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Release Date: 2019-05-23

New Features

Support of VMware vSphere 6.7 U2

The new version provides support for the recent update of VMware vSphere.

Fixed Issues

Critical Issue of NAKIVO Backup & Replication v8.5.1

The issue of v8.5.1 that could potentially create corrupted backup metadata was fixed in the current version.
Users of v8.5.0 and earlier versions are not affected by this issue.

If you are using v8.5.1, make sure to follow the steps below:

  1. Update NAKIVO Backup & Replication to v8.5.2. 
  2. Run backup repository self-healing to verify the integrity of your backups and repair metadata.  

Other Fixed Issues

  • Transporter service not starting on Ubuntu 12.04

  • Overview dashboard is empty for tenant admin user

  • Minor UI issues

Known Issues

  • After the update you can see incorrect maintenance end date due to missing information  in the old license. Please contact support@nakivo.com to obtain an updated license
  • You may be unable to update from v7.2 and older versions due to missing information in the old license. Please contact support@nakivo.com to obtain an updated license
  •  CBT Driver for Hyper-V 2012 (R2) is not available; this feature will be available in one of the next releases
  •  File recovery may skip empty folders from NTFS file system in certain configurations
  •  With backup copy jobs, the value of the job speed on dashboard can vary from the value provided via bandwidth throttling settings
  •  Incorrect error is displayed when attempting to run Re-IP on Ubuntu 14.04 while there is no IP address
  •  If DNS Server field is empty in the Re-IP rule, this may lead to creation of an empty DNS record in the target VM
  •  Encrypted repositories are not supported with RHEL/SLES since 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 source VM had both Lazy and Eager zeroed disks
  •  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 freeze when using domain credentials
  •  Replica AMIs and recovered EC2 instances have "Platform" attribute set to "Other Linux" due to AWS API limitations
  •  Active Directory printers are skipped during recovered items import
  •  First Class Disk (FCD) cannot be backed up if it is not attached to any VM
  •  VSS quiescing is not supported for encrypted VMs
  •  HotAdd is not supported if the VA with NAKIVO Backup & Replication has the same BIOS UUID as the VM to be backed up or replicated
  •  Swap file skipping is not supported for the Dynamic Disks
  •  If the same Hyper-V VM is processed by multiple jobs simultaneously, some of the jobs may fail to create VM checkpoint
  •  Recovery job on Hyper-V does not allow creating VMs with identical names
  •  Backup and replication of Hyper-V VMs with shared drives are not supported
  •  Linux swap in files currently is not skipped. Only Linux swap partitions are supported
  •  File recovery fails if the HDD's Virtual Device Node is SATA and Transporter proceeding the job is installed on Windows
  •  File Recovery from Windows dynamic disks is not supported for ASUSTOR NAS and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.x
  •  If Transporter is installed on Windows 2008R2 or later, it is recommended to set SAN Policy to OfflineShared or OfflineAll
  •  Deployment of source Transporter and source VM from the same Windows VM template may cause backup corruption in HotAdd mode
  •  Hyper-V on Windows Nano Server cannot be added to Inventory without adding missing PowerShell features
  •   It is possible to downgrade Western Digital NAS package to an older version, which leads to lost configuration
  •   SQL Server object recovery does not work with databases that have memory-optimized data filegroup containers
  •  SQL Server object recovery cannot recover system-versioned table if table with such name already exists in the SQL Server
  •  Application log truncation is not available on VMware ESXi 4.1
  •   Windows transporter AMI cannot be launched into Amazon EC2 instances with enhanced networking
  •   VSS quiescing is not available for Microsoft Windows 7 on some platforms
  •  Restarting a file-recovered VM with dynamic disks mounted to Transporter may fail the dynamic disks to be recognized
  •  Issues with Integration Services for Ubuntu 12.04 Server (x64), and SLES 11 SP3/SP4 (x64) prevent connecting to source VMs on Hyper-V
  •  VMs that were recovered from encrypted source VMs with NVRAM settings modified may fail to boot
  •  Bandwidth throttling is not applicable for backing up Instances to local Amazon EC2 Regions with a single Transporter
  • Authentication error occurs for jobs with Microsoft Exchange 2010 logs truncation enabled in case user credentials miss domain name
  • Failback EC2 Instances action with Original Location option selected turns off the source Instance instead of terminating it
  • Authentication to Active Directory using NTLMv2 fails
  • Recovering files to an NFS share fails if the NFS server is configured as NFSv4 only and the Transporter has earlier NFS protocol versions
  • New VMware Transporter Appliance can't be deployed to ESXi versions older than 5.0
  • Replication across different AWS account types is not supported
  • Backup of encrypted EBS volumes may be unavailable for some AWS EC2 transporter instance types
  • SAN transport mode doesn't work on QNAP NAS
  • Product Auto Update does not work properly with AWS EC2 instances. Therefore, product update should be done manually
  • Nutanix AHV with version 5.10.xx is displayed with an alert that such version is not supported. The user is still able to proceed working with Nutanix cluster
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