V11 Service Pack 10
Loading...

Changes in Version 11

If you upgrade from a previous version, you will find that some features and options have been updated and enhanced. This page identifies the changes from version 10 to version 11, and provides brief descriptions. To read more about the features in this version, click the link listed in the Learn More... column.

If you are upgrading from version 10, also review the following pages:

If you are upgrading from version 9, also review the Changes page in version 10 Documentation.

Table of Contents

Deployment

Product What's Changed When Learn more ...
Admin Console The Admin Console is now included with the Web Console package. You must install the Web Console to have access to the Admin Console.

Previously, the Admin Console was a separate package that you could select from the installation wizard.

SP7 N/A
Apache Tomcat Server When you install a Commvault software package that automatically installs the Apache Tomcat server, Tomcat version 8.5.16 is installed.

Previously, version 8.5.5 or 8.5.9 was installed.

SP9 N/A
Branding changes for the Commvault software on Windows The product name Simpana is now changed to Commvault.

When you upgrade to V11 SP2, the installation path continues to use the Simpana folder: C:\Program Files\CommVault\Simpana

When you install the V11 SP2 software, the new installation path is C:\Program Files\CommVault\ContentStore.

SP2 N/A
Branding changes for the Commvault software on UNIX The product name Simpana is now changed to Commvault.

How this change affects upgrades to V11 SP2:

  • Legacy Simpana command line utilities continue to be supported in V11.
  • The installation and log paths continue to use the Simpana folder:
    • Installation path: /opt/simpana
    • Log path: /var/log/simpana/Log_Files

How this change affects new installations in V11 SP2:

  • Support for legacy Simpana command line utilities will be available in SP3. Support is not available in SP2.
  • The new installation path is /opt/commvault.
  • The new log path is /var/log/commvault/Log_Files.
SP2 N/A
Build ID for service pack versions Starting with Service Pack 6, Commvault will assign Build ID numbers for each service pack version. The Build ID is a unique number that helps you differentiate the different releases of a service pack version.

Commvault displays the Build ID next to the service pack version in the Version tab of the CommCell Properties dialog box (and Client Computer properties dialog box).

SP6 Version
Licensing changes for pseudo clients The following pseudo clients now consume the license that corresponds to their agent:
  • Exchange Database Availability Group (DAG) clients
  • SharePoint Farm clients
  • SQL Always On clients
  • Pseudo clients for DB2 MultiNode, Oracle RAC, SAP HANA, and Distributed Applications (Greenplum, Hadoop, and GPFS)
  • Virtualization clients

Previously, the pseudo clients listed above did not consume any license.

Notes:

  • After you upgrade the CommServe computer to SP7 (or a later version), proxy clients configured in a virtual server environment will not consume a license. Any license used by proxy clients will be released.
  • The Commvault software releases a license from a client that is not performing backups and assigns the license to the pseudo client.
SP7 N/A
The Commvault software In previous versions of our software, Commvault provided installation files and service pack updates on separate installation packages (also called installation media).

In V11, Commvault provides installation files and service pack updates in a single installation package. When you download agents, tools, or other software, the service pack updates associated with the software are also downloaded.

You can download the Commvault software by using the one of the following resources:

  • Download Manager
  • CommCell Console

A new version of the Commvault software is released every service pack (SP2, SP3, and so on). When a new service pack is available, Commvault releases a new version of the Download Manager and displays the new service pack version in the download software options of the CommCell Console.

Remember that the software that you download through the Download Manager or CommCell Console is for a specific service pack version. We recommend that you always download the latest service pack version.

v11
MongoDB and Message Queue Installations MongoDB and Message Queue ( Apache ActiveMQ) packages are now automatically installed with the Web Server software.

Previously, these packages were installed on the CommServe computer.

SP9  
Service Pack Installations

Shortcuts and services are reinstalled as a part of service pack installations. The display names and icons for the shortcuts and services are set as per the brand information available in the Installation Media. To use the existing brand images, you must copy the images to the Installation Media in the <Installation Media Folder>/Common/OEM/<ID>/install_images folder.

Note: <Installation Media Folder> is the location that you specified during the creation of the installation package or the location of the Software Cache directory.

 

SP10  
Operation What's Changed When Learn more ...
Automatic software download during installations or upgrades from the CommCell Console When you perform an installation or upgrade job from the CommCell Console, and the CommServe cache does not have the Commvault software, the software is automatically downloaded as part of the installation or upgrade job.

Previously, you had to first download the software to the CommServe cache, and then perform installation or upgrades from the CommCell Console.

v11 N/A
Cluster Environment: Windows The Commvault software automatically creates a cluster group client for physical nodes that are part of a Microsoft cluster when the following conditions are met:
  • The Microsoft cluster group is configured with a client access point.
  • The Microsoft cluster group has a cluster shared drive attached. This drive is used to create the Job Results directory.

Previously, administrators had to manually create the cluster group client from the CommCell Console.

SP6 Installing Commvault on Clients in a Cluster Environment
Default protocol for downloading software from the CommCell Console By default, download operations from the CommCell Console now use the HTTPS protocol.

Previously, download operations used FTP as their default protocol.

SP5 Changing the Network Protocol Used for Downloading Software from the CommCell Console
Installing Clients When an administrator installs a client, the administrator is no longer assigned as the client owner. If the administrator is a tenant (limited to a subset of clients), you can create a smart client computer group so that the tenant administrator retains access to the clients he or she installs. Create the client computer group with the following properties:
  • Set Owner to the master user group.
  • Add the Company Installed Client Associations automatic association rule and set it to the company the tenant administrator belongs to.
  • On the Security tab, assign the tenant administrators the appropriate roles. Do not include a role with the Change Client Associations permission.
SP7
New permissions for installing the software from the CommCell Console A new set of permissions are now available to install the Commvault software from the CommCell Console:
  • Install Package/Update permissions to install the software on existing clients.
  • Install Client permissions to install the software on new clients.

For users that only need to install updates, only the Install Package/Update permission is needed.

Previously, the Installation permission was required to install the software from the CommCell Console. This permission is no longer available.

v11
Permissions for Download Center have Changed Previously, end-users and administrators were required to have the Install Package/Update permissions. This permission is no longer required for users to view the Download Center in the Web Console. SP4 Download Center - Deployment
Installing the MongoDB and Message Que packages      

System Requirements

Product What's Changed When Learn more ...
Java Runtime Environment (JRE) The software supports Java 8 Update 65 (JRE 1.8.0_65) or later versions.

Important: Oracle has discovered an issue with some versions of their Java software. This issue prevents the CommCell Console from starting when it is accessed as a web-based application. To avoid this issue, do not install Java 8 Update 72, 74, 77, 91, 92, or 102 (versions 1.8.0_72, 1.8.0_74, 1.8.0_77, 1.8.0_91, 1.8.0_92, and 1.8.0_102). You can install Java version 1.8.0_101 and all subsequent CPU (Critical Patch Update) versions.

v11 N/A
Java for Oracle Archiving You must use Java 8 (JRE 1.8) or later versions for Oracle Archiving. v11 Setting the JAVA Path
Microsoft Exchange 2016 The following agents support Microsoft Exchange 2016:
  • Exchange Compliance Archiver Agent
  • OnePass for Exchange Mailbox (Classic)
  • Exchange Mailbox (Classic) Agent
SP3
The Exchange Database Agent supports Microsoft Exchange 2016. SP2 System Requirements - Exchange Database Agent
Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Standard Edition Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Standard is the new SQL Server version used during the installation of Commvault server packages, such as the CommServe software.

Previously, Microsoft SQL Server 2012 SP2 Enterprise was the version used during installations.

SP4

CommCell Management

Product What's Changed When Learn more ...
Additional Settings You can add additional settings at the user, user group, and domain levels. SP5 Managing Additional Settings
Admin Console and Web Console Push Notifications

The Admin Console and Web Console now support push notifications for jobs, events, and alerts through the installation of Apache ActiveMQ. Apache ActiveMQ is a third-party software that manages message queues. Push notifications are scalable and less resource intensive than pull notifications.

SP7  
Alerts Permissions

There are new permissions for alerts.

SP3 User Security Permissions and Permitted Actions by Feature: Alerts
Security Associations

When you upgrade, new security associations using predefined alert roles are added to users:

User Identity/Old Security Association New Security Association
  Predefined Role Level
Creator of the alert Alert Owner Alert (the alert the user created)
Alert Creator CommCell
Alert Management permission at the CommCell level Alert Owner All alerts
Alert Creator CommCell
Alert Management permission on any entity Alert Creator CommCell
SP4
Predefined Alerts

For new installations of Commvault software, predefined alerts are enabled by default. For most predefined alerts, the Console Alerts method was added as a default notification method. Previously, the only default notification method for predefined alerts was Email.

SP4 Predefined Alerts
User and User Group Alerts

New alert types are available: Configuration - Users and Configuration - User Group. Use these alerts to monitor changes made to user properties and user groups properties.

SP7 Predefined Alert Criteria
Client Computer Groups Smart Client Groups

Infrastructure and Proxy Clients are new default smart client groups. These smart client groups help you to organize the clients in your CommCell environment.

SP4 Overview of Smart Client Computer Groups Using Automatic Association
Permissions

There are new permissions for client computer groups.

SP7 User Security Permissions and Permitted Actions by Feature: Client Computer Group
Security Associations

When you upgrade, new security associations using the predefined Client Group Creator role and new client computer group permissions are added to users:

User Identity/Existing Security Association New Security Association
  Predefined Role or Permission Level
Creator of the client computer group
Client Group Creator role Client Computer Group
Add, delete and modify a user or Add, delete and modify a user group permissions on any client computer group Client Group Creator role added Client Computer Group
Administrative Management at the client computer group level Change Client Associations and Delete Client Group permissions added Client Computer Group
SP7
Smart Client Computer Group Rule Rename

The Associated Client Group smart client computer group rule is now renamed to Client Group.

