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Release details

February 4, 2019

The following Phoenix update is released for the cloud update on February 4, 2019:

New Feature

  • Support for Oracle Databases

Support for Oracle Databases

With this release, Phoenix is now an Oracle recognized database backup solution provider. For more information, see Oracle Backup Solutions Program (BSP). Phoenix provides a robust solution that works with Oracle Recovery Manager (RMAN) to:

  • Protect the Oracle RMAN backups on an NFS target on the Phoenix Backup Store
  • Manage the Oracle Database backup lifecycle

For more information, see Backup and Restore Oracle Databases

Revision Information

Platform Revision Public Cloud Gov Cloud
Windows 4.8.0-53656

 

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Linux 4.8.0-53656
VMware backup proxy 4.8.0-53656
Hyper-V FLR proxy 4.8.0-53656
Phoenix Backup Store 4.8.0-53656

January 21, 2019

The following Phoenix update is released for the cloud update on January 21, 2019:

New Features

Enhanced disaster recovery solution

With this release, Druva Phoenix introduces an enhanced disaster recovery solution to convert the VMware virtual machine backup images to the AWS EC2 instances. This solution replaces the usage of VM Import for conversion. It drastically reduces the time required for the conversion process and provides predictable and improved RPO to our customers resulting in the faster virtual machine data restores.

In addition, administrators can now monitor the state of the failover process on the Phoenix Management Console.

Action required: For customers using a Phoenix AWS Proxy version earlier than 4.8.0, install a new Phoenix AWS Proxy version 4.8.0 or later. For more information, see Launch Phoenix AWS Proxy and Register Phoenix AWS Proxy.

For more information, see:

Support for VMware vSphere virtual volumes (VVols)

Phoenix now supports the following:

  • Backup of the virtual machine that resides on virtual volumes with related storage based management policy applied to it
  • Restore of the virtual machine that is backed up from any datastore type VMFS, vSAN to VVols
  • Restore of the virtual machine backed up from VVol datastore to another type of datastores, such as VMFS, vSAN
  • Restore of the virtual machine with storage-based management policy applied to it to the original location

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

Support for backup of VMware virtual machines on NFSv4.1 and NFSv4.2

Phoenix can now back up VMware virtual machines from the vCenter/ESXi hosts with a datastore that uses NFSv4.1 and NFSv4.2.

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

Phoenix Management Console UI enhancements

With the aim to constantly enhance the user experience, Druva is excited to introduce a refreshed Phoenix Management Console menu bar. A few options on the menu bar are reorganized and a few icons are removed. However, there is no change in the functionality in the product.

The key enhancements include the following:

  • A new Global navigation panel has been added to quickly switch between products and configure administrator settings.
  • The Settings menu is now represented by the Settings_icon.png icon.
  • The Administrator submenu is renamed to Manage Administrators and is now available under Settings_icon.png.
  • The Download Agent option is now a submenu under Settings_icon.png.
  • The Documentation menu is now a submenu under Help_icon.png.
  • The Alerts menu is now represented by the Alerts.png icon.
  • The password policy and single sign-on settings are available under Settings_icon.png > Phoenix Settings.

Action required: No action required.

Fixed Issues

Issue Description

ROBO-11193

A transaction log backup starts running when a full/differential backup job is already in progress for an MS-SQL server.

Revision Information

Platform Revision Public Cloud Gov Cloud
Windows 4.8.0-53656

 

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Linux 4.8.0-53656
VMware backup proxy 4.8.0-53656
Hyper-V FLR proxy 4.8.0-53656

January 7, 2019

The following Phoenix update is released for the cloud update on January 7, 2019:

New Feature

Analytics

The Analytics feature gives you an insight into your deployment of various resources with Druva Phoenix especially with respect to credits and storage consumption. Through various forms of graphs and widgets, you can get an in-depth analysis of the total credits and storage, source + changes data, current source data, the projected timeline for exhaustion of the credit balance, source reduction factor, and the change rates. It also enables you to view the events and the audit trails for the same.  This feature is enabled by default for all accounts.

As a Cloud administrator, you can use this feature to:

  • View the Phoenix credits consumption in the last 90 days 

    Note: To begin with, the existing users can view the analytics data for the last 30 days. They can view the analytics data for 90 days after February 17, 2019. For new accounts, the analytics data for 90 days is visible upon their completion of the same period.
  • Select a backup set and view its details, such as current source, source + changes, and daily changes for the last 30 days

  • Compare the data size in the existing source with the new backup sets in the given time period

  • View the current source reduction factor

  • Get a visual overview of the credit balance, total source + changes, total current source data, and total storage consumed over a given time period in the form of graphs

  • View the captured events, the number of events for a specific date, and the event details

To access the analytics data, on the menu bar, select All Organizations and click Analytics.

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For more information, see Analytics.

Action required: No action required.

December 3, 2018

The following Phoenix update is released for the cloud update on December 3, 2018:

Ability to select different locations for MS SQL Server database files at the time of restore

With this cloud push, following enhancements to the MS SQL Server are available:

  • You can now restore MDF, LDF, and NDF files to different locations.
  • You can now replace the database if you choose the Restore to original SQL Server Instance option.  

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For more information, see:

Certification of backup and restore of MS SQL Server 2017 databases

Phoenix certifies backup and restore of databases that are created and managed using SQL Server 2017. For more information about the SQL Server 2017 support, see System requirements.

Action required: Upgrade the agent to the latest version.

Revision Information

Platform Revision Public Cloud Gov Cloud
Windows 4.7.7-50491

 

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Linux Not Applicable
VMware backup proxy Not Applicable
Hyper-V FLR proxy Not Applicable

 

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