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Changes in Service Pack 15

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Backup Agents

Backup Agents - Windows File System

Backup Agents - Virtual Server Agent

CommCell Management

CommCell Disaster Recovery

Data Management

Deployment

Edge Backup and Access

Storage Management

Snapshot Management

System Requirements

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.

Backup Agents

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Cassandra

Commit Log and Browse Operations Are Enabled by Default

Previously, you need to set additional settings to enable Commit log and browse operations for the Cassandra database.

 

SP15

Exchange Mailbox Agent: Outlook Add-In with ContentStore Email Viewer

You can use the Outlook Add-In with ContentStore Email Viewer with Microsoft Outlook 2019.

Outlook Add-In with ContentStore Email Viewer

SP15

Exchange Mailbox Agent

ContentStore mail server (SMTP) requires installation of greater than or equal to 4.6 Net Framework

When you install the Exchange package on each access node, you must install greater than or equal to 4.6 Net Framework on ContentStore mail server access node so that the ContentStore mail services can start. Previously, this was not a requirement.

 

 

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Macintosh

Preview of Archived Files in the SMB Share in Finder on Macintosh Computers

On Macintosh computers, the archived files in the SMB share, such as JPG, XML, MP3, and so on, appear as a black square in the Preview pane in Finder. The preview of text files will appear as garbled text.

Previously, the archived files in the SMB share appeared as spinning dots in the Preview pane in Finder.

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MySQL

Extended support for MySQL 5.1

For SP15, we are extending support for MySQL 5.1 with additional settings.

MSQL0018: Backup operation fails for MySQL version 5.1 after upgrading the software to Service Pack 15

SP15

Network Shares

For NFS export subclients, a new content format is available. When the new format is used, the NFS export is automatically mounted.

Creating a Subclient with Auto-mount Contents for NFS Exports

SP15

Oracle

Snapshot Backup Support for Oracle Databases Using Microsoft Azure Snaps

You can now use the Microsoft Azure VM as a snapshot engine to run snapshot backups of Oracle databases.

IntelliSnap Operations with Microsoft Azure Snap

SP15

Oracle

Oracle RAC

Control file is selected by default for restores

For both in-place and out-of-place restores, the Restore Control File check box is selected by default. Previously, it was only selected by default for out-of-place restores.

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Salesforce

Commvault software uses Salesforce API version 44.0.

Previously, Commvault software used Salesforce API version 37.0.

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SAP HANA

SAP HANA Persistent Log Backup Jobs

By default, the SAP HANA agent now runs one persistent log backup job for all the SAP HANA database services.

Previously, the agent runs one persistent log backup job for each database service.

Configuring SAP HANA Persistent Log Backups

SP15

SQL Server

SQL server agent installations do not require .NET Framework 3.5

SQL Server agent installations now only require and install .NET Framework 4.0.

Previously, .NET Framework 3.5 and 4.0 were required and installed automatically.

 

Backup Agents - Windows File System

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Commit Option for System State Backups

You can now commit backup jobs that back up the system state.

Previously, you could not commit a system state backup job.

Committing a Backup Job Using the Kill Option

Backup Agents - Virtual Server Agent

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SP15

Amazon S3 Bucket Is Created Automatically for Restore, Conversion, or Replication

When you perform a full VM restore operation, VM conversion to Amazon, or live sync replication to Amazon, Commvault creates an S3 bucket automatically. You do not need to specify a bucket as part of the operation.

If replication schedules were created in an earlier service pack, replication jobs continue to use the specified buckets. If you created a vmimport role prior to Service Pack 15, update the vmimport role to include lines for gx-restore- buckets as shown in Creating a vmimport role. If the permissions for gx-restore-* buckets are not included, conversion and live sync replication jobs fail after you upgrade to Service Pack 15

This option is available from CommCell Console or Command Center.

VM Conversion Using the Import Method

Creating a vmimport role

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Copy Operations and IntelliSnap Backups for VM-Centric Operations with VMware

By default, the first backup for the parent VSA subclient will be an incremental backup. 

Copy Operations and IntelliSnap Backups for VM-Centric Operations with VMware

SP15

Data Aging and Retention Operations for VMware VM-Centric Operations

Once all child VM jobs for a given parent are aged, the parent job will be aged unless the user manually retains the parent job.

Data Aging and Retention Operations for VMware VM-Centric Operations

CommCell Management

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CommCell Console

Command Center

Web Console

Clients are now labeled in the software management consoles using the client display name instead of the client name.