SP7 Rules Available for Smart Client Computer Groups
CommCell Console Renaming the CommCell Console Shortcut

The name of the desktop shortcut for the CommCell Console is Commvault CommCell Console.

Previously, the name of the shortcut was Commvault Administrative Console.

SP5  
CommCell Migration and GRC CommCell Migration and Global Repository Cell (GRC) Features Are Disabled by Default

CommCell Migration and Global Repository Cell (GRC) features are disabled by default for fresh installs of Commvault. You must manually enable these features.

Previously, these features were enabled by default.

v11 Enabling CommCell Migration and Global Repository Cell (GRC) on a CommServe
CommServe Client Restarting Services

To restart services on the CommServe client, use the Process Manager.

Previously, you could restart services for the CommServe client through an option in the CommCell Console and through the command line interface.

SP5 Restarting a Service
Control Panel Internet Gateway Options Merged

When you configure the CommServe to use a client computer as an Internet gateway, the Cloud Metrics Reporting, Private Metrics Reporting, and Download Software services will all use the Internet gateway by default. Options for selecting the individual services have been removed. If you configured individual services to use an Internet gateway in a previous software version, all services will now use the Internet gateway, regardless of your previous selections.

Previously, you could individually configure the Cloud Metrics Reporting, Private Metrics Reporting, and Download Software services to use an Internet gateway.

SP3 Internet Options (Internet Gateway)
Date and Time Settings Date and Time Format Settings

By default, the date and time format on the CommCell Console is in the format running on your operating system.

By using the bEnableUserDateFormat additional setting, you can customize the date and time format.

v11 Additional Settings
DBMaintenance Schedule The System Created DBMaintenance schedule is a CommServe-level, system-generated schedule that runs the DBMaintenance workflow. By default, the schedule runs every two weeks on Sunday with the reindexall option (reindex all tables). You can update the schedule options or disable this schedule. SP5
Extended Summary Tab To view the Extended Summary tab at the bottom of the client tab or the client group tab, you can add the bEnableExtendedSummaryFeature additional setting. SP5 Viewing the Extended Summary Tab
Job Management: Commit The Commit option has been combined with the Kill option. When jobs are terminated using the Kill option, eligible backup jobs from supported agents are committed. The Commit option is no longer available in the right-click job menu. SP7 Killing a Job in the Job Controller
Job Management: Schedules Automatic Schedules for Synthetic Full Backups

You can automatically run a synthetic full backup by adding an automatic schedule to a schedule policy.

Previously, automatic schedules were not available for synthetic full backups.

v11 Creating an Automatic Schedule for a Synthetic Full Backup
Job Management: Throttling Backup Jobs Job Throttling at the Client Level

In the CommCell Console, you can enable job throttling on a client and limit the number of data and log backup jobs that run simultaneously.

Previously, client-level job throttling was set using qscripts on the command line.

v11 Throttling Backup Jobs
Log Monitoring Alerts to Monitor Logs

You can now set up alerts to monitor logs from the Log Monitoring application on the Web Console.

Previously, alerts were set up to monitor logs from the CommCell Console. Setting up alerts (to monitor logs) from the monitoring policy is no longer supported.

v11 Setting Up Alerts for Log Data on the Log Monitoring Dashboard
Analytics Engine for Monitoring Policies

You must select an analytics engine for each monitoring policy. If you created monitoring policies prior to version 11, you must edit those policies to add an analytics engine.

Previously, if you added monitoring criteria to your monitoring policy, an analytics engine was optional.

v11 Editing a Monitoring Policy
Permissions

To erase search results from the Analytics Engine, you must have the Delete Monitoring Policy permission at the monitoring policy level.

Previously, the Execute Monitoring Policy permission was needed.

SP6 Erasing Search Results from the Analytics Engine in the Log Monitoring Application
Network Data Interface Pair

You can now set up a data interface pair (DIP) between two MediaAgents from the Create a Storage Policy wizard.

Previously, this option was available from the Control Panel and from the Client level.

v11 Creating a Storage Policy with Deduplication
Passwords Strength Requirements

In new installations of version 11, user passwords must meet the following strength requirements:

  • a minimum of eight characters
  • one uppercase letter
  • one lowercase letter
  • one number
  • one special character

If this does not meet your needs, you can remove or increase the strength requirements for your user passwords.

SP4 Setting Strength Requirements for User Passwords
Pre-processes and Post-processes Permissions

There are new permissions for running pre and post processes with a local system account or as an impersonated user.

SP5 Pre-processes and Post-processes Permissions
Privacy The Privacy feature is available for most agents. It is not available for UNIX database agents. SP9 Privacy for Owners
Property Sheet Warning Property sheets (dialog boxes) are no longer locked and made read-only. Instead, a warning is displayed to users when they open a property sheet that is already opened by another user. SP6 Property Sheet Warning
Schedule Policy Permissions

There are new permissions for schedule policies.

SP3 User Security Permissions and Permitted Actions by Feature: Schedule Policy
Operation Window

Operation windows can be added to schedule policies.

SP4 Operation Window Overview
Cataloging for File System IntelliSnap Jobs

If you are using the same schedule policy with skip cataloging enabled for NAS Agent and File System Agent, cataloging is skipped for File System IntelliSnap jobs also.

Previously, cataloging was skipped only for NAS IntelliSnap jobs.

SP4 Snapshot Cataloging
Search by Job ID You can search for a job with the job ID from CommServe > All Tasks > Search by Job ID. SP6 Search by Job ID
Security User Security

User security is now a three-way security association created by combining users or user groups, roles, and entities.

Previously, individual capabilities and entities were assigned to a user group. Security was applied to users after they were added to the user group.

New terms:

  • Capabilities are now called permissions.
  • Roles are reusable sets of permissions.

During your upgrade to version 11, the following roles are automatically created:

  • Converted roles

    The capabilities assigned to a user group are converted into a role. The naming convention for a converted role is userGroupName_Role.

  • Predefined roles

    These are system-created roles that represent typical security needs and can be customized by the administrator, for example, the Compliance role.

There are new XML templates for use on the command line. However, there is support for backward compatibility for the old XML templates. If old XML templates are used, roles are automatically created using the same naming convention as used for converted roles: userGroupName_Role.

Note: If you have user groups that include entities but do not include capabilities, users will not have access to those entities after you upgrade to version 11. In version 11, you must have entities and permissions in your security associations.

v11 User Administration and Security - Overview
Security on External User Groups

You can add security associations directly to external user groups. Due to this added feature, you can no longer add external user groups to CommCell (local) user groups.

If you added external user groups to CommCell user groups in a previous version, the CommCell user groups will remain the same and will continue to function as they did before the upgrade to version 11.

v11
Security on Roles

If you are installing Commvault software for the first time and are using v11 Service Pack 6 or higher, you can add security associations to roles by default. Users must have the View permission on a role before they can use the role to create a security association.

If you upgrade your CommCell environment to v11 Service Pack 6 or higher, you can add security associations to roles after you add the bEnableSecurityOnRoles additional setting.

SP6
Send Log Files Upload URL Has Changed

The default upload URL for sending log files has changed to https://logs.commvault.com/webconsole.

Previously, the default upload URL was https://services.commvault.com/httplogupload.

SP5 Sending Log Files
FTP Upload Option Removed

The default method for sending log files is now HTTPS upload.

The options to upload log files to an FTP location and to use the last successful upload method were removed. Because the FTP option was removed, the KeepAliveTimeout additional setting is no longer valid. The option to save log files to a local or network location remains.

Previously, you could send log files to an FTP location or use the last successful upload method.

SP8 Sending Log Files
Socket Encryption Socket encryption between the CommCell Console and the CommServe database is enabled by default. SP5  

CommCell Disaster Recovery

Product What's Changed When Learn more ...
CommServe Failover for CommServe Recovery CommServe Failover package installation

The installer now provides the option to install the CommServe Failover package, which automatically performs the following tasks:

  • Create a new instance
  • Installs both the SQL Server agent and High Availability Computing package in a new instance

Previously, a new instance had to be manually created and the SQL Server Agent and the CommServe Failover package (renamed now as High Availability Computing package) had to installed in the new instance.

SP8 Installing the CommServe Failover Package for CommServe Failover Configuration

Media Management

Product What's Changed When Learn more ...
Auxiliary Copy Jobs for an Auxiliary Copy that meets the Retention Criteria

By default, the backup jobs on the source copy are disabled for Auxiliary Copy operation and marked as aged, if those jobs meet the retention criteria defined on the destination copy.

Previously, the backup jobs on the source copy that met the retention criteria defined on the destination copy are copied during Auxiliary Copy operation and marked as aged.

v11 Disabling Jobs for an Auxiliary Copy that meets the Retention Criteria
Auxiliary Copy Fallen Behind Event

If the Auxiliary Copy Fallen Behind alert is not enabled on the storage policy copy and there are auxiliary jobs that are 90 days old and have not yet been fully copied, then, an event is generated to notify the condition.

Previously, if the Auxiliary Copy Fallen Behind alert is disabled, you might not receive any notification.

v11 Auxiliary Copy Fallen Behind Event
Global Auxiliary Copy Policy has been Renamed to Global Secondary Copy Policy

The Global Auxiliary Copy Policy feature optimally uses the tape media to consolidate backups from multiple storage policy copies. The feature has been renamed to Global Secondary Copy Policy.

v11 Setting Up a Global Secondary Copy Policy
Auxiliary Copy Job Goes to a Pending State Due to Resource Allocation Failure

Auxiliary copy jobs with Use Scalable Resource Allocation option enabled goes to a pending state if resource allocation does not go through within 1 hour.

