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Release notes and fixed issues 2023

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 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.

December 18, 2023

CloudCache

New Feature

New Linux-based CloudCache

There is a new version of a Linux-based CloudCache, R3, with the following benefits:

  • It supports File Servers, NAS, VMware, MS SQL, Hyper-V, Nutanix AHV, and Oracle DTC for all backup and restore requirements.
  • It enables faster RPOs and RTOs, especially for lower bandwidth sites.
  • It facilitates keeping a copy of data on-premise for compliance reasons.

Notes:  

  • Instant Restore of VMware VMs is not supported on this version of CloudCache.
  • This version of CloudCache is supported for Ubuntu 22.04.

Customer action required:

  • For new deployment: You can deploy CloudCache R3 in your environment, or VMware, or a Physical Server by using the appropriate form factors such as QCOW2, OVA, or a .deb package. For more information, refer to Set up CloudCache and Phoenix Downloads.
  • For upgrading an existing CloudCache: Ensure that you manually upgrade your OS to Ubuntu 22.04 and then upgrade the CloudCache device to version R3.

VMware

New Feature

Common Events API

We have introduced a new Events API that will allow you to get a list and view of all the events across VMware workload. For more information, see API reference documentation on the Druva developer portal.

Customer action required: None.

Enhancement

Enhanced VMware Proxy Deployer Tool

You can deploy the VMware proxy using the VMware Proxy Deployer tool, which deploys a proxy VM in your vCenter/ESXi environment to protect vSphere virtual machines. The VMware proxy deployer tool now provides additional features such as OVA upload and pre-checks for better error handling. For more information, see Deploy VMware proxy using VMware Proxy Deployer.

Customer action required: Download the VMware Remote proxy deployer tool (.msi) from the Downloads page and install it on any machine to deploy a new proxy (if required).

MS SQL Server

New Feature

Restore to alternate location API

You can now restore to an alternate location by using the Restore To Alternate Instance Request API. This actionable API can be used to restore a SQL database to an alternate instance.  For more information, see API reference documentation on the Druva developer portal.

Customer action required: None.

Known Issues

 

Issue Description

PHN-108541

OVA upload on VMC is failing through VMware Proxy Deployer tool.

Fixed Issues

 

Issue Description

PHN-99592

In SAP HANA 2.0 SPS06, backup and retention schedules now properly display in the Management Console. Previously, schedules created in the SAP HANA Cockpit were not visible in the Management Console.

 

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)

6.3.4-402269

   

 

 

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Linux (File server)

6.3.4-402269

NAS

6.3.4-402269

VMware Backup Proxy

6.3.5-412029

Phoenix AWS Proxy

6.3.5-412092

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)

6.3.4-402478

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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November 20, 2023

Azure VMs

New Feature

Automatically configure Azure VMs for backup

Druva introduces the Auto Configuration Rules feature that allows you to automatically configure your Azure VMs for backup. 

Auto config rules automate the process of setting up and filtering Azure VMs using tags. These VMs are then seamlessly protected based on your policy schedules. For more information, see Manage Auto Configuration Rules.

Customer action required: None.

Disaster Recovery

Enhancement

Support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 9.0

Druva now supports failback and failover of virtual machines on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 9.0. For more information, see Disaster recovery support matrix, prerequisites, and limitations.

Customer action required: Upgrade VMware backup proxy to version 6.3.4-403650.

Oracle DTC

Enhancement

Fallback to SYSDBA role for seamless discovery and backup operations

If you do not set authentication correctly, the database discovery and backup operations fail. To address this, the RMAN operations are now executed by the SYSDBA role by default if the role is not set correctly, resuming the discovery and backup operations seamlessly. For more information, see Prerequisites for Oracle servers.

Customer action required: Upgrade the Oracle agent to version 6.1.2.399564.

Platform

Enhancement

Regenerate activation token for new deployments

You will need to regenerate activation tokens, if you want to deploy a new proxy or agent and have generated a token in the previous 30 days. All previously generated tokens will automatically expire.

Note: This will have no impact on previously deployed agents or proxies.

Customer action required: To register a new server, virtual machine, or NAS proxy, generate a new activation token on the Enterprise Workloads Management Console. 
Here's an illustration for File Servers. You can generate the tokens for your respective workloads in a similar fashion.

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Known Issues

 

Issue Description

PHN-112431

You may see the packages as upgradable despite it being up-to-date if activated using OVA or Druva Proxy Deployer.

