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New Features

Immutable Local Repository  

The Immutable Local Repository feature allows you to make recovery points in a local Backup Repository immutable for a specified period of time. Immutable backups are protected from deletion, modification and encryption by ransomware. 

Two-Factor Authentication 

You can enable Two-Factor Authentication for each user accessing the product web interface. This update provides an additional layer of security against malicious access to backup data by requiring a verification code in addition to the username and password when logging in.

Improvements

  • Backup Repository creation wizard updated with new options layout.
  • Added support for Hyper-V VM live migration with SMB Direct.
  • Added the option to stop a space reclaim task when starting a backup or recovery job.
  • Applied a more consistent format to alarms and notifications.
  • Show all properties when clicking items in an items list UI in SharePoint.
  • Added support for Windows 10 20H1/20H2.
  • The total number of OneDrive files is now displayed for each backup in the Backup Repository.
  • Added the ability to recover a Sharepoint Online site.
  • Added the ability to restore individual items and files from SharePoint Online document libraries and lists.
  • VMware Cloud Director vApp recovery points can be made immutable after the backup of an entire vApp is complete.
  • Added the recovery point description to make searching for recovery points more convenient.
  • Extended file- and object-level recovery to support Nutanix AHV VMs.


Known Issues

Product Usability

  • You may be unable to update from NAKIVO Backup & Replication v7.2 and older due to missing information in old licenses. Please contact support@nakivo.com to obtain an updated license.
  • It is possible to downgrade the Western Digital NAS package to an older version, which can lead to lost product configuration.
  • When selecting all NAKIVO Backup & Replication users to apply a bulk action, only the users displayed on the screen are selected.
  • When updating NAKIVO Backup & Replication to v10.0, all logos will be updated with the NAKIVO default logo, including customized logos.
  • NAKIVO Backup & Replication displays only 1,000 emails on the Objects page of the Object Recovery Wizard for Microsoft Exchange.

Platform Limitations

Windows

  • If a Transporter is installed on Windows Server 2008R2 or later, it is recommended that you set SAN Policy to OfflineShared or OfflineAll.
  • File recovery may fail if the HDD's virtual device node is SATA, and the Transporter processing the job is installed on Windows.
  • Connection with the Transporter on a Windows 10 physical machine will be lost when it goes into sleep mode or restarts after installing system updates.
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Pro does not support VSS quiescing on Microsoft Hyper-V 2012 R2.

NAS

  • Onboard Transporters installed on NAS devices with ARM CPU do not support VMware infrastructures.
  • SAN transport mode doesn’t work when the product is running on a QNAP NAS.
  • Transporters running on FreeNAS devices are not supported for backup and recovery of VMware vSphere VMs.

VMware

  • VMware vSphere Transporter appliance cannot be deployed to ESXi older than 5.0.
  • VMware VM independent disks are not supported.
  • For successful replication and recovery to an NFS datastore, thin-provisioned disks should be created.
  • Free ESXi host v7.0.2 with SSH connection enabled may not be discoverable due to unsupported SSH server algorithms. For details, refer to Free ESXi Host Cannot Be Discovered.

Hyper-V

  • CBT Driver for Hyper-V 2012(R2) is not available.
  • Hyper-V on Windows Nano Server cannot be added to NAKIVO Backup & Replication Inventory without adding missing PowerShell features.
  • If the same Hyper-V VM is processed by multiple jobs simultaneously, some of the jobs may fail to create a VM checkpoint.
  • Issues with Integration Services for Ubuntu 12.04 Server (x64) and SLES 11 SP3/SP4 (x64) prevent connection to source VMs running on Hyper-V.
  • Recovery job for Microsoft Hyper-V does not allow creating VMs with identical names.

AWS

  • Application-aware processing for Amazon EC2 may freeze when using domain credentials.
  • The Failback EC2 Instances action with the Original Location option selected turns off the source instance instead of terminating it.
  • Backup of encrypted EBS volumes may be unavailable for certain Amazon EC2 Transporter instance types.
  • Replica AMIs and recovered Amazon EC2 instances have "Platform" attribute set to "Other Linux" due to AWS API limitations.
  • Bandwidth Throttling is not applicable for backing up instances to local Amazon EC2 Regions with a single Transporter.
  • AWS accounts in China (Beijing and Ningxia regions) and Asia-Pacific (Osaka-local) are not supported.

