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NetVault 13.0 - Release Notes

Quest® NetVault® 13.0, Revision 1

Quest® NetVault® 13.0, Revision 1

About this release

Quest NetVault (NetVault) 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 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 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 to match the ever-changing and growing landscape of your IT infrastructure.

NetVault 13.0 is a major release, with enhanced features and functionality. For complete product documentation, visit https://support.quest.com/technical-documents.

NOTE: When installed on a NetVault Client running NetVault 13.0, NetVault Plug-in for Oracle 12.3 and earlier does not support Oracle controlfile autobackups and Oracle RMAN CLI backups. Restoring from Oracle RMAN CLI is supported, but Oracle controlfile autobackups and RMAN CLI backups are not supported.

If running NetVault Plug-in for Oracle 12.3 or earlier, to allow full usage from NetVault WebUI and Oracle RMAN CLI, use NetVault 12.4 Client software or earlier on the NetVault Client with Oracle installed. Alternatively, use NetVault 13.0 Client software on the NetVault Client with Oracle installed and disable Oracle controlfile autobackups and run backups only from the NetVault WebUI.

Licensing changes

With the release of NetVault 13.0, instead of a license key, NetVault uses license files in the .dlv format that install on the NetVault Server machine. NetVault 13.0 is compatible with older versions of the client and plug-ins, but for each older client or plug-in installation, you must obtain a license in the new format.

Prior to upgrading your NetVault Server to release 13.0, Go to My Account at www.quest.com, download the .dlv license files for NetVault Server and all licensed plug-ins used in your configuration, and then save the files to your current NetVault Backup Server’s \tmp folder.

The new license format is not compatible with the old format of license keys. If you do not download and install the appropriate license files before you upgrade, subsequent backups could fail.

The format of license and number of licenses you need depends on your system configuration and the products that you upgrade. All plug-ins released prior to NetVault 13.0 require that you install a license in the new format, but certain scenarios require the old license key format as well. To know what licenses you need to have to prevent backup interruptions, see the following scenarios.

Scenario 1: Older plug-in on NetVault 13.0 Server. If you install a plug-in that was released prior to 13.0 on a NetVault 13.x Server, a trial license key is included in the installation package for the plug-in, but it is not installed. You must obtain a new license file for this plug-in to install on the NetVault Server.

Scenario 2: Older plug-in on NetVault 13.0 Client and attached to NetVault 13.0 Server. If you install a plug-in that was released prior to 13.0 on a NetVault 13.0 Client, a “Plug-in installed successfully” message appears along with a message that prompts you to manually install the trial or permanent plug-in license on the server. The packaged trial license does not automatically install with the plug-in, so you must obtain and install a trial license, and eventually the permanent license, in the .dlv format and install it on the NetVault Server. You do not need to install a license on the client.

Scenario 3: Older plug-in on older NetVault Client attached to NetVault 13.0 Server. If you install a plug-in that was released prior to 13.0 on a NetVault Client that was released prior to 13.0, and that client is attached to a NetVault 13.0 Server, you need both license formats. A trial license in the old format is included in the installation package for the plug-in and automatically installs on the older client. When the trial is over, you must obtain and install a permanent license in the same format. To allow the older client to communicate with the NetVault 13.0 Server and prevent plug-in backups from failing, you must also install the trial .dlv license file, and eventually the permanent .dlv license file, on the NetVault 13.0 Server.

To install new .dlv licenses for versions of NetVault plug-ins that were released prior to 13.0, see Product licensing or the Quest NetVault13.0 Installation Guide.

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