A2 Release Notes 6.2 #8334

Alike v6.2 build 8334

Released: 10/22/2019

A major update with new features and bugfixes. All A2 customers are encouraged to upgrade to this build.

Features and Improvements

  • Adjustable BlockSize (from 512KB - 8MB)
  • Read-only mode to prevent backup and maintenance operations during sensitive restore situations
  • Improved ABD "IP Conflict" error detection and avoidance
  • Add drive/volume exclusion to Q-Hybrid jobs
  • Improved log collection/reporting for error analysis
  • Added capability for GFS database recovery/repair
  • Support for manual routes added to the A2 console
  • Maintenance operations are now allowed to run when no other tasks are active
  • A2 settings are archived to the ADS on a scheduled basis
  • Allow forced support of SMB1 for all Q-Hybrid targets (remote support configuration required)
  • Allow selection of which IP Alike agents (ABD & Q-Hybrid) will use when the A2 has multiple NICs

Bug Fixes

  • Detect and properly log kernel deadlock scenarios
  • Fixed volume size arithmetic for oddly sized Q-Hybrid volume backups
  • Properly handle excessively long VSS snapshot creation times
  • Prevent spurious job errors when VM in job is no longer in existence
  • Improved log clarity and accuracy for various job error scenarios
  • No longer report false "remote process errors"
  • Eliminated rare "double" backup of Windows system partition backup with Q-Hybrid
  • Fixed bug where ADS password changes did not properly save
  • Report socket in use errors properly on startup
  • Max Offsite versions setting (per VM) correctly displays in UI
  • Handle/retry XAPI disconnection errors in many more situations (backup, replication, and enumeration)
  • Tag based enumeration timing error minimized/eliminated
  • Engine can now handle uuid.list files greater than 32KB in size
  • ABD based restores now have keep-alive enabled to avoid cancellations due to lengthy delays
  • Hyper-V backups no longer error with "call to empty function" on initial jobs
  • Q-Hybrid cleanup process improved
  • Avoid potential "double start" of A2 services on startup
  • Q-Hybrid backups of MBR based system drives no longer have the potential to crash
  • Hyper-V CBT based jobs now correctly process the block list files in all cases
  • Q-Hybrid backups properly retry failed I/O operations to the A2 data engine
  • Backups of suspended VMs no longer attempt to perform 'Disk and Memory' backup

Known Issues

  • SSL authentication to XenServer option does not work
  • "alike" user for RestoreFS does not always change password properly
  • LVM file-level restore not supported for RestoreFS (full restores are supported)
  • Deleting an entire VM from the UI will remove it to be lost from any configured jobs
  • Dashboard graph empty on first day after initial install and setup