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)

6.3.4-402269

   

 

 

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                                 tick.png

Linux (File server)

6.3.4-402269

NAS

6.3.4-402269

VMware Backup Proxy

6.3.2-359254

Phoenix AWS Proxy

6.3.4-403650

Hyper-V FLR Proxy

6.3.4-402306

Phoenix CloudCache (Windows)

4.2-402269

Phoenix CloudCache (Linux)

R1: 4.2-402269

R2: 5.0.0-315226

Oracle (Phoenix Backup Store)

6.3.4-402478

Oracle (Direct to Cloud)

6.1.2-402608

Nutanix AHV

6.3.4-377482

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SAP HANA

7.0.0-327748

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November 6, 2023

Platform

Enhancement

Regenerate activation token for new deployments

All existing activation tokens will expire on November 20, 2023. With the upcoming release, you will need to regenerate activation tokens, if you want to deploy a new proxy or agent and have generated a token in the previous 30 days.

Note: This will have no impact on previously deployed agents or proxies.

Customer action required: To register a new server, virtual machine, or NAS proxy, generate a new activation token on the Enterprise Workloads Management Console. 
Here's an illustration for File Servers. You can generate the tokens for your respective workloads in a similar fashion.

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October 16, 2023

Azure VMs

New Feature

Introducing data protection for Azure virtual machines

You can now protect virtual machines deployed in Azure Cloud. The data protection solution leverages Druva's air-gapped backup and restoration solution for end-to-end protection of Azure VMs over Druva cloud. You can now experience seamless and secure onboarding of Azure subscriptions to Druva. The offering provides an agentless, cloud-native SaaS solution that ensures simple, secure, and air-gapped backups for Azure VMs and reduces storage costs significantly. Druva protects Azure VM data from ransomware by creating an encrypted backup copy of your data in Druva's Cloud, that is inaccessible to attackers.

For more information, see Backup and Restore Azure Virtual Machines.

Customer action required: Contact your Account Manager for more information.

Here's a sneak peek:

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Platform

Enhancement

Unified Enterprise Workloads Management Console for protecting Hybrid, Azure, and AWS Workloads

Druva has consolidated Hybrid, AWS, and Azure workload data protection into a single solution named Enterprise Workloads. To align with this integration, the Hybrid Workloads Management Console has been renamed to Enterprise Workloads Management Console. To know more about the enhancements released, click here.

Customer action required: None.

Oracle DTC

Enhancement

Introducing SYSBACKUP role for database protection

Earlier, for performing backup and restore of Oracle database, the user required a SYSDBA role. Now, the user can have either SYSDBA or SYSBACKUP role in order to perform these actions. The authentication fails and you get an error if the user doesn't have either of these roles.

Customer action required: Upgrade the agent to version 6.1.2-391253.

MS SQL Server

New Feature

Custom name for restored database

Now, you have the ability to specify a custom name for the database being created when restoring a single database. This feature gives you greater flexibility and control over your database management, ensuring that the restored databases align with your naming conventions and organizational practices. For more information, see our guides to Restore a SQL server database using transaction logs and Restore SQL server databases using recovery points.

Customer action required: Upgrade the agent to version 6.3.3-359142.

 

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)

6.3.3-359142

   

 

 

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                                 tick.png

Linux (File server)

6.3.3-359142

NAS

6.3.3-359142

VMware Backup Proxy

6.3.2-359254

Phoenix AWS Proxy

6.3.4-392586

Hyper-V FLR Proxy

6.3.1-328719

Phoenix CloudCache (Windows)

4.2-391276

Phoenix CloudCache (Linux)

R1: 4.2-391276

R2: 5.0.0-315226

Oracle (Phoenix Backup Store)

6.3.4-371637

Oracle (Direct to Cloud)

6.1.2-391253

Nutanix AHV

6.3.4_367580

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SAP HANA

7.0.0-327748

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September 18, 2023

File Server and NAS

Enhancement

Archive Support for File Server and NAS in GovCloud

Druva customers can now avail benefits of Archive for their sensitive workloads running in the GovCloud, where the data doesn't change frequently but needs to be retained for extended periods for compliance or other purposes. Also, to use the Archive feature, Druva no longer enforces minimum file size limits. For more information, see Protect File Server and NAS data in Archive storage tier.

Archive is not suitable for frequently modified data. As the archive data is retained for one year or more, it may result in higher credit consumption for such data.
Archive is best suited for the data that rarely changes and requires higher retention.

Customer action required: None.

Disaster Recovery

New Feature

End-of-Support for CentOS and introduction of new Ubuntu-based AWS proxy

In the event of RedHat's announcement of discontinuation of CentOS, Druva has discontinued CentOS-based AWS proxies that will follow Druva’s EOS cycle. Druva now introduces Ubuntu-based AWS proxies that will be used for the recovery of your virtual machines seamlessly in the event of a disaster. For more information, see Deploying CloudFormation stack template for migrating AWS Proxy from CentOS to Ubuntu.

