New Features for Backup Agents in Commvault Platform Release 2022E

Back Up and Restore Entire Kubernetes Clusters and Namespaces

Commvault protects entire Kubernetes clusters, including all cluster-scoped and namespace-scoped resources. Cluster-scoped resources are part of your Kubernetes cluster configuration and can be used by one or more of your Kubernetes applications. Commvault collects all cluster-scoped resources and allows recovery of all or selective cluster-scoped resources separately from application recovery. Additionally, Commvault expanded its existing application-centric protection to include entire namespace protection. Applications can consist of directly referenced and indirectly referenced (orphaned) resources located within a namespace. Commvault collects all namespace-based resources, which ensures that your Kubernetes workloads are fully protected and recoverable.

Commvault provides complete protection for all your Kubernetes resources, allowing operational recovery, application migration, and disaster recovery across your hybrid Kubernetes landscape. Commvault supports all CNCF Kubernetes distributions, and provides storage snapshot-based protection for both CSI-enabled StorageClasses and direct vCenter snapshot integration with VMware vSphere Cloud Native Storage (CNS).

For more information, see Protecting Kubernetes with Commvault.

Back Up and Restore etcd for Kubernetes

You can protect the etcd key value store and associated control plane SSL certificates, for complete protection of Kubernetes applications, API resources, and the cluster configuration. You can protect etcd in single-node, multi-node, and stacked high-availability (HA) cluster configurations. Commvault uses etcd built-in snapshots to capture the etcd data.

From the documentation:

  • etcd is a consistent and highly-available key value store used as Kubernetes' backing store for all cluster data.

  • All Kubernetes objects are stored on etcd. Periodically backing up the etcd cluster data is important to recover Kubernetes clusters under disaster scenarios, such as losing all control plane nodes.

For more information, see the following pages:

Back Up and Restore MongoDB Atlas

You can use the Command Center to back up and restore MongoDB Atlas clusters in Azure, Amazon Web Services, and Google Cloud Platform. The Commvault software integrates with the MongoDB Atlas native snapshot engine to perform full snap backups and in-place, out-of-place, and point-in-time restores.

Consistent Disk Group Snapshots for Oracle ASM IntelliSnap Backups Using the Azure Snapshot Engine

You can configure Commvault software to take consistent disk group snapshots for Oracle ASM. This applies only to Oracle ASM IntelliSnap backups using the Azure snapshot engine.

For more information, see Consistent Disk Group Snapshots Using Azure.

Restore Teams Posts

You can restore a Teams post back to the place from where it was backed up. You can also restore a Teams post as an HTML file.

For more information, see Restores for a Team in Teams and Restores of Teams Items in Teams.

Resource Pools For Managing Infrastructure

Resource pools are useful for managed backup service providers (MSPs) that provide Office 365 (Exchange Online, OneDrive for Business , SharePoint Online, Teams), Azure AD, and Dynamics 365 backup services to their tenants using Office 365.

An MSP administrator can use a resource pool to map all the infrastructure details that are needed for the Office 365 apps to the storage pool. Then the tenant administrator can create the Office 365 apps using minimum details.

For more information, see Resource Pools for Managing Infrastructure.

WinPE ISOs for Windows 1-Touch

You can use a bootable ISO based on WinPE 10 with 1-Touch on newer hardware configuration for Windows, in addition to the existing ISO based on WinPE 5.1.

For more information, see 1-Touch ISOs.