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Rapid Recovery 6.2 - Release Notes

Rapid Recovery 6.2 Release Notes New features Enhancements Deprecated in this release Resolved issues Known issues System requirements reference Licensing Rapid Recovery software and appliances Getting started with Rapid Recovery Globalization About us

Expanded archiving to Amazon S3, Amazon Glacier, and Google Cloud

As of release 6.2, Rapid Recovery has expanded its archiving capabilities to include three new cloud destinations: Amazon S3 storage classes, Amazon Glacier storage class, and Google Cloud.

An Amazon S3 storage account offers a variety of storage classes, with different costs, benefits, and access restrictions. The Standard class is intended for data that you plan to access frequently or quickly, and is the default storage option. The Standard Infrequent Access (IA) class is intended for data that you plan to access less often. The Reduced Redundancy Storage (RRS) storage class offers lower costs and is intended for noncritical reproducible data.

Also available for Amazon S3 accounts is the Glacier storage class, which is intended for long-term storage that does not require real-time access. There is no ability to select Glacier storage from your cloud accounts. Instead, to archive to a Glacier account, select your Amazon S3 cloud account, and then select Use Glacier storage as the Location option.

For more information about archiving to Amazon S3 storage accounts, see "Amazon storage options and archiving" in the Rapid Recovery 6.2 User Guide.

In addition to the Amazon S3 options, Rapid Recovery has also added Google Cloud as a supported cloud account.

As with archiving to any cloud account, you must first add the account to Rapid Recovery on the Cloud Accounts page in the Core Console. Only then will the account be available as a destination when you create or schedule an archive.

Simplified licensing model

Rapid Recovery has simplified the way it organizes licenses by consolidating multiple license pools into one pool. For more information, see "Managing licenses" in the Rapid Recovery 6.2 User Guide.

Changes in non-phone-home license format

The format of non-phone-home licenses was changed in Rapid Recovery release 6.2. Non-phone-home licenses issued in earlier releases are not compatible with release 6.2 and need to be replaced. The Rapid Recovery Core 6.2 installer detects this case, and prompts the user to obtain a new license key.

Contact the Quest licensing team to obtain a non-phone-home license. Details on filling out the Licensing Assistance web form are included in the Rapid Recovery User Guide topic "Obtaining and using non-phone-home licenses."

User interface enhancements

Rapid Recovery Core release 6.2 includes the following UI enhancements:

New color themes for Core Console

The familiar color scheme used in previous versions comprises the Hybrid theme, and is the default theme setting for new installations or upgrades. Newer themes feature color elements that follow UI color standards for Quest Software applications.

Supported color themes are described as follows:

Dark. This theme features a solid dark gray background throughout the interface (left navigation menu, top button bar, and primary pane). Text elements and text buttons not in focus appear in off-white, or white when in focus. Clickable links appear in a medium blue. Occasional buttons have white text over a medium blue background.
Hybrid. This theme features the familiar dark gray background for the left navigation menu and button bar at the top of the Core Console. Text elements in these areas are white. The primary pane has a white background with off-white highlights, with text elements and text buttons in black. Clickable links appear in a dark blue. Occasional buttons have white text over a blue background.
Light. This theme features a clean white background throughout the interface (left navigation menu, top button bar, and primary pane). The Quest logo and some design elements are orange. Text elements are dark gray, with titles in black. Clickable links appear medium blue on hover. Occasional buttons have white text over a medium blue background.

To select and apply a color theme on the Settings page of the Core Console, from the Theme drop-down, select a theme, and confirm by selecting the check mark. For more information, see the topic "Configuring Core general settings" in the Rapid Recovery User Guide.

Filter recovery points by date range

When viewing recovery points for a protected machine, virtual machine, or VM host, you can now filter recovery points by date range. This ability also applies to recovery points-only machines.

When you select a protected machine in the Core Console, the Summary page appears. Click Recovery Points to view the existing recovery points for the selected machine. In the Recovery Points table, underneath the titles, there are new From and To text fields, with associated calendar widgets. If you want to filter the view of recovery points appearing in the table, enter start and end dates in these fields. To clear the filter, click the X in the relevant filter text field.

Protect Cluster Wizard connection improvement

In the past, when you selected Protect Cluster from the button bar's Protect Machine drop-down menu, a Connect to Cluster dialog box appeared. After defining connection information and clicking Connect, the Protect Cluster Wizard opened. Using that wizard, you could then protect a supported DAG cluster or Windows Server 2008 R2 CSV.

The Protect Cluster Wizard now includes connection information, and is launched when you select Protect Cluster. This UI improvement brings consistency to the machine, cluster, and cluster node protection experience. This updated wizard also incorporates new options such as encryption over the network.

For more information or specific details, see the topic "Protecting a cluster" in the Rapid Recovery User Guide.

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