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Release notes

 

 

 Our Cloud services are being updated in stages. If you do not see the updates mentioned here yet, they will be available in your region soon. To know more, see Druva Cloud Upgrade Process.

February 19, 2024

Oracle DTC

Enhancement

Database upgrade support

Earlier, an upgraded database would be discovered as a new rather than an upgraded one, resulting in the failure of scheduled backups on the existing database. With the new database upgrade support, when the database is upgraded, it is correctly discovered as an upgraded one, and the scheduled backups are executed seamlessly.

Customer action required:

After upgrading the database, perform the following actions:

  • To avoid failure of scheduled backups, either wait for the scheduled auto-discovery or perform the database discovery manually from the Management Console before taking backups.

  • If you have performed a restore from the recovery points created from older versions or if you have performed a major database version upgrade, run the following commands from the SQL prompt:
    SQL> startup upgrade;
    $ $ORACLE_HOME/perl/bin/perl catctl.pl -n 4 catupgrd.sql

For more information, see Considerations.

Fixed Issues

 

Issue Description

PHN-119279

VMware proxy deployment from the Management Console failed with the VMWARE270 error. The VMware proxy is deployed but could not be activated. This issue has been fixed now.

Revision History

 

 

 The new agents and proxies for Enterprise Workloads will be available for download latest by the next Monday in all the supported AWS regions.

Platform Revision Public Cloud Gov Cloud

Windows (File server, MS SQL)

6.3.5-425213

   

 

 

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Linux (File server)

6.3.5-425213

NAS

6.3.5-440885

VMware Backup Proxy

6.3.5-444332

Phoenix AWS Proxy

6.3.5-447189

Hyper-V FLR Proxy

6.3.5-443722

CloudCache (Windows)

4.2-402269

CloudCache (Linux)

R1: 4.2-402540

R3: 6.0.0-387860

Oracle (Phoenix Backup Store)

6.3.5-425230

Oracle (Direct to Cloud)

6.1.3-444192

Nutanix AHV

6.3.5-395593

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SAP HANA

7.0.0-327748

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January 22, 2024

NAS

New Feature

Manage backup and restore jobs using NAS APIs

Druva has introduced the following job management APIs:

  • On demand backup
  • On demand restore
  • Cancel backup job
  • Cancel restore job

Using these APIs, you can create and cancel backup and restore jobs. For more information, see API reference documentation on the Druva developer portal.

Customer action required: None.

January 15, 2024

NAS

New Feature

List all snapshots using NAS API

You can list all snapshots for a specific backup set using the List all snapshots API. For more information, see API reference documentation on the Druva developer portal.

Customer action required: None.

Enhancement

Deprecation of Smart Scan in NAS

Druva has discontinued support for the Smart Scan feature for NAS workloads. The existing Advanced Smart Scan mechanism will be triggered automatically to perform the file system scan. 

Customer action required: Upgrade the agent to version 6.3.1 and later.

Revamping NAS APIs

The following NAS APIs are undergoing some changes and hence, are temporarily removed. The updated APIs will be published in the upcoming release.

  • Cancel a job
  • On-demand backup 

Customer action required: None.

Revision History

 

 

 The new agents and proxies for Enterprise Workloads will be available for download latest by the next Monday in all the supported AWS regions.

Platform Revision Public Cloud Gov Cloud

Windows (File server, MS SQL)

6.3.5-425213

   

 

 

                     tick.png

 

 

 

                                 tick.png

Linux (File server)

6.3.5-425213

NAS

6.3.5-425213

VMware Backup Proxy

6.3.5-425220

Phoenix AWS Proxy

6.3.5-425214

Hyper-V FLR Proxy

6.3.4-402306

CloudCache (Windows)

4.2-402269

CloudCache (Linux)

R1: 4.2-402540

R3: 6.0.0-387860

Oracle (Phoenix Backup Store)

6.3.5-425230

Oracle (Direct to Cloud)

6.1.2-408147

Nutanix AHV

6.3.5-387093

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SAP HANA

7.0.0-327748

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January 3, 2024

NAS

Enhancement

Deprecation of Smart Scan in NAS

Starting January 22, 2024, Druva will discontinue support for the Smart Scan feature for NAS workloads. The existing Advanced Smart Scan mechanism will be triggered automatically to perform the file system scan.

Customer action required: You'll need to upgrade your agent to version 6.3.3 to use Advanced Smart Scan.

 

You must have a valid Security Posture & Observability or Accelerated Ransomware Recovery license to use the Cyber Resilience features.

Our Cloud services are being updated in stages. If you do not see the updates mentioned here yet, they will be available in your region soon. To know more, see Druva Cloud Upgrade Process.

