Changes in Commvault Platform Release 2023

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

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Sensitive Data Governance

Support for the Data Sovereignty Report located in the Commvault Store has ended.

Downloading Items from Commvault Store

Archive Agents

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Domino Mailbox Archiver

You cannot add a subclient for Domino Mailbox Archiver agent.

Domino Mailbox

Backup Agents

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MongoDB

If you have a single node replica set that has only a primary node, add the bMongoDBEnableBkpForSingleNodeRepSet additional setting to the client node that you want to back up.

When you have a new secondary node added to a single node replica set that has only a primary node, run a new full backup.

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MySQL

You can protect a MySQL instance for group replication using multiple standby clusters.

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Oracle

Oracle RAC

On an Oracle Unified Data Guard client that was installed prior to Commvault Platform Release (CPR) 2023 (11.30), when the first backup after the upgrade to CPR 2023 (11.30) runs on the upgraded client, the sORARUNBKPONDBROLE additional setting value is propagated to the subclient properties settings that are managed by the CommCell Console. The sORARUNBKPONDBROLE additional setting is no longer used.

Specifying the Servers that Run Backups in an Oracle Data Guard Configuration

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PostgreSQL

You can protect PostgreSQL data using multiple standby cluster instances.

Previously, only one master-standby server pair was supported.

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SAP HANA

Commvault software supports backint protocol version 1.5.

Earlier, backint protocol version 1.0 was only supported.

CommCell Management

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Disaster recovery (DR) Backups

Administrative shares are no longer allowed to be configured as an export location for DR Backups, as they pose a security vulnerability.

Removing Administrative Shares from Windows Servers

Commvault Platform Release 2023

Job Management

For a selective copy, the Commvault software automatically picks incremental jobs following a full backup job from a source copy when fulls are committed. When picking incremental jobs following a committed full/selective full job, the software stops once a successfully completed incremental job is found.

For an extended retention, the Commvault software allows you to keep incrementals following a full backup jobs from a source copy when fulls are committed or synthetic fulls complete with errors.

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Log files

When you upgrade to Commvault Platform Release 2023, the string adminConsole in the name of any log file located in the <software_install_path>/Log Files folder, is replaced with the string CommandCenter.

The name of the active log file adminConsole.log is changed to CommandCenter.log.

Additionally, all old log file names are updated. For example, if an old log file adminConsole_2022_07_04_13_18_16.log.zip exists, then it is renamed to CommandCenter_2022_07_04_13_18_16.log.zip.

Log Files - Overview

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Laptop

Changes have been made to the synthetic full default backup frequency of laptops to reduce indexing operations to read data from cloud storage.

For example, the default frequency of synthetic full laptop backups has increased from 90 days to 365 days.

Scheduling Synthetic Full Backups for Laptop Backup

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Server plans

In the Create server plan wizard, the Backup content page does not appear. You can now define the plan content by modifying the newly created server plan.

Modifying a Server Plan

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Edge Endpoint Solutions

In the Edge Monitor tool, the Restore Files link now directs you to the Command Center instead of the Web Console.

Accessing Edge Monitor

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The Computers tab in the Web Console.

All the features under the My data > Computers tab in the Web Console have been moved to the Command Center.

Computers Overview

Reports

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CommCell Console Reports

The following CommCell Console reports were deprecated. You can access the reports available on the Command Center.

  • Audit Trail Report

  • License Summary Report

  • User Capability Report

  • Backup Job Summary Report

  • Storage Information Report

Command Center and Web Console Reports

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Command Center and Web Console Reports

By default, the Aux Copy Job Details and CommCell Readiness reports can be accessed and shared only by the MSP and tenant administrators.

Aux Copy Job Details Report

CommCell Readiness Report

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Metrics Reports

The License Usage report is now deprecated.

The License Summary Worldwide report has replaced this report.

License Summary Worldwide Report

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Metrics Reports

The Peak Capacity Usage Growth Usage report is now deprecated.

The Subclient Peak Usage report has replaced this report.

Subclient Peak Usage Report

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Users and User Groups

The company selection drop-down list is removed from user and user group creation page for MSP and reseller administrators. To create user or user group for the tenant company, the MSP or reseller administrator must select the operator for the tenant from the Select company drop-down list available on the upper-right corner of the page.

Creating a Tenant User

Adding a Tenant User with Single Sign-On Access

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Cloud Storage

Prior to Commvault Platform Release (CPR) 2023 (11.30), connection to cloud storages was allowed with self-signed certificate.

