Release Notes

Every Retrospect release includes numerous bug fixes, as we continue to improve the product's stability, performance, and features. Listed below are a number of resolved issues that our customers have encountered. As always, don't hesitate to contact our support team to report an issue or to check on the status of a known issue. For more information about new features, see What's New.

Windows 15.6.0.135 – October 16, 2018

Versions

  • Windows app – 15.6.0.135
  • Windows client – 15.6.0.135
  • Mac client – 15.6.0.125
  • Linux client – 15.1.2.101

Engine

  • NewManagement Console Beta Integration - See details
  • NewSystem Certification for Microsoft Windows 10 October 2018 Update
  • NewEmail Protection for IceWarp - See details
  • FixedEmail Protection: Fixed issue where Retrospect compared messages in wrong folders when duplicating entire volume (#7453)
  • FixedEmail Protection: Fixed restore issue to a subvolume on a Dovecot server causing error "Mailbox doesn't exist" (#7524)
  • FixedEmail Protection: Fixed restore of Gmail account resulting in error "can't write, error -8260 (MIME data is not valid)" for many files (#7536)
  • FixedEmail Protection: Reduced time for restoring emails with multiple Gmail labels (#7654)
  • FixedEmail Protection: Fixed restore for .eml files to Windows volumes generating "File appears incomplete" errors (#7669)
  • FixedTape Support: Fixed crash when scanning mail slot of Overland Neo T24 library (#7613)
  • FixedConfiguration Management: Fixed errors with importing localized configurations (#7638)
  • FixedConfiguration Management: Importing over active configuration no longer results in duplicate volumes (#7639)
  • FixedStorage Groups: Support for email backup (#7618)
  • FixedStorage Groups: Support for Add/Locate after it has been forgotten (#7645)
  • FixedStorage Groups: Support for adding and removing members (#7602)
  • FixedStorage Groups: Fixed issue with using paths above 60 characters for destinations (#7658)
  • FixedStorage Groups: Fixed UI issue for backup set folders (#7634)
  • FixedSubscriptions: Switching to permanent license now removes subscription status (#7609)
  • FixedIn-App ASM: Expiration date should be fetched from licensing server immediately when entered (#7604)
  • FixedIn-App ASM: Fixed descriptions for certain ASM license codes (#7687)
  • FixedIn-App ASM: Fixed issue with trials expiring based on ASM expiration date of previous license (#7663)
  • FixedIn-App ASM: Fixed issue where customer would get expiration alert when entering valid ASM license (#7665)
  • FixedLogging: Moved "NetAddrTop::NetRemember: Duplicate name error" to default log level (#7633)
  • FixedLocalization: Fixed Spanish wording for "using custom selector" log entry (#7629)
  • FixedLicensing: Fixed issue where user could add multiple application licenses (#7652)
  • FixedMojave: Fixed localization for operations log error when Retrospect lacks Mojave Full Disk Access on client (#7631)

Client

  • ImprovedImproved Support for macOS Mojave
  • FixedBMR: Fixed issue for "300 seconds with no data received; force timeout error" (#7678)
  • FixedMac: Installer updated to support Mojave features when installed under 10.8+ to handle OS upgrade after Retrospect upgrade (#7677)

Windows 15.5.0.179 – September 4, 2018

Versions

  • Windows app – 15.5.0.179
  • Windows client – 15.5.0.179
  • Mac client – 15.5.0.145
  • Linux client – 15.1.2.101

Engine

  • NewManagement Console Beta - See details
  • NewStorage Groups Preview - See details
  • NewEmail Global Deduplication - See details
  • NewEmail Local Restore - See details
  • NewEmail Protection for Dovecot - See details
  • NewSystem Certification for Microsoft Windows Server 2019
  • NewSystem Certification for Apple macOS Mojave 10.14
  • NewSystem Certification for Ubuntu 17.10, 18.04
  • NewSystem Certification for CentOS 7 Update 4, Update 5
  • NewSystem Certification for RHEL 7 Update 4, Update 5
  • NewSystem Certification for SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 SP 3
  • NewLTO-8 "Type M" Certification
  • FixedEmail Protection: Fixed "error -8,254 (file not found)" issue (#7474)
  • FixedConfiguration Import: Fixed issue with importing client sources (#7493)
  • FixedCloud Backup: Fixed "error -1017, expired_auth_token: expired authorization token"
  • FixedProactiveAI: Fixed -505 error when two ProactiveAI scripts tried to access the same source at the same time (#7555)
  • FixedSQL: Fixed hang during "Updating Catalog" when backing up a SQL database that has FILESTREAM enabled for it (#6742)
  • FixedExchange: Fixed issue when backing up Exchange databases where the database and log files are on different mount points (#7429)
  • FixedEmail Notifications: Server now defaults to port 587 (#7458)
  • FixedRemote Backup: Fixed issue with getting the default IP address for a remote backup listener (#7470)
  • FixedSnapshot: Allowed multiple snapshots to be selected for deletion (#7477)
  • FixedGrooming: Fixed log entry for "Optimizing for performance skipped grooming" to use correct file count (#7503)
  • FixedLogging: Increased log level for "soccCallback: kNetSelectorConnect" error to reduce noise (#7480)
  • FixedRebuild: Fixed rare crash during a rebuild (#7506)
  • FixedTape Backup: Fixed issue with tape recognition when device assigned to 0:0:0 (#7548)

Client

  • FixedLogging: Fixed crash where log could not write filename with "%" (#7473)
  • FixedLogging: Moved packet dump to log level 6 for cleaner logs (#7492)

Windows 15.1.2.100 – June 13, 2018

Versions

  • Windows app – 15.1.2.100
  • Windows client – 15.1.0.151
  • Mac client – 15.1.0.131
  • Linux client – 15.1.2.101

Engine

  • FixedFixed issue for Windows April 2018 Update where -1103 errors for OneDrive folder prevented system state backup (#7445)
  • FixedFixed cosmetic logging issue for Microsoft SQL using Retrospect configuration import (#7484)

Client

  • FixedLinux Client: Fixed issue with upgrading from v15.0 client (#7485)

Notes

  • NoteWindows Customers: If you are using OneDrive and would like to perform a bare metal recovery (BMR) on a Windows April 2018 Update system, you need to uncheck the option for "Files On-Demand" during backup. Otherwise, the restore will put a blank folder for your OneDrive data, and that empty folder will be synced to the cloud, erasing any cloud files you may have.

Windows 15.1.1.103 – May 23, 2018

Versions

  • Windows app – 15.1.1.103
  • Windows client – 15.1.0.151
  • Mac client – 15.1.0.131
  • Linux client – 15.1.0.101

Engine

  • FixedFixed issue where engine would crash after upgrade when running scheduled grooming script with no selector specified (#7465)
  • FixedFixed issue where execution would fail for running immediate grooming script with no selector specified (#7467)

Windows 15.1.0.151 – May 17, 2018

Versions

  • Windows app – 15.1.0.151
  • Windows client – 15.1.0.151
  • Mac client – 15.1.0.131
  • Linux client – 15.1.0.101

