Update: ShadowProtect 4.1.0

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  1. prius04

    prius04 Registered Member

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    http://www.storagecraft.com/software_update.php

    Features/Enhancements
    ShadowProtect version 4.1.0 and ImageManager version 4.1.0 (February 2011)

    •ShadowProtect for Managed Service Providers (SPMSP) provides a subscription-based licensing option for Managed Service Providers (MSP). SPMSP has the following characteristics:
    •This single installer file can be installed on Desktop, Server, and SBS platforms.
    •When upgrading from a previous version of ShadowProtect Desktop/Server/SBS Edition to SPMSP, first *deactivate* (but don't uninstall) the install of Desktop/Server/SBS Edition before upgrading to SPMSP. You do not need to uninstall the previous installation of Desktop/Server/SBS Edition before installing SPMSP, but rather an *upgrade* install operation will work, and is recommended in order to preserve your existing job settings.
    •SPMSP can be push installed, but not auto-activated as part of the push install.
    •It is suggested that SPMSP be activated at the time that the initial jobs are configured.
    •To obtain license keys for SPMSP, partners should login to the StorageCraft Partner Portal at: http://www.storagecraft.com/partner_programs.php



    •The ShadowProtect Small Business Server (SBS) Edition now supports Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation.

    •When using Weekly or Monthly backup jobs and replicating to a local disk or network location, image chains removed by ShadowProtect retention will also be removed from local and network replication folders by ImageManager.

    •ImageManager HeadStart Restore (HSR) now supports ESX and ESXi targets; excluding the free version of ESXi, which disables some needed functionality.

    •ImageManager used with NAS devices will check for new files when file creation notifications are not sent.

    •Replication errors are included in ImageManager email failure notifications.

    •ImageManager event logging has been enhanced. The range of event Ids from 1121 to 1129 indicate error conditions.

    •The ImageManager user interface has been simplified to improve usability.

    •VirtualBoot has been updated to support VirtualBox 4.0.2 and 4.0.4. However, the older VirtualBox 4.0.0 does not properly use any third-party plugins, so VirtualBoot will never support VirtualBox 4.0.0.

    •VirtualBoot automatically pauses (disables) backup jobs within the VM when it creates a new VM. If users wish to continue backups within the VM, they must use the ShadowProtect GUI within the VM to un-pause the job(s) within the VM (and ensure that the job's network destination object has the correct credentials and points to the current image chain location).

    •ShadowProtect's Monthly backup schedule now supports intra-daily incrementals. Previously, only one incremental could be performed daily by this particular schedule type.

    •All scheduled backup schedules (Weekly, Monthly, and Continuous Incremental) now automatically generate SPK (Password Key) files for use by ImageManager with encrypted backup image files. Users no longer need to manually generate the SPK file for encrypted backup images.

    •The ShadowProtect installation now includes the SPDiagnostics tool that can gather detailed information about a ShadowProtect installation. Information from SPDiagnostics is useful for troubleshooting and gathering information for StorageCraft Support.

    •Recovery Environment now has an option which enables users to change the system keyboard layout within the booted Recovery Environment.

    •ShadowProtect's Recovery Environment CD no longer includes the Push Install installers executables. This change was necessary to ensure that the .ISO file will fit onto standard CD-R media. To obtain the Push Install installer files, visit: http://www.storagecraft.com/software_update.php

    •ShadowProtect 4.1.0 and ImageManager 4.1.0 are released for English, Japanese, French, German, and Portugal-Portuguese.
     
  2. prius04

    prius04 Registered Member

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    Issues Resolved
    ShadowProtect version 4.1.0 and ImageManager version 4.1.0 (February 2011)

    •A bug has been fixed in the Legacy Recovery Enviornment in which drive letters would not be found for new partitions. Users would see somethign like "*:" in the Disk Map rather than say "E:" for a new partition, which could cause confusion and potentially dangerous usage scenarios.

    •All flavors (there are different flavors to support the different versions of VirtualBox) of the VirtualBoot plugin which ship with ShadowProtect 4.1.0 have been fixed to properly support scenarios where the VM has disks on a controller on which "Host I/O Caching" is disabled. This situation occurs if more than 3 hard disks are needed within the VM in order to contain the imported volumes - the additional disks will be placed on an VM LSI SCSI adapter in non-Host-I/O-cache mode. Prior to this fix, disks on the VM's LSI SCSI controller would appear uninitialized within the VM.

    •Issues with the interface of the Image Conversion Tool wizard within the Recovery Environment have been resolved.

    •In ImageManager, an issue which resulted in an unusable .VHD has been resolved relating to HSR restores of encrypted bacukps to a .VHD.

    •A bug has been fixed when using ImageManager to consolidate a replication site. In some cases, consolidated files from the replication site were not recognized as belonging to the image chain preventing additional files from being sent.
     
  3. wat0114

    wat0114 Guest

    Thank you for the update, prius04! :)
     
  4. Creer

    Creer Registered Member

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    Thanks for the update.
     
  5. andylau

    andylau Registered Member

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    It seems no updates for IT Edition:oops:
     
  6. HAN

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    Thanks!! :D
     
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