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:
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.
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:
https://www.microlite.com/downloads/index.html 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.
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.
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:
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.