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QoreStor 5.0.0 - Release Notes

QoreStor Release Notes

Quest® QoreStor™ 5.0

Release Notes

September 2018 - Revision A for build 5.0.0.171

About this document

These release notes are intended to supplement the QoreStor documentation to provide last minute information available for the latest release of the QoreStor software. These release notes contain details about the latest updates and resolutions, known issues, resolutions, and other information.

NOTE: Please check for the latest versions of the QoreStor documentation available at support.quest.com/qorestor.

About this release

QoreStor is a software-defined secondary storage platform based on Quest’s proven DR Series Appliance’s resilient deduplication and replication technologies. With QoreStor, you can break free of backup appliances and accelerate backup performance, reduce storage requirements and costs, and replicate safer and faster to the cloud for data archiving, disaster recovery and business continuity.

QoreStor supports all of the major backup software applications in use today and can lower your backup storage costs to as little as $.16/GB while reducing your total cost of ownership. (For a complete list of supported backup software, see Suppored backup applications). QoreStor achieves these results using patented Rapid technology as well as built-in, variable block-based deduplication and compression.

QoreStor helps you to:

  • Reduce on-premises and cloud storage costs with industry-leading deduplication and compression.
  • Accelerate backup completion with protocol accelerators and dedupe.
  • Shrink replication time by transmitting only changed data.
  • Improve data security and comply with FIPS 140-2.
  • Maximize return on investment for existing data protection technologies.
  • Lower total cost of ownership through all-inclusive licensing.

QoreStor 5.0.0.171 is a hotfix release of QoreStor with defect resolutions and minor enhancements. See What’s new in this release for more information on enhancements. See Resolved issues for information on issues resolved in this version.

New features

New features

New features in QoreStor 5.0:

  • Support for CIFS and NFS protocols
  • Support for RapidCIFS and Rapid NFS clients
  • Remote monitoring and management through the GlobalView Cloud portal
  • Container replication for CIFS and NFS containers

Enhancements

  • Increased support for physical storage up to 360TB
  • Increased number of supported RDA connections to 512, including 128 active streams.

QoreStor build 5.0.0.171 includes the additional enhancements below:

  • Support for term-limited licenses was added. QoreStor will enter Manual Intervention mode when the license term has expired.
  • Implemented RDA migration tool to replicate savesets from DR Series System appliances to QoreStor.
  • Implemented additional installation checks to prevent using unsupported configurations.
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