Customer action required: Migrate the existing CentOS proxy to Ubuntu using the new CloudFormation Template that will be available on September 25.

Enhancement

Optimized restore workflow

We have now optimized the restore workflow, leading to time and cost savings. 

Customer action required: Upgrade the DR AWS proxy to version 6.3.4-372005. For more information, see Deploying CloudFormation stack template for migrating AWS Proxy from CentOS to Ubuntu.

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)

6.3.3-359142

   

 

 

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                                 tick.png

Linux (File server)

6.3.3-359142

NAS

6.3.3-359142

VMware Backup Proxy

6.3.2-359254

Phoenix AWS Proxy

6.3.4-372005

Hyper-V FLR Proxy

6.3.1-328719

Phoenix CloudCache (Windows)

4.2-300878

Phoenix CloudCache (Linux)

4.2-328805

Oracle (Phoenix Backup Store)

6.3.4-371637

Oracle (Direct to Cloud)

6.1.1-374311

Nutanix AHV

6.3.4_346290

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SAP HANA

7.0.0-327748

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August 21, 2023

VMware

New Feature

Migration of VMware backup proxy from CentOS to Ubuntu

Druva now supports VMware backup proxy on the Ubuntu 22.04 operating system to back up and restore​ virtual machines. Going forward, all the new features will only be supported on the Ubuntu-based proxy.
CentOS 7-based VMWare proxy will follow its regular EOS cycle, as the CentOS community and RedHat announced the sunset of CentOS in December 2020. For more information, see End-of-support policy of Druva
The existing backup and restore will not be impacted.

Customer action required: Deploy the new Ubuntu-based backup proxy and then delete the existing CentOS-based backup proxy. For more information, see article.

Enhancement

VMware UDA enhancements

Druva now supports sudo users for Linux virtual machines for Unusual Data Activity (UDA). For more information, see Assign credentials.

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

SAP HANA

New Feature

Restore a database to a different SAP HANA system

You can now use Hybrid Workloads for SAP HANA to restore your database backups to a different SAP HANA system. This new functionality will allow you to create copies of the database. Both SYSTEMDB and tenant databases can be restored to an alternate system. For further details, see Restore a database to a different SAP HANA System.

Customer action required: Upgrade the agent to version 7.0.0-327748.

Fixed Issues

 

Issue Description

PHN-99592

For SAP HANA 2.0 SPS06, the backup and retention schedules created in SAP HANA Cockpit were not displayed on the Hybrid Workloads Management Console. This has now been fixed.

DTREE-3002 If you had CloudCache R2 version 5.0.0-271180 configured, you might have seen the following behavior:
  • On the Configured tab of the All CloudCache Devices page, you would have seen the upgradable icon UploadYellowFilled.png. If you had initiated the upgrade, it would have continued to show the in-progress icon  QueuedGreyFilled.png without any impact on the backend processes. 
  • On the Add CloudCache page, the CloudCache version available to download was incorrectly displayed as 5.0.0-277591. However, if you had clicked the Download button, the correct version, 5.0.0-271180, would have been downloaded.

This has now been fixed.

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)

6.3.3-359142

   

 

 

                     tick.png

 

 

 

                                 tick.png

Linux (File server)

6.3.3-359142

NAS

6.3.3-359142

VMware Backup Proxy

6.3.2-359254

Phoenix AWS Proxy

6.3.3-359132

Hyper-V FLR Proxy

6.3.1-328719

Phoenix CloudCache (Windows)

4.2-300878

Phoenix CloudCache (Linux)

4.2-328805

Oracle (Phoenix Backup Store)

6.3.1-330297

Oracle (Direct to Cloud)

6.1.1-359307

Nutanix AHV

6.3.3_336177

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SAP HANA

7.0.0-327748

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August 7, 2023

VMware

Enhancement

Sandbox Recovery enhancements

Druva now supports the automatic deletion of malicious files during a sandbox recovery workflow. You can now select the Delete Malicious Files option to remove malicious files found from post-restore scan results. In addition, you can view a list of deleted files with details such as file name, path, and reason for deletion. For more information, see Restore virtual machines using sandbox.

Customer action required: Upgrade VMware proxy to version 6.3.2 or above to delete malicious files.