Previously, the auxiliary copy jobs would stay in the Waiting state.

SP5 Auxiliary Copy Job goes to Pending State
Number of Retries for Auxiliary Copy Job

If you run an auxiliary copy job with the Use scalable resource allocation option, then in the event of an error, the auxiliary copy job will try three times to copy the jobs with valid data from the primary to the secondary copy. Post the retires, the auxiliary copy operation might complete with Complete with Error status if jobs are partially copied or the operation might fail with the Failed status if none of the jobs are copied.

Previously, in the event of some errors, the auxiliary copy job tried 12 times to copy the jobs with valid data from the primary to the secondary copy.

SP6  
Preempting Auxiliary Copy Jobs

You can control the preemption of auxiliary copy jobs (by another auxiliary copy job) using the Allow preemption between auxiliary copy jobs setting in the Media Management Configuration: Auxiliary Copy parameters.

Previously, the RMAuxCopyInterruptAuxCopy Additional Setting was used to control preemption.

SP9 FAQ - Can I preempt an auxiliary copy operation with another auxiliary copy operation?

Media Management Configuration: Auxiliary Copy

Cloud Storage Library Change in Default Chunk Size

The newly created storage policies copies with cloud library as data path will have 4 GB as chunk size by default.

Previously, for storage policies copies with cloud library as data path the chunk size was 100 MB.

SP3  
Change in Cloud Storage Archive Recall Workflow

Cloud storage archive recall workflow is now enhanced to recall precise data when deduplication is enabled in the storage policy copy.

Previously the workflow restored the entire volume when deduplication was enabled in the storage policy copy.

SP9 Restoring Data from Archive Cloud Storage Platforms
Cloud Storage Library Names Renamed

Ali Cloud Object Storage Service has been renamed as Alibaba Cloud Object Storage Service.

Oracle Cloud Storage has been renamed as Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Object Storage Classic.

Oracle Cloud Storage Archive Service has been renamed as Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Archive Storage Classic.

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Object Storage Service has been renamed as Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Object Storage (S3 Compatible).

SP10 Cloud Storage - Online Help
Cyclic Redundancy Check CRC (Cyclic Redundancy Check) Is Enabled by Default

The CRC checksum is enabled by default and is computed during data verification, auxiliary copy operation and restore operations.

Previously, this option was not enabled by default.

v11 End-to-End Data Integrity Validation
Data Retention Default Retention Settings for Storage Policy Copies

By default, basic retention settings for backup jobs:

  • On primary copy is set to 15 days and 2 cycles.
  • On synchronous copy is set to 30 days and 4 cycles.

Previously, the default value was infinite for all storage policy copies.

v11 Data Aging - Getting Started
Indexing V2 New Clients Added Will Use Indexing V2

Newly deployed client computers will use a new, next-generation version of Indexing.

v11 Indexing V2: Overview
Library and Drive Configuration Library and Drive Configuration

The Library and Drive Configuration tool is now called Expert Storage Configuration

v11 Expert Storage Configuration - Overview
MediaAgent MediaAgent Properties from Client Node

If the client and MediaAgent are installed on the same computer, then you can now access the MediaAgent properties by selecting Client Computers > Client > View > MediaAgent Properties.

SP7  
MediaAgent Installation An additional MediaAgent Core package will be displayed in the Version tab of the MediaAgent Properties and the Client Computer Properties dialog box when you install the MediaAgent package using SP5 (or above) or when you upgrade the MediaAgent to SP5 (or above). This is done internally for the purpose of grouping and better management of the MediaAgent binaries, and does not affect the MediaAgent usage, including install, upgrade, or licensing.

Previously only the MediaAgent package was displayed in the Version tab.

SP5  
Media Management Configuration Media Management Configuration

The Media Management Configuration dialog box now has the following additional tabs to establish parameters:

  • Deduplication
  • CommCell Migration
Previously, the parameters related to Deduplication and CommCell Migration were available under Service Configuration tab
v11 Media Management Configuration Parameters
Data Aging

The Delete deconfigured clients that have no protected data parameter now checks that the software on the client is uninstalled.

SP7 Media Management Configuration: Data Aging
Default Settings for Retaining Scratch Media

Scratch media is by default retained when a tape library is deconfigured. (The value of Retain scratch media information when deconfiguring library parameter is set 1 by default.)

Previously scratch media was recycled when a tape library is deconfigured.

SP7 Retain scratch media information when deconfiguring library
Skip low water mark alerts for mount paths disabled for write

The Skip low watermark alerts for write disabled mount paths option in Media Management: Service configuration, will be now be enabled by default.

Previously, this option was disabled by default.

SP9 Media Management Configuration: Service Configuration
Media Refresh Media Refresh

Data consolidation is based on the archive file information present on the media picked for refresh. If the archive file information on a media picked for refresh spans on other media, then, those archive files present on the spanned media are also moved to the new media.

Previously, Media Refresh operation fully refreshed dependent media where archive files have spanned across media.

This enhancement reduces the number of dependent media required to complete the media refresh operation. Also, dependent media might not be fully refreshed.

v11 Media Refresh
Mount Path Name Display Disk library showing shared mount paths as Folder_Path

When a mount path is shared, the complete folder path is now displayed in the CommCell Console. For example: [MA_Name]C:\disk\backup1.

Also on selecting the mount path in the CommCell Console all the associated MediaAgent names are displayed on the right pane.

Previously, mount path was displayed as “Folder_###”, where ### was the date and time the mount path was created. For example: Folder_03.16.2016_14.46.

SP3  
Protecting Mount Paths from Ransomware Secure Disk Storage has been renamed to Ransomware protection

The option to enable Ransomware Protection on MediaAgents is now renamed as Ransomware protection in MediaAgent Properties - Advanced tab.

SP7 Enabling Ransomware Protection on MediaAgents
Restore from Exported Media Enabling Popup for Exported Media

When running a restore job on media that is outside the library, a message is displayed in the Restore Job Details dialog box.

Previously, pop up messages were displayed on all the instances of the CommCell Console and on the MediaAgent.

v11 Enabling Popup For Exported Media
Storage Configuration Libraries Can Be Configured from the CommCell Browser

You can now configure the tape, the disk and the cloud libraries in fewer number of steps from the CommCell Browser.

Previously, the libraries were configured from the Library & Drive Configuration window.

v11
Storage Policy Storage Policy Pop-up

When you change the storage policy association, pop-ups to run full or synthetic full backups are no longer generated. The data is retained across the storage policies until the next full or synthetic full backup is run.

Previously, when you changed the associated storage policy, a pop-up prompted you to run either a full or a synthetic full backup to retain the data associated with the original storage policy.

SP3  

Data Management

Feature What's Changed When Learn More ...
Data Aging You can configure a parameter to age off the incremental backups that has no data when the next data aging job is run.

Previously, If full backup existed on multiple storage policy copies, then the incremental backup jobs with no data were not aged until the full backup was aged from all the copies.

SP7 Honor copy retention for jobs with no data
DASH Copy You can now use Enable source side disk cache option to configure source-side cache for DASH Copy that uses DDB over WAN.

Previously, you had to set the UseCacheDB additional setting to configure the source-side cache for DASH Copy.

v11 Modifying the Deduplication Properties for the Client
Data Encryption For the subclients created via command line, the software compression option is set to Use Storage Policy Settings when the user does not specify the compression option.

Previously, the software compression option is set to Use Storage Policy Settings only for specific subclients like file system and Oracle.

SP10  
For backup jobs, you can now configure encryption for all the clients that are associated to a storage policy from the Advanced tab on the primary storage policy Copy Properties dialog box and by selecting the Use Storage Policy Settings option from the Encryption tab on the Advanced Client Properties dialog box.

Previously, you had to set the encryption for each individual client from the Encryption tab on the Advanced Client Properties dialog box.

v11 Configuring Data Encryption on a Storage Policy Copy
You can now use the Always enable encryption on new copies option in Media Management Configuration Parameters to enable software encryption (using Blowfish with Key Length 128) in the primary copy, even if the encryption setting is not selected explicitly during the storage policy creation process.

This enhancement provides the ability to enforce encryption in the primary copies.

SP5 Configuring Data Encryption on a Storage Policy Copy
Software Encryption and Data Compression (for Tape libraries) options are now available when you create a storage policy using the Storage Policy Wizard. These options are established in the primary copy of the storage policy.

Previously, these options were not available in the primary copy.

SP5 Storage Policy - Getting Started
Deduplication Transactional Deduplication Database (DDB)

You can now set transactional DDB option on the Storage Policy Copy Properties dialog box to recover the DDB instantaneously, in the event of disaster.

SP2  
Default Value for Maximum number of parallel data transfer operations for deduplication database

The default value for Maximum number of parallel data transfer operations for deduplication database parameter in the Media Management Configuration dialog box is changed to 200.

Previously, the default value was 50.

v11

Media Management Configuration: Resource Manager
Improved Deduplication Ratio for Compressed Database Backups

For the following database agents, backups to a deduplicated storage policy can now use compression to have a better deduplication ratio.

  • DB2
  • DB2 DPF
  • Informix
  • Oracle
  • Oracle RAC
  • SAP HANA
  • SQL Server

Previously, for database backups, Commvault recommended that you disable compression for a better deduplication ratio.

This enhancement achieves better deduplication savings on the amount of data stored on the disk library for database backups.

v11

Modifying Software Compression on a Storage Policy Copy

Age of the Unique Deduplicated Data Block

The number of days that a unique data block is used as the primary reference for any new secondary blocks can now be defined in the Do not Deduplicate against objects older than option.

v11

Modifying a Storage Policy Copy Deduplication Settings

Deduplication Database Sealing and Recovery

Sealing and reconstruction of the deduplication database can now be performed from the Deduplication Engine level.

