6.16.2

Files with Unicode symbols in their names were not available for Browse and Restore.

Occasional termination of the DDFS mount or repair process due to excessive memory consumption on the CFA.

Failure to boot a VM on the CFA if the Group Policy denied installation of any new drivers.

Failure to delete jobs on the secondary CFA under the retention policy.


6.16.1

Disabled weak ciphers for SSH connection.

Events retrieval mechanism in Audit Log.

CFA security aspects (httpOnly cookies).

Replication could stop on the secondary CFA under certain conditions.

DR backup could fail due to inability to mount the backup destination.

Orchestration could not run under certain conditions.

DR LAN has not been activating the gateway, if DHCP was disabled.

Backup has been failing for Hyper-V guests with duplicate IDs, if Hyper-V replication was enabled.

Purge Remote Jobs option on the client Edit page to prevent accidental removal of the already replicated jobs.


6.16

Ability to wipe the backup data completely and securely, if the CFA is to be decommissioned.

Ability to connect to the CFAs available on your local network via the devices page.

Option to set the date until a backup job will stay pinned.

Option to set the DR schedule when creating a client. The Schedule column is now shown in the list of clients.

Local/cloud boot: custom QEMU commands, CPU model choosing, keyboard layout options.

RAID status is shown on the console screen.

Full VMware 6.7 support.

Browse and Restore: expanded the list of supported file systems, improved stability, show message if no browsable data.

Customization of the replication bandwidth limit.

Date Until Pinned for the previously pinned backup jobs was set to 10+ years from the present moment.

Ability to perform Linux DR backups with the non-root user credentials.

Support for local/cloud boot of the DR images and VM backups of the clients with disks with 32 sectors per track.

Disk order preservation during the local boot on the CFA or in the cloud.

Stability of the DR and Hyper-V backups.

Reduced storage space used to perform the DR backups.

Updated the Knowledge Base link in the CFA Management Console (Support > Documentation).

Improved wording of the requirements for performing the local boot on the vCFA.

In case of CFA shutdown, DDFS would not unmount at once, which required the hard reset.

Inability to bond network interfaces on some CFA models.

Incorrect CPU model identification during the local boot.

Occasional failures of DR backups.

Some jobs could not be deleted under the retention policy.

Jobs re-imported from the archive or pushed back from the secondary CFA were deleted at once under the retention policy.

VMs with dynamic disks could not boot under certain circumstances.

Occasional failures when backing up a turned off VMware VM.

Hyper-V backup could fail, if the Hyper-V guest migrated to another host.

Failure to restore a Hyper-V incremental backup with a newly added disk.

Progress of a VMware VM backup was not shown.

Editing a client on a secondary CFA is now disabled.

Failure to update the Agent installed on a client due to the improper service stop.

Though disabled, Boot Verification screenshots were shown in Clients > Summary.

Garbage Collection history did not show any data.

Hardware Monitoring section in the CFA Management Console did not show the CPU and hard disk information on some CFA models.

Failure to generate the weekly CFA report.

Daily CFA report showed incorrect restore point date, if the last backup has failed.

Keyboard layout bugs when booting VMs.

Auto-archiving of differential and incremental backups on VMs.


6.15.2

Main DDFS processes use up to half of the available RAM.

Drag and drop did not work in Boot > Orchestration.


6.15.1

Boot verification occasionally blocked backups.

Lags when showing the VMware tab in the CFA Management Console.

Removed the duplicate Protected Bytes column in the list of clients.

CFA would not reconnect to ESX/vCenter after the disconnect.

Failed jobs were not deleted after the garbage collection.


6.15

Online DDFS Compact. Automatic background process that allows to free up space on the CFA storage by converting the conditional free space, that is the blocks reserved by DDFS, into the actual free space.

Ability to unlock a VMware VM migration option from the CFA Management Console.

Pin/Unpin job. Allows to prevent deletion of a backup job: accidentally by a user; under the retention policies; or if the respective client is deleted/unregistered, and the CFA is configured to delete the orphaned jobs.

Audit log. New event – Delete client.

5 seconds delay before local boot to enter the safe mode.

CFA Management Console. Firmware version is visible on the login screen.

