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NetVault 12.1 - Release Notes

Quest® NetVault® Backup 12.1

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 12.1 is a minor release, with enhanced features and functionality. For complete product documentation, visit

New Features

Added support for Quest® Foglight® for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition 8.8 or later.
Added support for using the NetVault Backup Plug-in for FileSystem to take off-host snapshot-based backups. (DNFSP-1005)
Added an Explore Snapshots option, and the corresponding ability to mount and unmount snapshots, as well as updating the expiration date. (NVBU-17569, NVBU-17307)


Table 1. Enhancements

Added support for obtaining user information from Active Directory (AD). NetVault Backup obtains the following additional information from AD: User Name, Real Name, E-Mail 1, E-Mail 2, E-Mail 3, Telephone, Cellular, Pager, FAX, Workstation, Location, and Description.


Updated the workflow for managing users.


Updated the Device Selection tab for Target Storage to indicate which shared drives belong to which machine.


Added CLI support for marking or clearing media as Read Only or Unusable, or both.


Improved the catalog search feature to ensure that data regarding existing backups is optimized when the feature is enabled.


Added NetVault Backup Plug-in for Exchange to the products that support policy-based backups.


Renamed the Table View option in the NetVault Backup WebUI to List View.


Improved the behavior of drop-down list boxes when updated using nvsetmodify CLI utility.


Updated the Time Formatting option to support user configuration. You can select a 12- or 24-hour format.


Added a Table Pagesize option for setting a server-wide default for the page-size settings of tables in the WebUI.


Added support for using the catalog search feature with the NetVault Backup Plug-in for SnapMirror to Tape.


Improved the process for upgrading the product on Windows platforms when the PostgreSQL database is updated.


Added support for Fujitsu and NEC LTO-8 Type M media.


Renamed the Manage Users option in the WebUI to Users and Groups.


Reinstated the Search box located in the upper-right corner of various tables, such as those found on the Manage Clients and Choose Saveset pages.


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