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Rapid Recovery 6.8 - Release Notes

Rapid Recovery 6.8 Release Notes

Quest® Rapid Recovery 6.8, Revision 2

Release Notes

July 2023

Revised October 2023

Revised January 2024



These release notes provide information about the Rapid Recovery release 6.8.

Topics include:

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, Oracle Database, 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.

Rapid Recovery 6.8 is a minor release, with enhanced features and functionality. See New features and Enhancements for details.

NOTE: For more information about how major, minor, and maintenance releases are differentiated, see Rapid Recovery release designations.

Some features, previously integrated software tools, or platforms are no longer supported. For more information on these items, see Deprecated features.

As a minor release, defect fixes and known issues listed in this document are not cumulative.

For information relevant for any other release, please see the edition of release notes specific to that release on the Quest technical documentation website.

NOTE:Quest discourages using an Azure repository for storing original recovery points and recommends using it only for storing replicated recovery points. For more information, see "Replication with Rapid Recovery" in the Rapid Recovery 6.8 User Guide.

NOTE: Currently, the Rapid Recovery Core Console lets you connect to an Azure repository only from the source Core that replicates to it, and does not support the Connect to Existing feature. For more information, see

Quest Support policy

Quest Support policy

Full support: For customers with a current maintenance contract, Quest Data Protection Support provides call-in or email support for the current major and minor release, when patched to the latest maintenance release. That release is known as N. Quest also fully supports N - 1. For Rapid Recovery, Quest also provides limited support for N - 2. For more information, see "Rapid Recovery support levels" in the Rapid Recovery Release Notes.

Limited support: Quest Data Protection Support may attempt to answer questions on other versions of our products, provided resources are available. However, if you are using an unsupported or discontinued version, no new patches or code fixes will be created for those versions. In such cases, we encourage you to upgrade to a currently supported version of the product.

Product support life cycle: Quest describes its product life cycle (PLC) support policy on its Support website (visit, click Product Life Cycle & Policies, and then expand the topic Product Support Life Cycle Policy). To understand full support, limited support, and discontinued support, consult the detailed policy on the website referenced above.

New features

The following new features have been added to Rapid Recovery in release 6.8, or were not previously documented in earlier releases.

  • Added support for Backblaze B2 (S3) Cloud Storage.
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