July 17, 2023

VMware

Enhancement

Enhanced VMware application-consistent behavior

When initiating a backup, you can now enable the Fallback to crash consistent backup option to capture a crash-consistent recovery point if quiescing of the VMware snapshot fails. Recovery points are now categorized as application-consistent and crash-consistent. For more information, see Manage backup policy.

Customer action required: Upgrade the VMware backup proxy to version 6.3.1-343717, and select the Fallback to crash consistent backup flag in the backup policy to perform crash-consistent backups.

Deprecation of Linux operating system editions

Druva has discontinued the support for the following Linux editions as they have reached the End-of-life (EOL) and are no longer supported by their vendor. For more information, see End-of-support life policy for third-party vendor.

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.3, 6.9, 6.10
  • CentOS 5.3, 5.11, 6.3, 6.9, 6.10
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP 1, 11 SP 4

Customer action required: None.

Disaster Recovery

Enhancement

Deprecation of operating system editions

Druva has discontinued the support for the following operating system editions:

  • CentOS 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6, 6.7, 6.8, 6.9, 6.10 (64-bit) 
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6, 6.7, 6.8, 6.9, 6.10 (64-bit)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11.4 (64-bit)
  • Windows 2008 and Windows 2008 r2

For more information, see Support Matrix.

Customer action required: None.

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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)

6.3.1-342978

   

 

 

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                                 tick.png

Linux (File server)

6.3.1-342978

NAS

6.3.1-342978

VMware Backup Proxy

6.3.1-343717

Phoenix AWS Proxy

6.3.1-328803

Hyper-V FLR Proxy

6.3.1-328719

Phoenix CloudCache (Windows)

4.2-300878

Phoenix CloudCache (Linux)

4.2-328805

Oracle (Phoenix Backup Store)

6.3.1-330297

Oracle (Direct to Cloud)

6.1.1-328698

Nutanix AHV

6.3.1-320344

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SAP HANA

7.0.0-319368

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July 03, 2023

New Feature

Introducing APIs for Reports

We've added  APIs for reports to enable quick access to the data for existing Hybrid Workloads' reports.
You can also build integrations to obtain specific data for various use cases. For example, you can:

  • Track the status of workloads periodically and trigger automated responses using third-party apps or custom scripts. For example, you can create a ticket to inform an administrator if backups fail beyond a certain percentage on a specific day.
  • Keep a close eye on critical activities such as failed Restore jobs. This visibility allows you to proactively address any issues that may arise.
  • Run narrowed-down diagnostics using filters to provide evidence during audits.
  • Build personalized reports or a view to monitor all your data.

With these new APIs, you'll have more flexibility and control over your reporting.

For more information, see Getting Started with Reports API

Notes:

  • With this release, APIs are not available for the Credit Consumption report and the Cost Allocation report.
  • This update is not available for GovCloud.

June 19, 2023

VMware

Enhancement

VMware UDA enhancements

You can now filter the status on the Virtual Machines page for the newly added VMware Tools column and the existing Guest OS Credentials column to check and take appropriate action for successfully running the Unusual Data Activity (UDA) algorithm on VMWare.
You can also filter and export the results of the discovered virtual machines on the Virtual Machines page to a CSV file.

For more information, see View and export discovered VMs.

Customer action required: Upgrade the VMware backup proxy to version 6.3.1-328735.

Support for Linux sandbox virtual machines

Druva now supports the Linux operating system to perform post-restore scans during a sandbox recovery workflow. For more information, see Support Matrix and Prerequisites
For more information on Sandbox Recovery, see Restore virtual machines using sandbox.

Customer action required: None.

Support for non-root users

Druva now enables non-root users to perform backup and restore operations on VMs hosted on standalone ESXi hosts.

Customer action required: Upgrade the VMware backup proxy to version 6.3.1-328735.

Disaster Recovery

Enhancement

Support for Microsoft Windows Server 2022

We now support failover and failback of virtual machines with Microsoft Windows Server 2022. For more information, see Support Matrix.

Customer action required: None.

SAP HANA

Enhancement

Support for SAP HANA Platform 2.0 SPS 06

Druva now supports SAP HANA Platform 2.0 SPS 06. You can now backup and restore specific changes to parameters stored in INI configuration files for SAP HANA Platform 2.0 SPS 06.

Customer action required: None.

Known Issues

 

Issue Description
PHN-99592

For SAP HANA 2.0 SPS06, the backup and retention schedules created in SAP HANA Cockpit are not displayed on the Hybrid Workloads Management Console.

Workaround: If you use SAP HANA 2.0 SPS 06, view the schedules in SAP HANA Cockpit.

Insights

Deprecated

Deprecating File Analytics and Recommendations

File Analytics and Recommendations features are now deprecated. For further assistance, contact Support.

