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NetVault Backup 11.4 - Release Notes

Quest® NetVault® Backup 11.4 Revision 1

Quest® NetVault® Backup 11.4 Revision 1

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About this release

Quest NetVault Backup (NetVault Backup) offers the most advanced, cross-platform data protection capabilities on the market and unsurpassed ease of use, out-of-the-box deployment, and pain-free scalability. NetVault Backup allows you to safeguard your data and applications in both physical and virtual environments from one intuitive user interface and to protect a massive number of servers that contain many petabytes of data. NetVault Backup also features heterogeneous support, so you can safeguard data on a wide range of operating systems, applications, databases, processor architectures, and networked storage devices. Such cross-platform versatility makes it easy for you to tailor NetVault Backup to match the ever-changing and growing landscape of your IT infrastructure.

NetVault Backup 11.4 is a minor release, with new features and functionality. For complete product documentation, visit http://support.quest.com.


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New features

DR management capability: NetVault Backup now supports RDA version 4.0.0532.3 or higher. You can create and manage storage groups, LSUs, and DR users. NetVault Backup 11.4 is supported only with DR Series System version 4.0.0.3 or later.
Improved policy management workflow: The workflow and functionality of policy management in the NetVault Backup is enhanced for better usability.
Job Calendar: Job Calender option in the NetVault Backup WebUI enables you to view your jobs for a month, a week, or a day on calendar.
Knowledge Base search: To know more about the errors or warning messages of the jobs and to get the solution, you can search the knowledge base articles from NetVault Backup WebUI.
Improved NetVault Backup WebUI: NetVault Backup WebUI is now improved for better usability.
Reporting in NetVault Backup is enhanced for better usability: The following predefined reports are added in the NetVault Backup:
Support Diagnostics: NetVault Backup WebUI provides the option to download or upload the detailed information of your NetVault Backup environment. Quest Technical Support personnel uses this information for debugging and troubleshooting purposes.

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Enhancements

Table 1. Enhancements

In the NetVault Backup WebUI, on the Job Status page, the column names ‘Run Status’ and ‘Exit Status’ are changed to ‘Current Status’ and ‘Last Exit Status’ in the Job Activity table. ‘Not Known’ status is displayed in the ‘Last Exit Status’ column if the first instance of a job is running or it is scheduled for future.

NVBU-11470 (27400)

The following plug-ins support policy-based backups:

NVBU-11529 (27496)

NetVault Backup is enhanced to allow the smaller units of media quota. For a user, you can set the media quota value as low as 0.01 TB.

NVBU-12128 (28270)

Enhanced NetVault Backup to search the knowledge base for the articles related to job errors or warnings messages. KB Search button is added on the View Logs page.

NVBU-12165 (28321)

In the NetVault Backup WebUI, on the Job Status page, you can set the view of Actions option as a context menu in the Job Activity table.

NVBU-13774 (30776)

Added the -duplicateonly option to the nvexpiresaveset utility. You can use this option to delete a phase 2 Duplicate copy.

NVBU-13790 (30792)

Added an option to display the client machine name of the corresponding drive while specifying devices for a new target set of a backup job in the NetVault Backup.

NVBU-13816 (30848)

Added a field to display the Serial Number of the drive on Tape Drive Management page in the NetVault Backup WebUI.

NVBU-13818 (30850)

The nvmeddbcheck utility with list, check, and compact option lists the missing session ID. It also adds the missing sessions back to medmgrsession and medmgrsessionlist table.

NVBU-14122 (31312)

NetVault Backup WebUI is enhanced to display the previews of the fields on Create Backup Job page, Manage Job Definitions — View Jobs page, Create Policy Job page and Edit Policy page.

NVBU-14920 (32427)

NVBU-15473 (33142)

The Job Status page in the NetVault Backup WebUI is enhanced to display the colored icons in the Job Activity table for the jobs based on their exit status. Row background colors are also displayed for the running and scheduled jobs.

NVBU-14941 (32460)

Added Index Media report in the list of predefined reports that displays the index media of a backup job.