Microsoft 365

  • Backup and recovery of Exchange Online guest mailboxes, public folder mailboxes, online archive folders, calendars added from Directory, read-only calendars, distribution groups, resource mailboxes, event messages (i.e. "#microsoft.graph.eventMessageRequest", "#microsoft.graph.eventMessage"), and outbox folders are not supported.
  • Exchange Online contact and calendar items can only be recovered to the original mailbox.
  • Backup and recovery of OneDrive for Business items such as "Shared" folder, "Recent" folder, "Recycle bin", Internal OneDrives or folders are not supported.
  • Backup and recovery of SharePoint Online items such as internal folders, internal document libraries, internal lists, and internal list items are not supported.
  • Backup and recovery of SharePoint Online items such as MicroFeed lists, picture library, site assets library, and site pages library are not supported.
  • Recovery of SharePoint Online lists containing lookup data to a different site is not supported.
  • The lookup data of SharePoint Online lists displayed in the recovery wizard is inaccurate, and it can't be recovered.
  • Recovery of SharePoint Online lists containing special characters/symbols is not supported.
  • Backup and recovery of Microsoft 365 Groups and Teams are not supported.
  • Synology NAS devices with ARMv8 CPU architecture are not supported for backup and recovery of Microsoft 365 data.
  • Backup copy jobs are not supported for Microsoft 365.

Amazon S3 and Wasabi

  • Features that use iSCSI (i.e., Flash VM Boot, screenshot verification, file-level recovery, recovery to source) may not work with Amazon S3 and Wasabi Backup Repositories due to the networking requirements limitation.
  • Tokyo region is not supported for Backup Repositories created in Wasabi.

Integration 

  • Active Directory integration with NAKIVO Backup & Replication is not supported for guest user accounts.
  • HPE StoreOnce Catalyst integration is not supported on devices with ARM7 and ARM64 (AArch64) processors.

Reliability

  • With backup copy jobs, the value of the job speed on the dashboard can differ from the value provided via the Bandwidth Throttling settings.
  • When restarting a recovered VM with dynamic disks mounted to Transporter, dynamic disks may not be recognized.
  • VMs that were recovered from encrypted source VMs with NVRAM settings modified may fail to boot.
  • Authentication to Active Directory using NTLMv2 cannot be performed.
  • Deployment of source Transporter and source VM from the same Windows VM template may cause backup corruption in HotAdd mode.
  • When refreshing an Amazon S3 Backup Repository with immutable data, an alarm notifying about corrupted data in the repository may not be displayed in the product.

Feature Limitations

NAKIVO Backup & Replication features require certain conditions to function properly. For more details about feature requirements, refer to the corresponding articles of the User Guide. Below is a list of feature limitations. 

Backup and Replication

  • VMware VM RDM disks are supported only in virtual compatibility mode.
  • Backed up RDM disks in virtual compatibility mode are recovered as thin disks.
  • Replicas of VMs with RDM disks in virtual compatibility mode are created with thin disks.
  • A Transporter installed on Linux should be used to back up and replicate VMs with SATA disks.
  • First Class Disks (FCDs) cannot be backed up if they are not attached to any VMs.
  • VSS quiescing is not supported for encrypted VMs.
  • VSS quiescing is not available for Microsoft Windows 7 on some platforms.
  • LVM logical volumes in a thin pool are not supported for physical backup jobs.
  • Replication jobs fail if a datastore with the replica is renamed.
  • An encrypted Amazon EC2 instance (default key) can not be replicated between accounts.
  • Replication across different AWS account types is not supported.
  • Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV) are not supported for backup of physical systems.
  • Windows failover clusters are not supported for backup of physical systems.
  • Backup and replication of Hyper-V VMs with shared drives are not supported.
  • Linux Transporter should be used for replicating/backing up VMs with SATA disks.

Skip Swap Files and Partitions

  • Windows dynamic disks are not supported.
  • Physical machine backup is not supported.
  • Linux swap files are currently not skipped. Only Linux swap partitions are supported.

vSphere HotAdd

  • If HotAdd cannot be enabled for at least one disk of a source VM (even if the disk is deselected in the job), HotAdd may be unavailable for all disks of the VM.
  • HotAdd is not available for VMs that contain IDE disks.
  • vSphere HotAdd is not supported if the VA with NAKIVO Backup & Replication has the same BIOS UUID as the source VM.

