New Features in BackupEDGE 3.x

BackupEDGE 3.x Major Changes

SharpDrive

Additions in BackupEDGE 03.02.00

  • UEFI Support for a wide variety of Linux distributions.
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 Server SP3 support.
  • openSUSE LEAP 42.3 support.

Additions in BackupEDGE 03.01.05

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 RecoverEDGE support (build 3).
  • Ubuntu Server 16.04.3 LTS RecoverEDGE support (build 3).
  • Amazon DevPay Resources removed (build 3).
  • Ubuntu Server 17.04 and 16.10 RecoverEDGE support (build 2).
  • Amazon S3 signature version 4 support.
  • Updated Linux XFS support.
  • Compression level added to backup reports.
  • Communications and Security Libraries updated.

Additions in BackupEDGE 03.01.04

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3, CentOS 7.3 (1611), Oracle Linux Server 7.3, Scientific Linux 7.3 support (build 2).
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.9, CentOS 6.9, Oracle Linux Server 6.9 support (build 2).
  • Linux GPT Disk Support added. See GPT Support Tables.
  • Communications and Security Libraries updated (build 1 and 2).

Additions in BackupEDGE 03.01.03

  • Linux P2V Support to Hyper-V added (build 5).
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.8, CentOS 6.8 Support (build 5).
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Support (build 5).
  • Ubuntu 15.10 Support (build 4).
  • Xinuos OpenServer 5 Definitive, OpenServer 6 Definitive, UnixWare 7 Definitive Support (build 3).
  • CIFS Backups for Linux (build 2).
  • Communications and Security Libraries updated (build 2).
  • Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf Server (build 1).
  • Linux 4.x kernel support anddistributables.
  • Communications and Security Libraries updated.

Additions in BackupEDGE 03.01.02

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7 support (build 2).
  • Improved MySQL / MariaDB support (build 2).
  • Updated Amazon DevPay Interfaces and Screens (build 2).
  • Communications and Security Libraries updated (build 2).
  • NFS Backup support.
  • Linux GPT support for SharpDrive backups.
  • Ubuntu 15.04 64bit server support.
  • Communications and Security Libraries updated.

Additions in BackupEDGE 03.01.01

  • CentOS 7.1 - 1503 support (build 4).
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1 support (build 4).
  • Oracle Linux Server 7 Update 1 support (build 4).
  • s3cloud API Resource now supports Google Cloud Storage (build 4).
  • Communications and Security Libraries updated (build 4).
  • OpenServer 6 RecoverEDGE Improvements (build 4).
  • Ubuntu 14.04.2 support (build 4).
  • Adds Lazy Reclamation Disable for sc3cloud, url, fsp, sdrive Resource types (build 2 & later).
    (Causes ALL expired backups to be deleted when the next backup starts.)
  • S3-Compatible Cloud Backups.
    - New s3cloud Resource Type.
    - Standard Bucket and Worldwide Region Support.
    - Multiple S3-Compatible Cloud Vendors.

Additions in BackupEDGE 03.01.00

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 support.
  • CentOS 7 support (build 2).
  • RHEL7 / CentOS 7 P2V support (build 2).
  • Commercial Java Certificate (build 2).
  • Amazon S3 (now called Amazon DevPay) improvements (build 2).
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS server support.
  • Communications security updates.
  • Linux 2.4 kernels and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.x and 3.x and variants support ends with this release.

Additions in BackupEDGE 03.00.07

  • P2V Physical to Virtual support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and
    6, as well as similar CentOS and Oracle distributions to VMware ESXi 5.

Additions in BackupEDGE 03.00.06

  • DM Multipath support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
  • SUSE Enterprise Linux (SLES) 11 SP3 support.
  • Ubuntu 12.10, 13.04, 13.10 support.

Additions in BackupEDGE 03.00.05

  • MD RAID support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and CentOS 6.
  • Oracle Linux 6.4 Server support.
  • SUSE Enterprise Linux (SLES) 11 SP2 support.
  • OpenSUSE 12.1 support.

Additions in BackupEDGE 03.00.04

  • First Linux 3.0 kernel support.
  • Ubuntu 10.10 / 11.04 / 11.10 / 12.04 support.
  • OpenSUSE 11.4 support.

Additions in BackupEDGE 03.00.03

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2 support (03.00.03 build 7 and later).
  • CentOS 6.2 support (03.00.03 build 7 and later).
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1 support (03.00.03 build 5 and later).
  • CentOS 6.0 / 6.1 support (03.00.03 build 5 and later).
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 support (03.00.03 build 3 and later).
  • SharpDrive™ Support. Sharpdrive is is our terminology for a best-in-class method of preparing and using USB flash drives and hard drives, USB and SATA RDX and GoVault cartridge drives as archive devices.
  • LTO5 Tape Drive Support.
  • Support for Linux Kernels compressed via newer lzma/bzip.

Additions in BackupEDGE 3.x

  • MySQL™ Hot Backups. MySQL databases can now be dumped directly to the archive during a backup, without shutting down MySQL. No intermediate files need to be created.
  • Blu-ray Disc drives and BD-RE 25GB and 50GB media are now supported.
  • Tapes, Blu-ray Disc, DVD-RAM, DVD+RW and REV media now support multiple archives per medium. Full support for Instant File Restore, Fast File Restore (tape), and Bare Metal Disaster Recovery is maintained.
  • Time-To-Live (retention time) settable per archive. Archives won't be over-written until TTL expires. This makes 2 week, 3 week, and a wide variety of other archive retentions available.
  • Disk-to-Anything-to-Anything (D-to-*-to-*) Scheduling. Perform a quick backup to disk, FTP, or other fast Resource, then copy to a slower Resource as time permits.

Major Changes Since 2.x...

  • The Scheduler has been replaced by one with far more features, which will be explained in detail. However, the default behavior remains the same; a weekly backup rotation with Monday through Friday enabled.
  • All CD and DVD Resource Names have been changed to "optical" and combined with Blu-ray Disc support.
  • The Web Services Interface has been improved. It is no longer necessary to copy files to the desktop system. Simply browse to "https://hostname:3946" and the user interface will download. Web Services still needs to be enabled manually.
  • There are no more "Slotnames" used in AWS, FTP and FSP backups. Archive rotation is now controlled by Time-To-Live.
  • EDGEMENU has been reorganized. Infrequently used setup menus are now consolidated in the Setup -> Configure BackupEDGE sub-menu.

Links Currently Available

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Link Description Notes
S3-Compatible Cloud Backups Support for Amazon S3, Google Cloud Storage, dinCloud D3, Dunkel and other cloud providers. Uses the standard S3 API
NAS (Network Attached Storage) Backups Support for Standard Network Storage devices via FTP, NFS and CIFS/Samba.  
SharpDrive Support Best available removable disk / cartridge support  
MySQL Notes Release notes on MySQL Backups  
New Scheduler Release notes on the new Backup Scheduler  
Data Retention Release notes on Time-To-Live, or Archive Retention  
Multiple Backups to Tape More information on Multiple Backups Per Tape  
Multiple Backups to Optical Media More information on Multiple Backups per Optical Medium DVD-RAM, DVD+RW,
and Blu-ray Disc BD-RE
(re-writable)
D-to-*-to-* Backups How to shorten backup windows  
Updated Web Services Interface No download files: just enable and begin using it  
Updated License Manager Allows free updates and upgrades for all releases shipped up to 1 year from activation date.  

Last Updated - 2017/09/13

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