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Changes in Feature Release 19

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Activate

Archive Agents

Backup Agents

CommCell Management

Command Center Search Bar

Deployment

Release Versioning

Storage Management

Virtualization

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

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Feature Release 19

Activate

A Target app option was added so that data classification plans are created for a specific application. After an application is selected, the index servers that can be added to the plan are automatically filtered based on the selected application.

Creating Data Classification Plans

Archive Agents

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Feature Release 19

  • Archiving for Windows File System Agent
  • Archiving for UNIX File System Agent

You can no longer see the Archiving Rules tab in the Subclient Properties dialog box for new subclients.

The changes do not apply for the following CommCell components:

  • Subclients for which you enabled archiving rules or set retention criteria in a previous service pack
  • Clients that use Indexing Version 1.
  • Subclients that are a part of an archive set.
  • Subclient policies

Previously, you could see the Archiving Rules tab irrespective of whether it was a subclient configured to perform backup operations or archive operations.

Archiving Rules

Backup Agents

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Feature Release 19

All Agents

You can no longer run synthetic full backups on deconfigured clients.

Previously, synthetic full backups ran according to the schedule even on deconfigured clients.

Synthetic Full Backups

Feature Release 19

  • UNIX File System Agent
  • IBM i File System Agent
  • OpenVMS File System Agent

Files that existed on the client computer during the scan phase of a backup job (transient process journal files and log files), but were deleted before the backup job begins, will be no longer be reported as failed items for that backup job.

 

Feature Release 19

Windows File System Agent

The Delete Protected PSTs check box is no longer available in the Advanced Options tab of the Subclient Properties dialog box.

Previously, the Deleted Protected PSTs check box was available in the Subclient Properties dialog box.

Subclient Properties (Advanced Options)

CommCell Management

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Feature Release 19

Blackout Window

Operation Window was renamed Blackout Window.

Blackout Window

Feature Release 19

Blackout Window

The Transaction log backup operation was separated from the Non Full Data Management operation. If the Non Full Data Management operation was selected in a previous service pack, the Transaction log backup operation is automatically selected when you upgrade to service pack 19.

 

Command Center Search Bar

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Feature Release 19

Command Center search bar

Instead of using the Command Center's main navigation, you can use the search bar to initiate actions, such as backup and restore, on specific entities. These entities include companies, devices, file servers, hypervisors, servers and server groups, users and user groups, VMs and VM groups.

Initiating Actions from the Search Bar in Command Center

Feature Release 19

Command Center search bar

You can use the global search bar to add entities to a CommCell environment. You can add entities such as companies, data classification plans, file servers, gateways, hypervisors, laptops and laptop plans, roles, server groups and server plans, users and user groups, and VM groups.

Adding or Creating an Entity from the Search Bar in Command Center

Deployment

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Feature Release 19

Cloud Apps

SPOMS.msi file is automatically installed while installing the agent on Microsoft Windows Server 2012 or later and Windows 8 desktop version or later.

Cloud Apps

Feature Release 19

Exchange

SPOMS.msi file is automatically installed while installing the agent on Microsoft Windows Server 2012 or later and Windows 8 desktop version or later.

Exchange Agents

Feature Release 19

SharePoint

SPOMS.msi file is automatically installed while installing the agent on Microsoft Windows Server 2012 or later and Windows 8 desktop version or later.

Microsoft SharePoint Server Agent

Feature Release 19

  • Exchange Mailbox (Classic)
  • Exchange Mailbox (OnePass)
  • OneDrive for Business
  • SharePoint Office365

For new CommServe computer installations of 11.19 and later, the software enforces the Mailbox Archive Solution license. If you exceed the purchased quantity of components, then the software blocks backup operations.

For CommServe computers that upgrade from previous service packs to 11.19 and later, the software does not enforce the Mailbox Archive Solution license.

Release Versioning

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Feature Release 19

In Feature Release 11.19, release versioning terms and numbering conventions were changed.

The following release versioning terms were changed:

  • "Version" was changed to "platform release".
  • "Service pack" was changed to "feature release".
  • "Hotfix pack" was changed to "maintenance release".

The release versioning numbering convention was also changed. In Service Pack 18 and older service packs, the version of the software was referred to as "Version 11" or "V11", and the service pack was referred to as "Service Pack 18" or "SP18". In Feature Release 11.19 and newer releases, the release version is expressed as a combination of the platform release, the feature release, and the maintenance release. For example, a release version of 11.19.5 refers to Platform Release 11, Feature Release 11.19, and Maintenance Release 5.

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Storage Management

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Feature Release 19

Storage Policy Copy

For fresh installations of Feature Release 19 and most recent versions, you must create a synchronous storage policy copy using a storage pool instead of a library.

Creating a Synchronous Copy Using a Library

Virtualization

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Feature Release 19

Virtual Server Agent (all hypervisors)

For Feature Release 19 and more recent feature releases, when an IntelliSnap backup includes multiple VMs, if a backup copy job for a specific VM cannot be completed, the backup copy job goes to pending and then retries the backup copy operation, up to the maximum number of job attempts that is configured for the Job Manager. (By default, the number of job attempts is 10.)

Any backup copy jobs that do not complete successfully after the maximum number of attempts are marked as Completed with Errors. If backup copy jobs for any VMs do not complete successfully after the maximum number of attempts, the associated IntelliSnap backup job is marked as Completed with Errors.

For service packs prior to Feature Release 19, if a backup copy operation was successful for any VM in an IntelliSnap backup job, the IntelliSnap backup job was marked as Completed with Errors if backup copy operations were unsuccessful for other VMs that were part of the IntelliSnap backup job, and any unsuccessful backup copy operations for the remaining VMs were not retried.

IntelliSnap Support for Virtualization

Last modified: 4/14/2020 8:08:39 PM