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NetVault Backup 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 https://support.quest.com/technical-documents.

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)

Enhancements

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.

DNAD-671

Updated the workflow for managing users.

DNAD-702

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

NVBU-13816

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

NVBU-15009

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

NVBU-17058

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

NVBU-17515

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

NVBU-17576

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

NVBU-17577

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

NVBU-17657

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

NVBU-17669

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

NVBU-17771

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

NVBU-17968

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

NVBU-18077

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

NVBU-18090

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.

NVBU-18108

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