February 29, 2024

This release has minor bug fixes.

February 15, 2024

Enhancement

Introducing Audit Trails for Unusual Data Activity

You can now track and monitor the following Unusual Data Activity actions using the Audit Trails feature:

  • Unusual Data Activity - Alerts Ignored: Details of the alert ignored for an affected snapshot and the administrator who performed the action

  • Unusual Data Activity - Logs Downloaded - Details of the downloaded logs and the administrator who performed the download

  • Unusual Data Activity - Configuration Changed: Details of UDA settings updated, and the administrator who edited them

This feature helps to meet the data governance and compliance requirements by providing a chronological view of administrator activities performed for Unusual Data Activity.

Here is a glimpse of the update
AuditTrails_UDA_Feb1.png

For more information, see About Audit Trails.

February 01, 2024

This release has minor bug fixes.

January 18, 2024

This release has minor bug fixes.

December 21, 2023

Enhancement

Introducing new UDA events for VMware resources

We are excited to bring in the following two new UDA events for VMware resources that help you with proactive error management in case of UDA failures and seamless functioning of Unusual Data Activity.

  • Unusual Data Activity Scan Failure: A warning alert is generated and sent via email (if email subscription is enabled) when the UDA scan fails because the VMware prerequisites are not met. The alert also provides the exact reason for you to be able to take corrective action. You can access this alert from Security Events Alerts. Alternatively, you can also access it via the Events API. For example: "VMware Tools is not installed."
  • Unusual Data Activity Information Event: Provides information regarding the UDA scan events and can be accessed only via the Events API. For example, Snapshot is not scanned for Unusual Data Activity as learning is in progress.

For more information, see Alerts and Events API.

Security Events: Data Access events support for VMware resources

You can now closely monitor and track data restore activity access by administrators for VMware resources for a defined period with Data Access events feature. This enhancement helps ensure that the data is restored to a trusted location known to Druva and thus prevents any data security breaches.

When an administrator initiates Admin Restore activity for VMware, an access event job is created, which can be viewed from the Security Events Dashboard > Data Access page for further investigation.

For more information, see Data Access.

Hybrid Workloads: VMware events API integration with Splunk app

VMware backup (success/failure) and restore (success/failure) events API are now integrated with Druva Splunk app. This integration helps to monitor logging for threats and risks from different applications centrally.

For more information, see the Druva app for Splunk and VMware events API.

November 09, 2023

This release has minor bug fixes.

October 27, 2023

This release has minor bug fixes.

October 12, 2023

Enhancement

Introducing Curated Snapshots for Microsoft 365 (OneDrive and SharePoint)

We are excited to bring in the Curated Snapshots for Microsoft 365 feature that helps accelerate recovery time and minimizes data loss during cyber security attacks. 

Curated snapshot allows you to create a customized snapshot with the latest, cleanest, and safest scanned file version available for restore. 

You can restore files/folders for OneDrive and SharePoint from the Curated Snapshot without any security or malware risks. This enhancement eliminates the need to perform multiple granular restores from various snapshots.

►Here is a quick preview of Curated Snapshot for SharePoint and OneDrive.

For more information, see Curated Snapshots for Microsoft 365.

Fixed Issues

 

Issue Description

REAL-30794

Fixed the navigation issue observed for the redirection from the Security Events > Administration Details page.

September 28, 2023

This release has minor bug fixes.

Known Issues

 

Issue Description

REAL-30794

You may observe incorrect redirection when navigating to the Administration Details page from the Security Events page between Oct 7 and Oct 11, 2023.


Workaround: During this period, you can view the administrator details using the left navigation bar > Administration > Manage Administrator option.

September 14, 2023

This release has minor bug fixes.

August 31, 2023

Unusual Data Activity (UDA) 1.0 end-of-life update

We have now deprecated the Unusual Data Activity 1.0 version, which was available as a part of the backup Elite license. 

The new Unusual Data Activity (UDA) is a part of the Security Posture & Observability add-on.

Contact your Account Representative, Customer Success Manager, or Druva support for more details.

August 21, 2023

Enhancement

UDA for VMware: Added sudo user support for Linux virtual machines

You can now provide sudo user credentials for a non-root user while using UDA for Linux virtual machines. This enhancement thus offers more flexibility and eliminates the restriction of using only root credentials for UDA.

For more information about configuring and managing sudo user credentials, see Manage credentials for VMware servers

For more information, see Unusual Data Activity.

Customer action required: Upgrade the VMware proxy to version 6.3.2-359254.

August 17, 2023

New Feature

Unusual Data Activity (UDA) support for SharePoint and OneDrive

You can now define the UDA settings for anomaly detection for your backed-up SharePoint and OneDrive resources from Cyber Resilience > Security Events > Settings page.