Engine

  • NewEmail Migration: Direct Migration using Duplicate Scripts
  • NewEmail Protection: "Restore Entire" option now supported
  • NewCloud Protection: path-based S3 API support with v4 signatures
  • NewCloud Protection: certification for PCExtreme
  • NewCloud Protection: certification for Amazon S3 Canada and One-Region Tier
  • NewCloud Protection: certification for Google Cloud Storage Montreal, Netherlands, Mumbai Regions
  • NewCloud Protection: certification for Digital Ocean Spaces Singapore
  • NewCloud Protection: certification for Aquaray
  • NewCloud Protection: certification for Cynnyspace
  • NewCloud Protection: certification for on-premise OpenIO
  • NewCloud Protection: certification for on-premise SwiftStack
  • NewCloud Protection: certification for on-premise Minio including on Synology and QNAP NAS devices
  • NewCloud Protection: certification for on-premise Zenko.io including on Synology and QNAP NAS devices
  • NewData Retention Policies: file selector support for grooming for GDPR compliance
  • NewSupport for Alto DiskArchive storage devices
  • NewSupport for Windows Spring 2018 Update
  • ImprovedRemote Backup: Engine restart no longer required to enable feature after creating public keys
  • ImprovedRemote Backup: Client now identifies new server.txt and public key without restart
  • ImprovedImproved Network Performance for In-App ASM notifications - See details
  • ImprovedAutoupdates now use secure HTTPS URLs
  • ImprovedLogging: selector name now logged with files selected out of total with every script execution if not default
  • FixedRemote Backup: Fixed localized text for error message when "Remote Backup" folder was missing (#7314)
  • FixedEmail Protection: Fixed a number of localizations (#7186)
  • FixedEmail Protection: Fixed "TRYCREATE" issue with Zoho account (#7414)
  • FixedEmail Protection: Fixed Outlook.com "Trouble writing files, error -8255 (file access error)" restore issue (#7294)
  • FixedEmail Protection: Fixed Outlook.com duplicate folder restore issue (#7297)
  • FixedEmail Protection: Fixed backup issue where differences between reported size and actual size caused problems (#7300)
  • FixedEmail Protection: non-ASCII Gmail labels now supported (#7336)
  • FixedEmail Protection: Fixed issue with "HEADER" error for Exchange mailboxes (#7339)
  • FixedEmail Protection: Mailboxes with non-ASCII names now supported for subvolumes/favorite folders (#7361)
  • FixedEmail Protection: Fixed issue with Apple iCloud where scanning didnot complete for some mailboxes (#7371)
  • FixedEmail Protection: "Email" container is now selectable as a backup source (#7335)
  • FixedEmail Notifications: daily backup report email now uses latest backup date (#7409)
  • FixedEmail Notifications: Fixed CSS issue for displaying emails on iPhone Mail (#6875)
  • FixedEmail Notifications: Connection now defaults to port 25 when the option "My outgoing server supports SSL" is unchecked (#7363)
  • FixedBackupBot: Standardized wording for ProactiveAI (#7308)
  • FixedFixed issue where Retrospect states member "is not a member of this backup set" due to creation date (#7315)
  • FixedConfiguration Import/Export: Transfer options for transfer snapshot script now included (#5580)
  • FixedFixed issue where Retrospect would display an upgrade notification even though customer using latest version (#6834)
  • FixedWindows Dashboard was missing Retrospect logo (#7310)
  • FixedDisaster Recovery Wizard now shows that UEFI systems require 64-bit recovery solution (#7266)
  • FixedDesktop can now reduce its maximum execution units (#7317)

Client

  • FixedWindows Client: Fixed Wake-On-Lan (WOL) for upgraded Windows client (#7358)
  • FixedMac Client: Fixed localization for Mac client update log error (#7042)
  • FixedMac Client: Fixed issue where client did not prevent macOS from going to sleep during backup (#7273)
  • FixedLinux Client: Fixed issue where Linux client left retropds.23 process after operation completed (#7387)
  • NoteLinux Client: In a future update, Linux clients running on server-level Linux distributions will be treated as server clients
  • NoteMac Client: Support End-of-Life Announcement for Mac OS X 10.3, 10.4, and 10.5

Windows 15.0.0.269 – March 6, 2018

Versions

  • Windows app – 15.0.0.269
  • Windows client – 15.0.0.269
  • Mac client – 15.0.0.190
  • Linux client – 15.0.0.103

Engine

  • NewEmail Protection - See details
  • NewBackupBot - See details
  • NewRemote Backup - See details
  • NewData Hooks - See details
  • NewSupport for LTO-8 tape devices
  • ImprovedEmail Notifications: Support for unauthenticated accounts
  • ImprovedEmail Notifications: Support for Microsoft Outlook/Hotmail, Exchange and Zoho
  • ImprovedCloud Backup: Support for cloud set members exceeding 16 TB
  • ImprovedCloud Backup: Support backup to Amazon Snowball and Snowball Edge
  • FixedFixed backup issue when Backblaze B2 requires re-authorization" (#7115)
  • FixedFixed catalog rebuild issue due to checking Backblaze B2 account authorization too frequently (#7131)
  • FixedFixed Dropbox backup issue with intermittent "-1010" API request errors (#7092)
  • FixedAllowed catalog rebuild to continue after skipping invalid backup data that causes error -641 (#7177)
  • FixedFixed catalog rebuild for backup set that have been moved to a different volume (#7127)
  • FixedFixed issue with media request timeout setting not taking effect (#7070)
  • FixedFixed incorrect log message for adding a member to a disk set (#6964)
  • FixedChanged defaults for "Wake-on-LAN" option: disabled for proactive backup and enabled for other scripts (#7237)

Client

  • NewLinux client installer supports multiple public keys
  • FixedFixed Linux client installer errors on Ubuntu and Debian (#7199)
  • NoteIn a future update, Linux clients running on server-level Linux distributions will be treated as server clients

Windows 12.6.1.101 – November 13, 2017

Versions

  • Windows app – 12.6.1.101
  • Windows client – 12.6.0.157
  • Mac client – 14.6.0.127
  • Linux client – 11.0.0.107

Engine

  • FixedFixed issue with cloud backup where Retrospect does not automatically handle route forwarding for Amazon S3 buckets outside the default region (#7064)

Windows 12.6.0.157 – November 7, 2017

Versions

  • Windows app – 12.6.0.157
  • Windows client – 12.6.0.157
  • Mac client – 14.6.0.127
  • Linux client – 11.0.0.107

Engine

  • NewCloud storage support for DigitalOcean Spaces
  • NewCloud storage support for Aufiero Informatica
  • NewCloud storage support for Google Cloud Storage Frankfurt and São Paulo
  • NewSupport for concurrent backups from different subvolumes of the same source
  • NewCustomizable HTML email template - See details
  • ImprovedDaily backup report enhancements for large-scale environments
  • ImprovedImproved error reporting for better notifications - See details
  • FixedFixed hang during backup when zero-byte RDB files cause error "Can't write to file, error -1023 (already exists)" (#6936)
  • FixedFixed networking issue with finding client after Retrospect's default network interface IP changed (#7022)
  • FixedFixed engine crash during certain storage-optimized groom operations (#6939)
  • FixedFixed engine crash in storage-optimized groom due to invalid info in catalog (#6976)
  • FixedFixed UI issue where cloud backup progress text was incorrect (#6986)
  • FixedFixed logging information for Backblaze B2 backups to log relevant information at default log level (#6992)
  • FixedFixed email using SSL to use port 465 by default (#7008)
  • FixedFixed notification in Dashboard application when launched with engine running in the background (#7017)
  • FixedFixed UI issue with rebuild for Backblaze B2 backup sets using bucketName/subPath (#6996)

Client

  • FixedImproved resiliency of client backup during long operations against error -519 (#6938)
  • FixedImproved CPU efficiency of certain Mac client operations (#6961)
  • FixedRetrospect now excludes Mac client's APFS swap volume ("VM") under Volumes (#6998)
  • FixedCorrected text for Mac client RCU updates (as they do not require an adminstrator to be logged in) (#6812)
  • FixedUpdated versions in Mac client installer receipt for mass headless deployment (#6476)
  • FixedFixed Mac client network issue for MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (#6934)

Windows 12.5.0.177 – September 5, 2017

Versions

  • Windows app – 12.5.0.177
  • Windows client – 12.5.0.177
  • Mac client – 14.5.0.146
  • Linux client – 11.0.0.107

