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Changes in Service Pack 14

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Deployment

CommCell Management

Media Management

Data Management

Backup Agents

Backup Agents - Windows File System and UNIX File System

Backup Agents - Windows File System

Archiving Agents

Distributed Apps

Edge Backup and Access

Reports

If you upgrade from a previous version, you will find that some features and options have been updated and enhanced. To read more about the features in this version, click the link listed in the Learn more column.

Deployment

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Apache Tomcat Server

When you install a Commvault software package that automatically installs the Apache Tomcat server, Tomcat version 8.5.33 is installed.

Previously, version 8.5.5, 8.5.9, or 8.5.15 was installed.

 

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CommServe software

When you install the CommServe package, or upgrade to the most recent service pack, Metrics Reporting and the CVCloud database are automatically installed. The CVCloud database contains metadata for Metrics Reporting. To view the Metrics Reports, you must still enable the feature.

Previously, the CVCloud database was installed only when you installed the Metrics Server package.

Enabling a Private Metrics Reporting Server that is Automatically Installed with the CommServe Package

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Java

Commvault software uses Java SE Runtime Environment (JRE) 10.0.2.

 

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macOS Mojave

Commvault now supports 64-bit processes on macOS Mojave operating system.

Previously, the software only supported 32-bit processes on this operating system.

macOS Mojave Version 10.14: Considerations

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Agents

The ConflictManagement pre-defined business logic workflow is no longer available

During a re-installation, the installer now automatically renames clients that have the same names as existing clients. Previously, you were required to run the workflow to rename clients manually.

 

CommCell Management

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Command Center

We changed the name of Admin Console to Command Center.

Commvault Data Protection Solutions

Media Management

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Cloud Storage

HGST Storage has been renamed as Western Digital ActiveScale.

Supported Cloud Storage Products

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Disk Library

Credential Manager is now used to add or modify credentials for disk mount paths, to store, share, and update account credentials for shared resources.

Previously, credentials had to be added individually for each mount path.

Disk Libraries - Getting Started

Data Management

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Deduplication

Signatures Retention on Client Side Disk Cache

If enabled, then by default, the signatures are retained for 40 days on the client side disk cache location.

Previously the signatures were retained for 14 days on the client side disk cache location.

Deduplication - Advanced Client Properties

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Deduplication

Deduplicated Database (DDB) Reconstruction

In case a DDB reconstruction job fails and has to be restarted, then it will restart from the point of failure.

Previously, if a DDB reconstruction job failed, it restarted from the beginning.

Manually Recovering the Deduplication Database

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Storage Policy Copy

Optimizing Deduplication Percentage on Storage Policy Copy

The Space Optimized Auxiliary Copy option is enabled by default on a storage policy copy with deduplication to achieve an optimized deduplication percentage during auxiliary copy operations.

Previously this option had to be enabled manually on a a storage policy copy with deduplication.

 

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Storage Policy

Change in Default Block Size

The following changes are available for the block size of the storage policy and the global deduplication storage policy:

  • A newly created deduplicated storage policy or global deduplication policy with a cloud library as the data path will now have 512 KB as the default block size. This enhancement is to improve the read performance from the cloud storage. 

    Previously, the default block size of a deduplicated storage policy or a global deduplicated policy that is associated with a cloud library was 128 KB.

  • A newly created secondary copy using a global deduplication policy (irrespective of the primary copy block size) with a cloud library as the data path will now have 512 KB as the default block size.
  • A newly-created deduplicated secondary copy will honor the block size that is set on the storage policy properties. 

    Note: It is recommended to set the Network Optimized Copy option to increase auxiliary copy throughput.

  • For a newly created deduplicated storage policy or a global deduplication policy with a disk library as the data path and associated secondary copies with cloud library as a data path, during the auxiliary copy operation, the higher block size is honored (regardless of where it is set).

    For example, if the primary copy that has a disk library as the data path has 128 KB block size, and if the associated secondary policy copy has a cloud library as the data path with 512 KB block size, then the block size of the secondary copy is honored during the auxiliary copy operation.

 

Backup Agents

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Network Shares

Upgrade Data Access Nodes to Service Pack 14 When You Upgrade the CommServe Computer

For new subclients, after you upgrade your CommServe computer to Service Pack 14,you must upgrade the Data Access Nodes to the same Service Pack version. For older subclients, the data access nodes and CommServe computer can be at different service levels.

