Septermber 2017 Newsletter - BackupEDGE 03.02.00 with UEFI Support for Linux

Dear BackupEDGE User,

We are pleased to announce our first Linux release with support for operating systems installed using UEFI instead of BIOS mode. BackupEDGE (and RecoverEDGE) 03.02.00 is fully capable of performing Bare Metal Disaster Recovery in UEFI mode when the following operating systems are used...

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 and later.
  • CentOS 7 and later.
  • Oracle Linux Server 7 and later.
  • Scientific Linux 7 and later.
  • SuSE Enterprise Linux Server 12 (with Service Pack 2 or later installed).
  • SuSE LEAP 42.2 and later.
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and later.
UEFI with Secure Boot is not currently supported.

BackupEDGE03.02.00 also adds support for the following three operating system releases...
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 Server with Service Pack 3 (SP3).
  • openSUSE LEAP 42.3.
  • CentOS 1704 (7.4 equivalent).
As always, you can find the latest information about any changes in our Changelog. Please see the Linux Support Table and the UEFI Support Table on our web site for additional information. These will be updated as we add other platforms.

Please browse to our Downloads page to get a copy today, run
EDGEMENU -> File -> Check for Updates.

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 sales@microlite.com 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

All BackupEDGE Documentation BackupEDGE Linux Support Tables
BackupEDGE Training Videos (YouTube) BackupEDGE UNIX Support Tables
BackupEDGE Retail Price List
BackupEDGE Updates & Upgrades
BackupEDGE Subscription Extend/Renew Form
BackupEDGE Linux P2V Whitepaper
BackupEDGE License Re-Activation Policies Page
BackupEDGE Newsletter Archive

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

Tom
D. Thomas Podnar
President
Microlite Corporation
tom@microlite.com
888-257-3343 - Toll-Free
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