BackupEDGE 3.x Device Support

The following table lists devices supported by BackupEDGE 3.x. Note that legacy operating systems, such as Linux 2.4.x systems, OpenServer 5.0.6 and earlier, etc. may not have the device driver support necessary for some devices to function properly.

BackupEDGE 3.x Device Support Tables
Device Type Linux
4.x
3.x
2.6.x
Kernels
SCO
OpenServer
6.0.0
6v
&
Definitive
SCO
Unixware
7.1.4
&
Definitive
SCO
OpenServer
5.0.7
5.0.7V
&
Definitive
Multiple
Archives
per
Medium
Other
Notes
Network / Internet - FTP / FTPS Yes Yes Yes Yes YesNote 1 1
Network / Internet - NFS Backups Yes YesNote 5 YesNote 5 Yes YesNote 1 1
Network / Internet - CIFS Backups Yes
YesNote 6 YesNote 6 YesNote 6 YesNote 1 1
Internet Cloud Storage: S3 Compatible Yes Yes Yes Yes YesNote 1 More Info
SCSI / SAS / USB Tape Drives Yes Yes Yes Yes YesNote 2 Tape Drives
SCSI / SAS Autoloaders and Libraries Yes Yes Yes Yes YesNote 2  
ATAPI / SATA Tape Drives Yes Limited Limited Yes YesNote 2 Tape Drives
SATA/ATAPI/USB Blu-ray Disc / DVD / CD Burners Yes Yes Yes Yes YesNote 3 1
SCSI/SATA/ATAPI/USB Iomega REV Drives Yes Yes Yes Yes YesNote 3 1
USB Hard Disk Cartridge-based Devices Yes Yes Yes Yes YesNote 1 2
SATA Hard Disk Cartridge-based Devices Yes YesNote 4 YesNote 4 Yes YesNote 1 2
Hot Plug USB Standard Hard Drives / Flash Drives Yes Yes Yes Yes YesNote 1 2

Note 1: FTP/FTPS/NFS/CIFS, S3, and disk-based backups work on a quota system with "lazy" expiration. Backups that have reached their expiration date remain on the device or medium unless and until a new backup segment would exceed the quota. Then the oldest expired archive or archives will be erased. This can be modified in recent products to automatically delete all expired archives.

Note 2: Tape backups support multiple archive per medium. If enabled, backups will append to the tape starting after the last expired archive. If all archives have expired, backup will start at beginning of tape. If "multiple archives" flag is disabled, only a single archive per medium is created.

Note 3: DVD-RAM and Blu-ray Disc BD-RE support multiple arcvhives per medium. If enabled, new backups will intersperse with old archives utilizing a wear-leveling algorithm and lazily reclaiming space as needed. Other media types (CD-R, CDRW, DVD+R, DVD-R, DVD+RW, DVD-RW), and these media types if "multiple archives" flag is disabled, support only a single archive per medium.

Note 4: SATA disk cartridge systems are only supported under the Xinuos AHCI driver on OpenServer 6.0.0 and UnixWare 7.1.4, and only if the operating system recognizes them. They are not supported under the IDE/ATAPI driver.

Note 5: NFS Backups are not compatible with RecoverEDGE on these platforms. NFS Backup support is available for other platforms beginning with BackupEDGE 03.01.02.

Note 5: CIFS Backups are not compatible with RecoverEDGE on these platforms. Support is available for many Linux platforms beginning with BackupEDGE 03.01.03 build 2.

OS Note 1: OpenServer 5.0.7 treats SATA devices as ATAPI with the WD 3.0 driver and the BIOS in legacy mode. Devices operate at PIO, not DMA, speeds in this mode. Linux 2.4.x kernels must run SATA and ATAPI devices using the "ide-scsi" driver.

OS Note 2: These are RDX QuikStor / RD1000 / QuickStor / GoVault and other similar devices where the device itself is not hot-plugged, and is seen as live by the operating system at all times. Only media cartridges are removed / inserted. These can be made bootable under Linux 2.6.x kernels using SharpDrive mode.

The BackupEDGE User Guide has additional information on device support.

The Linux Support Tables have additional information pertaining to Linux releases tested and supported by BackupEDGE.

Last Updated - 2016/12/08