Engine

  • NewSupport for MySQL database protection via script hook - See details
  • NewSupport for PostgreSQL database protection via script hook - See details
  • NewSupport for MongoDB database protection via script hook - See details
  • NewDaily backup report email - See details
  • NewCloud storage support for Wasabi
  • NewSystem Certification for Microsoft Windows Fall Creators Update
  • ImprovedRetrospect Dashboard has a new icon to differentiate it from the Retrospect application
  • ImprovedRetrospect Dashboard launches when Retrospect is already running in Session 0 and includes explanatory message
  • ImprovedRetrospect Dashboard's "Relaunch Retrospect" button displays an alert message when there is an execution running
  • ImprovedRetrospect Dashboard includes improved media request text
  • FixedFixed issue with Configuration Import where SQL and Exchange containers were grayed out (#5500)
  • FixedFixed issue with Configuration Import where Retrospect does not import multiple scripts with different SQL options correctly (#6864)
  • FixedFixed issue with Configuration Import where imported licenses incorrectly listed as unused (#6806)
  • FixedFixed issue with Configuration Import where long names or certain characters led to application crash (#6852)
  • FixedFixed issue with Configuration Import where execution units were not set correctly (#6822)
  • FixedRetrospect no longer opens in reduced window after being run in Session 0 (#6853)
  • FixedSet GatherWriterMetadata's default wait time based on Open Files' Retry timeout option (#6672)
  • FixedFixed rebuild issue where certain block-level incremental backups (BLIB) are incorrectly excluded from catalog (#6767)
  • FixedFixed issue where Engine hangs while consuming 100% of a CPU core during certain operations (#6821)
  • FixedFixed log message for "Error Scanning Network, error -1001" when scanning Microsoft Windows Network (#6823)
  • FixedFixed crashes related to scalable data protection (#6826, #6831)
  • FixedAdded error for block-level incremental backup (BLIB) restore where Retrospect fails to find base file (#6850)
  • FixedFixed issue with block-level incremental backup (BLIB) where restore fails for read-only files (#6851)
  • FixedFixed error message where an S3 cloud set rebuild fails with disk set error (#6895)

Client

  • NewSystem Certification for Apple macOS High Sierra with Apple File System (APFS) - See details
  • NewSystem Certification for Ubuntu Linux 15, 16, and 17
  • NewSystem Certification for RHEL 7 Update 3
  • NewSystem Certification for CentOS Linux 7 Update 3
  • NewSystem Certification for Suse Linux 11.4 and 12.2
  • NewSystem Certification for Debian Linux 8 and 9
  • FixedFixed workflow for restoring backup from client where the set is in a folder (#6792)
  • FixedFixed client workflow for restoring backup from client where the set is in a folder (#6792, 6909)
  • FixedFixed Mac client restore issue where suid bit for file and folder was not set correctly (#6837)
  • FixedFixed Mac client issue where client's History tab failed to populate after engine had been restarted (#6915)
  • FixedFixed Mac client issue that prevented script hooks from being executed (#6798)

Windows 12.1.0.174 – June 6, 2017

Versions

  • Windows app – 12.1.0.174
  • Windows client – 12.1.0.174
  • Mac client – 14.1.0.138
  • Linux client – 11.0.0.107

Engine

  • NewSupport for Microsoft Windows Creators Update
  • Improved50% faster cloud backup for Internet connection above 250 Mbps
  • ImprovedIncreased performance of configuration import
  • ImprovedAnnual Support and Maintenance information integrated into product
  • FixedFixed issue with Slack integration where the status incorrectly showed "0 files" (#6754)
  • FixedFixed rebuild issue that led to files being listed twice in backup session and not restorable (#6756)
  • FixedFixed groom issue that could cause restore problem if thorough rebuild hasn't been performed prior to groom (#6737)
  • FixedFixed storage-optimized groom issue that cause restore problem in some cases for block-level incremental backups (#6701)
  • FixedFixed uncommon case of fast rebuild misreporting block-level incremental backup chains as broken and not restorable (#6668)
  • FixedFixed -1101 errors when saving fast rebuild (.session) files to backup sets on network volume with similar name as other network volume (#6720)
  • FixedFixed UI issue related to seeding for Backblaze B2 backup sets (#6697)
  • FixedConfiguration import now properly handles scripts and clients in folders (#6486)
  • FixedFixed configuration import issue where scripts, folders, and clients share the same name (#6489)
  • FixedFixed Exchange issue where backup fails when database resides on a mount point (#6498)
  • FixedFixed assert in an uncommon case when saving fast rebuild cache file (#6694)
  • FixedFixed assert after rare file IO error (#6732)
  • FixedFixed rare crash when Retrospect set to back up file security information but not folder security information (#6813)
  • FixedFixed rare crash when accessing Windows volume information in Retrospect's configuration (#6667)
  • FixedFixed misreported "error segment data" for multi-member backup set (#6725)

Client

  • FixedFixed Mac client hooks for external scripting with event handlers (#6750)
  • FixedImproved logging for multicast IP addresses (#6693)
  • FixedFixed Windows client issue where the client logs -1101 errors then terminates (#6740)

Windows 12.0.0.188 – March 7, 2017

Versions

  • Windows app – 12.0.0.188
  • Windows client – 12.0.0.188
  • Mac client – 14.0.0.183
  • Linux client – 11.0.0.107

Engine

  • NewScalable Data Protection
  • NewCloud storage support for Backblaze B2
  • NewMonitoring System Integration
  • NewSupport for Avid
  • NewSupport for LTFS
  • newSupport for Quantum Scalar i3-i6 Tape Libraries
  • ImprovedScript Hooks
  • ImprovedPerformance improvement during backup and restore for computers with more than 500,000 folders
  • ImprovedCustomers with expiring trial licenses now receive an email
  • ImprovedOperations log now includes storage savings statistics for block level incremental backup (BLIB)
  • ImprovedOperations log now supports up to 999MB
  • FixedThorough Catalog Rebuild now correctly deletes previous .session files (#6598)
  • FixedFixed issue in backp report where throughput is zero (#5619)
  • FixedClarified error for backup set format inconsistency (#5627)
  • FixedFixed Spanish localization error for grooming options (#6555)
  • FixedClarified prompt for expiring annual support and maintenence or ASM (#5333)
  • FixedGrooming policy now correctly saved to backup set to preserve with rebuild (#6549)
  • FixedFixed issue with manual language selection via retro.ini (#6529)
  • FixedFixed issue with polling intervals for Exchange via retro.ini (#6589)
  • FixedMapiProxyServerName can now be customized in retro.ini's [Options] section for Exchange mailbox backup
  • FixedFixed issue with cloud backup sets seeing a media request after grooming (#6583)
  • FixedGrooming now automatically runs during a backup when cloud backup set is full (#6280)
  • FixedFixed "Scanning incomplete, error -645" error (#6531)
  • FixedRecycling a backup set correctly removes all existing RDB files (#6213)
  • FixedFixed issue where auto-cleaning request for tape devices was ignored (#6171)
  • FixedFixed Dropbox backup error -1010 by automatically retrying upload (#6524)
  • FixedResolved crashes related to memory issues on Windows 10 (#6456)
  • FixedImproved media verification for block level incremental backup (BLIB) and Thorough Catalog Rebuild to exclude backups with related errors (#6464)
  • FixedFixed crash during matching for certain instances of grooming (#6568)
  • FixedFixed localization issue for "Password" setting in backup set options (#6502)
  • FixedExclude DFS Replication's VSS writer during snapshot creation (#6624)
  • FixedResolved grooming issue when .session file is manually deleted (#6467)
  • FixedFixed issue with importing Retrospect configuration XML with duplicate names for script sources (#6493)
  • FixedFile backup and restore errors are now counted as execution errors instead of warnings (#6525)
  • FixedFixed repeated error log entries for "Grx::grxSearchForPartialFiles: can not find node path" for grooming (#6614)
  • FixedFixed crash when viewing disk set member properties under certain conditions (#6535)
  • FixedBackup set transfers with the recycle option enabled no longer log a message saying "Manual recycle" (#6571)
  • FixedFixed issue with restoring file name containing the "ð" character (#6573)

Client

  • FixedMac: Fixed issue where client continued to run after script ended (#5621)
  • FixedMac: Clients not found on the network correctly reported as -530 instead of -519 (#6080)
  • FixedMac: Client correctly respawns after any crash (#6432)

Windows 11.5.0.190 – September 14, 2016

Versions

  • Windows app – 11.5.0.190
  • Windows client – 11.5.0.190
  • Mac client – 13.5.0.173
  • Linux client – 11.0.0.107