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)

6.3.1-328698

   

 

 

                     tick.png

 

 

 

                                 tick.png

Linux (File server)

6.3.1-328698

NAS

6.3.1-328698

VMware Backup Proxy

6.3.1-328735

Phoenix AWS Proxy

6.3.1-328803

Hyper-V FLR Proxy

6.3.1-328719

Phoenix CloudCache (Windows)

4.2-300878

Phoenix CloudCache (Linux)

4.2-328805

Oracle (Phoenix Backup Store)

6.3.1-329587

Oracle (Direct to Cloud)

6.1.1-328698
 

Nutanix AHV

6.3.1-305085

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SAP HANA

7.0.0-304671

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June 05, 2023

File Server

Enhancement

Support for Linux operating systems for File Server

Druva now supports the following 64-bit operating systems for backup and restore. 

  • Oracle Linux 8.7 and 9.0
  • Ubuntu 22.04

For more information, see Software requirements for files and folders

Customer action required: None.

NAS

Enhancement

Support for Linux operating systems for NAS

Druva now supports the following 64-bit operating systems for backup and restore. 

  • Oracle Linux 8.7 and 9.0
  • Ubuntu 22.04

For more information, see Software requirements for NAS proxy

Customer action required: None.

Oracle DTC

Enhancement

Support for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server operating system

We now support the protection of a database over Oracle Server with SUSE Linux 12 SP2 operating system. For more information, see System requirements for Oracle Direct to Cloud.

Customer action required: None.

Known Issues

 

Issue Description
DTREE-3002 If you have CloudCache R2 version 5.0.0-271180 configured, you may see the following behavior:
  • On the Configured tab of the All CloudCache Devices page, you will see the upgradable icon UploadYellowFilled.png . If you initiate the upgrade, it continues to show the in-progress icon  QueuedGreyFilled.png without any impact on the backend processes. 
  • On the Add CloudCache page, the CloudCache version available to download is incorrectly displayed as 5.0.0-277591. However, if you click the Download button, the correct version, 5.0.0-271180, is downloaded.
This behavior is specific to version 5.0.0-271180 of the CloudCache R2 installer.

May 15, 2023

File Server

Enhancement

List all snapshots and perform restore of files/folders to original or alternate server using File Server actionable APIs

You can list all snapshots for a specific backup set using the List all snapshots API. Additionally, you can restore files/folders to the:

  • original server by using the Create a restore job for the original server API, and
  • alternate server by using the Create a restore job for the alternate server API

For more information, see API Reference documentation on the Druva API Developer Portal.

Customer action required: None.

Oracle DTC

Enhancement

Restore the database to an alternate server using custom server parameters

You can now easily provide custom SPFile parameters through the user interface while restoring the database to an alternate server, instead of manually setting the parameters in the SPFile. This also reduces the chances of restore failure due to missing custom SPFile parameters. For more information, see Restore an Oracle database from a recovery point and Restore an Oracle database to a point-in-time.

Customer action required: Upgrade Oracle agent to version 6.1.1-312040 or later.

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MS SQL Server

New Feature

Protect SQL Server 2022

Druva now supports SQL Server 2022 installed on Windows Server 2016 and Windows Server 2019. With this release, you can seamlessly protect and manage SQL Server 2022 databases with Druva's comprehensive data protection features. For a list of certified platforms, see Support Matrix.

Customer action required: Upgrade the agent to version 6.3.1-312045.

View database backed up for easy monitoring

You can now view the names of the databases on the Progress Logs tab for backup jobs. With this update, you'll quickly and easily identify which databases were successfully backed up in each backup job, helping you monitor and manage your databases more effectively.

Customer action required: Upgrade the agent to version 6.3.1-312045.

Enhanced manual backup feature for greater flexibility

In addition to the existing incremental backup functionality, you can now manually initiate both full and log backups directly from the backup set details page. This enhancement ensures greater flexibility and control over your data backup processes.

To use this feature, navigate to the backup set details page, and use the dropdown next to the Backup Now button.
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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) 6.3.1-312045

   

 

 

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                                 tick.png

Linux (File server)

6.3.1-312045

NAS

6.3.1-312045

VMware Backup Proxy

6.3.1-315427

Phoenix AWS Proxy

6.3.1-312048

Hyper-V FLR Proxy

6.3.1-275580

Phoenix CloudCache (Windows)

4.2-300878

Phoenix CloudCache (Linux)

4.2-300879

Oracle (Phoenix Backup Store)

6.3.1-296100

Oracle (Direct to Cloud)

6.1.1-312040

Nutanix AHV

6.3.1-287047

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SAP HANA

7.0.0-286562

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May 1, 2023

File Server

Enhancement

Deprecation of Linux operating system editions in File Server

Druva has discontinued the support for the following Linux editions to enhance security for the installers.