Previously, to seal or reconstruct the deduplication database, you had to run these operations from the Storage Policy level.

v11

Source-Side Deduplication

You can now use Enable source side disk cache option on the primary copy properties to configure source-side cache for all subclients associated with the storage policy.

Previously, to use source-side cache on subclients associated with storage policy, you had to set Enable Client Side Disk Cache option on each clients Advanced Client Computer Properties dialog box.

v11

Modifying the Deduplication Properties for the Client
DDB Backups

If none of the deduplication database (DDB) stores, are eligible for DDB backups, the DDB backup jobs will Complete with Errors status.

Previously, the DDB Backup jobs completed successfully even if the DDB stores were not eligible for backups.

SP4  
Configuring Additional Partitions for a Deduplication Database

Now you do not need an authentication code to add more partitions to an existing deduplication database (DDB) that is used by a storage policy enabled with deduplication.

Previously, to enable configuration of additional partitions to an active DDB, you need an authentication code.

SP5 Configuring Additional Partitions for a Deduplication Database
Client Side Deduplication is Enabled by Default

The Client Side Deduplication option is enabled by default now, when you create a storage policy with deduplication.

SP6 Creating Storage Policy with Deduplication
Security Ransomware Protection

Commvault software now automatically detects the presence of Ransomware on your client computers. The Ransomware check happens once in 4 hours.

Previously, you could detect the presence of Ransomware malware on your computer only once a day.

SP6 Ransomware Protection
Subclient Policy New Default Role Assigned When Creating a Subclient Policy

When you create a new subclient policy, you are automatically assigned the Subclient Policy Owner role. This role is system-generated and contains the Edit Subclient Policy, Edit Subclient Policy Associations, Delete Subclient Policy, View, and Change Security Settings permissions.

Previously, no roles were assigned when you created a subclient policy.

SP6 Subclient Policy - Getting Started
Storage Policy Basic Retention Rules for Data/Compliance Archiver Data

The option to set either days based or infinite retention for archiving and compliance agents from the storage policy copy level is no longer available. However, you can set the retention for archiver agents from the archiver subclient's Advanced  Properties dialog box.

SP7 Retention Options for OnePass
Compliance Search New Legal Holds Cannot be Created

If you did not create a legal hold prior to Service Pack 9, then you cannot create a legal hold. Instead, use the Case Manager feature to hold data for legal and compliance purposes.

SP9 Case Manager Overview

Backup Agents

Product What's changed When Learn more ...
1-Touch for Windows Change Keyboard Layout

In the Language Selection Dialog box, select the Use default keyboard for the selected language check box to change the keyboard layout.

Previously, sSet_KEYBOARD_LAYOUT additional setting was created if the keyboard layout was in a different language than the restored operating system.

v11 1-Touch Recovery
Support for System Partition of Client on FAT 32 Volumes

1-Touch Recovery is now supported if the system partition of the client computer is located on the FAT 32 volume.

Previously, system partition of clients on FAT 32 volumes were not supported.

SP9 System Requirements - 1-Touch for Windows
1-Touch Server Is No Longer Required for 1-Touch Recovery

You need not install the 1-Touch server to perform 1-Touch recovery. You can now download the 1Touch.iso file directly from the Maintenance Advantage web site. The 1Touch.iso file is available in the Windows Live CD directory of the  Commvault Installation Media List.

Previously, you had to install the 1-Touch Server software to perform 1-Touch recovery. You had to create the 1Touch.iso file on the 1-Touch Server.

v11 Overview - 1-Touch for Windows
Virtualize Me Support for Generation 2 and UEFI Configurations

Virtualize Me for Hyper-V is now supported for virtual machines generated using Generation 2 specification and for computers configured with UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) or EFI.

Previously, Generation 2 specifications and UEFI configurations were not supported.

SP9 System Requirements - 1-Touch for Windows
Active Directory Agent Offline Mining

When Active Directory Agent is installed to perform Offline Mining, Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS) role and .NET Framework 3.5 are not automatically installed.

Previously, AD LDS role and .NET Framework 3.5 were installed during the installation process.

v11 Prerequisites - Offline Database Restore
  • Active Directory Agent
  • DB2 Agent
  • DB2 MultiNode Agent
  • Exchange Mailbox (Classic) Agent
  • Exchange Public Folder Agent
  • Image Level Agent
  • Macintosh File System Agent
  • MySQL Agent
  • NAS Agent
  • Notes Database Agent
  • Notes Document Agent
  • OES File System Agent
  • Oracle RAC Agent
  • SharePoint Server Agent
  • UNIX Agent
  • Virtual Server Agent for VMware
Command-Line Find

qoperation find is now classed as obsolete. It has been replaced by qlist backupfiles.

v11
  • DB2
  • NAS
  • SAP for Oracle
  • SAP HANA
Enable the Backup Operations After a Delay

If you disable backup operations you can configure the date and time to re-enable backup operations.

SP9 Re-Enabling Subclient Backup Activities After a Delay

Subclient Properties (Activity Control)

Exchange Database Agent Consistency Checks

For DAG (Database Availability Group) environments, consistency checks, also called integrity checks, are turned off by default.

v11 Configuring Consistency Checks for Exchange Database Backups
Restartability Support for Exchange Database Backups

Exchange Database backups now support restartability. If a backup job is interrupted, the job resumes from the point where the job stopped. Previously, backup jobs that were interrupted restarted from the beginning.

v11 Job Restartability - Getting Started
VSS Snapshots Are Taken at the Database Level

Previously, VSS snapshots were taken at the subclient level. Now, the VSS snapshots are taken at the database level. This allows you to take advantage of restartability and multistreaming at the database level.

v11  
Indexing Support for Exchange Database

The Exchange Database Agent now supports indexing. You must plan for an increased index size. Previously, the Exchange Database Agent did not support indexing.

v11 Indexing Overview
Perform a full backup only for databases that have circular logging enabled

A new option, Convert job to full for databases that have circular logging enabled, has been added to the Advanced Backup Options (Data) dialog box. When this option is selected, during an incremental or differential backup, if there are databases that have circular logging enabled, the backup for those databases is converted to full. The conversion to full applies only to those databases that have circular logging enabled.

SP4 Advanced Backup Options (Data)
Exchange Mailbox (Classic) Agent Agent Renamed

The agent has been renamed from Exchange Mailbox Agent to Exchange Mailbox (Classic) Agent.

SP4 System Requirements - Exchange Mailbox (Classic) Agent
Exchange Online is referred to as Office 365 with Exchange

Exchange Online is a hosted mail solution that is a part of Microsoft Office 365. Exchange Online is now referred to as Office 365 with Exchange.

SP6  
IBM i File System Agent

OpenVMS File System Agent

Data Interface Pair Support

You can have a Data Interface Pair between the proxy and the IBM i client.

You can have a Data Interface Pair between the proxy and the OpenVMS client.

SP8 Getting Started with the IBM i File System Agent

Getting Started with the OpenVMS File System Agent

NAS Agent Time Zone for NAS Agent Clients Set to the Associated MediaAgent

Previously, NAS Agent backups and IntelliSnap operations were scheduled according to the time zone of the CommServe computer. Now, performing backups and IntelliSnap operations will set the time zone for the NAS client to match the time zone of the MediaAgent that is performing the operation. If the MediaAgent time zone is different from the time zone of the CommServe computer, then schedules for NAS clients will change to the new time zone. To avoid this change, you can modify the schedule to use the CommServe computer time zone or change the hours of the schedule accordingly.

SP4 Configuration - NAS File System Agent
Restores of Directories with Preserve Level 0 Include Only Content

Previously, NAS Agent restores of directories configured with the preserve level set to 0 included the directory in the restored data. Now, direct restores of directories with preserve level 0 will only include the content in the directory, but not the directory itself.

 

SP7 Restore - NAS File System Agent
Load Balancing for NAS Backups

If load balancing is already configured for other agents and the additional prerequisites for the NAS agent are met, then backups of NAS agent data will use load balancing by default.

SP9 Configuring Load Balancing for NAS Agent Backups
NAS IntelliSnap is Catalog Phase Skipped by Default

Previously, the catalog phase was enabled by default for NAS IntelliSnap backups. In the latest version, the catalog phase is skipped by default.

SP10 Enable the Catalog Phase for NAS IntelliSnap Backups
Oracle Agent Automatically Created Archive Log Subclients

By default, when you discover or create an Oracle instance, the Commvault software automatically creates an archive log subclient.

v11 Instances for Oracle
Default Block Size

The default block size for Oracle databases is 1M.

v11 Configuring the Block Size for Oracle
RMAN External Pruning is Disabled

By default the RMAN external pruning option is disabled.

v11 Preventing RMAN Command Line Scripts from Deleting RMAN Backups
Regular Full Backups are Eligible for Selective Copy

All consistent and self-contained full backups are automatically eligible for selective copy and extended retention rules.

v11 Retention Rules for Oracle Regular Full Backups
Clone an Oracle 12c Pluggable Database

You can clone an Oracle 12c

SP7 Cloning an Oracle 12c Pluggable Database (PDB)
Restore an Oracle 11gr2/12c Tablespace or PDB to a Point-in-Time

Use a point-in-time restore to revert the tablespace or PDB to a state before an undesired transaction or before a point of failure.

SP7 Restoring Oracle Tablespaces and Datafiles or Pluggable Databases (PDBs) to a Point-in-Time
Oracle Application Migration to an Amazon RDS Database

Run a workflow to migrate an Oracle database to an Amazon RDS database.

 

SP7 Oracle Database Application Migration to an Amazon RDS Database
Auto Discover Instance Enabled by Default.

