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Metalogix StoragePoint 5.9.1 - Release Notes

Version 5.9.1 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:

·As of release 5.9, StoragePoint is no longer supporting content database backups. Before upgrading to the 5.9 or later release, please make these changes 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.

5.9.1

Fixed Issues

Module

Description

Work Item

Case No.

Dashboard

Dashboard wasn't accessible

418046

4410764-1

License

License expiry configuration and settings are updated

436485

4563839-2

PowerShell

PowerShell Profile Creation - correct filters

437130

4570140

Added Master Key Encryption parameter to profile creation in PowerShell

438181

 

Permissions

StoragePoint + Service Account Permission Issue using WMI

440066

4556837-1

Sharpoint site was inaccessible between 7-9 am

442722

582718-1

User Interface

Issue when click on Library storage in SP2019

436787

4566327-1

Modern UI for SharePoint 2019 Enhancements

436847

 

Timer Jobs

Slow execution of UBC job in high volume environments

342904, 434379

141368, 122425, 158218

UBC now handles content from deleted sites

437195

 

Librarian and migrate jobs no longer enumerate all cdbs in a farm

438596

 

History Cleaner job no longer timeouts on large MigrateHistory DB tables

438804

 

History Cleaner Job no longer fails to run

438844

4575521-1

 

Special Note about SharePoint 2019  User Interface

The UI in SharePoint 2019 may need to be updated to be able to view all StoragePoint features such as StoragePoint Details, Large File Details, Library Storage (in the ribbon) and StoragePoint Folder Details. To enable these features, navigate to the Site Settings and Enable StoragePoint SPFx Extension for SharePoint 2019.2019_Modern_UI_Site_Feature

This feature will automatically be installed to the site during an install or upgrade to 5.9.1, if there is an App Catalog for the Web Application, but it will still need to be manually enabled. StoragePoint interface functionality will be limited if this feature is not enabled. Please see the Reference Guide for more information.

Version 5.9 Release Notes

5.9

Features

Support for SharePoint 2019

Release 5.9 will introduce support for SharePoint 2019. Large File Uploads for SharePoint 2019 will be supported in a future release. All other functionality is available. (401246)

To view StoragePoint Details in SharePoint 2019, pop up blockers should be disabled.

How to Turn Off the Pop‐Up Blocker in Internet Explorer:

1.Open Internet Explorer.

2.Click or tap the Gear button or Tools menu. If you don't see either, press the "Alt" key and then click the Tools menu.

3.Select "Internet options". This will open the Internet Options window.

4.Click or tap the "Privacy" tab.

5.Uncheck the "Turn on Pop-up Blocker" box. Click or tap "Apply" to save the changes.

 

Modifications to Unused BLOB Cleanup Timer Job

Changes made to the UBC job are included with this release.

·Deleted sites that are still in recycling bins will be considered when running this timer job. If the content is part of a site that could be restored, users will have the option to skip these sites when running the timer job. (426011, 397809, 419779)

·The Analyze and Estimate feature of the UBC job has been modified for performance enhancements. (426394, 397721)

Content Database Tile in Dashboard

A new tile, Databases, has been added to the Dashboard which provides information on Content Databases associated with the SharePoint farm. A Storage Profile is not necessary to view this data on the dashboard. The panel will show information about the content database such as BLOB size, BLOB count, disk space required, Web Application, Status and Number of Sites.

Other Changes

RestorePoint for SharePoint has been removed from the main menu and is no longer supported.

Corrected StoragePoint Details error for content on EMC Data Domain endpoints. (421494)

Version 5.8 Release Notes

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

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