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Metalogix StoragePoint 5.8 - Release Notes

Version 5.8 Release Notes

Introduction

Quest continues to refine StoragePoint by incorporating additional features/enhancements that were requested as well as addressing issues experienced by our customers in implementing and maintaining Metalogix StoragePoint.

The Release Notes contained within this document provide high level details on feature additions and enhancements in this release. Refer to the Metalogix StoragePoint Reference Guide or Adapter guides for full explanations.

PLEASE NOTE:

·This will be the last release supporting content database backups. Please plan to make these changes before upgrading to the next release to avoid errors.

oDelete the content database backup endpoint.

oRe-schedule the following jobs using the Profile Page, to “Never”.

§StoragePoint Content Database Full Backup Job

§StoragePoint Content Database Differential Backup Job

§StoragePoint Content Database Backup Cleanup Job

oUnmount any Content Database Backups used on the RestorePoint for StoragePoint interface, if applicable.

5.8

Features

Scope Filter Added to Unused BLOB Cleanup Job

The Unused Cleanup Job now has a scope filter to help with larger farm cleanups, by limiting the amount of content to be analyzed. The filter can be applied down to the List level, within the profile scope.

Option to Remove Regular Files for Large File Upload Interface

The Large File Upload page now detects if there are files that are below the Web App upload threshold and prompts for their removal. Including regular files in the Large File Upload can cause the upload to process slower than just including files that are greater than the threshold.

Content Database Backup Improvements

The content database backup timer job can now be run hourly if necessary. There is also a new timer job for removing expired content database backups. Both of these are found on the StoragePoint Profile.

Fixed Issues

Module

Description

Work Item

Case No.

Backups

Backup Sync job no longer fails to backup LF for long stream

408223

 

Endpoints

FTP endpoints now support SFTP configurations

392464

 

Azure adapter updated with current APIs for connection and functionalities

341628

 

The Content Database Backup Endpoint is taken into consideration by the Endpoint Capacity timer job.

371535

 

EMCECS Storage Adapter is now available.

355977

 

Large File Uploads

Download Large File ended with an exception when trying to ensure user at the web level

391964

 

RestorePoint restoration of LF is now working

394355

 

SPWeb.ParserEnabled property should be temporarily set to true during large file stub creation and during large file restoration

400966, 410477

 

Installation/

General Settings

STP Proxy settings configured during installation persist to General Settings.

389401

 

License

Corrected an error with license usage information for languages that use commas instead of periods.

409051

 

Allow default and other email contacts, not just one or the other, on license notification settings.; limit # of days

371796

 

PowerShell

Set-RecallItem and Set-ExternalizeItem updated to reflect Invoke-RecallItem and Invoke - ExternalizeItem. Item level change only.

413454

 

Profiles

Profile Filter on File Size did not apply when adding value is above 499999

388863

 

RestorePoint for StoragePoint

Farm structure was not displaying information on RestorePoint destination area

351766

 

SQL backups from different database instance were not loaded correctly

360408

 

SQL backups were being duplicated when having CDBs registered using different names for SQL server

374711

 

implementation loading data into treeviews source received improvements to differentiate objects

378510

 

Timer Jobs

Corrected wrongly designed Analyze/Estimate functionality for UnusedBLOBsCleaner job

397721

 

*Analyze and Estimate* for UBC job was draining the resources due extremely long SQL queries

396129

 

BLOB Reference Size Mismatch errors

205549

 

Licensing capacity was measured in 3 different ways in STP

330529

 

Out of Bounds issue with Int32 value in CurrentPercentCompleteManaged during Bulk Migration job - fixed

353312

 

System cache was maxing out

354737

 

Resolved conflict between ContentMigrator job and Migrate job for the same scope

379065

 

Proxy.ashx calls for BLOB were failing with a status code 500 error

389404

167104

Job Status link opens in new tab or page

400860

 

Analyze and Estimate Issue

402263

147317

StoragePoint + Service Account Permission Issue

403304

171096

Analyze & Estimate UBC: Error occured trying get site BLOBs evidence

408658

 

Unused blob cleanup job is now run after profile deletion.

