Ubuntu Linux Server Family Support - BackupEDGE 3.x

BackupEDGE and its disaster recovery component RecoverEDGE are tested against a distributions in the Ubuntu Linux Server family. See the Notes below for important information.

Please carefully check the NOTES section below and the RecoverEDGE Support Page for important information. If a release can't be found on our table it is not supported.

NOTE: Linux desktop distributions are generally supported for finite periods of time, generally two to five years, by the developer releasing the product. BackupEDGE support may be limited, even under Subscription, after the operating system has reached the developer's official end-of-life.

BackupEDGE 3.x Supported List - As of April 28, 2021
Operating System Release Minimum Release Required
Specific Information
Ubuntu 21.04 Hirsute Hippo Server 03.04.00 build 2. 64bit Server version only.
Ubuntu 20.10 Groovy Gorilla Server 03.03.01 build 2. 64bit Server version only.
Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS Focal Fossa Server 03.04.00 build 1. 64bit Server version only.
Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS Focal Fossa Server 03.03.01 build 2. 64bit Server version only.
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa Server 03.03.01 build 2. 64bit Server version only.
Ubuntu 19.10 Eoan Ermin Server 03.03.00 build 2. 64bit Server version only.
Ubuntu 19.04 Disco Dingo Server 03.03.00 build 1. 64bit Server version only.
Ubuntu 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish Server 03.02.01 build 6. 64bit Server version only.
Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS Bionic Beaver Server 03.03.01 build 2. 64bit Server version only.
Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS Bionic Beaver Server 03.03.00 build 3. 64bit Server version only.
Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS Bionic Beaver Server 03.02.03 build 2. 64bit Server version only.
Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS Bionic Beaver Server 03.02.01 build 7. 64bit Server version only.
Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS Bionic Beaver Server 03.02.01 build 5. 64bit Server version only.
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Bionic Beaver Server 03.02.01 build 3. 64bit Server version only.
Ubuntu 17.10 Artful Aardvark Server 03.02.00 build 2. 32bit or 64bit Server version only.
Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty Zapus Server 03.01.05 build 2. 32bit or 64bit Server version only.
Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak Server 03.01.05 build 2. 32bit or 64bit Server version only.
Ubuntu 16.04.7 LTS Xenial Xerus Server 03.03.01 build 2. 64bit Server version only.
Ubuntu 16.04.6 LTS Xenial Xerus Server 03.02.01 build 7. 32bit or 64bit Server version only.
Ubuntu 16.04.5 LTS Xenial Xerus Server 03.02.01 build 5. 32bit or 64bit Server version only. Kernel 4.4.0-131 & later fixes the 16.04.4 issue.
Ubuntu 16.04.4 LTS Xenial Xerus Server There is a bug in the Ubuntu kernel in 16.04.4 LTS versions after kernel version 4.4.0.97 that affects SCSi passthrough. Fixed in 16.04.5 LTS and later.
Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS Xenial Xerus Server 03.01.05 build 3. 32bit or 64bit Server version only.
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Xenial Xerus Server 03.01.03 build 5. 32bit or 64bit Server version only.
Older Ubuntu Distributions Click to see support for older Ubuntu distributions.
   
Newer Releases of Distributions Listed Above BackupEDGE will generally run on newer releases of tested and supported platforms. RecoverEDGE may or may not work, but is not supported until we have completed a testing protocol. It is possible to update a supported platform to a release we have not yet tested and move from Support Level 1 or 2 to Support Level 3 status.
Distributions Missing Specific Features Operating system or kernel releases missing specific features required by BackupEDGE are NOT supported. For example, releases which do not have /proc/scsi/scsi support cannot be used.

Miscellaneous Linux Information

Ubuntu Family Note

UEFI is supported with BackupEDGE 03.02.00 and later. See the UEFI Support Tables for UEFI support information.

Root / SUDO Must Be Used

BackupEDGE must have access to all system information. You must log in as root (or sudo -s) to administer and use BackupEDGE.

Ncurses 5

BackupEDGE uses the Ncurses version 5 libraries. If you get an error relating to ncurses during installation, please run the following command:

 # apt install libncurses5

Then re-try the installation.

Using a Swap File instead of a Swap Device

Recent Ubuntu-based distributions default to using /swapfile, a real file, as opposed to the regular /dev/swap device node and disk partition. This file should be excluded from bit-level verification by adding /swapfile to /etc/edge.nocheck.

Encrypted System Drives / Partitions

Encrypted operating system drives / filesystems are not supported by RecoverEDGE.

 

Last Updated - 2021-04-28

 

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