Based on the defined settings, the UDA algorithm detects malicious, intentional, or unknown activities for the number of files that are added, encrypted, deleted, or modified and subsequently generates alerts, thus providing efficient data resiliency from threats.

You can review the alerts from the Security Events > Overview > Unusual Data Activity section and take appropriate action to resolve the risk to ensure the backed-up data is safe.

►Here is a quick preview of UDA for SharePoint and OneDrive.

For more information, see Unusual Data Activity.

Customer Action Required: None

Enhancement

Rollback Actions support for manually deleted snapshots

With Rollback Actions, you can now rollback manually deleted snapshots for Endpoints and SaaS Apps within a configurable rollback window. By default, the Rollback Actions window is configured for 7 days.

The manually deleted snapshots are available for rollback for the specified days before they get permanently deleted. 

This capability allows the administrator to revert malicious or unintended deletes without data loss and enables rapid restoring productivity. 

If you have consciously triggered the deletes, the snapshots get permanently deleted after the rollback window expires.

Note: Currently, rollback action support for manually deleted snapshots is available only for Endpoints and SaaS Apps - Exchange Online, Gmail, OneDrive, Shared Drives, and SharePoint snapshots.

Endpoints

Here is a glimpse of the update
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SharePoint

Here is a glimpse of the update
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For more information, see,

Customer Action Required: None

Known Issues

 

Issue Description
REAL-31446 Due to the backup throttling issue, the UDA logs display a higher count of modified files for OneDrive and SharePoint resources.
REAL-30815 The UDA logs do not display the file owner's details for the SharePoint site if the file backup happens using REST API and the file change is through a Microsoft application or a user with an invalid email.
REAL-30757 The UDA logs do not display the details related to Files Modified By for OneDrive and SharePoint resources.
REAL-30702 False UDA alerts may get generated for OneDrive resources if any modifications are made to the Profiles to which the OneDrive user is mapped.

August 07, 2023

Enhancement

Sandbox recovery: Support for automatic deletion of malicious files

In the Sandbox Recovery workflow, you can automatically delete malicious files detected via Malicious File Scan. This option safeguards against further damage and ensures the restored data is secure.
You can enable automatic deletion of malicious files from the  Hybrid Workloads > Restore > Sandbox Recovery > Settings page.

Here is a glimpse of the update
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For more information, see,

Fixed Issues

 

Issue Description
REAL-31315 Fixed the issue wherein File Hash scan is now supported for Linux VM's restored using Sandbox Recovery.

July 20, 2023

This release has minor bug fixes.

Fixed Issues

 

Issue Description
REAL-29751 Fixed the issue wherein the listing of malicious files / skipped files on the Sandbox Recovery Jobs page timed out intermittently in case of skipped file count exceeding 50k.

July 06, 2023

This release has minor bug fixes.

June 23, 2023

New Feature

Sandbox recovery: Malicious File Scan support for Linux sandbox virtual machines

Use the Sandbox Recovery feature to recover a specific restore point, followed by an antivirus scan in a sandbox environment. You can certify whether the selected restore point is clean based on the scan results. 

After a successful sandbox virtual machine data restore, you can scan the data for viruses and malware with the Malicious File Scan feature enabled.

For Sandbox virtual machines, you can enable the Malicious File Scan feature from the  Hybrid Workloads > Restore > Sandbox Recovery > Settings page.

Here is a glimpse of the update
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The anti-virus scan engine scans the entire data for potential viruses and malware and provides details for the following that can help you take the necessary corrective action:

  • File Scanned: Number of files scanned for a restore job

  • Malicious Files Found: Number of malicious files found in the restored snapshot

  • Files Scan Skipped: Number of files skipped from the scan

►Here is a quick preview of Sandbox Recovery.

For more information, see,

Known Issues

 

Issue Description
REAL-29751

Malicious files listing page for the Sandbox Recovery Jobs page times out intermittently. You will observe this issue when the count of skipped files is beyond 50k files.

Workaround: You can view the detailed report using the Download Log option on the UI.

June 08, 2023

This release has minor bug fixes.

May 25, 2023

New Feature

Sandbox recovery: Malicious File Scan support for Windows sandbox virtual machines

This feature is available for all customers using the Windows operating system. It is under early access and is available for limited customers using the Linux operating system.

Use the Sandbox Recovery feature to recover a specific restore point, followed by an antivirus scan in a sandbox environment. You can certify whether the selected restore point is clean based on the scan results. 

After a successful sandbox virtual machine data restore, you can scan the data for viruses and malware with the Malicious File Scan feature enabled.

