Rapid Recovery 6.1.3 - Release Notes

Rapid Recovery 6.1.3 Release Notes

Rapid Recovery 6.1.3 Release Notes

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August 2017

These release notes provide information about the Rapid Recovery release, build 6.1.3.100.

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About this release

Rapid Recovery software delivers fast backups with verified recovery for your VMs and physical servers, on-premises or remote. Rapid Recovery is software built for IT professionals who need a powerful, affordable, and easy-to-use backup, replication, and recovery solution that provides protection for servers and business-critical applications like Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Exchange, and Microsoft SharePoint. Using Rapid Recovery, you can continuously back up and protect all your critical data and applications from a single web-based management console.

Since Rapid Recovery 6.1.3 is a maintenance release, the enhancements and defect fixes are unique to this release. Only the known issues are cumulative. For information on new features, enhanced functionality, resolved issues, known issues, or component changes for other releases, see release notes for the appropriate version of Rapid Recovery on our technical documentation website. For example:

NOTE: The default view of the technical documentation website shows documentation for the most recent generally available version of the Rapid Recovery software. Using the filters at the top of the page, you can view documentation for a different software release or for a Quest DL series backup and recovery appliance. You can also filter the view by guide category.

Rebranding

Release 6.1.3 includes full rebranding of the Rapid Recovery user interface installed on the DL Appliance to reflect the Quest Software brand. For more information about Quest, see About us.

Repository upgrade advisory

Upgrading the Core software to release 6.1.x from any earlier version (for example, Rapid Recovery 6.0x, or AppAssure 5.x) changes the schema in your repository. The updates let you use new features in the latest release, including the ability to protect guests on a Microsoft Hyper-V host without installing Rapid Recovery Agent on each guest.

After you change the structure of your repository through an upgrade, you cannot downgrade the version of Core. Should you determine in the future that you want to use an earlier version of Core after upgrade to this release, you will need to archive the data in your repository. You could then re-import the information manually, which can be a substantial effort.

System requirements documentation advisory

For each software release, we review and update the system requirements for Rapid Recovery software and components. If using localized versions of product documentation, refer to the release notes for the most current system requirements. Release notes are sometimes updated and re-issued in a release cycle.

Rapid Recovery release designations

Rapid Recovery release designations consist of up to four parts. Each part consists of a set of numerals separated by decimal points.

Major releases are specified by the first numeral. These releases include dramatic changes to UI, the repository, or application behavior.
Minor releases are specified by the second numeral, which follows the first decimal point. Minor releases introduce new functionality that is smaller in scope than the types of changes included in major releases.
Maintenance releases are specified by the third numeral, which follows the second decimal point. For release numbers at this point and in the future, if the third numeral is greater than 0, it is a maintenance release. Maintenance releases correct previously identified defects or behaviors.
Build numbers (typically 3 or 4 digits) are specified by the fourth set of numerals. This part is used to differentiate version of the software program generated during the development process.

For release 6.1.3.100, the first digit (6) is the major release. The second digit (1) represents the minor release. The third digit (3) indicates that this is the third maintenance release to 6.1, containing defect fixes. In this case, the maintenance release also contains rebranding for Quest DL appliances. The build number (100) is last and is generally only referenced in release notes.

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