Engine

  • NewCloud storage support for Dropbox - See details
  • NewServer configuration management - Import and export Retrospect's configuration, including cross-platform support - See details
  • NewCertified for Microsoft Windows 10 Anniversary Update
  • NewCertified for Microsoft Windows Server 2016 (pending final OS release)
  • NewCertified for Microsoft Windows Server Core 2008 R2, 2012, 2016 (pending final OS release)
  • NewCertified for Microsoft SQL Server 2016
  • ImprovedCreate cloud storage locations (buckets) directly within Retrospect instead of using third-party tools
  • ImprovedIncreased grooming's maximum number of backups to keep to 999
  • ImprovedDramatically reduced storage footprint by up to 90% for backup metadata on media when using compression
  • ImprovedAdded cross platform support for using a Mac configuration file with a Windows engine
  • FixedFixed issue with configuration import for client database containers (#6194)
  • FixedFixed issue with configuration import for database backup history (#5496)
  • FixedFixed issue with configuration import for client and backup set with the same name (#5531)
  • FixedFixed issue with configuration import for Linux clients (#5499)
  • FixedFixed issue with configuration import for Exchange and SQL servers (#5498)
  • FixedFixed issue with configuration import for client network interfaces (#5703)
  • FixedFixed issue with configuration import for script options saying "Provided login information incomplete" (#5528)
  • FixedFixed provider.cpp assertion failure when importing configuration in certain cases (#6361)
  • FixedFixed issue with configuration import for VMware virtual machines (#6270)
  • FixedExcluded compare errors for /Library, ~/Library and /private on Mac clients (#6136)
  • FixedFixed issue with block-level incremental backup (BLIB) when two backups have the same timestamp (#6137)
  • FixedFixed .session file creation error when backing up to network share (#6110)
  • FixedFixed installer for being misidentified by Windows SmartScreen and Windows Defender as unrecognized application or trojan (#6173)
  • FixedApply Software Compression option to Microsoft Outlook PST files (#6249)
  • FixedFixed issue with fast catalog rebuild where cached data is not correctly updated in some cases (#6303)
  • FixedFixed issue with grooming when fast catalog rebuild's cached data is not up-to-date (#6302)
  • FixedFixed fast catalog rebuild to handle previously failed groom to prevent data integrity issues (#6161)
  • FixedLog location of newly added cloud backup set member (#5956)
  • FixedCloud set's free space correctly updated when member's size changes (#6048)
  • FixedFixed backup set with multiple members on different network shares (#6183)
  • FixedEnabled "Use at most" and "Location for backup data folder" options for disk backup sets on RDX storage (#6294)
  • FixedImproved block-level incremental backup (BLIB) performance when large number of files matched prior backups (#6233)
  • FixedRetry access to cloud set member up to ten times in case of temporary network errors (#6300)
  • FixedRemoved incorrect checkboxes for "Lost member" and "Skip member" in media request dialog for cloud set member (#6077)
  • FixedFixed a security issue involving how DLL files are loaded (#6198)
  • FixedFixed dependency of differential and log database backups transferred from other backup set (#5216)
  • FixedFixed tmemory.cpp assertion failure when memory is low (#6146)
  • FixedGroom scripts are now able to select cloud sets for scripted grooming (#6177)

Clients

  • NewMac: Certified for macOS Sierra (pending final OS release)
  • FixedMac: Reduced frequency for the error message "Unable to bind to valid boot port" (#5202)
  • FixedFixed a security issue involving how DLL files are loaded (#6198)

Known issues with this release

  • Network disconnection during cloud restore results in many -1107 errors.

Windows 11.0.1.106 – April 12, 2016

Versions

  • Windows app – 11.0.1.106
  • Windows client – 11.0.0.252.2
  • Mac client – 13.0.1.104
  • Linux client – 11.0.0.107

Engine

  • NewCloud storage support for Amazon S3 Frankfurt and Amazon S3 Seoul
  • NewCloud storage support for Amazon S3 Infrequent Access, Reduced Redundancy, and Glacier - See details
  • NewCloud storage support for Google Cloud Storage Durable Reduced Availability and Nearline - See details
  • ImprovedSupport for cloud backup with 32-bit Windows
  • ImprovedLog now reports what type of grooming is used: storage-optimized or performance-optimized (#6086)
  • FixedFixed issue with Mac clients not displaying volumes after logout and login (#6122)
  • FixedFixed issue with Exchange and SQL databases not visible after restart (#5574)
  • FixedFixed crash when storage becomes full during backup and grooming starts (#6107)
  • FixedFixed data issues when a v11 set is groomed in earlier release then rebuilt in v11 again (#6119)
  • FixedFixed support for Japanese characters in cloud backup sets (#6064)
  • FixedFixed support for non-ASCII characters in cloud backup sets for certain storage providers (#6128)
  • FixedFixed UI issue where a cloud backup set's secret key was not hidden (#6123)
  • FixedFixed issue where a restore that included block-level incremental backup files displayed a remaining size (#6105)
  • FixedFixed issue where clients not found on network incorrectly reported as error -519 instead of -530 (#6080)

Clients

  • FixedFixed issue with Mac clients where backup process is not correctly cleaned up after completion (#6148)
  • FixedFixed Windows client installer hang during certain scenarios on Windows 10 (#6108)

Known issues with this release

  • Network disconnection during cloud restore results in many -1107 errors.

Windows 11.0.0.252 – March 1, 2016

Versions

  • Windows app – 11.0.0.252
  • Windows client – 11.0.0.252
  • Mac client – 13.0.0.230
  • Linux client – 11.0.0.107

Engine

  • NewCloud backup
  • NewPerformance-optimized grooming
  • NewFaster Catalog Rebuild
  • NewMicrosoft Exchange 2016 Database Certification
  • NewDissimilar Hardware Restore now supports Windows 10
  • ImprovedBackup and restore performance improvements
  • ImprovedBackup sets are now able to be easily moved to another location
  • ImprovedNow supports simultaneous access to different sets on the same volume
  • ImprovedFaster matching for Windows backup source with lots of root/first level and second level folders
  • Improved"Building Snapshot" performance optimizations for Windows backup source with 150,000+ folders
  • FixedFixed resiliency issues if Retrospect loses connection to backup set on network share (#5357)
  • FixedFixed media request issue if Retrospect loses then regains connection to backup set on network share (#5753)
  • FixedFixed hang when Retrospect encounters device error when writing to backup set (#5620)
  • FixedReduced snapshot size when backing up a Windows 2012r2 server with data deduplication enabled (#4903)
  • FixedFixed missing files when running a transfer script under certain scenarios (#2336)
  • FixedFixed hang when Retrospect encounters device error on destination volume (#5628)
  • FixedFixed issue where changing Windows language prevented block-level incremental backup on a localized OS (#5700)
  • FixedFixed restore issue when large files are moved between block-level incremental backups (#5435)
  • FixedFixed grooming issue where log displays "header count invalid" and "make count invalid" (#5400)
  • FixedFixed restore issue where log listed "File (Mailbox)\Inbox\: Can't write, Error -1 (Unknown)" for Exchange 2013 mailbox (#5590)
  • FixedFixed issue for environments with multiple Exchange servers listing all the databases under each server (#5639)
  • FixedFixed cross-platform restore for larges files with block-level incremental backup enabled (#5688)
  • FixedFixed "Bad Backup Set Header" errors during certain restores and transfers (#5662)

Client

  • ImprovedLinux: added "--silent" switch to client install script
  • FixedMac: Menu bar correctly displays immediately after install on OS X El Capitan (#5605)

Known issues with this release

  • Cloud backup is not supported for Retrospect Engine on 32-bit Windows at this time.
  • Cloud set names do not support non-ASCII characters at this time.
  • Amazon S3 Frankfurt and Amazon S3 Seoul are not supported at this time.
  • Performance-optimized grooming log reports incorrect number of files groomed out.
  • Network disconnection during cloud restore results in many 1107 errors.