For Sandbox virtual machines, you can enable the Malicious File Scan feature from the  Hybrid Workloads > Restore > Sandbox Recovery > Settings page.

Here is a glimpse of the update
settingstab.png

The anti-virus scan engine scans the entire data for potential viruses and malware and provides details for the following that can help you take the necessary corrective action:

  • File Scanned: Number of files scanned for a restore job

  • Malicious Files Found: Number of malicious files found in the restored snapshot

  • Files Scan Skipped: Number of files skipped from the scan

►Here is a quick preview of Sandbox Recovery.

For more information, see,

May 11, 2023

New Feature

Unusual Data Activity (UDA) support for VMware resources

You can now define the UDA settings for anomaly detection for your backed-up VMware resources from Cyber Resilience > Security Events > Settings page.

Here is a glimpse of the update
UDA_VMware_recommended settings_May5.png

Based on the defined settings, the UDA algorithm detects malicious, intentional, or unknown activities for the number of files that are added, deleted, or modified and subsequently generates alerts, thus providing efficient data resiliency from threats.

You can review the alerts from the Security Events > Overview > Unusual Data Activity section and take appropriate action to resolve the risk to ensure the backed-up data is safe.

For more information, see Unusual Data Activity.

Customer Action Required: None

April 27, 2023

This release has minor bug fixes.

April 13, 2023

This release has minor bug fixes.

March 30, 2023

Enhancement

Endpoints: Manage antivirus scan during device replace

Administrators can now enable or disable an antivirus scan check before restoring data to a replaced device.

By default, the antivirus scan check is enabled to ensure that the data restored to the replaced device is safe and secure.

Navigate to the Ransomware Recovery > Malicious File Scan > Settings > Edit and select the Skip Antivirus Scan during Device Replacement check box to disable the antivirus scan and deselect the checkbox to enable the scan.

Here is a glimpse of the update
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Alternatively, you can also perform this action using  API.

For more information, see,

Customer Action Required: None

March 16, 2023

This release has minor bug fixes.

March 03, 2023

Enhancement

An enhanced experience for Unusual Data Activity (UDA)

Unusual Data Activity (UDA) for VMware is under early access and is available for limited customers.

With this release, we bring the following enhancements to Unusual Data Activity:

Unusual Data Activity with customizable settings

Unusual Data Activity (UDA) is now enhanced to allow you to customize and define the UDA settings for anomaly detection for your backed-up resources, thus providing efficient data resiliency from threats.

You can define the UDA Settings from Cyber Resilience > Security Events > Settings page.

Here is a glimpse of the update
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Based on the defined settings, the UDA algorithm detects malicious, intentional, or unknown activities for the number of files that are added, deleted, or modified and subsequently generates alerts.

You can review the alerts from the Security Events > Overview > Unusual Data Activity section and take appropriate action to resolve the risk to ensure that the backed-up data is safe.

Improved Data Activity trend graph

The Data Activity Trend that represents data backed up in the resource by snapshots is enhanced to provide a more detailed view for better monitoring and understanding of Unusual Data Activity.

Here is a glimpse of the update
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For more information, see Unusual Data Activity.

►Here is a quick preview of the enhanced Unusual Data Activity.

Customer Action Required: To sign up for this feature, contact support.

Feb 09, 2023

This release has minor bug fixes.

Jan 28, 2023

New Feature

 

Sandbox recovery: Malicious File Scan support for windows sandbox virtual machines

This feature is under early access and is available for limited customers.

Use the Sandbox Recovery feature to recover a specific restore point, followed by an antivirus scan in a sandbox environment. You can certify whether the selected restore point is clean based on the scan results. 

After a successful sandbox virtual machine data restore, you can scan the data for viruses and malware with the Malicious File Scan feature enabled.

For Sandbox virtual machines, you can enable the Malicious File Scan feature from the  Hybrid Workloads > Restore > Sandbox Recovery > Settings page.

Here is a glimpse of the update
settingstab.png

The anti-virus scan engine scans the entire data for potential viruses and malware and provides details for the following that can help you take the necessary corrective action:

  • File Scanned: Number of files scanned for a restore job

  • Malicious Files Found: Number of malicious files found in the restored snapshot

  • Files Scan Skipped: Number of files skipped from the scan

For more information, see,

New API for listing count of restore scan jobs

We have added the List count of restore scan jobs API to support automation and get information about the total count of all the restore scan jobs for different resource types- File Server, NAS, Endpoints, and so on.

For more information, see Developer Portal.

Jan 12, 2023

This release has minor bug fixes.

Archived release notes

For release notes of previous cloud updates, see Archived Release Notes.

You can get a view and update on the latest supported and available Security Posture & Observability and Accelerated Ransomware feature from Cyber Resilience Release Notes.

 

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