  • CentOS 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6, 6.7, 6.8, 6.9, 6.10 (64-bit) 
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6, 6.7, 6.8, 6.9, 6.10 (64-bit)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11.4 (64-bit)

For more information, see End-of-support life policy for third-party vendor.

Customer action required: None.

NAS

Enhancement

Deprecation of Linux operating system editions in NAS

Druva has discontinued the support for the following Linux editions to enhance security for the installers.

  • CentOS 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6, 6.7, 6.8, 6.9, 6.10 (64-bit) 
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6, 6.7, 6.8, 6.9, 6.10 (64-bit)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11.4 (64-bit)

For more information, see End-of-support life policy for third-party vendor.

Customer action required: None.

April 17, 2023

File Server

Enhancement

Support for new operating systems for File Server

Druva now supports the backup and restore of File Server on the following operating systems.

  • CentOS 9.0 (64-bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 9.0 and 9.1 (64-bit)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 12.5 and 15.4 (64-bit)

For more information, see System requirements for files and folders.

Customer action required: None.

NAS

Enhancement

Support for new operating systems for NAS proxy

Druva now supports the backup and restore of NAS proxy on the following operating systems.

  • CentOS 9.0 (64-bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 9.0 and 9.1 (64-bit)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 12.5 and 15.4 (64-bit)

For more information, see System requirements for NAS devices.

Customer action required: None.

VMware

Enhancement

Support for vSphere DataSets

Druva now certifies vSphere 8.0, including features such as vSphere DataSets. You can now back up and restore the DataSet files stored with the virtual machine files in ESXi/vCenter.
For more information, see vSphere DataSets and Support Matrix.

Customer action required: Upgrade the VMware proxy to version 6.3.1-299480.

Nutanix AHV

Enhancement

Change in supported image format for Druva Proxy Deployer

The support for images in the .qcow2 and .tar formats is deprecated. Druva now supports upload of images in the .ova format only. This change is not backward compatible, i.e. previously downloaded Hybrid Workloads Common Agent does not support this change and you must download the latest agent from the Downloads page of the Management Console.

Customer action required: Update the proxy version to 6.3.1-277240. Download the updated version of Hybrid Workloads Common Agent Installer from the Downloads page.

Known Issues

 

Issue Description

PHN-94391

Nutanix AHV users with view-only permissions are able to perform the initial steps for the deployment of a VM. However, the deployment fails at the end of the procedure.

Fixed Issues

 

Issue Description

PHN-92315

If you configured the Hybrid Workloads agent for SAP HANA with any user other than the SYSTEM user of SYSTEMDB, the discovery did not run. This has been fixed now. To learn more about the privileges needed, see Discover Database.

PHN-92218 For SAP HANA jobs, incorrect backup speed was shown on the Job Details page while the backup was in progress. This issue is now fixed.
PHN-92219 If multi-streaming is active, the Snapshot ID was shown multiple times for SAP HANA on the Job Details page for a restore job. This issue is now fixed.
PHN-87948 Authentication issues related to Advanced Smart Scan for NAS devices with SMB server are fixed now. You must upgrade the NAS proxy agent to the latest version.
 

Revision History

 

Platform Revision Public Cloud Gov Cloud
Windows (File server, MS SQL) 6.3.1-300878

   

 

 

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Linux (File server)

6.3.1-300878

NAS

6.3.1-300878

VMware Backup Proxy

6.3.1-299480

Phoenix AWS Proxy

6.3.1-286684

Hyper-V FLR Proxy

6.3.1-275580

Phoenix CloudCache (Windows)

4.2-300878

Phoenix CloudCache (Linux)

4.2-300879

Oracle (Phoenix Backup Store)

6.3.1-296100

Oracle (Direct to Cloud)

6.1.0-298918

Nutanix AHV

6.3.1-277240

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SAP HANA

7.0.0-274737

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March 20, 2023

SAP HANA

New Feature

Protect SAP HANA databases

You can now protect SAP HANA databases with our SAP-Certified backup and recovery solution. The solution fully integrates with SAP HANA native tools, such as Cockpit, and can send backups directly to Druva Cloud without consuming space on your SAP HANA servers. You can back up SAP HANA databases deployed on physical servers, VMs, and the public cloud. All backup types—full, incremental, differential data backups, log backup and catalog backup—are fully supported. You can also restore backups directly from Druva Cloud to recover your SAP HANA databases. For more information, see Backup and Restore SAP HANA. In addition, you can find answers to frequently asked questions.