172596

 

UBC job with enabled LF option no longer scans all farm CDBs if scope is specific web application or content database

402698

 

Bulk migration A&E job issue

382938

4391997

Version 5.7 Release Notes

 

PLEASE NOTE:

·This release does not include a version to be installed on SharePoint 2007.

5.7 Hotfix

Fixed Issues

Module

Description

Work Item

Case No.

RestorePoint for StoragePoint

Add RestorePoint option to StoragePoint license (The option is only enabled with a valid Backup for SharePoint license).

386148

 

Emails now being sent when the Restore job completes

375812

 

Managed MetaData is assigned to restored items

373103

 

Backups taken with SQL Server can be mounted into another SQL instance outside the farm

372323

 

Fixed restoration of Large Files

394355

 

Large File Uploads

Corrected an issue with downloading large files.

391964

 

Timer Jobs

Additional filtering options for Unused BLOB Cleanup Analyze and Estimate functionality

378137

 

UBC Job enhancements for performance

384672

 

Corrected CQM processing job because of license error.

396603

 

Endpoints

EMC DataDomain Adapter page allows edits

372960

 

Temp folder no longer used with Large Files

372873

 

Profiles

No longer prevented from editing profiles with FileShare license (no longer issued)

366707

 

5.7

Features

Integration with Metalogix RestorePoint

A Primary feature with this release is the integration with the Metalogix RestorePoint product. The StoragePoint interface has included a page where users can restore items, folders or lists from SQL database backups. Two major interface changes have been made to help restore the content including:

·A new RestorePoint interface page with a link from the StoragePoint Main Menu.

·A new endpoint type - Content Database Backup Endpoint, which is configured on General Settings. This endpoint is for all profile content database backups. Backup Endpoints will still be used for backing up blobs with the regular profile backup synchronization.

Additional Scope Filters for Unused BLOB Cleanup Timer Job

StoragePoint Unused BLOB Cleanup can add additional filters for endpoints and Large File Uploads. This can help speed up the process.

Added Filtering for ULS logs on the Dashboard

The dashboard is a useful place to get an overview of the StoragePoint configuration and status. ULS log messages can be read directly from the dashboard, and now there are filters so that the errors and warnings can be sorted by profile ID, Profile Name, server, or severity level.

E-Mail Notification for offline license activation

The offline license activation is always required if there is no direct internet access. When using offline activation, the license must be re-validated after 180 days to update changes from the license server. StoragePoint now supports email notification to remind customers of the required activation.

 

FIXED ISSUES

Module

Description

Work Item

Case No.

Endpoints

EMC Isilon only checks for Smartlock when configured

320302

157660

New Endpoints no longer defaulting to use foldering

338066

 

New Content Database Backup Location for use with Backup Synchronization

341097

 

Distributed File System is supported for endpoints.

346915

 

Support for EMC ECS Storage

346917

 

Timer Jobs

BLOB Health Analyzer can also scan for Large Files (optional)

171931

 

Export StoragePoint Settings now contains all timer job information in the XML.

294887

 

Analyze and Estimate for certain timer jobs can now utilize all servers in a multi-SQL server farm

306433

147317, 152150, 162749

Content Queue Migrator timer job has clearer understanding of threads and master/worker configurations

322915

151016

Long file names no longer raising error on Large files using Content Queue Migrator

325268

 

Scheduled timer jobs now complete before the next one is started

326600

 

Unused BLOB Cleanup was slow in high volume environments

342904

141368, 122425, 158218

Improved persistence of deletion audit messages

361867

 

Dashboard

New version notification with link to get upgrade

320302

 

License

Invalid license no longer prevents uninstall

339780


PowerShell

MS addressed inaccessible files after Move-SPSite with RBS

315679

148920, 160229

Version 5.6 Release Notes

PLEASE NOTE:

·This release was the last version of StoragePoint to support SharePoint 2007. Future releases will not include a version to be installed on SharePoint 2007.

·In future releases, Archiving will not be supported for profiles with File Share Librarian Configurations. In the 5.6 release, new profiles with Librarian Configurations will not be able to add archiving.

