Discontinuations in P5 Version 5.6 (October 4, 2018)

  • Version 5.6 will not be available for Solaris or FreeBSD. Version 5.5 is the latest version supported for both platforms. P5 for Solaris and FreeBSD will enter maintenance mode* and no new features will be developed.
  • P5 Backup2Go: Backup repository on file systems that do not support snapshots, such as Apple HFS+, Windows NTFS, Linux EXT*, UFS, enter maintenance mode*. Therefore, Backup2Go is no longer available on Mac and Windows.
  • QuickTime support for Archive previews removed 
  • Support for PresSTORE 4 (P4) backup and archive indexes is discontinued in version P5 5.6 and later. Since the introduction of P5 (Q2/2013), the following options were available:
    – Archive indexes: Could be converted to the new index format of P5
    – Backup indexes: Were available for a limited period of time to allow to restore data
    The support of older P4 indexes is discontinued in P5 5.6 and later.

Past Discontinuations

 P5 Version 5.5 (August 22, 2017)

  • Mac OSX 10.6, 10.7 support
  • Linux with Kernel versions older than 2.6.32
  • Solaris SunOS 5.8/5.9 support
  • Solaris 11+ Tape & Library support
  • 32-Bit support


November 29, 2016

  • WingFS/P5 Synchronize integration


October 21, 2016

  • MediaLTFS - support continues until June 30, 2017

 *All products in maintenance mode will be supported for an additional 2 years after discontinuation. 

All announcements are subject to alterations.

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