CFA Management Console. Logic of filtering by date.

Performance of the replication jobs.

The second hard disk in a DR Image backup timed out during the restore.

VM images, which were uploaded to a VMware host as templates, were not protected by the system until powered on.

Incremental backups failed on a VMware VM with a newly added hard disk.

Hyper-V backup jobs hanged/froze when multiple jobs had been performed simultaneously.

Verification of a backup job appeared as failed until an automated task had ran after the job was completed.

Hyper-V backup jobs failed if the password had been modified.

32-bit and 64-bit Windows agents would not run simultaneously.


6.14.1

Sometimes the CFA froze with the boot verification turned on.


6.14

Boot verification. Allows to verify a DR Image or a VM backup by automatically booting the last successful backup on the CFA.

VMware VM selective disk backup. Allows to choose only those VM disks you want to back up, and thus decrease the protected space.

Mass update of the CFAs. Gives more flexibility and reduce time for fleet management.

Audit Log. Provides information about the system events.

Multiple users on the CFA.

Rebuilt daily backup report. It includes now boot verification results, where it is supported. It gives more concise information to customers about their backup system daily overview.

Email notification on login. You can know straight away when somebody is logins into the CFA.

Option to require password for remote access to the CFA via the Dashboard.

Option to restrict access to the secondary CFA for our staff.

Support for the new CFA 550 model.

Performance of the VMware VM backup jobs (up to 5x faster).

Run multiple backup jobs for the same Hyper-V host simultaneously.

Protected space calculation for various file systems, software RAID, LVM, and Windows Dynamic Disks.

Automatic RAID configuration during initial provisioning of the CFA, no reboot.

Quick Start Wizard: no Certificate step; Time Zone/Date/Time steps combined.

Management Console: Revised columns on the Clients > Summary tab.

Management Console: the Clients > Summary tab shows the date of the last successful backup job for each client.

Custom SMTP port and encryption in email server settings.

Manual deletion of the jobs from the secondary CFA.

Default retention (3 months) for the new CFA.

Automatic deletion of the failed jobs after 7 days.

Dashboard: Shows number of jobs pending replication.

Job message logs show timestamp.

If two jobs of one type and level are performed for the client, prevent a new scheduled job of the same type and level from running.

Performance and reliability of the Microsoft Exchange backup and recovery.

Automatic archiving.

Jobs related to VMware VMs show a warning, if performed without the VMware Tools.

After the CFA was set up, firmware updates, if any, are downloaded automatically until successful.

Remote access and support tunnel stability.

Errors on the VMware side during the VMware VM backup and restore (by using dynamic buffer size).

Alphabetical sorting of devices in Orchestration.


6.13.5

Orchestration tab does not show clients with bootable jobs.

Support tunnel does not reconnect completely after the connection was interrupted.


6.13.4

Unable to select destination directory via the Browse Client dialog while the contained files being restored.

Failed to boot the machine with a specific MAC address.


6.13.3

MAC address can be in the Boot Settings.

Some file systems were not backed up on Linux VMs running in Hyper-V, but the jobs were shown as successful. These file systems will be backed up properly after the agent on the Hyper-V host and the CFA are updated.

Excessive RAID utilization during routine processing.

Always-on tunnels. Tunnels for all customers will no longer time out after 24 hours and are switched to faster network connection.

Dashboard. Multiple changes to make remote access to the CFA more reliable. Including both backend improvements and issues, which previously required cleanup of cookies in a user browser.

DR Image backup errors due to the invalid geometry of a hard disk.

Hyper-V restore jobs transferred the free space.

Deterministic use of the CFA MAC address for licensing and replication pairing. Previously, especially with the 950 model, this caused errors when configuring the replication.

Automatic archiving option.

Non-bootable, but browsable, Linux DR backups with LVM.

A new DR Image backup job started even if the previous had been performed.

CFA 1000 models showed the error telling that Catalogs were on the RAID.


6.13.2

JVM crash during frequent incremental VMware VM backup jobs.

Background cleanup of VMware VM snapshots left behind.

Replication of the jobs to be deleted remotely due to the retention policies.

Remote access became unavailable after interruption of the network connection between the CFA and the cloud infrastructure.