NVBU-15008 (32571)

Added a search box at the upper right corner of the table on the Choose Client dialog box to quickly locate the client.

NVBU-15016 (32581)

The tables in the NetVault Backup WebUI are improved to edit the Table Settings by clicking the settings icon at the lower-right corner of the table.

NVBU-15044 (32617)

Enhanced NetVault Backup WebUI to perform job-related tasks from ‘Actions’ column in the Job Activity table. You can set the option in the header pane of NetVault Backup WebUI to access the job-related task either from buttons in the operations pane or ‘Actions’ column in the Job Activity table.

NVBU-15149 (32745)

The tables in the NetVault Backup WebUI are improved to export the table data to a CSV format file.

NVBU-15284 (32916)

NetVault Backup WebUI is enhanced to edit a policy job, only from the Edit Policy Job page. Clicking Edit Job button opens the Edit Policy Job page for a policy job.

NVBU-15308 (32950)

NetVault Backup WebUI is enhanced to delete a policy job, only from the Manage Policies page. The Remove button is disabled for a policy job on NetVault Backup WebUI pages except on Manage Policies page.

NVBU-15309 (32951)

Added a Save Policy button for creating or modifying a policy on Manage Policies page. You can save the policy definition without configuring the events for Policy warnings and failures. While modifying a policy, you can save the policy definition without modifying the client or s for the policy or without configuring the events for Policy warnings and failures.

NVBU-15311 (32953)

On Manage Policies Page, the column name “Status” is changed to “State”.

NVBU-15313 (32955)

On Manage Policies Page, in Available Policies table, a new column “Status” is added to display the overall status of the policy.

NVBU-15314 (32956)

NDMP Jobs report is enhanced to display the ‘Transfer rate’.

NVBU-15317 (32962)

In the Restore job Definitions component under Job Definitions report, replaced the field name ‘Option set’ with ‘Source set’.

NVBU-15322 (32967)

Single Policy Summary report is enhanced to show more components and fields.

NVBU-15323 (32968)

Policies Summary report is enhanced to show more components and fields.

NVBU-15324 (32969)

The NetVault Backup WebUI is enhanced for Navigation pane usability. The options icon in the Header pane area can be used to show or hide the Navigation pane. The Operations pane area is increased with this enhancement.

NVBU-15339 (32990)

Improved appearance and usability of Schedule page to create or edit a Schedule Set for your job.

NVBU-15365 (33021)

Added Edit Jobs, Edit Clients, and Edit Events button on Manage Policies page.

NVBU-15373 (33030)

On Manage Policies Page, in Available Policies table, a new column “Job Status” is added to display the status and count of completed, completed with warnings, and failed policy jobs. To display the Job Status page with the corresponding filter applied in the Job Activity table, click the counts.

NVBU-15374 (33031)

On Manage Policies Page, ‘View Status’ button is added to view the ‘All Policy Jobs’ status in the Job Activity table on the Job Status page.

NVBU-15381 (33038)

The tables in the NetVault Backup WebUI are improved to display the primary and secondary column sort order and page size settings.

NVBU-15382 (33039)

An option to set the preferred WebUI color theme is added in the header pane of the NetVault Backup WebUI. You can use this option to set a dark color or light color theme for NetVault Backup WebUI.

NVBU-15419 (33079)

View Reports page is enhanced to set a favorite report from the list of predefined reports. The favorite reports are displayed on top of the list in alphabetical order.

NVBU-15430 (33093)

On Manage Policies page, editing a policy workflow is enhanced by providing option to edit job, event, or clients on Edit Policy page. Also, the client status icons are added on Add Client or Edit Client page.

NVBU-15438 (33102)

The field name ‘Run Status’ is changed to ‘Status’ on Job History page and Manage Job Definitions — View Job page.

The status of an acknowledged job show ‘Acknowledged’ as a prefix to the status on Job History page and Manage Job Definitions — View Job page.

NVBU-15553 (33243)

Manage Policies page improvements:

Added new columns in the Available Policies table on the Manage Policies page.
Added policy jobs status icons and counts in the Available Policies table on the Manage Policies page.

NVBU-15740


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