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BackupEDGE 03.04.01 build 3 and a New Tool

We have released BackupEDGE 03.04.01 build 3. Users under current Support and Maintenance Subscriptions may update at no charge. 

This is primarily a RecoverEDGE maintenance release for Linux systems and has improvements in partition sizing, SharpDrive debugging, and UEFI table cleanup after a bare metal recovery.


However, it also enables one new feature. 

We've created a new tool that permits Linux users to create a RecoverEDGE boot-only USB stick. This can be done on any size stick, as small as 128MB.

The stick will work with SharpDrive, NAS, Cloud,  or any other BackupEDGE Resource types.

The stick can be made for UEFI-based or BIOS-based servers (the current SharpDrive method for BIOS-based servers is still recommended).

In a world where new servers are being delivered without optical drives, this tool is quite useful for creating a bootable USB stick that can be kept separate from day-to-day backup media. It will remain available until bootable USB media can be supported within RecoverEDGE on UEFI-based systems.


More information and instructions for getting the tool can be found at:



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Announcing BackupEDGE 03.04.01 build 2

BackupEDGE 03.04.01 build 2 is now available and has been pushed to our web / ftp site.

This release builds on the support added in build 1 with the following new features:

  • Support for Rocky Linux 8.4
  • Support for AlmaLinux 8.4
  • Support for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15.3
  • Support for openSUSE LEAP 15.3
  • Support for MD under BIOS and UEFI for all of the above. 

You can download it today for new releases (https://www.microlite.com/downloads/index.html).

We also suggest that all licenses under a current Support and Maintenance Subscription for all operating systems be updated to this release.

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BackupEDGE 03.04.01 with MD RAID Support

This release has a heavy focus on RecoverEDGE support for MD RAID in the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.x and 7.x families of products, including Oracle Linux Server and CentOS. We now support MD RAID in BIOS mode and UEFI mode on these platforms. We also support it with either standard or NVMe storage (8.x family only). 

Other improvements can be found on our home page and changelog. 

Details for MD RAID support may be found at:

 There are also some all-platform improvements in logging and error reporting. This platform has been heavily tested (over 150 test machine configurations were created for testing) so we’re very comfortable in saying it is a great all-platform update.

 Note that the ISO image available from the bottom of our web site downloads page:

is now just a simple mountable ISO image with all current distributions and no menus. You should be able to download it and either burn it to a CD or else mount it with either a loop device or marry device and copy off the correct operating system distribution.
You can update servers under support from either the network or from these distributions, as needed.

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BackupEDGE 03.04.00 Build 2 Additional Platform Support

We are happy to announce that Microlite BackupEDGE 03.04.00 (build 2) has now been tested and qualified for use with the following operating system platforms...
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.4
  • Oracle Linux Server 8.4
  • CentOS 8.4-2105
  • Ubuntu 21.04 Server and Desktop
Download today and try BackupEDGE for 60 days at no charge.
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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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