The Oracle auto discover instance feature is enabled by default.

The Commvault software only discovers instances that are in the NOMOUNT, MOUNT or OPEN state.

SP8 Modifying Automatic Instance Discovery for Oracle Databases
Oracle Agent

Oracle RAC

Additional Settings Automatically Pushed to the Client

The software automatically pushes additional settings that were created on the CommServe level in Version 10 to upgraded clients and any new clients that you install after the upgrade. The additional setting is at the client level after the upgrade. Make all new additional settings at the client level.

v11
Salesforce The Software Automatically Initiates an Incremental Backup

After a full backup completes, the software automatically initiates an incremental backup to minimize data inconsistency.

SP9 Performing Salesforce Full Backups
SAP Archive Link SAP Archive Analytics Report

The SAP Archive Analytics report provides the information about all SAP archiving and recall request for a specified timeframe.

v11 SAP Archive Analytics - Overview
SAP HANA Support for SAP HANA Dynamic Tiering Databases

You can use the Commvault software to back up and restore SAP NANA databases that use dynamic tiering.

SP9 Backups and Restores of SAP HANA Dynamic Tiering Databases
SAP HANA IntelliSnap Restore to a New Host or a New Instance

Perform a cross-machine restore when the original database host has been damaged or destroyed, and you need to restore the data to a different host from the backup.

v11 Restoring a SAP HANA Backup to a New Host (Cross-Machine Restore) or a New Instance
SAP MaxDB Interactive Install on a Windows Client

Parameter file is downloaded by default at the following location during an interactive install of SAP MaxDB Agent:

software_installation_path\SapMaxDbAgent\param

Previously, you could provide a path for downloading the parameter file during an interactive install of SAP MaxDB Agent.

v11 Preinstallation Checklist for the SAP for MaxDB Agent on Windows

Workflow to run SAP MaxDB backups

Use a predefined workflow to run backups and send email that contains the job status.

SAP MaxDB Workflow
SAP Oracle Do Not Open the Database After an Out-of-Place Restore

You can choose to not open the database after an out-of-place restore. If you choose this option, then you must use BR*Tools 7.40 patch 30 or higher.

SP8 Performing a SAP for Oracle Database Copy for a Different Windows Configuration

Performing a SAP for Oracle Database Copy

Support for Standby Database Backups from the CommCell Console and the Commvault CLI

You can perform backups of SAP Oracle standby databases from the CommCell Console and the Commvault CLI.

SP9 SAP for Oracle Backups Using the CommCell Console

Command Line Interface - Backup - SAP for Oracle Agent

SharePoint Server Agent Reset Password for SharePoint Timer Service Account after Upgrade

After upgrading to SP6, the Commvault services run with the local system account on the SharePoint computer. For backups to run on the SharePoint computer, reset your password, and validate the account.

SP6 Post-Install Considerations for the SharePoint Server Agent
Sybase Cumulative Incremental Backup Support

You can perform cumulative incremental backups on Sybase databases that are Sybase ASE 15.7 SP100 version or later.

v11 Performing Cumulative Incremental Backups
UNIX File System Subclient Content for UNIX File System

If you have the same content defined for multiple subclients within the backup set, the content is backed up by one subclient. Other subclients within the backup set skip the content.

Previously, the file was backed up multiple times.

SP6 Configuring User Defined Subclients
Data Encryption Options Have Moved

You must now set the data encryption options using the Encryption tab of the Advanced Subclient Properties dialog box.

Previously, this option was available in the Encryption tab of the Subclient Properties dialog box.

v11 Data Encryption
IntelliSnap Options Have Moved

You must now set the IntelliSnap options using the IntelliSnap Operations tab of the Advanced Subclient Properties dialog box.

Previously, this option was available in the IntelliSnap Operations tab of the Subclient Properties dialog box.

v11 IntelliSnap Configuration
Pre/Post Process Options Have Moved

You must now set the pre-processes or post-processes using the Pre/Post Process tab of the Advanced Subclient Properties dialog box.

Previously, this option was available in the Pre/Post Process tab of the Subclient Properties dialog box.

v11 Pre and Post Processes
Advanced Options Have Moved

The following options were moved to the Advanced Subclient Properties dialog box:

  • The block-level backup and scan options are on the Advanced Options tab.
  • The performance options are on the Performance tab.

Previously, these options were available in the Advanced Options tab of the Subclient Properties dialog box.

v11
Retention Options Have Moved

You must now set the retention options in the Retention tab of the Advanced Subclient Properties dialog box.

Previously, this option was available in the Retention tab of the Subclient Properties dialog box.

v11 Configuring Subclient Retention
1-Touch Recovery Options Have Moved

You must now set the 1-Touch recovery options in the 1-Touch Recovery tab of the Advanced Subclient Properties dialog box.

Previously, this option was available in the 1-Touch Recovery tab of the Subclient Properties dialog box.

v11 Configuration - 1-Touch for Linux
Run Backups On a Deconfigured Client

You can now run synthetic full backups on a deconfigured client.

Previously, you could not run a backup job on a deconfigured client.

v11 Synthetic Full Backups
Run Backups On a Reconfigured Client

You can now run an incremental or differential backup on a reconfigured client.

Previously, you could run only full backups on a reconfigured client.

v11

 

Browse Content for On-Demand Backups

You can now browse and restore data from previous backup cycles using the latest backup job.

Previously, only the latest backup content was available for browse and restore.

v11 Browse and Restore Data - Advanced
Multi-thread Recursive Scan

By default, multi-thread recursive scan is enabled at the volume level to scan up to 15 volumes simultaneously.

Previously, you could scan only one volume at a time.

SP4 Selecting the Recursive Scan Method for the UNIX File System Agent
IntelliSnap Backups of Nested Mount Points

You can now back up nested mount points.  IntelliSnap for the UNIX File System now supports the Follow Mount Points option in the Advanced Backup Options dialog box.

Previously, you could back up nested mount points only if they were explicitly added to subclient content.

SP5 Backing Up Mount Points
Multi-thread Folder Level Scan for NFS Shares

By default, multi-thread scan at the folder level is enabled if the subclient content contains NFS shares.

Previously, multi-thread scan at the folder level was not enabled by default for NFS shares.

SP7 Configuring the Number of Folders for Simultaneous Multi-thread Scan
Stale NFS Mount Points

Stale NFS mount points are now detected during the scan phase and an event notification is generated for the user to take necessary action.

Previously, the scan phase stopped responding if there are stale NFS mount points in the scan content.

SP9 FAQ - How are stale NFS mount points detected during the scan phase?
Synthetic Full Backups on AIX  

For Indexing Version 1 AIX clients, incremental backup jobs run automatically after synthetic full backup jobs even if the incremental backup jobs are not explicitly selected.

When a file or folder is renamed on AIX, the timestamp is not updated by the operating system. As a result, the backup job does not include the renamed items in the backup job. To overcome this limitation, the incremental backup job that runs after the synthetic full backup job, runs with the Verify Synthetic Full option selected by default, and backs up all items that were not included in backups in the previous cycle, including renamed items.

SP7 N/A
Windows File System Run Backups On a Deconfigured Client

You can now run synthetic full backups on a deconfigured client.

Previously, you could not run a backup job on a deconfigured client.

v11 Synthetic Full Backups
Browse Content for On-Demand Backups

You can now browse and restore data from previous backup cycles using the latest backup job.

Previously, only the latest backup content was available for browse and restore.

v11 Browse and Restore Data - Advanced
Incremental System State Backups

You can now back up only the system protected files that have been modified since the last backup. This results in faster backups and reduction in space used by the media.
This feature is available only for new clients. For upgraded clients, you must enable Indexing Version 2 to back up only the modified system protected files during incremental backups.
Previously, all system protected files were backed up with every incremental backup job.

SP8 Configuring System State Backups
Default Subclient Content for System State Backups

On the default subclient, when you change the subclient content, the Backup System State check box in the Subclient Properties dialog box is now disabled automatically and a confirmation message is displayed. Note that backing up the system state is essential for full system recovery, so consider your disaster recovery planning when you exclude it from the default subclient content.

Previously, the Backup System State check box in the Subclient Properties dialog box was enabled even when the subclient content changed. Hence, system state was backed up for every backup job.

v11 Configuring System State Backups
Subclient Content for Windows File System

If you have the same content defined for multiple subclients within the backup set, the content is backed up by one subclient. Other subclients within the backup set skip the content.

Previously, the file was backed up multiple times.

v11 Creating a User-Defined Subclient for the Windows File System Agent
Filters Options Have Moved

You must now set the filters options using the Filters tab of the Advanced Subclient Properties dialog box.

Previously, this option was available in the Filters tab of the Subclient Properties dialog box.

v11 Subclient Properties (Filters)
Data Encryption Options Have Moved

You must now set the data encryption options using the Data Encryption tab of the Advanced Subclient Properties dialog box.

Previously, this option was available in the Data Encryption tab of the Subclient Properties dialog box.

v11 Data Encryption
IntelliSnap Options Have Moved

You must now set the IntelliSnap options using the IntelliSnap tab of the Advanced Subclient Properties dialog box.

Previously, this option was available in the IntelliSnap tab of the Subclient Properties dialog box.

v11 IntelliSnap Configuration
Pre/Post Process Have Moved

You must now set the pre-processes and post-processes using the Pre/Post Process tab of the Advanced Subclient Properties dialog box.

Previously, this option was available in the Pre/Post Process tab of the Subclient Properties dialog box.

v11 Pre and Post Processes
Advanced Options Have Moved
  • You must now set the advanced options such as Catalog ACL, Catalog additional file and system attributes, and Delete protected PSTs in the Advanced Options tab of the Advanced Subclient Properties dialog box.
  • You must now set Number of Data Readers option in the Performance tab of the Advanced Subclient Properties dialog box.