10.5.0.110 – September 15, 2015

Versions

  • Windows app – 10.5.0.110
  • Windows client – 10.5.0.110
  • Mac client – 12.5.0.111
  • Linux client – 10.5.0.103

Engine

  • NewWindows 10 support
  • ImprovedExchange 2013 mailbox backup support where Exchange not on primary domain controller
  • FixedFix error reporting for "-3420" and "-3422" errors for Exchange 2013 mailbox backup (#3958)
  • FixedFix hang when client disconnects from network at certain phases of an operation (#5502)
  • FixedFix license issue where releasing Exchange license fails (#5503)
  • FixedLicense Manager correctly lists current support for Exchange: Exchange 2003-2013 (#5523)
  • FixedSnapshot properties correctly identifies Windows 8.1 (#5185)
  • FixedSnapshot properties correctly identifies Windows 10 (#5535)
  • FixedFix encryption issue where encrypted sets were inaccessible under certain conditions (#5541)
  • FixedSupport Windows 10 ADK for creating disaster recovery disk (#5581)
  • FixedFix hang when restoring more than 65,510 folders to a Windows client (#5564)
  • FixedFix crash when restoring system state where VSS writer XML data exceeds 32KB (#5549)
  • FixedFix crash when encountering "-559" error during certain phases of Windows client restore (#5567)
  • FixedFix autoupdate error for proxy servers where system language is different from product language (#5507)

Client

  • NewOS X El Capitan (10.11) support (pending final OS release)
  • NewWindows 10 support for clients
  • FixedWindows client installer correctly finishes on Windows 10 on all systems (#5584)
  • FixedFix issue where Mac client's "Reset password" button didn't update the password under certain conditions (#5538)
  • FixedFix Mac client "-559" errors in a number of workflows (#5575)
  • FixedLinux client now correctly handles certain file-level errors during full-volume restores (#4818)
  • FixedLinux client now correctly handles certain file-level errors during backup (#4998)
  • FixedLinux client installer no longer asks for password when using public/private keypairs (#5505)

Known issues with this release

  • Dissimilar Hardware Restore is not supported for Windows 10 (#5582)

10.0.2.119 – June 9, 2015

Versions

  • Windows app – 10.0.2.119
  • Windows client – 10.0.2.119
  • Mac client – 12.0.2.116
  • Linux client – 10.0.2.104

Engine

  • ImprovedEmail: success emails do not require failure emails be enabled
  • ImprovedBuilding snapshot significantly faster for Windows clients in more scenarios
  • FixedFixed on-demand issue where non-ASCII Mac client name prevented backup/restore (#3468)
  • FixedFixed issue with Backup on Demand for Mac client that prevents backup in certain scenarios (#5482)
  • FixedGerman non-ASCII characters displayed in License Manager correctly (#4937)
  • FixedFixed UTF-8 issue where certain letters displayed in volume names displayed inconsistently (#5348)
  • FixedFixed log export issue where file sizes incorrect for very large files (#5016)
  • FixedEvents tab correctly displays all events, not only failed ones (#5121)
  • FixedFixed -2242 error in grooming for large sets (#5219)
  • FixedFixed corrupted restore of block level incremental backup file when disabling "Restore security information" for Windows volume (#5253)
  • FixedFixed memory leak in engine when automatically exporting/importing configuration (#5478)
  • FixedFixed tape device issue which prevented dragging tape from drive to library slot (#5283)
  • Fixed"Desktop 5-User Upgrade" license now correctly displays (#5372)
  • FixedFixed Instant Scan issue preventing engine from using older version of Instant Scan on Mac client (#5432)
  • FixedRemoved unsupported "Preferences > Clients > Mac OS" preferences for French, Italian, Japanese (#5492)
  • Fixed"Enable Instant Scan" option works consistently for clients (#5379)
  • FixedRetrospect remains responsive after licensing Exchange 2010 for large environments (#5444)
  • FixedRetrospect lists all Exchange 2010 databases in large environments (#5349)
  • FixedFixed a condition that crashes and disables Instant Scan on Windows (#5428)
  • FixedFixed an issue where update notification was still displayed after upgrading to the latest version (#5380)
  • FixedTreat open file errors (-1020, -1100, -1101 and -1111) as warnings and consolidate in log after twenty entries (#5273)
  • FixedFixed -1101 errors for VSS-related "T-32: VssWSetCompResult" file operations (#5342)
  • FixedFixed proactive backup issue where new clients not added promptly (#5378)
  • FixedFixed issue when transferring snapshots from multiple backup sets where some files aren't transferred correctly if a set member is marked as missing (#5414)
  • FixedFixed -516 error when backing up Mac client with private/excluded folders (#5388)
  • FixedFixed XML configuration import for subnets (#5325)
  • FixedFixed XML configuration import for security preferences (#5317)
  • FixedFixed XML configuration import for client volumes and subvolumes (#5316)
  • FixedFixed XML configuration import for proactive backup schedule (#5321)
  • FixedFixed XML configuration import for folders and groups (#5270)
  • FixedFixed XML configuration import for Exchange and SQL Server (#5271)

Client

  • NewLinux client support for Retrospect public/private keypairs
  • ImprovedWindows clients support sleep and shutdown after backup
  • FixedFixed security issue in client password hash on Mac, Windows, Linux clients (#5469 / CVE-2015-2864) - See details
  • FixedMac client bundle correctly signed after first launch using Retrospect public/private keypairs (#5446)
  • FixedLinux client clock offset now consistently accurate (#5398)
  • FixedWindows clients shouldn't display tape backups in History tab (#5391)
  • FixedFixed a condition that crashes and disables Instant Scan on Windows (#5428)

Known issues with this release

  • Engine: configs.xml, which replaced Config77.bak for speed and robustness, have several limitations:
    • Linux client isn't imported (#5499). Workaround: re-add Linux clients.
    • Databased backup history isn't imported (#5496). Workaround: forget and re-add the backup set will re-add the history correctly.
    • SQL and Exchange instances may not be imported correctly (#5498/5499).
    • May not be able to unlicense an Exchange instance running on the Retrospect server (#5503).
  • Windows 10 support:
    • Client installer may hang (#5584)
    • Disaster recovery does not natively support the Windows 10 ADK. After installing the Windows 10 ADK, customers need to manually navigate to it via the Wizard to create the DR image. (#5581)
    • Dissimilar Hardware Restore is not supported (#5582)
    • Backup properties list OS as "Windows 8" (#5535)

10.0.1.103 – April 21, 2015

Versions

  • Windows app – 10.0.1.103
  • Windows client – 10.0.0.212
  • Mac client – 12.0.0.213
  • Linux client – 10.0.0.114

Engine

  • FixedSSL email checkbox now visible in Desktop edition (#5355)
  • FixedFix for unrestorable files from snapshot transfer that consolidates multiple BLIB-enabled sets (#5329)
  • FixedFix for snapshot transfer failing to transfer all necessary BLIB data under certain conditions (#5296)
  • FixedFix for elem.cpp-1131 assert during transfers (#5369)
  • FixedCorrected Japanese UI several windows and dialogs (#5368)
  • FixedFrench log for building snapshot no longer includes Spanish text (#5374)

Known issues with this release

  • Engine: configs.xml, which replaced Config77.bak for speed and robustness, does not import all settings including client volumes and network subnets (#5316)

10.0.0.213 – March 17, 2015

Versions

  • Windows app – 10.0.0.213
  • Windows client – 10.0.0.212
  • Mac client – 12.0.0.213
  • Linux client – 10.0.0.114

