v6.0 Release Notes

Release Date: 22 March 2016

New Features in v6.0

  • AWS EC2 Support: Amazon Web Services Elastic Compute Cloud (AWS EC2) instances can be backed up and replicated in the same AWS region, across AWS regions, or offsite. 

  • Backup Copy Jobs: Enables copying backups from one repository to another repository. The backup copy can be run on demand or on schedule, and use the original or a custom retention policy.

  • VMs and Templates View: Added thejob wizards.

  • Native NFS Shares Support: Backup repositories can be created on NFS shares directly from the web UI.

  • Internationalization: Date/time format, first day of the week, and the decimal symbol can be customized.

  • Live Charts: Speed and Transferred Data charts display live information during the job run.

  • Web Interface Redesign: New fonts, icons, page background, dashboards and menus.

v6.0 Limitations

  • AWS EC2 instances with Marketplace Code are not supported for backup in v6.0

Improvements in v6.0

  • Improved Microsoft Exchange email encoding processing

  • Improved CBT error handling

  • Improved automatic CBT reset

  • Improved OS quiescing error handling

  • Copied repository can be imported without removing the original one

  • Configurable compression during data transfer

  • Display name was added for Inventory items

  • Previous job schedule is stored internally if scheduling is disabled

  • Additional VMX settings were added for replicas and recovered VMs

  • Improved error messages for Exchange log truncation

  • Debug logging can be enabled for transporters in web UI

Fixed Issues in v6.0

  • Exchange log truncation on some configurations

  • Repository maintenance interruption

  • Recovery of IDE disks to specific ESXi versions

  • MAC address handling during recovery or flash boot

  • Number of job-level re-tries

  • Size of selected disks displayed on Dashboard

  • Icon display in job reports

  • Job scheduling issue when the next day is deselected

Known Issues in v6.0

  • Synology DSM v6 is not supported by Windows installer for NAS

  • v6.0 update can be applied only to v5.X; update from v4.X or older is not supported

  • Encrypted repositories are not supported with RHEL/SLES (required packages are missing)

  • NFS datastores cannot be used as target datastores for flash VM boot or screenshot verification

  • Replica/recovered VM disks are always created as Lazy zeroed if a source VM has both lazy and eager zeroed

  • Exchange OLR: Emails that were forwarded to recipient as attachments cannot be recovered from the mailbox

  • Linux transporter should be used for replicating/backing up VMs with SATA disks

  • Exchange Public Folders are not supported for granular recovery

  • Default backup repository of the Virtual Appliance cannot be extended beyond 16 TB

  • Application-aware processing for AWS EC2 may hang when using domain credentials

  • Active Directory printers are skipped during recovered items import