A couple of months after NAKIVO launch their NAKIVO Backup & Replication v8.5, now NAKIVO has launched is new version NAKIVO Backup & Replication v8.5.2 with VMware vSphere 6.7 Update 2 Support.
We already had a blog post about the launch of this new version with what is new in their version NAKIVO Backup & Replication v8.5.
NAKIVO Backup & Replication v8.5.2 is mainly adding vSphere 6.7 U2 support, and some issues fix.
vSphere and vCenter 6.7 Update 2 was launched by VMware in 11/04/2019. Testing the new NAKIVO Backup & Replication v8.5.2 in a VMware environment that is already updated to the latest versions, it works without any issues.
Here are some of the issues that were fixed in this new version:
- Critical Issue of NAKIVO Backup & Replication v8.5.1
In this new version 8.5.2, NAKIVO fixes an issue that had in v8.5.1 that could corrupt your backup metadata. In this new version, this issue is fixed, but you need to follow a process to update and check the integration of your backup metadata and repair is necessary.
The issue of v8.5.1 that could potentially create corrupted backup metadata was fixed in the current version.
Users of v8.5.0 and earlier versions are not affected by this issue.
If you are using v8.5.1, make sure to follow the steps below:
- Update NAKIVO Backup & Replication to v8.5.2.
- Run backup repository self-healing to verify the integrity of your backups and repair metadata.
Select Configuration – Repositories (1) – Your Repository – Manage (2) – Run repository self-healing (3)
Depending on your environment, the self-healing can take 1m (in this case) to several minutes.
The self-healing process verifies Backup Repository integrity and automatically repairs errors if possible. Namely, the process performs the following tasks:
- Verifies that data blocks of each recovery point are present in the Backup Repository
- Cleans up “in progress” blocks of data from failed/crashed backup job runs that had no proper cleanup
- Verifies and repairs Backup Repository metadata so that it correctly describes available data
- Restores the consistent state of the Backup Repository to enable subsequent backup jobs
Before the self-healing process begins, the Backup Repository is detached from the product to keep data in a consistent state. Jobs that back up VMs to such Backup Repository will fail while the self-healing process is in progress.
Other Fixed Issues in this version v8.5.2
- Transporter service not starting on Ubuntu 12.04
- Overview dashboard is empty for tenant admin user
- Minor UI issues
Some extra information about this version 8.5.x.
- Nutanix AHV Support
- VM Replication from Backup
- Product Auto Update
- FreeNAS Support
- Support of NAS Devices with ARMv8 CPU
- Installation on Windows Server 2019 has become available
- File recovery to source has become available for Windows Servers 2019
- Maximum load per job has been introduced
- Installation on Raspberry Pi
- AWS GovCloud (US) and all regions are now supported
- Active Directory integration: domain controller hostname / IP can be explicitly specified
- Ability to remove last recovery point was added for backups
- AWS EC2 transporters were switched to Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
- ASUSTOR ADM 3.1 and 3.2 are now supported for installation
- AWS EC2 backup repository can be resized beyond 16 TB
- VM folder selection was made available for VMware VM Failback action of Site Recovery Job
- t3.micro instance type is used by default for AWS EC2 transporter deployment
- Application-aware mode setting is propagated to new VMs in a job
- Database attachment was made available for a tenant support bundle
- Last job run ending date and time was added to job dashboard
- Installer scalability was improved to utilize more resources on high end servers
- Policy view was added to site recovery job actions
- Email Settings and Email Notifications were merged in Configuration area
- Older versions of ESXi (4.1, 5.0, 5.1) no longer require an installation of the special Transporter
- List of supported NAS devices was revised and updated
- Several issues fixed for file recovery to server use case
- Several issues fixed for AWS EC2 replication
- Several issues fixed for VMware transporter appliance deployment
- Fixed error handling of Hot Add mode on ESXi 5.5 and older
- Fixed issue with deletion of an entire chain of recovery points
- Fixed issue with application-aware snapshot in case VMware Tools are out of date
- Using target objects of a job as source objects in the same job was disabled
Import Note: After you update to NAKIVO Backup & Replication v8.5.2 you may have a warning about your license support.
Contact NAKIVO support so that they can provide you a new license that works in this new version. NAKIVO support contact is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to update to the new version.
If you have already a version older than 8.5 (inclusive), then you can use the automatic update, or if you have an older version download the new file version and run to update your backup tool.
For automatic updates, check here: Auto Updating NAKIVO Backup and Replication.
Note: Automatic updates is only available in Windows and Linux implementations.
For manual updates, depending on your system, select one of the links that match your NAKIVO.
For Windows, you see in your NAKIVO Backup & Replication dashboard information that NAKIVO has a new version available. Just click on the button and click Download to download the file to upgrade your NAKIVO Backup & Replication.
But you can also check in the Help option and then about(to check your version) if there is a new version you can also here download the new version file and start to install.
Note: The above information is only for versions older than v8.5. After v8.5 versions, automatic option is available, so no need to download and run the file.
Check NAKIVO official page for upgrading your NAKIVO Windows version: Updating on Windows
Check the next list for the rest of systems where NAKIVO can be installed and upgraded:
- Updating Virtual Appliance
- Updating on Linux
- Updating on Synology NAS
- Updating on Western Digital NAS
- Updating on AWS EC2
- Updating on QNAP NAS
- Updating on ASUSTOR NAS
- Updating on NETGEAR ReadyNAS
- Updating on FreeNAS
Just after less than two months of their beta version v8.5 and less than a month of the GTA version, NAKIVO has launched this new version. NAKIVO as adapted their product for the new versions from VMware and also fixed some of the issues that were in the previous version and built a more stable product. In this case for vSphere 6.7 update 2.
Even was added in the version 8.5, is always good to mention that now NAKIVO supports Nutanix AHV and now customers can perform an incremental, application-aware backup of either full Nutanix VMs or of separate disks. Replication from Backup and the Ransomware-Proof feature.
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