Previously, these options were available in the Advanced Options tab of the Subclient Properties dialog box.

v11

 

Retention Options Have Moved

You must now set the retention options in the Retention tab of the Advanced Subclient Properties dialog box.

Previously, this option was available in the Retention tab of the Subclient Properties dialog box.

v11 Configuring Subclient Retention
Filtering Database Application Files

You must now use the FilterWriterFilesForIDA to exclude the following databases and files from your backup job.

  • Exchange Database files
  • SQL Server files
  • Oracle Database files
  • Virtual Server data

Previously, you used the FilterSqlExchOracleFiles to exclude the following databases from your backup job.

  • Exchange Database files
  • SQL Server files
  • Oracle Database files

You could not filter the Virtual Server data from your backup job.

v11 Filtering Database Application Files from a Backup
Run Backups On a Reconfigured Client

You can now run an incremental or differential backup on a reconfigured client.

Previously, you could run only full backups on a reconfigured client.

v11
File System Backups

If one of the paths specified in your subclient content does not exist, then the backup job completes with the Completed with Errors condition.

Prior to Service Pack 7, if one of the paths specified in your subclient content did not exist, the backup job still completed successfully.

SP7 Backups Using the Windows File System Agent
Block-Level Backup Option Support with System State Backups

Block-level backup option is now supported with Backup System State option for backing up system state data at the subclient level.

Previously, you could not enable the block-level backup option and the Backup System State option on the same subclient.

SP7 Backups Using the Windows File System Agent
File Path or File Name with 1024 Characters

You can now back up files with file path or name that contains more than 1024 characters. For upgraded clients, you must enable Indexing Version 2 to perform backups of file name or file path that contains more than 1024 characters.
Previously, files with file path or the file name that contains more than 1024 characters were skipped from the backup job.

SP6 N/A
Windows File System, UNIX File System Synchronizing Data on the Disk and the Index

By default, the data is synchronized every time you run an incremental job after a synthetic full backup even if the Synchronize Source files and Backup Index check box is not selected in the Subclient Properties dialog box.

Previously, the synchronization job ran only if the Synchronize Source files and Backup Index check box was selected.

SP10
Network Bandwidth Option in Subclient Properties Has Been Moved

The Throttle Network Bandwidth option has been moved to the Performance tab of the Advanced Subclient Properties dialog box.

Previously, the option was in the Data Transfer Option tab of the Subclient Properties dialog box.

SP8 Subclient Properties (Performance)
Labels for Retention Options Are Changed
  • Backup Retention
    • Use storage policy copy retention after n days for deleted files is now After deletion keep items for n years n months n days.
    • Retain Indefinitely for deleted files is now After deletion keep items indefinitely.
    • Use storage policy retention is now After deletion keep items for n years n months and n days where n = 0 days.
SP7
Labels for Additional File Versions Options Are Changed

The retain additional versions options are now more accurate and granular. While the labels for the options have changed, the functionality remains the same.

  • Keep at least n previous versions is now Keep n versions.
  • Keep older versions for n years n months, and n days is a new option that allows you to retain the older versions for a specified time period.
SP7 Configuring Retention for Additional File Versions
Single Job ID for Snap Backup and Backup Copy Jobs for Native Block-level Backups

For native snapshot engines, the snapshot backup and backup copy jobs run inline with a single job ID.

Previously, the snapshot backup and backup copy jobs ran with different job IDs.

SP4 Windows File System

UNIX File System

Synthetic Full Block-Level Backups Not Allowed with Pending Backup Copy Jobs

Synthetic full block-level backups are not allowed if there are any pending backup copy jobs (killed, failed, or unpicked) or if the snapshots are deleted. You must either run the pending backup copy job or unpick the backup copy job from the storage policy, and re-submit the synthetic full backup job.

For unpicked backup copy jobs, you must run an incremental block-level backup job before running a synthetic full backup job.

Previously, you could run a synthetic full block-level backup if there were unpicked backup copy jobs.

SP4 Windows File System

UNIX File System

Counts of File System Objects Changed

In the CommCell Console, Web Console, and associated reports, the count of Windows and UNIX File System objects now includes only files, not folders or directories. For example, if 10 files in two folders were backed up, the number of objects is now counted as 10.

Previously, folders and directories were counted as objects in the CommCell Console, Web Console, and associated reports. For example, if 10 files in two folders were backed up, the number of objects was previously counted as 12.

SP3 Backup Job Summary Report
Deferred Cataloging for IntelliSnap File System Agent

If you have associated your File System IntelliSnap subclient to a storage policy with the Defer Snapshot Cataloging option enabled, then the File System IntelliSnap job will set up skip cataloging also.

Previously, the Defer Snapshot Cataloging option was not available for IntelliSnap File System agent. You had to select the Skip Catalog Phase for Snap Backup option in the Advanced Backup Options dialog box of the File System IntelliSnap subclient.

 

SP5 Configuring a Storage Policy for Cataloging Snapshots
Incremental Backup Job with Deleted Items in Subclient Content

An incremental backup job now performs all phases of backup if there are only deleted items in the subclient content, and updates the index correctly for the deleted items. As a result, the deleted items are dropped from synthetic full backup jobs based on the retention settings.

Previously, the incremental backup job completed after the scan phase if there are only deleted items in the subclient content, without updating the index. Synthetic full backup jobs carried forward the deleted items to the next backup cycle.

SP9  

Archiving Agents

Product What's Changed When Learn More ...
Domino Mailbox Archiver Agent

Find and Recover Not Supported

Find and Recover feature for IBM Notes Client Add-in is not supported after upgrading the CommServe to V11.

v11 N/A
Exchange Mailbox Agent Agent Renamed

The agent has been renamed from Exchange OnePass Agent to Exchange Mailbox Agent.

SP4  
Outlook Add-In with ContentStore Email Viewer Shows Content Indexed Emails

Previously, the Outlook Add-In with ContentStore Email Viewer showed emails that were archived and content indexed. Now, the Outlook Add-In with ContentStore Email Viewer only shows content indexed emails.

SP10  
File Share Archiver Client Installation of File Share Archiver Client

You can now install the File Share Archiver Client along with File System Agent on the same computer.

Previously, you could not install File Share Archiver Client and File System Agent on the same computer.

v11 Deployment - File Share Archiver Client
OnePass for Hitachi HNAS (BlueArc) and Isilon Recall Stubs

You can recall stubs by using either File Share Archiver Client or the Driver for File Archiver.

Previously, you could recall stubs only by using the File Share Archiver Client.

v11 Recall Data - OnePass for Hitachi HNAS (BlueArc) and Isilon
OnePass for Exchange Mailbox (Classic) No IIS Reset During OWA Proxy Enabler Installations

Internet Information Services (IIS) is no longer reset during the OWA Proxy Enabler installation.

Previously, IIS was reset during the OWA Proxy Enabler installation.

v11 N/A
Support for Office 365 with Exchange

Office 365 with Exchange is a hosted mail solution that is a part of Microsoft Office 365. Commvault Exchange classic mailbox agents can archive messages from Office 365 with Exchange servers as part of your overall data protection and recovery operations.

v11 Considerations for Protecting Office 365 with Exchange Mailboxes
Disable Delayed Stubbing

You can now disable delayed stubbing by setting the values of the nMinDRBackupBeforeStubbing and nMinDaysBeforeStubbing additional settings to 0.

Previously, you could not disable delayed stubbing. When the additional setting values were set to 0 or null, delayed stubbing occurred after 3 DR backups plus 2 days.

SP5 Advanced Configuration - OnePass for Exchange Mailbox (Classic)
ContentStore Mail Server (IMAP) Supports Exchange Compliance Archiver Agent Data

You can provide access to journaled messages that are archived by the Exchange Compliance Archiver Agent.

SP2 Providing End-User Access to Journaled Messages
Add-In

Stub Recall: In version 11, the stub format has changed. In order to use these stubs, you must either install the latest updates for the version of the Outlook Add-In that is currently installed on the client or upgrade to the version 11 Outlook Add-In.

SP2 Install Outlook Add-In - Administrator
Feature Renamed

The feature has been renamed from OnePass for Exchange Mailbox to OnePass for Exchange Mailbox (Classic).

SP4  
Recalling Messages Using the Quick Look Button Requires the User to Log On to the Web Console

When end users click the Quick Look button to recall messages, they must log on to Web Console before they can view the recalled messages.

Previously, end users were not required to log on to the Web Console before the recalled messages appeared in the browser.

In addition, when you upgrade from version 9 or version 10 of the Commvault software, you no longer need to configure the sEnableEmailPreviewV2 additional setting in order for your end users to see previews of recalled messages.

SP8 Accessing Archived Messages Using Exchange Server 2013 or Later
Exchange Compliance Archiver Agent

OnePass for Exchange Mailbox (Classic)

Microsoft Exchange 2016 Support

Microsoft Exchange 2016 is supported for the following:

  • Exchange Compliance Archiver Agent
  • OnePass for Exchange Mailbox (Classic)
SP3
OnePass for Windows, UNIX, Hitachi HNAS (BlueArc), Celerra, and NetApp Synchronizing Data on the Disk and the Index

By default, the data is synchronized every time you run an incremental job after a synthetic full backup even if the Synchronize Source files and Backup Index check box is not selected in the Subclient Properties dialog box.

Previously, the synchronization job ran only if the Synchronize Source files and Backup Index check box was selected.

SP10
Enable OnePass Option for Your Subclient

You can no longer use the Enable OnePass option to archive the data on your subclient. To enable OnePass for your subclient, you must now select the Extend storage policy retention check box in the Advanced Subclient Properties dialog box.