Engine

  • ImprovedPerformance increases for backup and restore, up to 100% faster - See details
  • ImprovedPerformance increases for grooming, up to 200% faster - See details
  • ImprovedPerformance increases for snapshot transfer - See details
  • NewSQL 2014 support
  • NewDashboard hover window for detailed at-a-glance backup information - See details
  • ImprovedAllow customer to specify the displayed language, regardless of Region and Language setting - See details
  • ImprovedEmail summaries for high-level details - See details
  • ImprovedEmail subjects format now "Script name - 2 errors, 3 warnings - Retrospect" for quick evaluation
  • ImprovedEmail SSL option makes secure SMTP connection explicit to avoid insecure previous SSL to non-SSL fallback - See details
  • ImprovedLog excluded paths (except Client's private files/folders) at Engine level 5
  • NewGrooming "Months to keep" setting - See details
  • NewInstant Scan checkbox for enabling or disabling service on clients - See details
  • FixedPrevent Retrospect server from entering sleep mode during backup (#4080)
  • FixedApp remains responsive during catalog rebuild operations (#4540)
  • FixedSuppress duplicate error messages during SkyDrive/OneDrive backup (#4696)
  • FixedClient Uninstaller MSI properly signed (#4936)
  • FixedFix for backing up system file hard links as separate files (#4958)
  • FixedFix assert when printing the backup report (#4981)
  • FixedHandle "Trouble writing folder (folder path) Error -1124 (Invalid NTFS data)" error during restore (#5034)
  • FixedFix for selector incorrectly matching "Public" in folder names (#5067)
  • FixedFix for an edge case where grooming a set with BLIB files results in an unrestorable file (#5069)
  • FixedFolders named "Retrospect" (aside from disk set folders) are now correctly backed up (#5128)
  • FixedFix for ex_idevop.cpp-4720 during restore (#4947)
  • FixedFix snapshot name on localized systems where backup method affected matching (#4985)
  • FixedFix "-1102" error when restoring Windows 2008 using DR disc (#4164)
  • FixedFix for unresponsive app during Exchange database restore when waiting for VSS to finish (#5217)
  • FixedFix for periodic unresponsive UI when autosaving very large config DAT file (#5237)
  • FixedAdd progress bar and relevant log entries for building snapshot (#5048)
  • FixedAdd progress bar and relevant log entries for catalog repair and recreation (#5148)
  • FixedAdd progress bar and relevant log entries for restore (#5166)
  • FixedReport VSS writer and component (MetaInfo) backup errors on 64-bit Windows client (#4967)

Client

  • ImprovedNative 64-bit Linux support - See details
  • FixedHandle Japanese backup set names in Windows client (#4046)
  • FixedFix for empty History tab on Windows client (#3068)
  • FixedSupport for Linux v7.7 clients (#5003)
  • FixedFix for backing up Mac client volumes with paths over 1024 characters that could cause incomplete backups (#5139)
  • FixedAdding volumes to Privacy pane no longer crashes UI on OS X 10.6 (#5009)
  • FixedFix Mac client crash during restore in certain conditions (#4437)
Network
  • New"Ignore client discovery" checkbox for preserving Client's address in certain firewall and NAT environments
  • FixedFix security issue where password sent in cleartext when engine setting password on passwordless client (#4786)
  • FixedBetter handle multi-NIC environments for on-demand client operations (#4875)
  • FixedFix hang when client machine disconnected from network during backup (#5054)
  • FixedFix "ipsave" switch on Windows client for persistently saving IP address (#5172)

9.5.3.103 – December 22, 2014

Versions

  • Windows app – 9.5.3.103
  • Windows client – 9.5.0.139.3
  • Mac client – 11.5.2.104
  • Linux client – 9.5.0.113

Engine

  • FixedBackup set transfer now includes inactive (forgotten) as well as active snapshots (#5083)
  • FixedFix grooming issue where in complex scenarios grooming could corrupt files backed up with BLIB (#5085)
  • FixedFix grooming and set transfer issue where certain scenarios could restore corrupted versions of files backed up with BLIB (#5086)

Known issues with this release

  • Engine: Customers can encounter the following message in the log during grooming: "grxSearchForPartialFiles: unable to find all dependent partial files for 'file_path'". For large files using Block Level Incremental Backup (BLIB), this indicates that older versions of the file have been groomed out by prior Retrospect releases and are no longer restorable (#5085), but the most recent full/base version and the incremental versions based on it are properly preserved. For files not using BLIB, these messages can be safely ignored, including backups from SQL and Exchange add-ons (#5100).

9.5.2.103 – October 31, 2014

Versions

  • Windows app – 9.5.2.103
  • Windows client – 9.5.0.139.3
  • Mac client – 11.5.2.104
  • Linux client – 9.5.0.113

Client

  • ImprovedMac Client: Full support for OS X Yosemite 10.10
  • FixedMac Client Instant Scan correctly no longer runs in background after upgrade when disabled (#4978)
  • FixedHandles Core Storage Logical Volume disk changes on OS X Yosemite (#5002)
  • FixedFix file change scanning when Instant Scan out of date (#4989)

Engine

  • FixedFix issue where client volumes showed up as local volumes under certain workflows (#4996)

9.5.1.107 – September 23, 2014

Versions

  • Windows app – 9.5.1.107
  • Windows client – 9.5.0.139.3
  • Mac client – 11.5.0.137
  • Linux client – 9.5.0.113

Engine

  • FixedFix folder ACLs on EFI client restore with system state (#4909); doesn't affect back up
  • FixedFix incomplete 64-bit installation if skipping Instant Scan (#4925)
  • FixedFix "osErr 305, error -1001" when restoring to NTFS with short file name disabled (#4072)
  • FixedFix Windows Client update "error -1" failures under certain conditions on x86 systems (#4929)
  • FixedWindows 8.1 EFI Client's Metro tiles now correctly show up after system state restore (#4724)
  • FixedFix wrapper1.cpp-5678 assertion failure during local (non-Client) system state restore (#4941)
  • FixedFix backup for Mac Client folder ACLs under certain scenarios (#4922)

9.5.0.140 – September 9, 2014

Versions

  • Windows app – 9.5.0.140
  • Windows client – 9.5.0.139
  • Mac client – 11.5.0.137
  • Linux client – 9.5.0.113

Engine

  • NewSingle binary and installer for all localizations
  • NewSupport for UEFI systems
  • FixedEFI ASR Writer failed with "error -1001 (Windows: unknown error)" (#3645)
  • FixedDashboard performance improvements for large installations (#4602)
  • FixedFix UAC issue launching Dashboard without Retrospect running (#4452)
  • FixedDashboard now shows media requests correctly (#4440)
  • FixedFix memory Leak with Dashboard (#4633)
  • FixedFix client backup error -519 when matching files against backup set (#4534)
  • FixedFix error -523 for Block Level Incremental Backup (BLIB) which is unsupported but enabled for Mac client 6.3 (#4632)
  • FixedReport errors but continue to groom to free disk space instead of aborting on data errors (#4892)
  • FixedDisaster Recovery wizard now shows empty USB drives (#4594)
  • FixedDisaster Recovery wizard now shows source or destination during prepare (#4599)
  • FixedDisaster Recovery: fix -1 error when creating ISO if WADK is not installed on the C: drive (#4623)
  • FixedFix Japanese character display issues in WinPE environment (#4506)
  • FixedExclude compressed files (pptx, xlsx, docx, zip) from BLIB (#4515)
  • FixedExclude known compressed file types from built-in compression algorithm (#4734)
  • FixedReport compression percentage only if BLIB or software compression is enabled (#4669)
  • FixedFix -519 client error during BLIB for files with large amount of unmodified blocks (#4601)
  • FixedUpdate progress when reading and skipping unmodified file blocks during BLIB (#4208)
  • FixedFix Fast Catalog Rebuild for pre-added tape backup set members (#4392)
  • FixedFix engine assertion error netcotop.cpp-427 with a client connection (#3666)
  • FixedFix engine assertion error dbtrackcon.cpp-375 when doing differential backup. (#4686)
  • FixedFix engine assertion error elem.cpp-1148 in certain environments (#4701)
  • FixedFix engine assertion error ex_arcopy.cpp-2747 (#4708)
  • FixedFix engine assertion error tstring.cpp-2114 (#4883)
  • FixedFix engine assertion error xform_dantz.cpp-680 (#4717)
  • FixedFix engine assertion error elem.cpp-1131 during backup (#4548)
  • FixedFix engine assertion error elem.cpp-1131 during backup of a Linux share (#4621)
  • FixedFix engine assertion error pipe.cpp-131 (#4635)
  • FixedFix engine assertion error tree.cpp-4411 during media verification (#4636)
  • FixedFix engine assertion error tyce.cpp-2842 during transfer (#4637)
  • FixedFix engine assertion error glyphco.cpp-2862 when Retrospect runs out of memory (#4670)
  • FixedFix engine assertion errors (aCon.cpp-551, ex_arcopy.cpp-2747) during backup transfer (#4664)
  • FixedFix engine assertion error soctop.cpp-112 (#4727)
  • FixedClosing network connection hang in certain conditions (#4730)
  • FixedRemove treefat.cpp-374 log entries during grooming (#4774)
  • FixedBlank client password no longer causes -519 communication error with the client (#4175)
  • FixedNow able to assign cleaning tape slot at slot 128 and higher (#4627)
  • FixedFix hang in some cases during backup after losing client connection (#4660)
  • FixedSupport Windows' default web browser setting (#4652)
  • FixedAdd device recognition strings for Quantum branded IBM LTO Half-Height tape drives (#4826)
  • FixedIgnore swapfile.sys on Windows 8 (#2611)
  • FixedFix "-1017" Windows error (#3257)
  • FixedFix "-3,050" Windows error when backing up with VSS (#4808)