Inability to open more than 6 remote access windows from the Dashboard simultaneously.

Stalled information and Unknown status on the DR Sites & Appliances page in the Dashboard after interruption of the network connection between the CFA and the cloud infrastructure.

Hyper-V VM restore transfers only information inside the disk image, but not empty blocks.

Proper DR Image backup of partitions outside of the disk bounds (VimSDK error: bad parameters of function).

Primary CFA stopped working after some time, if the secondary CFA had the incompatible firmware version.

Notification in the CFA UI regarding the Catalog volume not being on the SSD.

Always reconnect to VMware after reboot of the CFA.

Inability to browse and restore files from the vCFA.

Inability to perform boot of Windows clients with inconsistent NTFS.


6.13.1

After the firmware update, incremental DR Image backups failed until the full backup had been performed or the client configuration had been modified.


6.13

File & folder and DR Image backup of physical Windows 2016 clients.

Backup of Windows 2016 VMs deployed on VMware and Hyper-V without the agent.

Backup of VMs deployed on Hyper-V 2016.

Boot of Windows 2016.

vCFA deployment to Hyper-V 2016 (with nested boot support).

Backup of SQL Server 2016.

Backup of Microsoft Exchange 2016 (database).

vCFA deployment to Nutanix: support for vCFAs on VMware, Hyper-V and AHV; support for backup of VMware and Hyper-V VMs deployed on Nutanix without the agent.

SMB2+ support on the CFA.

DR Image restore: Compression and auto-resume during over the network.

DR Image restore: Supports the latest hardware drivers and boots on the UEFI systems.

DR Image restore: Supports Hyper-V Gen2 VMs.

Replication Summary emails.

Revised Support tab in the CFA Management Console.

Hyper-V VM backup: Ability to resume Hyper-V backup jobs after migration of VMs to another Hyper-V host.

VMware VM backup: Ability to back up very long chains of VM incrementals.

DR Image restore: Failure with the “No changes” message.

Hyper-V VM backup: Issue when the storage was added, but remained unavailable.

Hyper-V VM backup: paragonMetadata error during the file restore from a folder.

Hyper-V VM backup: Two VMs with the same name and ID caused automatic registration every few seconds.

Hyper-V VM backup: File restore from a VM failed with Error in SetFileTime.

VMware VM backup: Users were not informed about the failure to create snapshots.

VMware VM backup: When restored from a VM, certain file types caused the process to freeze.

VMware VM backup: Auto-release VM migration locked after the backup.


6.12.1

Calculate the protected space based on the number of protected machines.

Additional fields Protected Bytes in Clients > Summary and Jobs > History views.

Metric is shown in the Dashboard, Appliances view (for updated CFAs only, pre-6.12.1 CFAs have it as 0.

Metric is sent to ConnectWise Billing.

During firmware update, for each client, the metric is calculated based on the latest job.

Cloud replication hardening.

Problem when after replication issue (lost network connection, IDR cloud maintenance, etc.) replication does not auto-resume.

Catalog stored on HDD rather than SSD in some 1550 and 2750 CFAs.


6.12

Always provision CFAs to their full capacity.

Replication monitoring via SNMP and email notifications.

Encryption for replication is turned on by default.

Stability of the DR Image backup of Windows.

VSS errors during File & Folder backup of Windows 2016.

Stability of pushing the backup agent.

Replication stability.

VPN connectivity issues to DR LAN in our cloud.


6.11

DR Image backup of Debian 7 and 8.

DR Image backup of Ubuntu 14.04.

Monitoring of IDR backup jobs in the Dashboard.

White-labeled CFA.

Successful boot detection.

Storage added but is unavailable error appearing during the DR Image backup.

100% CPU usage when Hyper-V connection is broken.


6.10

Cloud Boot Orchestration.

Restore LAN configuration in the cloud.

Visual designer for boot sequencing, grouping, delays between boots.

BareMetal backup for CentOS 5/6/7 and RHEL.

Built-in VNC client.

Screen preview for the booted machines.

Support of VMware 6.5.

Enhanced SNMP-based monitoring.

