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Microlite Corporation Announces BackupEDGE 03.01.00 with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Support

Microlite Corporation is pleased to announce that the latest release of its award winning BackupEDGETM is one of the first applications certified for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

BackupEDGE 03.01.00 is backup, restore and bare metal disaster recovery software that gives users the choice of storage devices and resources that best suit them, including…

  • Traditional tape drives,including autoloaders, changers and libraries.
  • Optical media, such as Blu-ray DiscTM BD-RE and DVD.
  • Disk Cartridge – based storage systems such as RDX/RD1000.
  • Standard USB disk drives and flash drives.
  • NAS (Network-Attached Storage) devices over the internet of local network.
  • Any other computer equipped with space and an FTP/FTPS server.
  • Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service) cloud backups.

The Red Hat Enterprise Linux product family is the largest client base for our current products,” said Tom Podnar, President of Microlite. “Red Hat is the standard-bearer in enterprise Linux markets and our primary tier one porting platform. We are proud to have been a Red Hat technology partner since 2008, and to have been providing backup and bare-metal disaster recovery capabilities to our shared clients since 1999.

Microlite has been an active participant in the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Partner Early Access Program and we are very pleased to have been able to work with them to certify their BackupEDGE solution for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7,” said Mike Werner, senior director, Global Technology Programs, Red Hat. “By certifying on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, our mutual customers benefit from knowing that their mission-critical systems and applications have been thoroughly tested on the world’s leading enterprise Linux platform and that the resulting solution is certified and supported across their IT stack.

Bare Metal Disaster Recovery
RecoverEDGETM bare metal disaster recovery automatically rebuilds disk partitions and volume groups, then restores from any of the above media. Booting into DR mode can be from…

  • CD/DVD/Blu-ray Disc.
  • PXE boot from the network.
  • Removable disk or flash drive.
  • Bootable OBDR Tape.

Multiple Archives Per Medium
BackupEDGE allows multiple archives per medium to all of the storage types listed above. On Blu-ray Disc and DVD, BackupEDGE utilizes an exclusive wear-leveling algorithm to maximize the lifespan of re-writable media.

Powerful Scheduler
BackupEDGE combines one of the most powerful schedulers available with device quotas, retention times, and unique “lazy reclamation” method to maximize the number of available backups should an individual file retrieval or a disaster recovery to a particular backup point be required.

MySQL Hot Backups
BackupEDGE provides hot backup and restore of MySQL databases. Backups are sent directly to the archive medium without creating intermediate files. Restores may be into temporary files or straight back into the MySQL database.

Web Administration
Along with a traditional character and graphical user interface, BackupEDGE provides secure, web-based administration using any Java-enabled web browser. Just browse to the Linux server on the BackupEDGE administration port at any time.

About BackupEDGE
Microlite BackupEDGE provides backup and bare metal disaster recovery capabilities across a wide variety of Linux distributions, including Red Hat Enterprise Linux, CentOS, Oracle Linux Server, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, OpenSUSE, Ubuntu, and more.

BackupEDGE has a standards-based archive format with state-of-the-art extensions, including…

  • Virtually unlimited pathnames (5,000 characters).
  • Full file integrity check sum.
  • ACL support.
  • File-level data compression with 9 selectable levels.
  • Optional file-level encryption employs a combination of 256 bit and 2048 bit keys, along with an enterprise-class key management system for maximum data protection.

BackupEDGE Availability
BackupEDGE release 03.01.00 is now available worldwide from distributors, resellers and value-added distributors. New partners are always welcome. More information and fully functional evaluation copies may be downloaded from the Microlite Corporation web site at

About Microlite Corporation
Microlite Corporation has been serving the UNIX/Linux community since 1983, and has been producing high-quality backup and bare metal disaster recovery software since 1987. For more information, visit or contact Microlite Sales at 724-375-6711 or 888-257-3343, or by e-mailing [email protected].

BackupEDGE and RecoverEDGE are trademarks of Microlite Corporation. All other trademarks, registered trademarks, and copyrights are those of their respective owners.

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