Client

  • NewSingle binary and installer for all localizations
  • ImprovedLinux: "Building snapshot..." significantly faster
  • ImprovedLinux: add support for recent distros - See details
  • FixedFix mac client crashing when restoring meta data (#4723)

9.0.1.110 – March 27, 2014

Engine

  • FixedLaunching Retrospect Activity Monitor no longer causes an assert (memutil_win.cpp-159) if the VMware add-on is licensed (#4477)
  • FixedBlock level incremental backup was not enabled for VMware volume backups (#4518)
  • FixedCompare issue with thorough verify during block level incremental backup of local NTFS files with OBJECT_ID stream (#4497)
  • FixedMove more block level incremental backup logging into debug logging (#4494)
  • FixedValue pack upgrade license did not include Dissimilar Hardware Restore add-on (#4519)
  • FixedRestore issue for file with block level incremental backup enabled on two members with first marked missing (#4552)
  • FixedRestore issue from a backup with no file changes transferred set with block level incremental backup enabled (#4357)
  • FixedCopy backup script failure with recycle enabled for source and destination (#4570)
  • FixedDashboard: "Sources" translation corrected in French (#4567)
  • FixedBuilding snapshot no longer hangs when root drive ACL request fails (#4542)
  • FixedRestore of the 32nd block level incremental backup of a file fails if it is unchanged since the prior (31st) backup (#4447)
  • FixedRestore issue with block level incremental backup set after rebuild (#4572)
  • FixedMemory leak during grooming (#4581)
  • FixedCosmetic issue in log where it shows negative files for block level incremental backup under certain circumstances (#4508)
  • FixedBackup subvolume without open file add-on now correctly reports error on open files (#4509)
  • FixedSeveral asserts (elem.cpp-1138, elem.cpp-1145) from transfer scripts (#4573)
  • FixedAssert (tyce.cpp-2842) during disaster recovery prep wizard (#4535)
  • FixedRestore issue with ACLs on root volume (#4589)
  • FixedError "can't read security information, error -1010 (API request bad)" (#4580)

9.0.0.189 – March 4, 2014

Engine

  • NewBlock level incremental backup - See details
  • NewActivity Monitor shows high-level dashboard
  • NewDisaster recovery supports 64-bit OS and drivers, booting from flash media, WADK, Windows 8.1 and Windows 2012 R2
  • NewDissimilar hardware restore supports 64-bit OS and drivers, Windows 8.1 and Windows 2012 R2
  • FixedPrevent PC from going into sleep mode during backup and restore (#4080)
  • FixedFix engine assertion errors (netcotop.cpp-427, soccon.cpp-491) during network backup (#4018)
  • FixedFix engine assertion error (elem.cpp-1145) during updating client (#3648)
  • FixedFix engine assertion error (elem.cpp-1131) for corrupt client list (#3992)
  • FixedFix engine assertion error when connected with Retrospect Touch for iOS (#2703)
  • FixedCopy script to Mac volume didn't reliably set destination folder's creation and modification dates (#4240)
  • FixedBetter handling of Japanese client names (#3079)
  • FixedDisaster recovery UI hides dissimilar hardware button if not licensed (#3206)
  • FixedDisaster recovery UI now shows available size for raw disks (#3220)
  • FixedDisaster recovery can create partitions over 450GB in WinPE (#3256)
  • ImprovedDisaster recovery disc uses latest version of Retrospect
  • FixedShow correct size for backup set members using NTFS mount points (#4113)
  • FixedRemove firewall rules for old Retrospect versions (#3669)
  • ImprovedASM licenses accepted in License Manager

Client

  • FixedFix long wait when cancelling large backup (#4419)
Email
  • NewEnhanced email reporting with logs included for easy filtering
  • ImprovedConsolidate emails into one email per backup source for Proactive script and one email per script for other script types
  • ImprovedSend email notification for each repeated script execution, while still limiting emails for certain warnings to once a day
  • ImprovedCompatibility with more SSL e-mail services - See details
Product
  • Retrospect Disk-to-Disk is now Retrospect Single Server 5 Workstation, with five workstation clients included.
  • Retrospect Professional is now Retrospect Desktop, with no change to its feature set.
  • Value packs have been discontinued. Existing value packs are eligible for upgrade, and individual add-ons are available for purchase.

Known issues with this release

  • Engine: under some circumstances log shows negative file count for block level incremental backup, even though files are correctly backed up and are restorable (#4508).
  • Disaster Recovery: Japanese characters are not displayed properly (#4506). Workaround: copy the file "WinPE-FontSupport-JA-JP" from "C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\8.0\Assessment and Deployment Kit\Windows Preinstallation Environment\amd64\WinPE_OCs" to the folder "C:\Program Files\Retrospect\Retrospect 9.0\drsupp\Packages" before creating the DR boot disc/flash.
  • Engine: restoring the 32nd block level incremental backup of a large file fails if it is unchanged since the prior (31st) backup (#4447). Workaround: restore from the 31st backup.
  • Engine: if a snapshot contains no new/modified files and the snapshot is transferred, restoring that snapshot from the transfer destination backup set fails (#4357). Workaround: restore from the source backup set or from prior snapshot.
  • Retrospect Activity Monitor: doesn't show all recent backups unless media sets have grooming enabled. Workaround: retrieve relevant backups or enable media set grooming.
  • Launching Retrospect Activity Monitor causes engine assertion error (memutil_win.cpp-159) if VMware add-on is licensed (#4477).
  • Launching Retrospect Activity Monitor without Retrospect running shows "Loading Dashboard" (#4452). Workaround: right-click on Retrospect Activity Monitor and select "Run as Administrator".

8.5.0.136 – September 19, 2013

Exchange
  • NewSupport Exchange 2013 database and individual mailbox backup/restore
  • FixedFix EventID errors 204, 401 and 403 when backing up Exchange 2010 databases (#2325)
  • FixedFix error -1004 when backing up Exchange database with file size that is a multiple of 4,294,967,296 (#4024)
  • FixedFix missing log entries for Exchange mailbox backup errors (#3624)
  • FixedSupport verification of transaction logs regardless of which folder they are in (#3909)
VMware
  • NewAgent-less restore to Windows VM that is powered off
  • FixedFix problems when deleting backups' snapshots if vCenter has 100+ VMs (#3873)
  • FixedAvoid previous backups' snapshots from causing current backup to fail or hang (#3900)
  • FixedFix error -1104 during immediate VM backup (#3914)
Email
  • FixedAvoid error -511 in log if email is sent sucessfully using different methods (#3926)
  • FixedCorrectly encode Japanese email regardless of how email is sent (#3998)
  • FixedUse consistent subject for email notifications (#3969)