From CPR 2023, you should set the value of the nCloudServerCertificateNameCheck additional setting to 2 for self-signed server certificate to verify the cloud server's identity.

Cloud Library Server Failed to Do the Verification

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Cloud Storage

  • The following cloud storage is renamed:

    • Hitachi Content Platform for Cloud Scale renamed as Hitachi Content Platform (HS3)

    • Hitachi Content Platform renamed as Hitachi Content Platform (REST API)

Supported Cloud Storage Products

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Cloud Storage

The following settings are renamed:

  • Hardware WORM is renamed to WORM Storage Lock.

  • Software WORM is renamed to Compliance Lock.

Enabling WORM Storage and Retention for Cloud Storage

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Cloud Storage

The WORM storage lock option is added (at the storage pool level) to the Storage Policy Copy Properties dialog box in CommCell Console.

When WORM storage lock is enabled on a deduplication enabled storage pool, periodic sealing is configured on the storage pool and the jobs are converted to full on the new deduplication database store.

Configuring WORM Storage Mode on Cloud Storage

Enabling WORM Storage and Retention for Cloud Storage

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Cloud Storage

The WORM storage lock option and Compliance lock option are added (at the storage pool level) to the Configuration tab in the Cloud screen in Command Center.

Enabling WORM Storage and Retention for Cloud Storage

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Cloud Storage

When you upgrade to Commvault Platform Release 2022E, the most common retention or the highest retention of the dependant copies (whichever is applicable) is set as the retention for the storage pools that use WORM.

Configuring WORM Storage Mode on Cloud Storage

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Cloud Storage

When you configure a new Google Cloud Storage using OAuth 2.0 as a storage target from the CommCell, you must now use a JSON file for service account authentication.

Google Cloud Storage using OAuth 2.0 service account that were configured prior to Commvault Platform Release 2022E use the P12 private key for service account authentication. Once you upgrade to Commvault Platform Release 2022E, we recommend you to edit the existing Google Cloud Storage using OAuth 2.0 to use the JSON file for service account authentication.

Also, we recommend you to:

  • use service account to edit the cloud access path of the Google Cloud Storage associated with MediaAgent version SP30 or higher.

  • use secret and access key to edit the cloud access path of the Google Cloud Storage associated with MediaAgent version SP28.

Google Cloud Storage - OAuth 2.0 (Service Account)

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Data Retention

The minimum days of the seal frequency of the deduplication database (DDB) has been changed from 15 days to 7 days.

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Disk Library

Administrative shares are no longer allowed to be configured as a mount path in a disk library, as they pose a security vulnerability.

Removing Administrative Shares from Windows Servers

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Disk Library

The Hardware WORM and Software WORM options are renamed as WORM Storage Lock and Compliance Lock.

Enabling WORM Storage and Retention for Disk Libraries

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Disk Library

The WORM storage lock option is added (at the storage pool level) to the Storage Policy Copy Properties dialog box in CommCell Console.

When WORM storage lock is enabled on a deduplication enabled storage pool, periodic sealing is configured on the storage pool and the jobs are converted to full on the new deduplication database store.

Configuring WORM Storage Mode on Disk Libraries

Enabling WORM Storage and Retention for Disk Libraries

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Disk Library

The WORM storage lock option and Compliance lock option are added (at the storage pool level) to the Configuration tab in the Disk screen in Command Center.

Enabling WORM Storage and Retention for Disk Storage

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Disk Library

When you upgrade to Commvault Platform Release 2022E, the most common retention or the highest retention of the dependant copies (whichever is applicable) is set as the retention for the storage pools that use WORM.

Configuring WORM Storage Mode on Disk Libraries

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Mount Path

The software does not support move mount path operations that are pending in Platform Release 2022E or an earlier version when you perform in the Platform Release 2023 and a later version.

When you plan to perform an upgrade of a CommServe computer from Platform Release 2022E or an earlier version to Platform Release 2023 or a later version, you must complete any active move mount path operations before you perform the upgrade. If you already upgraded with any active move mount path operations, then you must kill the operations and perform the operations again post upgrade.

Moving a Mount Path

Virtualization

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Azure

Azure Stack

The Restore as Managed VM setting for new replication groups and new replication targets will be removed in Commvault Platform Release 2024 because the setting will be the default restore mode.

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Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

You can configure an HTTP proxy to communicate with your cloud account.

Configuring an HTTP Proxy for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

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