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Metalogix Backup for SharePoint 6.8 - Release Notes

Metalogix® Backup for SharePoint 6.8

Release Notes

July 2020

These release notes provide information about the Metalogix® Backup for SharePoint 6.8 which is a minor release.

·What's New

·Resolved issues

·Known Issues

·Version History

·Notes and Notices

·System Requirements

·Product Licensing

·Third Party Contributions

 

What's New

This version of Metalogix Backup for SharePoint introduces the following new features, enhancements or deprecations:

·Hitachi Content Platform (HCP) - HCP is now a supported content platform for storing backup sets. You can select and configure the access to your HCP backup set location from the Backup Service Preferences window.

 

Resolved issues

The following is a list of issues addressed in this release.

Description

Work Item

Case No.

Users are unable to do a full backup of a SharePoint 2010 farm

433428

4538910-1

Due to locale issues with the deployment, the loading screen hangs

445918


When a user attempts to restore from a backup set, the following error message appears: The requested object does not exist.

447118


The time displayed for the backup set is incorrect when a Full Backup set is mounted from the Mount and Link wizard > Backup Objects tab

454006

4568715-1

Backup errors on selected databases with stream too long

456618

4663942-1

Backups fail when SharePoint components cannot be found

458216, 466787

4680072-1

The SharePoint Search Service application remains unresponsive after a restore

458232

4678459-1

A differential backup is successful but a full backup fails and the IIS Configuration gets deselected on all WFEs

458234

4680703-1

A sub-site restore failed when a custom template was used and the sub-site content was corrupted

460080

4690036-1

PBBackupService performs a RegSetValue oeration on a registry key and the REG_BINARY length increases to max 64K

461839

4699535-1

Backup Failing with error

466787

4650373-1

After grooming old backups from TSM are not marked as inactive

407788

4461191-1

 

Known issues

The following is a list of issues, including those issues attributed to third-party products, known to exist at the time of release.

Farm backup and restore issues

If you use a scheduled farm backup with differential backups to back up a SharePoint component and also use another product that uses Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) to perform a backup of the same component, the Metalogix SharePoint Backup differential backups succeed, but cannot be used to perform a restore. This happens because use of the third-party product invalidates the data that VSS uses to create differential backups.

In the same way, if the other product supports differential backups and you perform a full backup with Metalogix SharePoint Backup, you may interfere with the other product.

If you use multiple products to perform backups, you should only use full-farm backups in Metalogix SharePoint Backup.

Description

Reference No.

Modern UI is not is not restored for Site Collections and Sub-sites.

432992

Unable to restore Site Collections and Sub-sites when the Copy List and Documents option is unchecked.

429552

An incorrect error message appears when adding a farm on a SharePoint Server that does not have the minimum .Net framework installed.

399800

The primary backup service uses more memory than the secondary backup service.

396998

List items from a backup list cannot be restored out-of-place if the target is a folder in the same list in the same sub-site as in the backup source.

347339

Out of place restore operations for SharePoint components skip a user account when a host-named site collection is selected as target in SharePoint 2010.

244980

Changing the name of a discussion board list in the restore wizard during an in-place and/or out-of-place restore operation restores the items selected for a discussion board but does not update the name of the board.

123487, 122993

It is not possible to mount a content database from BAK files with multiple passwords.

122473

The default backup location of SQL Management Studio console is being removed after executing a Farm backup operation.

122465

SQL Server BAK files cannot be used to mount and link a content database.

122327

Backup content is displayed empty when MDF and LDF files of a non-content database are selected in the browse option of Mount and Link CDB wizard.

122303

Workflow creates an incorrect task type after a restore operation in SharePoint 2013.

122264

The background image of a custom theme is not restored on SharePoint 2013.

121763

Differential backups are escalated to full backups if other VSS snapshots are taking place against the same DBs.

120859

When a site collection containing another language is restored, the left pane with links and other fields is restored to that language rather than the primary one.

120501

Issue where disk space information cannot be retrieved by the management console when the Amazon or Azure backup sets are marked as the primary backup set.

120450

General issues

Description

Reference No.

SharePoint Backup 5.0 does not prevent users from mounting a BAK file more than once, allowing for the creation of additional mounted content database of the same BAK file.

120486

The System Account is not restored if objects being restored have unique permissions.

120462

Information related to workflows is lost when restoring a Site Collection or a Sub Site.

120434

For Group Work Site Template, Basic Meeting Workspace Template or Record Center template, of SharePoint 2010 built-in calendar, team discussion, and task web parts are restored but the look and feel is slightly different.

118921

When restoring sites that use Personalization site templates in SharePoint 2010, the built-in web parts are restored in different places.

118915

It is not possible to enable the Nintex feature when the Site was restored from a Site Collection without Nintex configuration for SP2010.

116971

User may be unable to verify account during Configuration Wizard because the user account provided in the Configuration Wizard is on a different Organizational Unit (OU) than users contained in the Active Directory (AD). Additionally, this user account does not have read permissions in the Users container.

Workaround: Make sure that this user account has at least read permission in the Users container.

115640

Granular backup and restore considerations

You rely on the backup and restore solution that you select to safeguard the data that is stored in your SharePoint farm. For you to trust the backup solution that you use, you need to fully understand the abilities and limits of the tool that you select. Metalogix is committed to giving you the information that you need to know about Metalogix SharePoint Backup.

Metalogix SharePoint Backup can back up both SharePoint farm components and granular SharePoint objects. Farm component backups and granular backups work differently, and have different advantages and limitations. Your needs and your SharePoint environment may call for you to use one of the backup methods and not the other. Most SharePoint 2010 farms use both methods, because they are complementary, rather than a direct replacement.

Description

Reference No.

News feed loses the content after performing a granular restore operation on SharePoint 2013.

116340

"Secondary Administrator" option available on the Restore wizard does not work when restoring a Site Collection, as the secondary administrator is not added during a restore.

116544

Web parts for some site collection templates are not restored

408124

Calendar items in SharePoint 2019 with/without attachments aren't restored no matter the configuration.

432208

Folder permissions are restored when a list or library is restored with the Copy Folder Permissions option unchecked.

454704

All major and minor versions are restored into a library that is configured to display only major versions

466880

The site quota is overwritten when Copy Site Quota is unchecked and a restore in-place is performed for a site collection.

467056

Audit settings are overwritten when Copy Audit Settings is unchecked and a restore in-place is performed.

467062

The 'Complete w/warnings' status is displayed for site collections and sub-sites when the Preserve Items Managed Metadata option is checked and a granular restore in performed.

467345

Recommended solutions

The Quest Knowledge Base contains recommend solutions to known issues listed below, and can be accessed from the Community Portal at https://www.quest.com/community/quest/metalogix-backup-for-sharepoint

Description

Reference No.

What ports are used by Metalogix SharePoint Backup?

00004100

Metalogix SharePoint Backup Management Console constantly displays the "Loading ..." message when you attempt a backup or restore.

00003666

Users receive 'Access is Denied' or '403 Forbidden' error while sites are being backed up with Metalogix SharePoint Backup.

00003762

Warning during backup, "Unable to export the XML for web part."

00004099

Error when configuring WFE for Metalogix SharePoint Backup, "Unable to retrieve the configuration database connection string."

00003433

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