 

FEATURES

Restoration of Content Database Backups on the Profile Page

Content Database backup functionality has been restored to the profile pages. This functionality allows for the backing up of SharePoint Content Databases to be used to restore content.Content database backup settings

 

Restoration of Staging Path on General Settings

In order to use the Content Database backup functionality, a staging path must be entered on General Settings.METALO~1_img39

New Timer Jobs Report on Dashboard - 172306

A new report has been created to review timer job schedules in order to maintain optimum server performance. timer jobs report - RN

 

New BLOB ID Decoder on Dashboard - 172360

A way has been provided to return helpful information about a BLOB ID. It can be found by clicking Support Tools on the Dashboard.blob id decoder - RN

 

Configurable Timeout Settings for the Installer - 273701, 172392

The installer has been equipped with a longer default timeout setting to accommodate the ever increasing number of larger SharePoint farms. It is also configurable. See the Advanced Installation Guide in the Metalogix folder.

 

FIXED ISSUES

Module

ID

Description

Storage Profiles

309452

Retiring profiles wasn't accounting for cataloged content

Timer Jobs

267622

Following upgrade to 5.4 and application of "Orphaned ADV record" hotfix, UBC job was not releasing memory and pegging server

267720

Updated the Content Migrator job to use a FIFO process

277464

NativeHR errors during Content Migrator job run - fixed.

288732

UBC Job Slow, Health Analyzer job error: "Error Message: Specified cast is not valid." fixed.

299523

BLOB Health Analyzer was not running on one Content DB Profile

Dashboard

288770

Error Dashboard - Rendering - Site Profile Board - Unexpected error occurred. Details: Login failed for user 'NT AUTHORITY\ANONYMOUS LOGON' - fixed.

297429

Removed warning on dashboard for a profile needing UBC if profile has only Librarian endpoints

EBS

305964

EBS Error reference when deleting 'non-externalized' items from SharePoint - Fixed for Libraries, and now Lists

Librarian

304674

Endpoints, Profiles, and Librarian Configuration Pages were inaccessible when file structure was greater then 250 characters and had special characters in the file structure

308699

Error in cataloging sub folder in EnumDirs  - fixed

309060

Special Characters no longer Removed After File Share Cataloging

313049

Object reference not set to an instance of an object error in File Share Librarian - fixed.

313750

Enabling "Promote folder permissions to SharePoint containers" in after initial configuration and initial cataloging in File Share Librarian and re-running catalog now grants permissions on accounts

Large File Uploads

291729

Large file upload CurrentUser was NULL

305541

Document link was failing for StoragePoint Large Files when no root site exists in the Web Application

PowerShell

294629

-jobsrv was not working for scheduled timer jobs

294728

New PowerShell cmdlets for recalling/externalizing individual files

311144

Set-ContentMigrator PowerShell cmdlet was failing when -RunNow parameter used

Licensing

269566

Upgrade from 5.2 to 5.4 not showing 5.4 on the license page -fixed.

318969

New StoragePoint Notification improvements about upgrades available.

Installation

303883

Error on installation step: GetAllOtherThirdPartyRbsProviders() - fixed.

Documentation

311351

StoragePoint Documentation Change - SharePoint 2016 Requirements clarified.

User Interface

278735

StoragePoint Item Details not showing for sites within the App Catalog - can be registered manually, but recommendation is to exclude app catalog from externalization.

Third Party Contributions

This product contains the following third-party components. For full text of third-party license information, see https://www.quest.com/legal/third-party-licenses.aspx.

Component

License or Acknowledgment

AlphaFS 2.0.1

Copyright © 2008-2018 Peter Palotas, Jeffrey Jangli, Alexandr Normuradov

AWS SDK for .NET 1.0.3

This component is covered by the Apache License Version 2.0, January 2004

FtpClient 13

Copyright © 2011 J.P. Trosclair

Microsoft Windows Azure Storage 6.0.0

This component is covered by the Apache License Version 2.0, January 2004

Rackspace API 1.4

Unless otherwise noted, all files are released under the MIT license, exceptions contain licensing information in them.

Copyright © 2008, 2009 Rackspace US, Inc.

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