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Changes in Service Pack 13

Table of Contents

Deployment

CommCell Management

Media Management

Data Management

Backup Agents

Backup Agents - Windows File System and UNIX File System

Archiving Agents

Virtualization

Reports

Solutions

If you upgrade from a previous version, you will find that some features and options have been updated and enhanced. To read more about the features in this version, click the link listed in the Learn more column.

Deployment

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SP9 to SP13

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.

 

SP13

Downloading software using the CommCell Console

The following behavior changes are available when you download software using CommCell Console:

  • You can no longer download V10 service packs and updates.
  • Starting in Service pack 13, the highest service pack version present in the cache is used for pushing updates.If you want to use another service pack version for pushing updates, then you must delete the contents of the cache and download the desired service pack version.

Downloading software using the CommCell Console

SP13

Outlook Add-In

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 is installed with all Outlook Add-In packages.

Previously, .NET Framework 4 was installed.

Outlook Add-In Packages

SP13

Service pack installations

New Hadoop installation package

You must install the Hadoop installation package on all nodes that you want to use for Hadoop backup and restore operations.

Previously, you installed the File System Core and File System Packages on data access nodes.

Preinstallation Checklist for Hadoop on Linux

CommCell Management

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SP13

Additional settings

When adding an additional setting, the comments field is required.

Managing Additional Settings

SP13

Log Monitoring

A user can view the logs of a client for which the user has:

  • View or Master role assigned for the client.
  • Execute Monitoring Policy permission for the monitoring policy associated with the client.

Log Monitoring

SP13

Scheduling

Schedule policies

In a multiple service provider CommCell environment, when a tenant administrator creates a schedule or schedule policy, other members of the tenant administrator group also have permission to view and modify the schedule or schedule policy.

Media Management

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SP13

Cloud Storage

Volume Size Updates for Cloud Storage Mount Paths

The Process volume size updates for cloud mount paths option is enabled by default on new CommServe server installations.

Note: Note that this operation involves additional queries to the cloud storage library which may, in turn, result in additional costs incurred on cloud storage.

This change will be applied on the following versions:

  • New CommServe server installations in SP13 (or later)
  • Upgraded CommServe server from Version 10 to Version 11 SP13 (or later)

    This change will not affect existing cloud storage mount paths in V11 CommServe servers that are upgraded from a previous Service Pack to SP13.

Media Management Configuration: Service Configuration

(Locate Process volume size updates for cloud mount paths)

SP13

Deduplication database

The default value for Days to keep DDB on source location after successful move partition job is changed from 1 to 0.

Media Management Configuration: Deduplication

SP13

MediaAgent installation

MediaAgent Core Package is Renamed

The MediaAgent Core package is renamed to Storage Accelerator. This package is displayed in the Version tab of the MediaAgent Properties and the Client Computer Properties dialog box when you install the MediaAgent package.

Previously the MediaAgent Core package was displayed in the Version tab of the MediaAgent Properties and the Client Computer Properties dialog box.

 

SP13

Secondary copy (synchronous copy)

The option Space optimized auxcopy is changed to Space optimized Auxiliary Copy.

Secondary Copy (Synchronous Copy)

Data Management

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SP13

Auxiliary copy

Advanced Auxiliary Copy Option is Renamed

In the Advanced Auxiliary Copy Job Options dialog box, on the Scalable Resource Allocation tab, the Total Jobs to Process option is renamed to Max Jobs to Process.

 

SP13

Data aging for deduplication

Optimized Pruning of Deduplicated Data

To optimize the deduplicated data pruning, you can configure the following additional settings:

  • For disk: DedupPrunerThreadPoolSizeDisk
  • For cloud library: DedupPrunerThreadPoolSizeCloud

    Previously, the following additional were used to optimize the deduplicated data pruning:

  • For disk: DedupMaxDiskZerorefPrunerThreadsForStore
  • For cloud library: DedupMaxZerorefPrunerThreadsForStore

Data Aging for Deduplication

SP13

Deduplication

In the Media Management Configuration dialog box, on the Resource Manager tab, the parameter Maximum number of parallel data transfer operations for deduplication database is renamed to Maximum number of parallel data transfer operations for deduplication engine.

Media Management Configuration: Resource Manager

SP13

Deduplication database verification

Support for Incremental Data Verification on Deduplicated Data

Incremental data verification operation is now supported for all the options of the DDB data verification operation.

