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Announcing Microlite BackupEDGE 03.04.00 with NVMe Support

Microlite Corporation is pleased to announce the release of Microlite BackupEDGE 03.04.00 with support for NVMe devices during both backup and during bare metal disaster recovery.


RecoverEDGE now recognizes and handles multiple NVMe devices on the following operating system platforms:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.x and later.
  • CentOS 8.x and later.
  • Oracle Linux Server 8.x and later.
  • SUSE Enterprise Linux Server 15 (with Service Pack 2 installed) and later.
  • Ubuntu Server 19.04, 19.10, 20.04 LTS and 20.10. 

RecoverEDGE now also recognizes and supports /dev/vdX devices, which are used by Linux Virtual Machines running under KVM instead of traditional /dev/sdX nodes.


Download and install BackupEDGE 03.04.00 today and run it free for 60 days.

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New Linux Server Releases Supported by Microlite BackupEDGE

Microlite Corporation announces BackupEDGE support for the most recent server operating system distributions from the Red Hat Enterprise Linux family, including:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.3
  • Oracle Linux 8.3
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.9
  • CentOS 7.9-2009
  • Oracle Linux Server 7.9

These distributions are supported in BackupEDGE 03.03.01 build 2 and later. See our Linux Support Tables for additional information.

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Ubuntu 18.10 Server and Desktop Distributions Now Supported by BackupEDGE

Microlite Corporation announces that Ubuntu 20.10 "Groovy Gorilla" Desktop and Server have been added to the list of Linux distributions supported by BackupEDGE. We are pleased to add this level of protection to your operating system.

See our Linux Support Tables for additional information.

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Desktop Linux Now Supported by BackupEDGE

Having supported the Linux Server marketplace for over 21 years, Microlite Corporation today announces its first support for the Desktop Linux market by officially supporting the following desktop operating systems:

  • Ubuntu 20.04.1 "Focal Fossa" Desktop
  • Ubuntu 20.04 "Focal Fossa" Desktop
  • Linux Mint 20 "Ulyana" Desktop

Microlite has provided backup and bare metal disaster recovery support for the Linux marketplace longer than any other vendor. We provide more data storage options than any other vendor.
More information on BackupEDGE Linux Desktop Support can be found at: https://www.microlite.com/linux/linux_family_ubuntudesktop.html
Download a free, 60-day evaluation copy of BackupEDGE today at https://www.microlite.com.

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Ubuntu 18.04.5 and 16.04.7 Now Supported

Microlite Corporation is pleased to announce that BackupEDGE 03.03.01 build 2 has now been tested and certified for use with Ubuntu 18.04.5 (Bionic Beaver) server and Ubuntu 16.04.7 server (Xenial Xerus). 

When an operating system release is updated, changes in BackupEDGE are sometimes required to support it. Always remember to check the Microlite Linux Support Tables section of our web site to be sure that, if your operating system release is supported, you have the proper version of BackupEDGE installed.

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Microlite BackupEDGE 03.03.01 build 2

Microlite BackupEDGE 03.03.01 build 2 is now available. This release adds support for:

  • Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS Server
  • Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Server

These add to the support already included in build 1, including for:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 8.2
  • CentOS 8.2-3004 Server
  • Oracle Linux Server 8.2
  • Older operating system distributions from a wide variety of Linux vendors

Since 1999, BackupEDGE has been THE solution for backup and bare metal disaster recovery of Linux servers, giving the user the widest possible choice of backup medium, including:

  • Cloud services such as Amazon S3, Google Cloud Storage and Wasabi
  • Network-Attached-Storage (NAS)
  • Removable disk / flash disk storage
  • Optical media such as Blu-ray Disc BD-RE and DVD
  • Traditional tape drives, libraries and changers

Download a free, 60-day evaluation copy of BackupEDGE today at https://www.microlite.com.


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BackupEDGE 03.03.01 Now Certified for openSUSE LEAP 15.2

Microlite Corporation is pleased to annoutne that BackupEDGE 03.03.01 is now certified for use with openSUSE LEAP 15.2.

You must install the latests updates to openSUSE to get to Linux kernel 5.3.18-lp152.20.7-default or later before making RecoverEDGE media.


BackupEDGE is the choice to protect modern Linux servers by supporting backup, instant file restore and bare metal disaster recovery using your choice of storage media, from flash drive to optical drive to tape to NAS to cloud. It supports major moderrn physical or virtual servers running the most recent releases of:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • Oracle Linux Server
  • CentOS Linux Server
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
  • openSUSE LEAP
  • Ubuntu Server

and more.


See the Microlite Web Site for additional information.


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Introducing BackupEDGE 03.03.01 Build 1

Microlite Corporation is pleased to announce the release of BackupEDGE 03.03.01 Build 1. This release incorporates many changes and improvements, including those necessary to support the following operating systems:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.2
  • Oracle Linux Server 8.2
  • CentOS 8.2-2004

We've also:

  • improved our Wasabi support
  • made some improvements in our SharpDrive support for legacy 32-bit Linux operating systems 
  • fixed a legacy OpenServer 6 MP4 PSM_APM issue
  • improved the edge.remove product removal program

BackupEDGE 03.03.01 Build 1 is now available on the Microlite Web Site and via the auto-updater in BackupEDGE releases under a current Support and Maintenance Subscription.

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BackupEDGE May 2020 News

We've been working hard at Microlite Corporation to improve our documentation and to ensure that the latest popular Linux distributions are supported. 

The following sections of the BackupEDGE User Guide have been modernized and updated to include the latest changes from:

The following new operating system releases have been certified for use with BackupDGE 03.03.00 build 3:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.8
  • CentOS 7.8-2003
  • Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Fully functional 60 day free trial versions of BackupEDGE are available at https://www.microlite.com.

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Introducing BackupEDGE 03.03.00 Build 3

We are pleased to announce BackupEDGE 03.03.00 build 3.
  • Engineering has undergone a major re-write of the way RecoverEDGE handles GPT under various Linux distributions, which both increases stability and allows a code base for future enhancements we will be bringing soon. Stay tuned!
  • We've also improved module handling for RecoverEDGE for Linux, as well as updating to the latest network and communications libraries.
  • Ubuntu 18.04.04 LTS Server is supported with this release.
All licenses under a valid Support and Maintenance Subscription as of September 16, 2019 may update to this release at no charge. Please contact our sales department to renew older Subscriptions.
See the BackupEDGE March 2020 Newsletter for additional details an a sale lasting only until March 31. 2020.
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