Maintenance release of VMware Data Recovery (VDR) – 1.2.1. It seems that I completely missed this update of VDR. It's just maintenance release. This version 1.2.1 brings up some enhancements which are suppose to make the product more stable and more robust. In this maintenance release there are no new features announced, just bug fixes and enhancements.
This version of VDR is suppose to be used only in those environments:
- VMware vSphere 4.1 Update 1
- VMware vSphere 4.0 Update 2
What's been improved?
A quick quote from the release notes:
Backup Appliance Security And Stability Enhanced – Several changes have been made to enhance backup appliance security and stability.
The backup appliance's drivers have been updated to improve compatibility and performance. The version of OpenSSL used by the backup appliance has been updated. Non required services have been disabled to reduce opportunities for exploits.
Deduplication Store Stability Enhanced.
The processes Data Recovery uses to complete integrity checks have been improved. Certain previously problematic cases are now handled more efficiently and unexpected cases are handled more smoothly. That's good news… -:)
Various Enhancements Made To Improve Data Recovery Functionality.
Data Recovery did not apply the settings for IntegrityCheckInterval and BackupRetryInterval as specified in the datarecovery.ini file. These settings are now properly applied. Logging has been modified to provide additional information. In the past, FLR misidentified some acceptable IP addresses as problematic. These errors would result in the failure to mount valid restore points. FLR now evaluates addresses properly
Before the upgrade you should make sure that:
- IMPORTANT: Before upgrading to VMware Data Recovery 1.2.1, make sure all operations in your current environment have completed before shutting down and performing the upgrade. If an integrity check or reclaim operation is running, allow the operation to complete. Do not CANCEL these operations.
- When no operations are running, unmount the destination disk and shut down the Data Recovery appliance.
- If you want to save the original Data Recovery appliance, rename it in some way. For example, you might rename an appliance called
VMware Data Recoveryto
VMware Data Recovery - OLD.
- Deploy the new appliance.
- Use the datastore browser to move the disk containing the deduplication store to the same location as the new appliance.
The release notes and upgrade instructions are available here.
The VDR appliance is available here.
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