Bootable USB Stick Creation Tool

Microlite Corporation has created a tool that allows BackupEDGE users running Linux on many newer x86_64 platforms to create a USB Stick containing ONLY a bootable RecoverEDGE image.

The tool is designed for servers running in UEFI mode that don't have an optical device.†

  • The USB Stick created is a stand-alone stick. It can’t store actual backups.
  • A very small USB Stick (as small as 128MB) can be used.
  • A SharpDrive Resource does not need to be created (unless you are using SharpDrive storage, of course). This is especially useful if your backup medium is cloud, NAS or even tape.

The tool is tested on:

  • The Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 and 8 family of products, including CentOS and Oracle Linux Server.
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP3 and 12 SP5.
  • openSUSE Leap 15.3.
  • Ubuntu Linux Server 20.04.3 LTS
  1. It should work on other recent operating systems. It requires that syslinux be installed via your OS repository. The gdisk and sgdisk programs are also required, but are generally already installed in most recent product families.

† The tool will also work on BIOS-based servers, but we recommend using the SharpDrive bootable media tools on these systems.

Getting the Tool

The tool is located in a private repository at

If you would like to try this tool send an email to along with your email address and serial number requesting access to the RecoverEDGE USB Stick Tool. When you get the credentials, ftp into the site and get the file mkusbiso.tar

Using the Tool

Installation, usage Information and technical details may be found HERE.

Please let us know how it works for you.

Microlite Corporation
Last Updated: 2021/09/13