Changes in Commvault Platform Release 2024

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

Backup Agents

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Commvault Platform Release 2024 (11.34)

PostgreSQL

PostgreSQL and EnterpriseDB Version 9.x is no longer supported.

PostgreSQL Agent: System Requirements

Commvault Platform Release 2024 (11.34)

Teams

The following new permissions are required for Azure APIs when you use the custom configuration option for Teams:
- Application: TeamworkTag.ReadWrite.All
- Application: Tasks.ReadWrite.All

Request and Grant Permissions to Azure APIs for the Azure App for Teams

Commvault Platform Release 2024 (11.34)

Azure Blob Storage Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2

You must create a cloud account with IAM AD authentication to discover the Azure Blob Storage and Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 instances based on the configured rules.

Commvault Platform Release 2024 (11.34)

PostgreSQL

PostgreSQL agent will be upgraded from Indexing Version 1 to Indexing Version 2 type. You need to complete the backup copy of IntelliSnap and block level snap jobs before upgrading the client.

Migration of Clients to Indexing Version 2

Commvault Platform Release 2024E (11.34)

MongoDB

If the master node for an instance is not available due to a network failure or any other reason and a backup is in progress, then the Commvault software picks another node as master node from the replica set for backup operation. This is applicable only for the replica set environments.

Performing a Full Backup of a MongoDB Cluster On Demand

Commvault Platform Release 2024E (11.34)

MongoDB

If an incremental backup fails for any reason like role change, then the Commvault converts the log backup to a full snapshot backup automatically.

To disable the automatic conversion of an incremental log backup to a full backup, configure the bMongoDbConvertToFullOnLogBkpFailure additional setting.

Performing an Incremental Backup for a MongoDB Cluster

CommCell Management

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Commvault Platform Release 2024 (11.34)

Server Backup Plans

Full Schedules apply to database backups. For other agents, each backup job will back up only the new and modified items and create a full recovery image. Therefore, running repeated full backup is not required.

Server Plans

Commvault Platform Release 2024 (11.34)

Policies in Command Center

The showPolicies additional setting is no longer available and the users will not be able to view, add, delete or use any schedule, storage or subclient policies from Command Center. You can convert the storage policies to server plan. Also, the exisiting policies can be accessed from CommCell Console.

Converting Storage Policies to Server Plans

Installation

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Commvault Platform Release 2024 (11.34)

Installation

Severs that are configured with automatic updates and that have the Download software from internet option selected, will have updates automatically installed on them.

Network

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Commvault Platform Release 2024 (11.34)

Network

You can view and edit network configurations for server groups in the Command Center.

Network Configurations

Reports

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Commvault Platform Release 2024 (11.34)

Health Report

In the Command Center, the Health report cannot be exported in CSV format.

Exporting Reports

Commvault Platform Release 2024 (11.34)

Metrics Report

The Metrics Reporting feature is no longer available on Web Console and can be accessed from Command Center.

Metrics Report on Command Center

Commvault Platform Release 2024 (11.34)

Report Export

From FR34, you can export reports, schedules, and emails in PDF format with a limit of 2000 rows per table and 500 characters per table cell.

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Storage

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Commvault Platform Release 2024 (11.34)

Cloud Storage

Prior to Commvault Platform Release (CPR) 2024 (11.34), Commvault suppported bucket lock on Google Cloud Storage.

From CPR 2024, Commvault supports object lock on Google Cloud Storage, but only for new storage buckets. Upgraded storage buckets remain bucket lock enabled.

Configuring WORM Storage Lock and Compliance Lock

Commvault Platform Release 2024 (11.34)

Cloud Storage

You can now configure cloud storage using the STS Assume Role with IAM Role Policy authentication type by using the Add Credentials window.

Virtualization

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Commvault Platform Release 2024 (11.34)

All virtualized workloads

Starting with Commvault Platform Release 2024E (11.36), Virtual Server Agent (VSA) V1 will be end of life and not supported anymore. All new features will use VSA V2. If you are currently using VSA V1, consider upgrading (also called migrating) to V2.

Migration of Virtualization Clients to Indexing Version 2

Commvault Platform Release 2024 (11.34)

  • Azure

  • Azure Stack

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

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Commvault Platform Release 2024 (11.34)

Azure

The copy latest snapshot feature is available by default for Azure hypervisors.

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