Previously, the Data Access Nodes and CommServe computer could be at different service pack versions.

Backup Error: All device streams configured to this Storage Policy including their multiplexing factor are in use. If the issue persists, please upload log files from CommServe, MediaAgent and Client and contact your vendor's support hotline with the job ID of the failed job.

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Oracle

Oracle Live Sync Operation

You can perform a live sync replication operation to a non-standby database.

Previously, you can run the live sync replication to a standby or a non-standby database.

Live Sync Replication of Oracle Databases

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Oracle

After an Oracle software upgrade, the Commvault software automatically updates the Oracle Home directory on the Oracle database instance.

Previously, to enable the automatic update behavior, the sUPDATEORACLECONFIG additional setting was added to the client computer.

sUPDATEORACLECONFIG Additional Setting

Backup Agents - Windows File System and UNIX File System

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Automatically use optimal number of data readers

The software now automatically assigns the number of streams or readers required to perform the backup operations. The number of data readers that are assigned are based on the number of nodes configured for the subclient.

Previously, users assigned the number of data readers required to perform backup operations.

Setting the Data Readers for File System Agents

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Upgrade Data Access Nodes to Service Pack 14 When You Upgrade the CommServe Computer

For new subclients, after you upgrade your CommServe computer to Service Pack 14, you must upgrade the Data Access Nodes to the same Service Pack version. For older subclients, the data access nodes and CommServe computer can be at different service levels.

Previously, the Data Access Nodes and CommServe computer could be at different service pack versions.

Backup Error: All device streams configured to this Storage Policy including their multiplexing factor are in use. If the issue persists, please upload log files from CommServe, MediaAgent and Client and contact your vendor's support hotline with the job ID of the failed job.

Backup Agents - Windows File System

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Back Up Files in Shared-Write Mode

When you clear the Use VSS for all files check box in the Subclient Properties dialog box and run a backup operation, files that are in the shared-write mode fail to get backed up. These files are automatically attempted for backup again in the subsequent backup operation.

Previously, files in the shared-write mode were backed up partially.

Enabling Volume Shadow Service (VSS) for Windows File System Backups

Archiving Agents

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OnePass for Windows, UNIX, Hitachi NAS (BlueArc), Celerra, Network Shares and NetApp, Macintosh

The "Select Only Files That Qualify For Archiving" Option Is Now Selected Automatically With Job-Based Retention

When you select the Job-Based Retention mode, the Backup files that qualify for archiving check box is now selected automatically for new subclients.

Previously, when you selected the Job-Based Retention mode, the Backup files that qualify for archiving check box was not selected automatically.

Retention Options for OnePass- Job Based Retention

Distributed Apps

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Cassandra

GPFS

Greenplum

Hadoop

Upgrade Data Access Nodes to Service Pack 14 When You Upgrade the CommServe Computer

For new subclients, after you upgrade your CommServe computer to Service Pack 14,you must upgrade the Data Access Nodes to the same Service Pack version. For older subclients, the data access nodes and CommServe computer can be at different service levels.

Previously, the Data Access Nodes and CommServe computer could be at different service pack versions.

Backup Error: All device streams configured to this Storage Policy including their multiplexing factor are in use. If the issue persists, please upload log files from CommServe, MediaAgent and Client and contact your vendor's support hotline with the job ID of the failed job.

Edge Backup and Access

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Laptop Backups (Windows, Macintosh, and UNIX)

Excluding Users as Client Owners

To exclude a user who installs the laptop package as a client owner, you will now blacklist a user group using the BlacklistUserGroup.sql qscript, and then add the user to that user group.

Previously, you will create a Laptop Admins user group, and then add the user to that user group.

Excluding Users as Client Owners

Reports

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Metrics Reports REST APIs

Remove Quotation Marks from Parameters

To protect against SQL injection issues, you can no longer wrap parameters in quotation marks (') in Metrics Reports REST APIs. If you use Metrics Reports REST APIs from previous Commvault service packs, you must now remove the quotation marks (‘) from the parameters in Metrics Reports REST APIs. There is no alternative workaround.

Previously, you could wrap parameters in quotation marks (') in Metrics Reports REST APIs.

 

Last modified: 1/21/2019 5:20:20 PM