MAC address of a machine is saved during backup and can be restored on boot (no need to enter manually).

User can choose disk controller model on boot.

Default boot resources increased to 2 cores, 4 GB of RAM.

Boot settings can be fully pre-configured from the Client > Edit, settings in the cloud are not overwritten by configuration of the on-premises CFA.

Secondary CFAs will be updated automatically when customer updates firmware on the primary CFA.

RAID configuration in the provisioning wizard within a single dialog.

Used space the CFA Management Console includes free blocks. Now it shows actual space including free DDFS blocks.

Slow backups (especially with VMware).

Replicated jobs with the Failed Verification status are imported again automatically.

Restore jobs of the contained VMware files are not displayed in the Active Jobs list.

CFA crashes during operations with VMware, if the user performed DR booting before that.

Jobs pushed back from the secondary CFA or restored from the archive are immediately deleted by the retention policies.

Direct to agent file restores to UNC path produce files with beginning junk data if the backup included NTFS attributes.

Agent did not work on FreeBSD 10.

Broken formatting of the RAID email notifications.


6.9.3

Software RAID support.

Minor LSI RAID UX improvements.

Broken files when restored to /?/UCN/.

Job Statistics widget showed currently running jobs as failed.

Users could get access to several panels via notices in the cloud mode.

User stayed on the Active Boot tab after provisioning.

When pushed back from the secondary CFA, jobs were deleted immediately by the retention policy.


6.9.2

Support for LSI RAID controller.

One-click replication configuration.

Automatic cleanup of the temporary replication files at the CFA reboot.

Performance of the DR image restore.

Removed Active/Active provision option.

Provisioning Wizard design changes.

Replication status detection.

Performance of the Hyper-V incremental backups.

Failure to back up DDFS.

Job retention did not work, if replication has been configured, but the client has been set to not replicate.

When turned on, cloud replication turned delta on as well.

Incorrect format of the RAID email notifications.

Unclear filter state in Clients > Edit.


6.8.2


6.8.1

Various minor fixes and improvements.


6.8

Boot groups.

macOS installer to simplify deployment and registration of the macOS clients.

Default replication to our datacenters instead of Amazon (faster cloud boot).

Set MAC address for a machine when local booting.

Local and cloud boot support for Windows XP and higher.

UEFI support for all Windows versions with UEFI.

Global support for the third-party infrastructure monitoring system (SNMP pull), i.e., Nagios, Splunk, Munin, etc.

Password protected VNC.

VNC simulates keyboard/mouse, provides full access to whomever has the VNC info.

GUI/UX improvements.

SQL backup and restore wizards have been redone to be more clear and simple.

Warning if a VM in VMware host has illegal character names.

New design similar to the Dashboard.

Auto-update/auto-install clients.

Network configuration fixes.


6.7.4

Support for BitLocker for DR Image and Hyper-V backups.

DDFS-AR: Async implementation.

Simplified version requirements for replication.

Transfer rates for DDFS Assisted Replication.

Do not require to forward port on the customer’s firewall to configure replication.

Version check for non-cloud replication.

Offline disks would cause DR Image backups to fail.

Improper updating if the RAID was encrypted.

GRUB config defaults to debug entry in 6.7.

Global default values could be read incorrectly.

Region Lookup: vCFA UI required refresh to show the available regions after first deploy.


6.7.3

DR Image and Hyper-V incremental backup performance.

Backup failure reported as success.

Hyper-V host could be added more than once.

Hyper-V backups left .avhdx files behind.

WebUI failed to finish loading after the reboot

Hyper-V VM backups with RDM disks now have the disks skipped instead of failing the backup.


6.7.2

Support for Hyper-V in Windows 10.

Combined installer uninstalled the old DR Image software and did not install the new one.

CFA/vCFA could be used in NTPD amplification attacks.

System disk reported out of temperature.

After DR Image agent installation and reboot, an error message was recorded in the Windows Event Logs.

DR Image backups failed on the clustered disks.

Hyper-V VM incremental backup jobs were slower than the full backup jobs.

Hyper-V VM incremental backup jobs failed if a VM had an empty disk.


6.7.1

Boot jobs with Windows XP/2003 and more than four disks on the CFA.

