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Backup Reporter for Oracle 1.6.1 - Quest Backup Reporter 1.6.1 Release Notes

Release Notes



Quest® Backup Report for Oracle

Version 1.6.1

Release Notes

November 20, 2013


Contents

Welcome to Quest Backup Reporter for Oracle

New in this Release

Known Issues

Upgrade and Compatibility

System Requirements

Global Operations

For More Information


Welcome to Quest Backup Reporter for Oracle

Quest Backup Reporter for Oracle simplifies and cuts the time needed to analyze and report on the status of your Oracle RMAN backups and reduces the risks associated with failed or poorly performing backups.

With Quest Backup Reporter for Oracle, you can undertake:

  • Multi-database reporting – dashboard reporting across multiple databases (via the Control File or RMAN Catalog) or deep-dive into one database.
  • Backup Policy reporting – notifies you if there is violation of backup policy to ensure backup strategies are effective and SLAs are being met.
  • Backup Health Checks – delivers advisories on problems that may affect database recoverability, with recommendations developed by Quest’s Oracle experts.
  • Backup Performance reporting – tracks real-time and historical backup performance to get ahead of imminent problems that could compromise your ability to recovery a database.
  • Backup Storage Consumption and Growth Rate reporting – reports on how much space backup devices are consuming now, and over a longer period of time, to help minimize backup failures.
  • Backup Schedule reporting – enables you to quickly plan and view scheduled Oracle backups across your entire data center.

If you wish to speak with a sales representative concerning placing an order or any other questions, please call 949-754-8000.


New in This Release

This release of Backup Reporter for Oracle supports connecting to Oracle 12C.


Resolved Issues and Enhancements

Click the following links to view issues addressed and enhancements implemented in Quest Backup Reporter for Oracle 1.x releases, including this latest release 1.6.1:

Resolved Issues and Enhancements in Quest Backup Reporter for Oracle 1.6.1

Feature Resolved Issue Defect ID
Application The application no longer crashes when you click the backupset(raw) data tab. TF296478
Backup Data Source The [Back] button is now disabled in [Backup Data Source] dialog. TF305120
Backups 24-hour report no longer displays backups performed outside the 24 hour time window. TF295056
Clicking the refresh button while in the Backups tab no longer causes the application to close. TF295353
Connection Connect to Oracle no longer fails under an Oracle instance client. TF284705
Data Polling Frequency The Disable Background Polling feature now functions correctly. TF281192
Growth View The Growth View graph now displays the data range. TF317843
Help Pressing F1 now displays online help. TF297557
The Toad World link now functions correctly. TF317506
Import Connections Import Toad Connections no longer fails under an Oracle Instance client. TF284703
NLS_LANG The process to search for the NLS_LANG is faster.

TF295630

TF297102

Overview Tab

The Save button no longer activates when you edit the Display Name.

TF287550

When you use the Backup tab, the page no longer continues to refresh when there is no connection.

TF316478
The speed of the Catalog connection process on the tree-node has been improved. TF305060
Register New Data Source

You no longer receive the error message, "Invalid SID Error" when registering a new database.

TF315265
You can now locate the tnsname item when imported from a Toad Connection. TF309249
Registration Window Information in the Registration window now displays correctly. TF284455
Reports Exceptions no longer occur when you execute Print Preview or Preview Timeline tabs. TF317507
Violations tab data now matches the Violations report. TF317100
Report Selector You can now open a report from Task Scheduler TF283155
You can now schedule Violations reports. TF317852
Software Update Settings The software update checkbox is no longer automatically checked. TF304536
Support Bundle Create Support Bundle no longer fails. TF281204
Task Scheduler Scheduled task no longer launches in a new window when there is no connection. TF317526
Violations Page Only the selected violation displays when you select Single Violation Report. TF297579
Application no longer incorrectly displays violations when time windows starts before midnight and extends to the next day hours. TF298211
Violations no longer occurs if policy is set to every one day or every 24 hours. TF298216

Resolved Issues and Enhancements in Quest Backup Reporter for Oracle 1.6

Feature Resolved Issue Defect ID
Backup Tab Time range limited to AM. TF273672
UI Report preview does not display correctly in some circumstances. TF273707, TF273700
Data Connectivity Cannot launch CL+ from the Overview panel. TF280743
Data Connectivity Query Date range does not behave correctly in the Growth panel. TF281013

Resolved Issues and Enhancements in Quest Backup Reporter for Oracle 1.5.1

Feature Resolved Issue Defect ID
Task Scheduler The task list now refreshes when you manually start a scheduled backup and when the window receives UI focus. TF224654
UI The Backup Piece size no longer gets replaced with the Backup Set size in BackupsByTypeView. TF225023
Data Connectivity The application no longer hangs when you connect to a local instance that does not exist. TF226582
Data Connectivity Query Large values no longer cause application to display an error message. TF232799
Data Connectivity Registration Registration Wizard now verifies catalog login correctly. TF233018

Resolved Issues and Enhancements in Quest Backup Reporter for Oracle 1.5

This release focuses on adding features.

Resolved Issues and Enhancements in Quest Backup Reporter for Oracle 1.4

Feature Resolved Issue Defect ID
Policies Fixed a bug in the recovery window calculation. N/A

Known Issues

Feature Known Issue Defect ID
Navigation Sometimes the navigation buttons do not work correctly. N/A
Connectivity LDAP using Active Directory on Windows 7 sometimes causes the application to hang during exit. N/A

Upgrade and Compatibility

If you are using the Quest Backup Report Preview Edition you may simply uninstall the Preview Edition using the “Add/Remove Programs” control panel and install the Quest Backup Reporter for Oracle 1.6.

Your configuration settings and the state information will be preserved during this upgrade.


System Requirements

Before installing Backup Reporter for Oracle, ensure your system meets the following minimum hardware and software requirements:

Hardware

CD-ROM drive or internet connection (needed for install only)

VGA monitor, 1024x768 resolution, small fonts

Mouse pointing device

Memory

512 MB RAM required, 4 GB recommended

Hard Disk Space 200 MB
Operating System

Windows XP (32-bit or 64-bit)

Windows Server 2003 (32-bit or 64-bit)

Windows Vista (32-bit or 64-bit)

Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit)

Windows Server 2008 (32-bit or 64-bit)

Windows 8 (32-bit and 64-bit)

Windows Server 2012

Database Server Oracle 9i; 9i R2; 10g R1; 10g R2; 11g R1; 11g R2, 12c
Server Virtualization Quest Backup Reporter has been tested on VM 3.1.
Additional Software

Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or latter (to view the Release Notes)

Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0 or later (for viewing the Installation Guide)


Global Operations

This section contains information about installing and operating this product in non-English configurations, such as those needed by customers outside of North America. This section does not replace the materials about supported platforms and configurations found elsewhere in the product documentation.

This release is Unicode-enabled and supports any character set. In this release, all product components should be configured to use the same or compatible character encodings and should be installed to use the same locale and regional options. This release is targeted to support operations in the following regions: North America, Western Europe and Latin America, Central and Eastern Europe, Far-East Asia, Japan.


Getting Started

Contents of the Release Package

The Toad release package contains the following products:

  1. Quest Backup Reporter for Oracle
  2. Product Documentation, including:
    • Install Guide
    • Online Help
    • Release Notes

For More Information

Get the latest product information, find helpful resources, and join a discussion with the Quest Backup Reporter for Oracle team and other community members. Join the Backup Reporter for Oracle community or visit ToadWorld for more information.

Contact Quest Software

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