Red Hat / Fedora / CentOS Support
BackupEDGE Red Hat / Fedora / CentOS Support
As you make operating system selections based on Red Hat technologies, please remember the following...
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) is a commercially supported operating system, and the reference platform for BackupEDGE / RecoverEDGE support. It is a fully supported product.
- CentOS is a community supported operating system derived from the Red Hat Enterprise Linux source code. It is the operating system of choice for BackupEDGE / RecoverEDGE users wanting to use a "free" operating system. It is a fully sypported product.
- ClearOS, Scientific Linux(now discontinued), and Oracle Linux Server are other similar distributions derived from the Red Hat Enterprise Linux source code with various combinations of community and commercial support.
- Fedora / Fedora Core is NOT the next version of legacy Red Hat Linux. It has been designated an experimental operating system, and as such it changes entirely too rapidly to be supported by a commercial product requiring intimate kernel and disk preparation knowledge. BackupEDGE is fully supported. RecoverEDGE is unsupported.
See our Linux Support Tables for additional information on specific releases.
Users of software written for Red Hat Enterprise Linux, or just thinking about deploying Fedora in a production environment, should really be considering Red Hat Enterprise Linux, CentOS or one of the other variants listed above, depending on their support requirements.
We've tried, but because of the frequency of updates to Fedora / Fedora Core, it is impossible to fully support. We've had many instances of a daily automatic update of Fedora, which are supposed to be "minor" fixes, changing the system enough to break RecoverEDGE functionality.
Last Updated - 2019/09/25