What do you have to do?
Read about the new features and bug fixes below, then contact your account manager to arrange for your upgrade.
Storage Platform - New Features
Notify of Storage Platform Updates
A Storage Platform administrator can now configure which type of update to download from the Licence Server e.g. Latest / Latest - 1 / Preview.
Notifications of each download, with a link to the Manage Updates Reports, are sent to the configured email addresses.
Mirror Comparison reports
Improved visibility on Mirror status, available via the following reports:
Mirror comparison per Storage Server.
Mirror comparison per Group
Once an account's indexes are imported the data is transmitted immediately (currently all accounts indexes are sent and imported first).
First time mirror of an account will copy the account. This is more efficient than sending indexes first and then the data.
Concurrent account moves
This feature will allow moving of accounts between Storage Server in the pool which are not currently busy sending or receiving an account.
32bit SE to ESE conversion (18.3)
Improved data verification
New data verification task added on the Mirror Server which runs daily, scanning all the backup indexes.
A 'Full Integrity Check with Fixes' will be queued for any accounts with error’s
Rollup & restore speed improvements
- Guaranteed to free up expensive primary storage space, saving you money and putting you in control of your data.
- Saves disk usage costs by essentially tiering data from local high-cost storage to lower-cost Storage Platform storage.
- Archived data is always available on demand.
- Data redundancy is ensured before archiving occurs.
- Safety features are in place to ensure normal operation of a computer with archived data.
FSR - New Features
FSR from local copy
Massively cut down on restore time for your customers servers, as you can now you to restore from a local USB \ NAS drive backup to a virtual machine.
FSR exclude \ resize drives
When restoring a virtual machine, you want to get that server up and running quickly, but don’t need the drive containing your archive \ static data immediately. You can now exclude these drives from the restore process.
ESE - New Features
Operating System support
Windows 7 32bit
Windows 8 32bit
Windows 8.1 32bit
Windows 10 32bit
CentOS 7 32bit & 64bit
New Java 8
Improved speed for backups \ restores.
Underlying security improvements.
Show file count whilst scanning.
Show files in Windows File Explorer.
SE to ESE conversion will start a backup as soon as it completes
Local index retention configurable
VSS Snapshot retries
32bit SE to ESE conversion
Restore speed improvements
Show files in File Explorer.
Redstor Show Files
SQL Offline database handling improvements (18.6)
By default, offline database files will be kept in the backup selection. This can be changed to remove offline databases and files from the backup.
SQl Offline Databases
Default restore path =C:\Restore
New System Tray app - This has been a complete re-write of the System Tray icon and no longer needs admin permission.
SE - New Features
SE to ESE conversion 32bit support
D&L - New Features
D&L to ESE 32bit + 64bit conversion
If you’d like to upgrade any SE or D&L accounts to ESE to get all the benefits of the new ESE agent, then please contact our support team who will be able to assist with this.