Previously, incremental data verification job was supported only for the following:

  • Verification of Deduplication Database
  • Verification of Existing Jobs on Disk and Deduplication Database

Performing a Data Verification Operation on Deduplicated Data

Backup Agents

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SP13

All backup agents and database agents

Overwrite if file on media is newer Option Is Now Renamed

The Overwrite if file on media is newer option is now renamed to Overwrite if file in backup is newer in the Restore Options dialog box.

Overwrite Options

SP13

IBM i File System Agent

OpenVMS File System Agent

Multiple Proxy Client Support for Backup Operations

You can configure multiple proxy client computers for backup operations.

Adding the IBM i File System Agent

Configuration - OpenVMS File System Agent

SP13

NAS client

Client Owner Assignment

The user who adds the NAS client becomes the client owner.

Additional permissions, such as Administrative Management at the CommCell level, are no longer required to manage the NAS client.

Adding a NAS Client

Backup Agents - Windows File System and UNIX File System

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SP13

Overwrite if file on media is newer Option Is Now Renamed

The Overwrite if file on media is newer option is now renamed to Overwrite if file in backup is newer in the Restore Options dialog box.

Overwrite Options

SP13

Synchronize Source files and Backup Index Is Now Renamed Reconcile Backup

The Synchronize Source files and Backup Index check box is now renamed to Reconcile Backup in the Subclient Properties dialog box.

Archiving Agents

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SP13

OnePass for Windows, UNIX, Hitachi NAS (BlueArc), Celerra, Network Shares and NetApp, Macintosh

Backup Nodes Tab Is Renamed to Data Access Nodes

The Backup Nodes tab in the File System Properties dialog box and the Subclient Properties dialog box is renamed to Data Access Nodes.

Subclient Properties (Data Access Nodes)

SP13

OnePass for Windows, UNIX, Hitachi NAS (BlueArc), Celerra, and NetApp, Macintosh

Overwrite if file on media is newer Option Is Renamed

The Overwrite if file on media is newer option is renamed to Overwrite if file in backup is newer in the Restore Options dialog box.

Overwrite Options

SP13

OnePass for Windows, UNIX, Hitachi NAS (BlueArc), Celerra, and NetApp, Macintosh

Synchronize Source files and Backup Index Is Renamed Reconcile Backup

The Synchronize Source files and Backup Index check box is renamed to Reconcile Backup in the Subclient Properties dialog box.

Synchronizing Data on the Disk and the Index for the Windows File System Agent

Virtualization

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SP13

Virtual Server Agent (VMware)

If the destination ESXi host for a restore operation is unavailable because the host is in maintenance mode or is disconnected, then the operation automatically selects a different host in the same cluster. You can disable this behavior, or you can extend the behavior to other scenarios.

If the specified destination host is not in a cluster or the host was removed from the inventory, then the restore operation does not select a different host, and the operation fails.

This is the default behavior for SP13 and more recent service packs.

You can extend this behavior to include in-place restore operations where the host or the datastore is not available.

Controlling Host and Datastore Substitution for Restores

Reports

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SP13

Custom Dashboard

Options Added to Custom Dashboard

You can now add any custom report component as a tile on your custom dashboard. You can also resize and save the tiles that appear, share your dashboard with other users, and configure the refresh interval for the data on your dashboard.

Custom Dashboard for Reports

SP13

Dashboard

Coloring and Tiles Updated in All Dashboards

We updated the coloring for every Dashboard.

In the Worldwide Dashboard, we added the Top 5 Errors in Last 24 Hours tile. In the CommCell Dashboard, we added in the CommCell Alerts tile. In the Company Dashboard, we also added the CommCell Alerts tile.

SP13

SLA Report on the Web Console

Exclude Clients from SLA, Resubmit Jobs, and Send Log Files for a Job from the SLA Report

We updated the SLA Report to include options for excluding a client computer from the SLA calculation. You can also resubmit a failed job and send the log files for a particular job from the SLA Report on Web Console.

Previously, you had to log on to CommCell Console to perform any of these tasks.

Solutions

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SP13

NFS ObjectStore

Change the NFS ObjectStore Location

You can change the location of the NFS ObjectStore cache on the MediaAgent.

Changing the NFS ObjectStore Cache Location

Last modified: 1/22/2019 2:37:09 PM