BackupEDGE Linux GPT Support

BackupEDGE Linux 3.x GPT Support

03.01.04 and Later - System Drives

RecoverEDGE supports GPT for all system drives (disks / logical disks) under the following 64bit operating systems only.

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.x
  • CentOS 7.x
  • Oracle Linux Server 7.x
  • Scientific Linux 7.x
  • SUSE Enterprise Linux Server 12.2 (with Service Pack 1 or Service Pack 2 installed)
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

This is subject to the limitations for each of the above operating systems on our Linux Support Tables web page.

You may not mix-and-match. System drives must be all partitioned with GPT or all partitioned with FDISK.

You must be using GRUB 2 as the bootloader.

For all Linux distributions not listed above, use of GPT for system drives moves BackupEDGE into Support Level 3 (or lower if already listed in the Linux Support Tables at a lower level).


03.01.02 and Later - SharpDrives™

BackupEDGE and RecoverEDGE support SharpDrives (removable USB backup storage media) with any size media. The SDRIVE Resource must be configured, and all removable media initialized, as GPT.

GPT SharpDrive media cannot be made bootable. You must use a RecoverEDGE CD or ISO image, or a PXE image, when booting for bare metal disaster recovery using GPT-configured SharpDrive media.

To use GPT on SharpDrives, GDISK must be available on the operating system.


All Earlier BackupEDGE Releases

FDISK only is supported. No GPT support of any kind. BackupEDGE won't care if system drives use GPT, but RecoverEDGE will not work. SharpDrives will all be formatted with FDISK.