Previously, you used the Enable OnePass check box to enable OnePass for your subclient.

SP7
Labels for Retention Options Are Changed

The retention options now more accurately represent the subclient retention and is easy to understand. While the labels for the options have changed, the functionality remains the same. To provide more granular support, retention options are now divided separately as Archiver Retention and Backup Retention and are labeled as follows:

  • Archiver Retention
    • Use storage policy copy retention after n days is now Extend retention for n years n months and n days.
    • Retain Indefinitely is now Extend retention indefinitely.
  • Backup Retention
    • Use storage policy copy retention after n days for deleted files is now After deletion keep items for n years n months n days.
    • Retain Indefinitely for deleted files is now After deletion keep items indefinitely.
    • Use storage policy retention is now After deletion keep items for n years n months and n days where n = 0 days.
SP7
Labels for Additional File Versions Options Are Changed

The retain additional versions options are now more accurate and granular. While the labels for the options have changed, the functionality remains the same.

  • Keep at least n previous versions is now Keep n versions.
  • Keep older versions for n years n months, and n days is a new option that allows you to retain the older versions for a specified time period. You can see this option only if your client computer uses Indexing version 2.
SP7
Configuring Days Based Retention Option Has Changed

To configure the days-based retention feature, you must now select the Archiver retention check box on the Retention tab of the Subclient Properties dialog box.

Previously, you selected the Honor Archiver Retention check box to configure the days-based retention feature.

SP7
Retention Options Behavior Change

For deleted items, the retention time is calculated based on modification time and deletion time of the items.

When the modification time and deletion time are met, the next synthetic full backup drops the deleted items.

Previously, for deleted items, the retention time period was calculated from the date when an incremental backup was performed after the item is deleted.

SP7 Retention Options for OnePass: Transitioning from a Previous Version
Retaining Older Versions of Files and Stubs Behavior Change

After you upgrade to Service Pack 7, the following behavior changes occur for retention:

  • If you did not select the Keep atleast N previous versions check box in the Disk cleanup tab and the files did not meet the retention criteria, the latest version of the data is retained after the next synthetic full backup.

    Previously, all data stub pairs and the latest version of the data were retained.

  • If the Keep atleast N previous versions check box is selected in the Disk cleanup tab and the files did not meet the retention criteria, the latest N +1 versions are retained after the next synthetic full backup.

    Previously, all data stub pairs and the latest N versions of the data were retained.

SP7 Retention Options for OnePass: Transitioning from a Previous Version
Restore Data Instead of Stub

When you perform a restore operation, you can now restore the data version instead of the stub version. During a restore operation, the Restore Data instead of stub check box is selected by default in the Restore Options dialog box.

Previously, the stubs were restored by default.

SP6 Restore Options
Traditional Archiver Upgrades on a Deconfigured Agent

You can now upgrade the traditional Archiver Agent after you deconfigure the Agent. Ensure that you only release the license for the traditional Archiver Agent at the agent level. Do not deconfigure or uninstall the client.

Previously, you could upgrade an active traditional Archiver Agent and Agent license release was not required.

SP2
Check for Deleted Stubs

The Check for Deleted Stubs option is no longer available in the Advanced Backup Properties dialog box. However, you can still see the option for an upgraded client that uses indexing version 1.

Previously, you could enable the Check for Deleted Stubs option to check for deleted or moved stubs.

SP7
Disable Delayed Stubbing

You can now disable delayed stubbing by setting the values of the nMinDRBackupBeforeStubbing and nMinDaysBeforeStubbing additional settings to 0.

Previously, you could not disable delayed stubbing. When the additional setting values were set to 0 or null, delayed stubbing occurred after 3 DR backups plus 2 days.

SP5
OnePass for Windows Browse and Restore Data Versions of a File

You can now restore only the data versions when you select the View all versions option in the Browse window during a browse and restore operation.

Previously, to restore only the data versions, you had to select the Restore data instead of stub check box in the Restore Options dialog box.

v11 Browse and Restore Multiple Versions of a File
OnePass for Windows, UNIX Subclient Configuration for OnePass

You can now configure a subclient for OnePass from the subclient policy. This way, you can configure OnePass subclients on all clients associated with the subclient policy.

Previously, you could configure a subclient for OnePass only at the subclient level.

v11 Configuring a Subclient for OnePass
OnePass for Hitachi HNAS (BlueArc) and Network Shares Stub and File Sizes During Browse

Starting Service Pack 7, for newly archived files, you can now view the accurate size of files when you perform a browse operation in the CommCell Console.

For upgraded subclients, for files that was archived prior to Service Pack 7, you still cannot view the accurate size of files when you perform a browse operation. When you click the View all versions option during browse, you can view only the stubs and the stub size is shown as 1234 bytes.

Previously, the data and stub were shown as separate versions when you clicked the View all versions option during a browse operation. The size of data version was the original size of the files and the size of stub version was shown as 1234 bytes.

SP7
OnePass for Non-NDMP File Servers Feature Renamed

The feature has been renamed from OnePass for Non-NDMP File Servers to OnePass for Network Shares.

SP5 OnePass for Network Shares - Overview
Oracle Archiving New Permissions for the Production and Archive Database Users

You must update the permissions for the production database user and the archive database user.

v11

Virtualization

Product What's Changed When Learn More ...
Virtual Server Agent (all hypervisors except Docker)

When a live browse is performed, to access file and folder information for a virtual machine backup that does not contain metadata, the Virtual Server Agent is automatically installed to the MediaAgent that is used for the browse operation.

The remote installation restarts CVD services on the MediaAgent and does not check for running jobs being handled by the MediaAgent. As a result, jobs that were running on the MediaAgent might go Pending. After the install software job completes, any affected jobs restart automatically.

V11 SP9 Live Browse, Block-Level Browse, and Metadata Collection
Virtual Server Agent (all hypervisors) Schedule policies created for the Virtual Server Agent in Service Pack 7 or later will have the Enable Granular Recovery option selected by default for streaming backups and backup copies, and disabled by default for IntelliSnap backups.

Schedule policies created prior to Service Pack 7 will continue to use the original setting for the Enable Granular Recovery option, but the value shown in the Advanced Options dialog box might not accurately reflect the value that is actually used for backups.

Note: To ensure that the correct option is selected for schedule policies, verify the Enable Granular Recovery For Backup Copy setting on the Data tab of the Advanced Options for Backup Copy dialog box, and click OK even if you did not change the value.

v11 SP7 Live Browse, Block-Level Browse, and Metadata Collection

KB article VMW0028: Backup copy jobs take a long time to complete because metatdata is collected

Virtual Server Agent (VMware) With Service Pack 7, the Virtual Server Agent includes VDDK 6.0.2 and VDDK 6.5, and loads the appropriate VDDK as required when the vCenter version is identified.  v11 SP7 VDDK Support for the Virtual Server Agent
Virtual Server Agent (all hypervisors) The Select VM Client Group option on the Advanced Options tab of the subclient properties is deprecated, and only appears if this option was previously configured.

To achieve the same result, create a smart client group with the rule Clients discovered using VSA Subclient. Perform a Refresh to update the client group after adding this rule, or after discovering virtual machines while performing a backup.

v11 SP5 Overview of Smart Client Computer Groups Using Automatic Association
Virtual Server Agent (all hypervisors) By default, VSA proxies use LZO compression for storage policies created in V11 SP4 or later. Prior to SP4, VSA storage policies use GZIP compression. v11 SP4 Data Compression for VSA
Virtual Server Agent (all hypervisors) The upgrade to v11 Service Pack 4 includes .NET framework 4.5 (for Windows machines) and the latest VDDK driver (for VMware). You must reboot machines where the Virtual Server Agent is installed after these components are installed. v11 SP4 Preinstallation Checklist for the Virtual Server Agent on Windows
Virtual Server Agent (all hypervisors) The Protected Virtual Machines and CPU Sockets on Hypervisor Hosts licenses are now enforced for virtual machine licensing.
  • With the Protected Virtual Machines license, licensing is enforced based on the number of VMs protected.
  • With the CPU Sockets on Hypervisor Hosts ​license, licensing is enforced based on the number of CPU sockets in use on physical hypervisor servers configured with the Virtual Server Agent.

If you apply either of these licenses on a CommCell environment monitored by capacity licenses, Virtual Server Agent jobs will not count towards capacity, causing the capacity usage to decrease.

v11 License Requirements
Virtual Server Agent (VMware) With v11 Service Pack 4, the Enable Granular Recovery option in Advanced Backup Options is no longer selected by default for streaming backups, including IntelliSnap backup copies. This change applies to new backups or backup schedules created in SP4 or later. VMware now uses block level browse to get file and folder information when metadata is not collected.  v11 SP4 Metadata Collection, Granular Recovery, and Live Browse
Virtual Server Agent (VMware) By default, V11 uses short names for virtual machine disk (VMDK) files, while V10 used full names. After upgrading a Virtual Server Agent (VSA) proxy, MediaAgent, or 3dfs server to V11, you must create the bUseIndexNameForVMDK additional setting to support backward compatibility:
  • Configure this setting on the 3dfs server or MediaAgent if the 3dfs server or MediaAgent is running V10 and the VSA proxy has been upgraded to V11.
  • Configure this setting on the VSA proxy and 3dfs server or MediaAgent if the VSA proxy is running V10 and the 3dfs server or MediaAgent has been upgraded to V11.