Watch the following video for a quick overview:

 

Customer action required: Refer to the documentation to use SAP HANA protection or contact your Account Manager for more information.

Nutanix AHV

New Feature

Introducing APIs for AHV

Druva has introduced reporting APIs for Nutanix AHV. Integrate tools and applications with Druva using these APIs for a more customizable experience for reporting, analytics, alerts, and insight into the performances of Nutanix AHV virtual machines that Druva protects. The following is the list of APIs and the information that can be fetched using the APIs:

  • List all backup sets: Returns all backup sets for AHV
  • List all jobs: Returns all jobs for AHV
  • List all backup jobs: Returns all backup jobs for AHV
  • List all restore jobs: Returns all restore jobs for AHV
  • List all upload logs jobs: Returns all upload log jobs for AHV
  • List all policies: Returns all backup policies for AHV
  • List all backup proxies: Returns all backup proxies for AHV

For more information, see API Reference documentation on the Druva API Developer Portal.

Customer action required: None.

Enhancement

Support for Web proxy for Druva Proxy Deployer

Nutanix AHV now provides Web proxy support for Mac client with the Druva Proxy Deployer utility.

Customer action required: Download the Hybrid Workloads Common Installer (Mac) from the Download page.

Known Issues

 

Issue Description
PHN-93021 For a backup job, the Source Data Scanned value is displayed as 0B on the job details page. 

Revision History

 

Platform Revision Public Cloud Gov Cloud
Windows (File server, MS SQL) 6.3.1-286514

   

 

 

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Linux (File server)

6.3.1-286514

NAS

6.3.1-286514

VMware Backup Proxy

6.3.1-286515

Phoenix AWS Proxy

6.3.1-286684

Hyper-V FLR Proxy

6.3.1-275580

Phoenix CloudCache (Windows)

4.2-275580

Phoenix CloudCache (Linux)

4.2-276686

Oracle (Phoenix Backup Store)

6.3.1-276583

Oracle (Direct to Cloud)

6.1.0-286507

Nutanix AHV

6.3.1-253389

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SAP HANA

7.0.0-264137

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March 06, 2023

Oracle DTC

Enhancement

Ensure efficient storage utilization with the latest Oracle agent

To avoid any potential storage statistic issues after the automated restore is performed from the previous restore point or during the backup of primary or standby databases, when both are registered with Druva, make sure you have upgraded the oracle agent to the latest version 6.1.0-283342.

Customer action required: Upgrade Oracle agent to version 6.1.0-283342.

February 20, 2023

VMware

New Feature

Support for Unusual Data Activity (UDA)

 This feature is available only for early access customers. To know more about the Early Availability program and sign up for this feature, contact support.

Druva now supports anomaly detection for VMware virtual machines, providing efficient data resiliency from threats. When a VM is successfully backed up, the UDA algorithm detects any malicious, intentional, or unknown activities based on the number of files added, deleted, or modified, and subsequently generates alerts. For information related to  Unusual Data Activity for VMware, see Cyber Resilience release notes.

Customer action required: None.

Enhancement

Load more files and folders during restore

Druva now provides the Load More option to display additional content in a particular folder during a restore. This option is available in a large directory structure to load the next set of results and enables you to restore a specific file/folder. For more information, see Restore virtual machine data.

Customer action required: None.

Disaster Recovery

New Feature

Support for failover and failback of VMs with UEFI firmware

Druva DRaaS extends its support for failover and failback of VMs with the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) firmware. If you have configured a UEFI VM, during failover, you get a copy of the source machine in AWS in the form of an EC2 instance that boots with UEFI firmware, and during failback, it is recovered in the UEFI mode only. Earlier, the recovered EC2 instance would boot in the BIOS mode only. For more information, see About UEFI firmware support for Failover and Failback.

Customer action required: Upgrade the VMware and AWS proxy to version 6.3.1 or later.

NAS

Enhancement

Advanced Smart Scan support for NFS

Incremental backup performance is significantly improved with Advanced Smart Scan, which reduces network round trips and API call latencies. This reduces the overall time consumed during a scan, thereby decreasing the incremental backup job's time. For more information, see Advanced Smart Scan and Scanning methods in NAS.

Customer action required: Upgrade agent to version 6.3.1.

Nutanix AHV

Enhancement

Support for Web proxy for Druva Proxy Deployer

Nutanix AHV now provides Web proxy support for Windows client with the Druva Proxy Deployer utility.