Engine

  • NewWindows 8.1 ready — Windows 8.1 is fully supported in this version (pending final release).
  • NewSupport backup and restore of Server 2012 volume with Data Deduplication enabled
  • FixedFix soccon.cpp-491 assertion failure when accessing clients (#4033)
  • FixedFix db.cpp-170 assertion failure after upgrading Retrospect (#3945)
  • FixedFix certain cases where grooming isn't removing all applicable snapshots (#3949)
  • FixedFix elem.cpp-1136 assertion failure for configuration file's corrupted tape drive entries (#3254)
  • FixedFix display of Preferences in German version of Retrospect Professional (#3946)

Client

  • FixedSupport Japanese folder names in Client Control Panel (#3824)
  • FixedFix rare crash on Windows 2012 client with large system state (#4005)

8.2.0.177 – July 10, 2013

Exchange
  • NewSupport Exchange 2010 on Windows Server 2012 in addition to prior Windows Server versions
Email
  • ImprovedImprove compatibility with email servers when sending notification email
  • ImprovedImprove support for email notifications with multiple recipients separated by space, comma and semicolon
  • FixedReduce similar email notifications during 24-hour period (#2122)
  • NewNew option to enable/disable "Send e-mail on engine startup or shutdown"
VMware
  • ImprovedVMware integration — Support selectively backing up individual VM volumes and previewing backup selectors — Simplify data recovery to original locations in VM via Retrospect Client — Support simultaneously backing up different VMs to different backup sets
  • ImprovedAutomatically quiesce VM for backup
  • FixedAfter backing up an active/busy VM, fix the case where quickly starting another backup of the same VM may fail (#3601)
  • ImprovedVMware host and vCenter server can be added by hostname, in addition to IP address
  • ImprovedImprove communications with VM host in case of network timeout
  • FixedSkip VMs using raw-device mappings (RDM) and proceed (instead of failing) to backup other sources (#3637)
  • FixedSimilar to VM backup via VCB, disable backup options that cause unchanged files to be backed up again (#3574)
  • ImprovedImprove error message when listing VMs on specified host
  • FixedShorten backup time by performing cleanup asynchronously - unmounting VMs and deleting snapshots (#3850)
Grooming
  • FixedFix grooming crash left catalog in corrupted state - error 2241 (#3397)

Engine

  • FixedCopy script with Mac client now delete source folders if the "Move files" option is selected (#117)
  • FixedFix backup of a symbolic link to a hard link used by Windows SBS 2011 and Server 2008 R2 (#3058)
  • FixedUpon assertion failure, flush log entries of on-going executions to operation log (#3749)
  • FixedFix compatibility with Retrospect Client 9.x running on Mac OS X 10.5 (#3734)
  • FixedFix error -3042 during simultaneous open file backups (#3724)
  • NewSupport Oracle StorageTek SL 150 Modular Tape Library
  • NewAdd device recognition for HP MSL6480 tape library
  • ImprovedAdd missing strings for tape drive and library in localized builds
Instant Scan
  • FixedFix issue where file/folder deletion disable Instant Scan until system restart but backup still works correctly (#3679)

8.1.0.266 – March 19, 2013

  • NewVMware integration — A new add-on for Retrospect server-level products supports file-based agent-less Backups of VMs In ESX 4 and ESXi 5 environments. For more information, see VMware Host Server Add-on.
  • NewUpdated documentation — The Retrospect User’s Guide and help systems have been updated for this release. Documentation is now available online to ensure that they remain up-to-date.
  • ImprovedSupport SSL for email notification
  • FixedFixed error -3405 during backup of Exchange mailboxes (#2440)
  • FixedFixed error -3420 during backup of Exchange mailboxes (#2491)
  • FixedFixed Retrospect sluggishness after licensing Exchange w/200+ mailboxes (#2574)
  • FixedCheck if .NET 4 is installed before adding Exchange Server Agent (#2678)
  • FixedFixed assertion failure at grx.cpp-1076 while grooming or rebuilding catalog (#3022)
  • FixedAutomatically ignore Instant Scan data if it is stale (#3066)
  • ImprovedInstant Scan now dynamically picks up retro_isa.ini settings changes within 2 minutes
  • FixedNo longer reports misleading -1101 errors during Windows backup (#3090)
  • FixedAllow safe removal of external drives if Instant Scan isn't busy scanning them (#3107)
  • ImprovedInstant Scan can be disabled using Retrospect app or Retrospect Client Preferences UI
  • FixedFixed error -1 when building the Emergency Recovery Disc image (#3204)
  • FixedFixed Instant Scan assertion failure at elem.cpp-1129 (#3215)
  • FixedDR displays correct error message if WAIK 1.1 installed (#3216)
  • FixedNo longer reports misleading -1101 errors during Windows backup (#3223)
  • FixedThe "StartRetroISA" setting in retro_isa.ini is now persistent (#3227)
  • FixedFixed access problem to Retrospect help contents (#3228)
  • FixedAutoupdates now work through authenticated proxy servers (#3231)
  • FixedRetrospect 8 is now able to access Mac 6.3 clients (#3245)
  • FixedAdded "\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution" to the exclude list (#3246)
  • FixedFixed "No backup in 40000 days" (#3253)
  • FixedDR ISO creation automatically translates accented letters to ANSI (#3424)
  • ImprovedImproved the performance of Instant Scan tree updates
  • ImprovedChanged disk grooming's maximum number of backups to keep to 250
  • NewClient UI now displays ethernet icon when communicating with server
  • FixedReduced Instant Scan processor usage when creating initial scans for multiple volumes (#3356)
  • Improved"Retrospect Files" rule now includes .RDB files
  • FixedFixed error -523 when accessing Client from Retrospect Server (#3569)

8.0.0.199 – November 6, 2012

  • NewInstant Scan Technology — Retrospect now pre-scans NTFS and HFS+ volumes connected to the backup server and Retrospect clients, speeding overall backup and restore operations by removing the lengthy volume scan from backup process. This feature employs the USN change journal (for NTFS volumes) and FSEvents (for HFS+ volumes) to predetermine which files have changed since the last backup to a particular Backup Set.
  • NewNew Retrospect Clients — Updated client software for Mac and Windows provides on-demand backup and restore for end-users, AES-256 link encryption, and improved administrator settings to control what features are available to users.
  • ImprovedImproved disaster recovery process — The updated disaster recovery process uses the Windows Advanced Installation Kit to create a bootable disc giving more control to the user for adding drivers.
  • NewDissimilar Hardware Restore Add-on — The Dissimilar Hardware Restore add-on allows Retrospect to perform a complete restore - including the operating system, applications, and user settings and files - to entirely different hardware.
  • NewSupport for cloud storage — Retrospect 8 supports backing up to Internet-connected (cloud) storage using the WebDAV protocol. Before a WebDAV volume can be used in a disk Backup set or as a source for backups, it must first be set up by going to Configure > Volumes, as described in the Retrospect User’s Guide (see “To add a network volume to the volumes database” on page 282). Use http or https when entering the UNC path.
  • NewSupport for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 — Both the Retrospect application and the Retrospect Client software support Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012.
  • NewSupport for OS X Mountain Lion — The Retrospect application now supports the Retrospect Client software running on Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Server.
  • FixedFixed an error-reporting bug regarding -1101 errors with Exchange mailboxes (#1328)
  • FixedExecution Units can no longer be increased to 16 on a system with limited RAM (2GB) (#1366)
  • FixedMultiple Backup Set members can now be created on the same volume (#2050)
  • FixedFixed a bug that caused repeat occurrences of Grooming error -2241 even after catalog rebuilds (#2413)
  • ImprovedAdded recognicion for the exFAT filesystem (was previously listed as "unknown")
  • ImprovedThe Retrospect Emergency Recovery Disc now supports both static IP and DHCP networking
  • FixedFixed a bug where Retrospect would crash when trying to define a subvolume on a Mac client (#2536)
  • FixedProperly address the case where Windows 8 reaches maximum Storage Space capacity and disconnects the volume (#2589)
  • FixedDisabled Restore security info for matched files if Restore security info option was disabled (#2876)
  • FixedFixed a bug where an Erase All command sent to a tape library would result in Erase incomplete (#3088)