Newsletter for New Features in Feature Release 11.25

Features and enhancements that we want to highlight in this feature release are listed here, with a link to full documentation for the feature.

For your convenience, the Newsletter for New Features in Feature Release 25 is also available in PDF format, New Features in Feature Release 11.25.

For a comprehensive list of all new features, see New Features.

Complete Backup and Recovery

Create Hybrid File Store Share Using SMB Protocol

You can create a hybrid file store share on a Windows MediaAgent using the SMB interface. The SMB interface allows Windows users to access Commvault's Content Store without installing any additional software on their computer because the SMB client is available by default. Users can use the Commvault content store as a file server repository.

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View Commvault Backup & Recovery Unstructured Data in the License Summary Report

Use the Commvault Backup and Recovery for Unstructured Data license to meter backup operations for file servers, cloud apps, Big Data apps, and object storage. You can view usage and monitor activity in the License Summary Report (LSR). This license can be used along with the Commvault Complete license. Usage is based on the size of data in backup operations.

Key Features

  • View, report, and visualize Unstructured Data license consumption in the License Summary Report (LSR).
  • View and report aggregated license usage across your environment in the Commvault Cloud Services portal.
  • View, report, and visualize peak license usage for Unstructured Data in multi-tenanted MSP environments.

Applicable Agents

Refer to Commvault Backup and Recovery for Unstructured Data in the Capacity Calculation for a full list of the agents included in the Unstructured Data license calculation.

Setup Requirements

After you upgrade to 11.25, you might need to click Recalculate to see changes.
For information about using the License Summary Report, see Viewing the License Summary Report on the Command Center.

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Complete: Protect Virtual Environments

Use Multiple Access Nodes for Restores of Hyper-V Virtual Machines

For Hyper-V, when you restore multiple virtual machnies, you can use the Automatic option to distribute the VMs in the restore job across the access nodes (VSA proxies) that are configured for the hypervisor.

Distributing the workload across all the available access nodes improves the speed and efficiency of the restores.

The Automatic option is available for full virtual machine restores from streaming backups and IntelliSnap backup copies, live recovery, and for conversion.

Applicable Agents

Virtual Server Agent

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Journey to the Cloud

Storage Optimizations for Non-Deduplicated Data in Cloud Storage Combined Tiers to Reduce Restore Costs

Non-deduplicated data stored in Commvault combined storage tiers is optimized to simplify restores. Commvault index data that is required for restores is stored in the frequent access tier to avoid the recall of index data during a restore. This provides the following benefits:

  • Archive recalls using browse and restore occur faster, without the need to recall index data.
  • You can manage (create, remove) index data without incurring early deletion charges from the cloud provider.

Applicable Agents

Restoring Data from Archive Cloud Storage Using a Workflow - Supported Agents

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