Discontinuations in P5 Version 6.1 (January 26, 2021)

P5 Version 6.1 no longer supports the following:

  • FreeBSD 11
  • Backup2Go: File systems without snapshot capability are no longer supported as storage for the backup repository. Please move the backup repository to a snapshot-capable file system, e.g. ZFS or BtrFS.


Please also note the discontinuations for version 6.0.

Past Discontinuations


P5 Version 6.0 (January 28, 2020)

  • Version 6.0 no longer supports the following:
    – MacOS 10.8
    – Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008R2, Windows Server 2012R1
  • Support for Linux versions before OpenSuSE 12.2/SLES 12, CentOS 7/RHEL 7/Fedora 19, Ubuntu 12, Debian 8 is discontinued
  • Generic: discontinuation of Linux Versions with a glibc Version before 2.15
  • There is no direct requirement for the Kernel version anymore
  • The Archive App is only available in maintenance mode for 2 years from P5 version 6.0 onwards


P5 Version 5.6 (October 4, 2018)

  • Version 5.6 on Solaris will only be available as a client version. For those platforms, tape support is no longer included. P5 Version 5.5.6 is the last version offering a server version with tape support for both platforms.
  • FreeBSD only available as a client version (P5 server on FreeBSD re-introduced in P5 version 6.0)
  • 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.


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.