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QoreStor 7.2.0 - Release Notes

QoreStor Release Notes

Quest® QoreStor™ 7.2.0

Release Notes

May 2023

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.

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 the QoreStor Interoperability Guide). QoreStor achieves these results using patented Rapid Data Access (RDA) 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 is a minor release of QoreStor with new features and enhancements. See What’s new in this release for more information. See Resolved issues for information on issues resolved in this version.

NOTE: QoreStor 7.2.0 will be the last release of QoreStor that will support any ‘in-place converted’ Dell DR Appliances currently using a previous version of QoreStor (6.x, 7.0.x, 7.1.x). It is recommended to move QoreStor to an alternative hardware platform for future feature enhancements beyond this release.

New features and enhancements

This QoreStor build includes the enhancements listed below:

  • Support for Object Locking and Versioning in Object container
  • Support for multiple Object containers
  • Support up to two Cloud Tiers in a QoreStor instance
  • UI enhancements – size of Immutable and Recycle Bin data is shown at system-level
  • Maintenance and security fixes
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