Encrypted Repository

  • Encrypted repositories are not supported with RHEL/SLES due to missing required packages.

Screenshot Verification

  • NFS datastores cannot be used as target datastores for screenshot verification.

Log Truncation

  • Application log truncation is not available on ESXi 4.1.

Pre and Post Job Actions

  • PowerShell scripts are not supported for standalone jobs. All Windows scripts are run by cmd.exe
  • Custom pre/post-job scripts are unavailable for Windows VMs when Integration Services are used on Hyper-V 2016 and above.

Flash VM Boot

  • ESX/ESXi hosts enable binding the software iSCSI adapter (HBA) to VM Kernel network(s). If such binding is configured for an ESX/ESXi host that is used as a target for Flash VM Boot, the connectivity between the host and the Transporter might not be available at the iSCSI layer.
  • If an iSCSI binding is configured for a host to be used as a target for Flash VM Boot, verify or configure the connectivity at the iSCSI layer (either by selecting a host without binding, removing binding on a host, or adding a dedicated VM Kernel network to the binding that allows the connectivity).
  • NFS datastores cannot be used as target datastores for Flash VM Boot.

File-Level Recovery

  • File recovery from Linux LVM volumes is available only when the Transporter assigned to the Backup Repository is installed on a Linux OS.
  • File recovery is not supported for independent, encrypted, and RAID disks.
  • File recovery from LVM volumes is not available when the Transporter that is assigned to a Backup Repository is installed on a NAS such as Synology, QNAP, Western Digital, or ASUSTOR.
  • File recovery from systems that use Windows-only features, such as Windows Data Deduplication or DFS, is available only when the Transporter assigned to a Backup Repository is installed on a Windows machine with these features enabled.
  • File recovery is not supported for source VMs on RAID disks. 
  • File recovery from Windows Dynamic Disks is not supported for the following platforms:
    • ASUSTOR NAS
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.x
  • Recovering files to an NFS share fails if the NFS server is configured as NFSv4 only, and the NAKIVO Transporter has earlier NFS protocol versions.
  • File recovery may skip empty folders from the NTFS file system in certain configurations.
  • File recovery fails if the HDD's virtual device node is SATA, and the Transporter processing the job is installed on Windows
  • File recovery for thin provisioned logical volumes is not supported.
  • File recovery may be unavailable on some Linux configurations with XFS or BTRFS file systems.
  • File recovery is not possible if a backup contains an incomplete set of disks that are a part of the spanned volume/dynamic disks/LVM/RAID software or any other disk structures.
  • File recovery may fail if the Windows machine to which you wish to recover items has over 20 disk volumes (with and without drive letters).

Object-Level Recovery

  • Active Directory printers are skipped during recovered items import.
  • Replica/recovered VM disks are always created as lazy zeroed if the source VM has both lazy and eager zeroed disks.
  • Exchange emails that were forwarded to a recipient as attachments cannot be recovered from the mailbox.
  • Exchange public folders are not supported for granular recovery.
  • SQL Server object recovery does not work with databases that have memory-optimized data filegroup containers.
  • SQL Server object recovery cannot recover a system-versioned table if another table with the same name already exists.
  • Recovery of mailboxes is not supported for Microsoft Exchange object recovery jobs.
  • Birthday events may not be recovered via an object recovery job for Microsoft Exchange even if the job run was successful.
  • Exchange contact and calendar items are not supported for downloading to browser or forwarding via email (Expert Mode).

Cross-Platform Recovery

  • Cross-platform recovery may not work if a VM or physical machine includes a special OS kernel.

Site Recovery

  • PowerShell scripts are not supported for Site Recovery actions. All Windows scripts are run by cmd.exe

Miscellaneous

  • The XFS filesystem is not supported for recovery to source.
  • Bandwidth Throttling is not available for recovery from tape jobs.
  • vSphere tags support is not available via Direct Connect.
  • ARM-based (x32) NAS devices are not supported for SaaS Backup Repository creation.
  • Synology NAS devices with ARMv8 architecture are not supported for SaaS Backup Repository creation.