August 2017 Newsletter

August 2017 Newsletter - BackupEDGE 03.01.05 Build 3, Upgrade Information, and More

Dear BackupEDGE User,

We've got some great news for you this month concerning...

  • BackupEDGE 03.01.05 build 3.
  • End of Service for Amazon DevPay.
  • An IMPORTANT Message About Operating System Updates / Upgrades.
  • Our YouTube Channel.
  • P2V Information and Conversion Services.

BackupEDGE 03.01.05 build 3

Here is the BackupEDGE 03.01.05 changelog.
  • Support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4
  • Support for Ubuntu Server 16.04.3 LTS
  • Ubuntu 16.10 and 17.04 support (build 2).
  • Support for Amazon S3 "signature version 4" (build 1).
  • Improved XFS filesystem handling in Linux (build 1).
  • Compression Level added to Backup Reports (build 1).
As always, you can find the latest information about any changes in our Changelog

Amazon DevPay is now Disabled

On July 31, 2017, Amazon Web Services ended their DevPay service. Any data on that service is now deleted. If you were using DevPay, please check and make sure that you have transitioned your backups to Amazon S3 using an S3CLOUD Resource, or are using some other backup method.

Operating System Updates / Upgrades - IMPORTANT

When you update or upgrade an operating system to a new numbered release, it is critical that you check our Linux Support Tables and Unix Support Tables to make sure your current release of BackupEDGE / RecoverEDGE supports the new operating system release. Occasionally vendors make serous changes in point releases that can break our products. The recent Red Hat and Ubuntu updates are great examples. Both made internal changes that required us to add something new to RecoverEDGE. Always, always check our support tables when a new operating system update is released.

YouTube Channel + New Training Videos
We have prepared a new series of three training videos on using Amazon S3 S3CLOUD Resources with BackupEDGE. These have been posted, along with our older training videos, on our YouTube Channel.
The three new videos are...

  1. Lesson 1 - Terminology Primer. (5:26)
  2. Lesson 2 - Creating Buckets & Authenticating in EDGEMENU. (8:19)
  3. Lesson 3 - Using Custom Policies with BackupEDGE to control access to Amazon S3 Buckets. (9:16)

We welcome your suggestions for new training videos that might help you to better use and understand BackupEDGE. Please send an email to with your suggestions.

Physical to Virtual (P2V) Conversion Services

We've updated our P2V process for SCO / Xinuos operating systems, based on feedback and experience from the many that we've completed. You may now work with your Authorized BackupEDGE Reseller to schedule conversions. For your convenience, we can schedule conversions non-business hours for a small additional fee (subject to technician availability). You'll find updated information here...

Linux Distributions based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (including CentOS, Oracle Linux Server and Scientific Linux) can be easily virtualized using the tools built into the latest releases of BackupEDGE. CLICK HERE for additional Linux P2V support information and requirements.

Legacy Product Support Expired on 2016/12/31
Please remember that on December 31, 2016, all support for BackupEDGE 1.x and BackupEDGE 2.x ended. This includes email support. For more information on this, please see the LICENSES NO LONGER SUPPORTED section of our Support web page. Upgrades for these legacy products are no longer available. New licenses must be purchased.

Helpful Web Site Links

Kindest regards, and thanks for your continuing support of Microlite Corporation and BackupEDGE.

D. Thomas Podnar
Microlite Corporation
888-257-3343 - Toll-Free
724-375-6711 - Main