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August 20, 2018

Important information regarding MS-SQL Server backups and TLS 1.0 support

The Phoenix agent attempts a secure connection to the MS-SQL servers hosted on Windows servers to back up databases. The secure connection to MS-SQL server happens through one of the following protocols:

  1. TLS 1.2
  2. TLS 1.1
  3. TLS 1.0

If TLS 1.0 is disabled, and you are using TLS 1.1 or TLS 1.2 ensure that SQL Server Native Client driver 11.0 is installed. Since TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 protocols are getting deprecated, if the TLS 1.0 protocol is disabled, and you are using TLS 1.1 or TLS 1.2 and the SQL Server Native Client driver is not installed, the backup jobs fail on the Windows server.

You can download the SQL Server Native Client driver  for the MS-SQL Server 2012 from the Microsoft Download Center

Revision Information

Platform Revision Public Cloud Gov Cloud
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Linux 4.7.4-44113
VMware backup proxy 4.7.4-44483
Hyper-V FLR proxy NA

August 06, 2018

The following Phoenix updates are released for the cloud update on August 06, 2018:

New Feature

Ability to select a network when you restore a Hyper-V virtual machine to an alternate location

Now, when you restore a Hyper-V virtual machine to an alternate location, Phoenix provides you the option to select a network. 
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Action required: Upgrade the agent to the latest version.

Revision Information

Platform Revision Public Cloud Gov Cloud
Windows 4.7.4-43324 tick.png tick.png
Linux 4.7.4-43077
VMware backup proxy 4.7.4-43077
Hyper-V FLR proxy NA

July 16, 2018

The following Phoenix updates are released for the cloud update on July 16, 2018:

New Features

Support for vCenter and ESXi 6.7

Phoenix can now back up VMware virtual machines hosted on vCenter 6.7 and ESXi 6.7. For more information on the VMware versions that Phoenix now supports, see System requirements

Action required: Upgrade the backup proxy to the latest version. 

Ability to exclude virtual disks at the time of configuring VMware virtual machines for backup

You can now exclude virtual disks attached to a virtual machine while configuring it for backup.

For more information, see:

Action required: Upgrade the backup proxy to the latest version. 

Revision Information

Platform Revision Public Cloud GovCloud
Windows 4.7.3-42851 tick.png tick.png
Linux 4.7.3-42700
VMware backup proxy 4.7.3-42700
Hyper-V FLR proxy 4.7.3-42586

July 02, 2018

The following Phoenix updates are released for the cloud update on July 2nd, 2018:

New Features

  • Druva Cloud Platform Console
  • Enhancement to Phoenix agent for Windows

Druva Cloud Platform Console

Phoenix announces the general availability of the Druva Cloud Platform Console. For more information, see Login and Administrator Experience Change with the July 2018 Cloud Push

Enhancement to the Phoenix agent for Windows

If you want to use the domain account credentials to back up the MS-SQL server databases, you can now provide the credentials at the time of installing the Phoenix agent. 

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Action required: Upgrade the agent to the latest version. 

To use domain account credentials, ensure that you manually upgrade the Phoenix agent. To manually upgrade the Phoenix agent, download and install the latest Phoenix agent on the server, and provide the domain account credentials at the time of installing the Phoenix agent. Enter the domain account username in the format: domain\username.
If you are already using the domain user account credentials, the Phoenix agent loses the credentials if you auto upgrade the Phoenix agent, and the backup jobs fail.

Fixed issues

Issue Description
ROBO-9533 Backup jobs from the earlier versions of the Phoenix agent for SQL server databases were not listed on the Phoenix Management Console. 
ROBO-9058 UI and emails had inconsistent report names.

Revision Information

Platform Revision Public Cloud GovCloud

Windows

4.7.2-42106

                 
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Linux 4.7.2-42106
VMware Backup Proxy 4.7.2-42106
Hyper-V FLR Proxy 4.7.2-42125

 

June 04, 2018

The following Phoenix updates are released for the cloud update on June 04, 2018:

New Features

Enhanced Jobs page

For an enhanced user experience, Druva is excited to announce the following changes:

  • With the addition of the workload tabs to the Jobs page, Phoenix administrators can now simply click on the desired workload tabs to view the job details.
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  • Druva has also enhanced the user experience for reporting. The Backup Activity and Restore Activity reports will now display details based on the workload types on the Manage Reports page.
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For more information, see:

Customer action required: No action required.

Support for wildcard exclusion in File servers and NAS shares

Druva Phoenix now supports wildcard exclusion in File servers and NAS shares. With this feature, the Phoenix administrators can exclude certain files and folders from being backed up. This feature supports exclusions based on file paths, filenames, folder names, and folder paths. The file extension is considered as part of the filename.

The following wildcard support is available in the folder exclusion policy:

  • Wildcards without existing paths
    • Prefix (*abc): It excludes all the folders and files that end with “abc”.
    • Infix (*abc*): It excludes all the folders and files that contain the substring “abc”.
    • Postfix (abc*): It excludes all the folders and files that begin with “abc”.
  • Wildcards with existing paths
    • Prefix (Test/XYZ/*abc): The path must exist on the backup drive; otherwise, this wildcard exclusion is ignored. It excludes the folders and files that exist in the “Test/XYZ” folder and their names end with “abc”. This rule is applied only at given folder level.
    • Infix (Test/XYZ/*abc*): The path must exist on the backup drive; otherwise, this wildcard exclusion is ignored. It excludes the folders and files that exist in the “Test/XYZ” folder and their names contain “abc” as a substring. This rule is applied only at given folder level.
    • Postfix (Test/XYZ/abc*): The path must exist on the backup drive; otherwise, this wildcard exclusion is ignored. It excludes the folders and files that exist in the “Test/XYZ” folder and their names begin with “abc”.  This rule is applied only at given folder level.

For more information, see:

Customer action required: No action required.

Other updates

  • In the Summary section of the Organization Dashboard, the integers that depict the latest backup status will no longer link to the Jobs page.

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  • Phoenix has purged alerts related to the backup, restore, defreeze, and upload logs jobs.  After the upgrade, the Alerts page and the Alerts History report will no longer display any existing alerts for backup, restore, defreeze, and upload logs jobs. However, Phoenix will continue to list the new alerts generated on the Alerts page.

Unsupported Phoenix agents

With this Cloud update, Phoenix no longer supports agents with version 3.4 and earlier. Ensure that you upgrade the Phoenix agents on your servers to the latest version to continue to back up and restore the servers.

For more information, see Phoenix EOL policy.

Revision Information

Platform Revision Public Cloud GovCloud

Windows

4.7.2-41524                  
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Linux 4.7.2-41353
VMware Backup Proxy 4.7.2-41353
Hyper-V FLR Proxy 4.7.2-41353
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