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Dedicated backup network

You can use wildcards and CIDR notation when setting up data interface pairs.

Configuring a Dedicated Backup Network

SP15

Network

In the Command Center, "data interface pair" was changed to "network pair".

Dedicated Backup Network

SP15

Workflow Engine

You can set the Workflow Engine java heap memory in registry keys so that it is retained after a software upgrade.

Java Memory for the Workflow Engine

CommCell Disaster Recovery

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Disaster Recovery (DR) Backup

GUI option to configure a cloud storage library as an export destination

CommCell Console and Command Center now includes an option to upload DR backup to a cloud storage library.

Previously, cloud storage libraries had to be configured from the command line using an XML file.

Configuring a Cloud Library as the Export Destination for Disaster Recovery

Data Management

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Deleting Backup Data and Archive Data

You need to be assigned permission to delete backup data and archive data from the Web Console.

Deleting Backup Data and Archive Data from the Web Console

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Storage Policy Copy

Default Selective Storage Policy Copy for a Tape Library

By default a selective copy is created when creating a storage policy copy for a tape library and by default the frequency of backups selected for this selective copy is set to (First Full backup) of Monthly Fulls. To create a synchronous copy, you must clear the Selective Copy check box on the Copy Properties dialog box on the General tab.

Previously, a synchronous copy was created by default for the tape library.

 

Deployment

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CommCell Console

When downloading the Commvault software using the CommCell Console, you can no longer use FTP as a network protocol. You can only use HTTPs or HTTP.

Configuring Download Settings in the CommCell Console

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CommServe software

When you install the CommServe package, or upgrade to the most recent service pack, the AppStudioDB database is now included. This database stores metadata related to the App Studio feature.

Previously, the AppStudioDB database was not included in the CommServe package.

App Studio

Edge Backup and Access

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Laptop Backup

Browsing Hidden Files and Folders

You can no longer browse backed up hidden files and folders from the Web Console.

Previously, hidden files and folders were visible during browse and restore.

 

Storage Management

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Cloud Storage

Authentication code to run QScript for Disk Library Migration is no longer required

Previously, an authentication code from Commvault Support was required to run the DiskLibMigration QScript used for converting disk library to cloud library.

Converting a Disk Library to Cloud Library

SP15

Deduplication Database

The following fields in the DDB Information tab in the Deduplication tab of the Storage Policy Copy Properties dialog box are moved to the General tab of Deduplication Database Properties dialog box:

  • Deduplication Database Name
  • Total data size on disk
  • Creation time of this DDB
  • DDB Access Path
  • Partition
  • MediaAgent And Partition
  • Minimum Free Space (MB)
  • Free Space Warning (MB)
  • Total size of Application data
  • Total data size on DDB

The Deduplication Database Creation field in the DDB Information tab in the Deduplication tab of the Storage Policy Copy Properties dialog box is moved to the Settings tab in the same Deduplication tab.

The following fields in the Settings tab in the Deduplication tab of the Storage Policy Copy Properties dialog box are moved to the Settings tab of Deduplication Database Properties dialog box:

  • Do not Deduplicate against objects older than n day(s)
  • Enable Software compression with Deduplication
  • Enable transactional DDB

Deduplication Database Online Help

SP15

Deduplication Database

You can now perform Recover Deduplication Database operation at the deduplication database level instead of the storage policy copy level.

Manually Recovering the Deduplication Database

SP15

HPE StoreOnce Catalyst Library

Validate Mount Path is now available

Previously this option was not available for HPE StoreOnce Catalyst Library.

For more information on validating a mount path, see Validate Mount Path.

For more information on HPE StoreOnce Catalyst Library, see HPE StoreOnce Catalyst Library.

Snapshot Management

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SP15

Copy Operation for Amazon Web Services Encrypted Snapshots of RDS and EBS Services

You can create a copy of Amazon Web Services encrypted snapshots of Amazon RDS and Amazon EBS services.

Configuring Replication of AWS-Encrypted Snapshots with IntelliSnap for Amazon

System Requirements

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Web Console, Command Center

Internet Explorer Version Support

The latest versions of the Web Console and the Command Center only support version 11 of Internet Explorer. Other browser support versions are unchanged.

Web Console and Command Center: System Requirements

Last modified: 6/10/2020 5:44:55 PM