Re-register the CFA with a different Dashboard account. The CFA will be removed from the previous account’s Dashboard, and added to the new one.

Option to skip independent persistent disks, so any .vmdk files in a VM that are not in Independent-Persistent mode can still be backed up.

Option to list specific drive letters to include in the DR Image backup jobs, excluding all others.

Option in the CFA console screen to reset networking to the defaults (DHCP, no bonding, no export virtual) to be used if changing network settings locked the user out of the WebUI.

Buttons to allow DNS, IP, and Proxy to be configured from the WebUI before attempting to validate subscription license during provisioning.

New warning when using push client installation if KB958488 is not installed, the installation of .Net4 will require a reboot.

Push install of agent will now update agent settings if trying to push install over an existing installation of the same version.

Browse and download from cloud service works for some file systems in DR Image and Hyper-V jobs.

DR Image is now installed as part of the agent installation in Windows, and does not have its own installer anymore.

Progress indicators in the push agent installation dialog.

New warning that changing the settings in System > Settings > NAS can prevent some types of backups from working, and that the feature may be removed in future releases.

Mouse interaction in VNC window for some jobs booted on the CFA.

Windows 10 compatibility. No longer need to use Compatibility Mode.

Unable to restore the orphaned VM jobs.

Archive tab progress bars. When both archiving and reimporting have finished, they will correctly show the progress as 100%.

Status and Health columns on the Hyper-V tab.

Network settings did not apply correctly, if too many simultaneous changes were made in System > Settings > Devices.

Incremental Hyper-V VM backup, which was deleted from the host, erroneously reported as successful.

Network settings did not allow to export virtual and bonding to try to take each other interfaces.

Archive tab progress showed the current archiving job as null.

Unable to select a Windows client to use as the Hyper-V connection in some circumstances.

DR Image backup jobs run on schedule even if the schedules were disabled globally in Jobs > Settings.

Critical security update for glibc buffer overflow issue.


6.7

Support for backup and restore of Hyper-V VMs.

Cloud boot support for Linux VMs.

Local boot support for vCFAs.

Support for file backup of Windows 2012 R2 with deduplicated volumes.

Full support for VMware vSphere v6.

Support to setup agents for Windows Server directly from the CFA (push install, no remote access needed).

Cloud boot performance.

Local boot performance.

Incorrect tooltips.

Issue with Browse/Restore (file level) of DR Image backups.

Issue when editing multiple clients.


6.5.1

Cloud replication services in the European Union and South America.

Ability to choose the cloud replication region: North America, Germany, Brazil.

Support for the CFA deployment in Hyper-V.

Support for the file level Browse and Restore of the DR Image backups.

Windows 10 support.

Cloud Backup Accelerator renamed to CFA 1200.

Default cloud replication mode changed to delta.

Locally booted VMs, which were powered off, restarted together with the CFA.

Minor WebUI issues when creating/editing the schedules.

Sorting on the Cloudboot tab.

Agent incorrectly reported the version in Windows 8.1.

Replication encryption, when enabled, blocked the replication process.


6.5


6.4

Boot VMware backups directly on the CFA (Boot tab).

New warning when deleting a client but leaving the jobs orphaned, and when the automatic deletion of the orphaned jobs is enabled.

CFA virtualization system, which enhances reliability of the Active/Active CFA, and enables the Boot tab.

Firewall activated when replication settings had been applied.

Firewall did not activate until the CFA had been rebooted.

Malformed manifest entry in the vCFA OVA file.


6.3

Remote access from the Dashboard to the CFA Management Console. Remote connection can be managed from the CFA Management Console. Notification when the remote session is active.

Support for the Block Deduplicated Assisted Replication (DDFS-AR in UI). Increased performance for the VM replication. Enabled by default for the new and existing replication systems.

Support for cloud boot from the Management Console.

Ability to cloud boot Windows Server VMs replicated in the cloud.

Ability to export and download Windows Server VMs booted in the cloud.

Process of creating a new client.

Block Deduplication.

Missing icons in the Management Console.

Restore ability of VMs with E1000e vNIC.

Transfer Format column on the Replication tab did not sort.


6.2


6.1.1