Release Notes for BackupAssist v10

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Release Description
21 September 2017
  • Updates to Exchange Granular Restore to support Exchange Server version 2016 CU5:
    • Resolved problems with a selected item's content and properties only being partially displayed while browsing the mail store tree
    • Resolved problems with displaying deleted items.
  • Exchange Granular Restore fixes:
    • Resolved problems with exporting into the original Exchange mailbox
    • Resolved problems with exporting into a 2007 and 2010 live Exchange Server
    • Resolved problems with converting special symbols to UTF-8 encoding.
1 September 2017
  • NEW: CryptoSafeGuard
    • BackupAssist 10.1.0 introduces CryptoSafeGuard, a new tool designed to protect your backups from ransomware.
      To respond to a ransomware attack, it’s critical that you have reliable backups so you can restore data or recover your entire system. However, ransomware can also infect your backups, leaving them unusable.
      CryptoSafeGuard protects your backups from ransomware using two features:
      • CryptoSafeGuard Detector - When a backup job starts, CryptoSafeGuard scans the data being backed up. If there is any sign of a possible ransomware infection, all backup jobs will be blocked from running, and email and SMS alerts will be sent if configured.
      • CryptoSafeGuard Protector - CryptoSafeGuard protects your backups from ransomware by allowing only BackupAssist to create, delete or update data in your backups. This feature runs automatically in the background when CryptoSafeGuard is enabled.
  • CryptoSafeGuard
    • 28770 Fixed BA101/BA102/BA103 errors when initializing CryptoSafeGuard scanning on jobs backing up VSS applications where Hyper-V is not installed
  • Help / Documentation
    • 27407 Updated the documentation links in the Welcome Screen to redirect to the new web-based context sensitive help system.
  • File Archiving
    • 28491 Files with path names that do not conform to Windows file naming conventions will be skipped.
  • User Interface
    • 28409 Fixed an exception in Windows Server Core, when trying to access in-product help.
    • 28559 Fixed a WMI related issue that could cause BackupAssist to crash.
  • Hyper-V
    • 28196 Fixed an issue that caused Exchange Hyper-V guests to show a size of '0' in backup reports.
12 July 2017
  • Reports/Notifications
    • 28248 Updated the backup reports and Monitor screen so they do not report Backup Verification activities which were deprecated in v10.0.0.
  • BitLocker
    • 28198 You will no longer experience the “unhandled exception” error when an attempt to unlock a BitLocker drive is unsuccessful.
  • Cloud Backup
    • 28261 Fixed a Hyper-V guest cataloguing error that would occur when a file name had an invalid Unicode character.
  • Exchange Granular Restore Add-on
    • 28222 A new revision of Exchange Granular Restore is included in this release. It addresses known crashes related to Exchange 2016 with Cumulative Update 5.
21 June 2017
  • Backup Verification
    • 28084 Stopped backup verification from running in jobs migrated from V9 or earlier, to v10.
  • Cloud Backup
    • 27882 For Amazon Cloud Backups, when the region is changed after the bucket's been created, performing a Check destination or running the backup will result in an error message with advice on how to proceed.
    • 27995 Improved the performance and stability of Cloud Backup restores for large files.
    • 28106 Upgraded the Azure .NET client library to 8.1.3.
    • 26258 Fixed the data size values reported in CMC for Cloud Backup jobs, and also the CMC Data Usage report.
    • 27974 Increased the accuracy of the Cloud Backup report's backup size and number of files.
    • 27920 Fixed an error that caused an incorrect timestamp to show when 'Overwrite other files' was selected for a Cloud Backup restore.
    • 28132 Fixed a minor metadata issue that prevented the restoring of attributes and timestamps for a folder representing a backed up volume.
  • RecoverAssist
    • 28090 Extended the time out period for Bootable Backups to allow more time for them to be successfully created.
  • Reports/Notifications
    • 26644 Fixed an issue that resulted in the Hyper-V section being left out of the Cloud Backup report for some scenarios.
  • Restore Console
    • 27678 Fixed an issue that resulted in Hyper-V Granular Restore not giving a prompt to save files extracted from a Windows 2016 Data Centre (Windows Core) backup.
    • 28093 Made a change to the restore progress bar so that it updates correctly when restoring files from a Hyper-V guest.
  • Server 2016
    • 27993 Improved support for backups of Hyper-V guests with checkpoints in Server 2016.
  • User Interface
    • 27154 Enhanced the BackupAssist migration UI so that BackupAssist will still open if the user closes the dialog instead of selecting Finish.
  • Bitlocker
    • 28092 Fixed the backup report's Media Usage section for some BitLocker job types.
16 May 2017
  • NEW: Cloud Backup
    • BackupAssist has a new backup option called Cloud Backup that's available with the new Cloud Backup add-on and stand-alone license. Cloud Backup allows you to back up data to remote data centers across the internet and supports the Amazon S3 and Microsoft Azure cloud services as destinations.
  • NEW: New Online Help Portal
    • BackupAssist 10 introduces a new single-sourced Help Portal with modern HTML 5 design and features. All BackupAssist 10 help topics, context-sensitive topics linked to the BackupAssist UI and knowledgebase articles are contained within this Help Portal. This means documentation is more consistent, accessible and easier to search and navigate. It also supports responsive layout so you can view the documentation on your phone or mobile device. The Help portal will be accessible from the new website but selecting Support > Online Help from the top menu, or from the help icon and help menu in BackupAssist.
  • NEW: Improved support for Window Server 2016
    • BackupAssist 10 supports two important new Hyper-V features: Nested Virtualization and Shielded VMs.