Build 2 - Now Available!

  1. Rocky Linux 8.4 Support
  2. AlmaLinux 8.4 Support
  3. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15.3 Support
  4. openSUSE LEAP 15.3 Support
  5. Added MD Support Under UEFI For:
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15.3
    • openSUSE LEAP 15.3
    • Rocky Linux 8.4
    • Alma Linux 8.4
  6. Linux Mint 20.2 Desktop Support
  7. Improved Error ReportingIn Summaries
  8. Improved MD Support for GRUB2 on BIOS systems
  9. Improved Log File Messages


03.04.01 Build 1 - Now Available!

  1. Added MD Support Under UEFI For:
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.x
    • Oracle Linux Server 8.x
    • CentOS 8.x
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.x
    • Oracle Linux Server 7.x
    • CentOS 7.x
  2. Linux Mint 20.2 Desktop Support
  3. Improved Error ReportingIn Summaries
  4. Improved MD Support for GRUB2 on BIOS systems
  5. Improved Log File Messages


03.04.00 Build 2

  1. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.4 support
  2. Oracle Linux Server 8.4 support
  3. CentOS 8.4-2105 support
  4. Network / Security Libraries updated
  5. Dynamic Loop Device Discovery added
  6. Added Testing for more unsupported opeating system configurations
  7. Improved Disaster Recovery with GPT on DOS-formatted disks
  8. Intel I210-series NIC support added
  9. Ubuntu 21.04 Desktop support
  10. Ubuntu 21.04 Server support


03.04.00 Build 1

  1. NVMe support for Linux
  2. /dev/vdX virtual disk support
  3. Grub 2 installation without /boot partition support
  4. Improved Remote Installation support
  5. Ubuntu 20.04.2 Desktop support
  6. Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS Server support


03.03.01 Build 2

  1. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.3 support
  2. CentOS 8.3-2011 support
  3. Oracle Linux Server 8.3 support
  4. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.9 support
  5. CentOS 7.9-2009 support
  6. Oracle Linux Server 7.9 support
  7. Ubuntu 20.10 Server support
  8. Ubuntu 20.10 Desktop support
  9. Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS Server support
  10. Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Server support
  11. Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS Desktop support
  12. Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Desktop support
  13. Linux Mint 20 support


03.03.01 Build 1 - New Features / Capabilities

  1. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 15 SP2 support
  2. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.2 support
  3. Oracle Linux Server 8.2 support
  4. CentOS 8.2-2004 support
  5. OpenSUSE LEAP 15.2 support
  6. S3CLOUD Test URL Handling Improved for Wasabi support
  7. OSR6 MP4 Improved psm_amp module handling
  8. 32-Bit Linux SharpDrive Booting fixed
  9. EDGE.REMOVE program updated and optimized


03.03.00 Build 3 - New Features / Capabilities

  1. Updated Linux GPT Support
  2. Updated communications and security libraries
  3. Improved RecoverEDGE module support
  4. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.8 support
  5. CentOS 7.8-2003 support
  6. Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS support


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

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