If both the VSA proxy and the 3dfs server or MediaAgent are running V10, the additional setting is only required if you encounter issues with long VMDK names.

v11 bUseIndexNameForVMDK
Virtual Server Agent (VMware) After upgrading a VSA proxy to V11, Live Browse operations on ext4 file systems will, by default, start 3dfs services on the MediaAgent that performed the backup rather than on a File Recovery Enabler for Linux. This is different behavior than in V10, where a File Recovery Enabler would be used if one was configured. v11 Live File Recovery
Virtual Server Agent (Hyper-V) For full virtual machine restores, the Register Virtual Machine with Failover Cluster option is now available in the Settings dialog box when you click Configure from the Restore Options dialog box.

Previously, the option was available in the Restore Options dialog box.

v11 Restoring Full Virtual Machines

Snapshot Management

Feature What's Changed When Learn More ...
Skip Cataloging Phase for IntelliSnap Backups From V11 SP10, the option to skip the catalog phase for IntelliSnap backups is selected by default. SP10 Skipping the Cataloging Phase for IntelliSnap Backups
nRunSnapRecon Previously, you could use the additional setting nRunSnapRecon to mark jobs for the missing snapshots as invalid. The nRunSnapRecon would reconcile all snapshots of all arrays on the CommCell.

Now, use the on-demand by reconciliation by clicking Reconcile Snaps in Array Management. Reconcile Snaps reconciles snapshots for individual arrays.

SP8 Reconcile Snapshots
Vault or Mirror Copy for NAS Enhancement to Auxiliary Copy for NAS Agent

Auxiliary Copy operation now completes by copying valid snapshots even when one of the source snapshot or volume is detected as deleted or if the source volume appears offline for the primary copy.

Previously, auxiliary copy operation used to fail when source volume or snapshots was detected as deleted or volume appeared as offline for the primary copy.

v11 Initiating a Vault or Mirror Copy for NAS
Proxy Selection for Network Share IntelliSnap Backup Previously, you could select proxy computers on the Add Network Share Backup dialog box when you added a network share on the client computer. Now, you select the proxy computers after you create the subclient, at agent level or subclient level. SP7 Proxy Computers for Network Share IntelliSnap Backup

Edge Backup and Access

Product What's Changed When Learn More ...
Laptop Backups (Windows, Macintosh, and UNIX) Labels for Retention Options Are Changed
  • Backup Retention
    • Use storage policy copy retention after n days for deleted files is now After deletion keep items for n years n months n days.
    • Retain Indefinitely for deleted files is now After deletion keep items indefinitely.
    • Use storage policy retention is now After deletion keep items for n years n months and n days where n = 0 days.
SP7 Retention for Laptop Backup
Laptop Backups (Windows, Macintosh, and UNIX) Labels for Additional File Versions Options Are Changed

The retain additional versions options are now more accurate and granular. While the labels for the options have changed, the functionality remains the same.

  • Keep at least n previous versions is now Keep n versions.
  • Keep older versions for n years n months, and n days is a new option that allows you to retain the older versions for a specified time period.
SP7 Configuring Retention for Additional File Versions
File and Folder Sharing Share By Email

The Email link is no longer visible from the Web Console.

When you share a file or folder, an email notification is sent to the shared user or user group automatically. The shared file or folder is sent as a link in the email message.

Similarly, when you create a public link, you have the option to email the link to multiple recipients.

Previously, you can share files and folders as email attachments by using the Email link in the Web Console.

v11 Share Data Using Web Console
Creating a Public Share Link

You can now create a public share link by using the Get Link option in the Web Console. You can also email the public share link to specific users or user groups.

Previously, you can generate a public share link when sharing a file using the Share link.

v11 Creating a Public Share Link
Laptop The location of all physical client computers in the CommCell is now tracked by using a third-party software developed by Skyhook. This improvement in location accuracy gives administrators the precise data they need to manage their assets.

Skyhook scans ports which help to identify the geographical location of a device. For example, all COM Ports (Serial Ports), Network Adapters supporting WiFi, and GPS adapters.

If the skyhook server is not accessible, the location is retrieved using a Commvault hosted server.

v11 Tracking the Location of a Laptop Client from the Web Console

Disabling the Ability to Track a Client Computer

Web Console For new installations, the forceHttps additional setting is enabled by default. SP9 Configuring the SSL Connector for Tomcat Server
Self-signed certificates are automatically generated and installed for environments that are not already configured for HTTPS access. (Environments that include Metrics Server must continue to install the self-signed certificate.) SP9 Configuring Secured Access
If you access the Web Console using HTTPS, the recommendations for the second connector have changed. SP9 Configuring the SSL Connector for Tomcat Server
If you access the Web Console using HTTPS, add the ciphers parameter to your second connector to increase the security of your connection. SP4 Configuring the SSL Connector for Tomcat Server
Edge Drive Administrators can now disable and enable Edge Drive backups for a specific user at the subclient level from the CommCell Console. Previously, you could disable and enable Edge Drive backup at the client level only. SP9 Disabling and Enabling Edge Drive Backup for a User

Reports

Product What's Changed When Learn More ...
  • Reports from Commvault Store
  • Build Your Own Reports
Report Viewing Permissions

Users or user groups that are assigned a role with the Report Management permission and have an association with the CommCell entity are now able to view and edit all reports downloaded from Commvault Store or created with Build Your Own Reports.

If you want to limit user access to reports, you must remove the Report Management permission from the user account or group. The Reports Administrator can share a downloaded or built report with a user to allow the user to view the report.

Previously, any user who wanted to view reports required the Report Management permission and an association with the CommCell entity.

v11
Build Your Own Reports Report Building Permission

Users who want to build reports must be assigned a role that has the Add Report permission and an association with the CommCell entity.

Previously, any user who wanted to build reports required the Report Management permission and an association with the CommCell entity.

v11 User Administration and Security - Overview
Metrics Reports Differences in Activity Report Data

In order to provide more accurate information, we now collect data for the Activity Report every day. In addition, all jobs that failed to start are now included in the Skipped job category. Because of these changes, you might see some discrepancies in the Activity Report data.

Previously, jobs that failed to start because of a duplicate schedule were not included in the Failed job category, and we collected data for the Activity Report only at the end of the month.

SP5 Activity Report - Overview
  • Reports on Web Console
  • Reports on Cloud Services
  • Build Your Own Reports
Appearance of Reports Application Updated

The layout and appearance of the Reports application on Web Console and Cloud Services has changed. We have added a navigation pane to the left side of the screen. Because of this change, steps for accessing the various reports and the Build Your Own Reports feature have changed.

Previously, you could access reports and the Build Your Own Reports feature using tabs along the top of the Reports application on Web Console and Cloud Services.

SP7
  • Reports on CommCell Console
  • Reports on Web Console
Renamed Job Summary Report in CommCell Console and Added Access for SLA and Job Summary (Web) Reports

In the CommCell Console, we have added options to open the SLA Report and Job Summary (Web) Report in Web Console. Now, when you click the Job Summary button on the Reports tab, the Report Selection dialog box opens with the Job Summary (Web) page selected. The Job Summary page has been renamed Job Summary (CommCell Console) and all of the Job Summary Reports are still available.

Previously, the Job Summary Report page opened when you clicked the Job Summary button on the Reports tab.

SP9
Private Metrics Reporting Server New Metrics Reporting Server Installation Requirement

For new Metrics Reporting Server installations you must use a utility to install the self-signed certificate that is automatically created by the Commvault software. If you have CA-signed certificates installed, you can omit this step.

Previously, this was not required.

SP9
  • Reports on Web Console
  • Reports on Cloud Services
Updated Information in Strike Count Report

Strikes for full and incremental backups are now displayed separately in the Strike Report. The new "Backup Type" column indicates whether the strike is a full or incremental backup.

Previously, the information in the report did not distinguish between full and incremental backup strikes.

SP9

Solutions

Product What's Changed When

Learn More ...

Extended Tiered Storage Setup on Cloud Storage New Filter for Reference Copy Subclient for Tiered Cloud Storage

You can now copy the files or stubs that have been modified within a specific date range on the source subclient, by using the Modified Time filter.

SP10 Setting Up a Tiered Cloud Storage at the File Level

Analytics

Product What's Changed When Learn More ...
  • Analytics Engine
  • Analytics Package
The Analytics Engine Is Now Index Server

In previous versions, the Analytics Engine was the CommCell entity that you configured to support indexing, search, and analytics functions for different Commvault products and features. After Service Pack 9, the Analytics Engine is renamed to Index Server.

SP9
Analytics Configurations Moved to the Index Server Node

In previous versions, you configured the Analytics Engine from the Analytics Engine tab in the MediaAgent properties dialog box in the CommCell Console. After Service Pack 9, there is a new Index Server node in the CommCell Browser that contains the configuration options for Index Servers.

SP9
The Analytics Package Is Now Index Store

In previous versions, you installed Analytics package to support  Commvault products and features that required an Analytics Engine. After Service Pack 9, the Analytics package is renamed to Index Store.

SP9
  • Data Analytics
Analytics Jobs Are Now Run on Clients and Client Groups in the CommCell Console

Previously, you could run analytics jobs at the storage policy level. After Service Pack 8, running analytics on a storage policy is no longer supported. Instead, you can run analytics from the client or client group level in the CommCell Console.

SP8

Tools & Utilities

Product What's Changed When Learn More ...
REST API The default format for a JSON response will not include the root element or the at sign (@). v11 Setting the JSON Response Format
REST API: Client License APIs The syntax for the GET Client Licenses API and the POST Reconfigure Components API has changed:
  • GET /Client/{clientId}/License
  • POST /Client/License/Reconfigure
SP10
REST API: POST User The response has changed for the following cases:
  • A user is created
  • A user already exists
SP7 REST API - POST User
ObjectStore ContentStore Renamed to ObjectStore

ObjectStore is the new name for the storage account used by a third-party application to store and manage the application data using REST APIs.

ContentStore is now used to refer to the virtual repository of data managed by the Commvault software, regardless of where that data physically resides.

v11