Customer action required: Download the Hybrid Workloads Common Installer (Windows) from the Download page.

Platform

Enhancement

Change in Console URL

The Druva Console for Hybrid Workloads can now be accessed through the URL console.druva.com/enterpriseworkloads. If you use the previous URL, that is, phoenix.druva.com, you will observe a redirection to the updated URL. It is recommended that you modify any saved bookmarks to reflect the changed URL.

For more information on Enterprise Workloads, you can refer to Introduction to Enterprise Workloads.

Customer action required: None.

Known Issues

 

Issue Description
PHN-84646 The database credential validation fails if you have socks5 proxy configured because you cannot use sqlplus if a non-HTTP proxy URL such as https, socks4, and socks5 is set in the environment variable. For more information, see the error code SP2-1502 in SQL*Plus Error Messages.
PHN-84243 The download and activation of the VMware backup proxy are failing because the Druva network is blocked.

Fixed Issues

 

Issue Description
PHN-88632 SHA256 checksum was incorrectly labeled as MD5SUM on the Add CloudCache page. This has now been fixed.

Revision History

 

Platform Revision Public Cloud Gov Cloud
Windows (File server, MS SQL) 6.3.1-275580

   

 

 

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Linux (File server)

6.3.1-275580

NAS

6.3.1-278391

VMware Backup Proxy

6.3.1-276502

Phoenix AWS Proxy

6.3.1-275575

Hyper-V FLR Proxy

6.3.1-275580

Phoenix CloudCache (Windows)

4.2-275580

Phoenix CloudCache (Linux)

4.2-276686

Oracle (Phoenix Backup Store)

6.3.1-276583

Oracle (Direct to Cloud)

6.1.0-277061

Nutanix AHV

6.3.1-253389

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January 23, 2023

CloudCache

New Feature

Support for Linux-based CloudCache for Nutanix AHV

There is a new version of a Linux-based CloudCache, R2, with the following benefits:

  • It now supports Nutanix AHV for all backup and restore requirements.
  • It enables faster RPOs and RTOs, especially for lower bandwidth sites.
  • It facilitates keeping a copy of data on-premise for compliance reasons.

Note: CloudCache R2 version is available for Nutanix AHV virtual machines for versions 6.3.0-241622 and later.

Customer action required: You can deploy the CloudCache R2 in your Nutanix AHV environment, or VMware, or a Physical Server by using the appropriate form factors such as QCOW2, OVA, or a .deb package. For more information, refer to Set up CloudCache and Phoenix Downloads.

NAS

Enhancement

Load more files and folders during a NAS restore

Druva now provides the Load More option to display additional content in a particular folder during a restore workflow. The Load More option is visible to load the next set of results in case of a large directory structure and enables you to restore a specific file or folder. For more information, see Restore a NAS share.

Customer action required: None.

Support for absolute path for exclusion in NAS content rule

For effective exclusions, the absolute path is now supported for NAS SMB shares. Therefore, in the content rule, folders will be excluded from being backed up if you have any absolute path mentioned in the exclude folder.
For more information, see Configure backup set for NAS share.

Customer action required: Upgrade the proxy to version 6.3.0-263056 and later.

Known Issues

 

Issue Description
PHN-79610 While restoring a NAS malicious scan-enabled backup set, malicious files are being skipped. The Jobs page does not display the details of the malicious files and there is a mismatch in the number of files scanned on the Malicious File Scan Details card.
PHN-85681 If you change the name of a CloudCache after subscribing to an alert, the Edit Subscription dialog does not display the updated name of the CloudCache. It displays N.A.
Workaround: Unsubscribe to the alert and then subscribe to it again.
PHN-88578 You may see the CloudCache client version to be upgradable despite it being up-to-date.
PHN-88632  SHA256 checksum is incorrectly labeled as MD5SUM on the Add CloudCache page.

Revision History

 

Platform Revision Public Cloud Gov Cloud
Windows (File server, MS SQL)

6.3.0-263056

   

 

 

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Linux (File server)

6.3.0-263056

NAS

6.3.0-263056

VMware Backup Proxy

6.3.0-264549

Phoenix AWS Proxy

6.3.0-252659

Hyper-V FLR Proxy

6.3.0-255209

Phoenix CloudCache (Windows)

4.2-263056

Phoenix CloudCache (Linux)

4.2-263299

Oracle (Phoenix Backup Store)

6.3.0-269236

Oracle (Direct to Cloud)

6.1.0-264330

Nutanix AHV

6.3.0-241622

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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.

March 14, 2024

This release has minor bug fixes.

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
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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
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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,

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
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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, 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
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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

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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