Sep 15

New Data Protection for Microsoft SQL Server Version 7.1.1

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Support for Microsoft SQL Server 2014
You can now use Data Protection for SQL Server to manage SQL Server 2014 in stand-alone and failover cluster environments, and to protect your SQL Server 2014 databases.
Backup processing efficiencies and improvements
During backup processing, Data Protection for SQL Server bypasses database snapshots and databases that are in offline, mirroring, and restoring states. With this release, the databases that are bypassed during backup processing are indicated in the console output and in the tdpsql.log.
AES 256-bit encryption added as an available data encryption type
AES 256-bit encryption is available as a data encryption type with this release. AES-256 provides the most secure algorithm to encrypt data that is sent to the Tivoli Storage Manager server. Previously supported AES-128 and DES-56 encryption remain as supported encryption types.
Checksum processing is available for legacy database backups
In the Microsoft Management Console (MMC), you can specify integrity checking for legacy database backups. On the command-line interface, you can set the SQLCHECKSum parameter with the set command to specify integrity checking for all legacy backups. You can override the global setting by issuing the SQLCHECKSum parameter on the backup command.
VERIFYOnly option is available for legacy database restore operations
You can verify whether a legacy database backup is valid without physically restoring the backup. Before you restore the legacy database backup, you can run the restore operation with the Verify Only option in the MMC. Alternatively, you can use the /VERIFYOnly option with the restore command on the command-line interface.

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Sep 15

News in TDM Exchange 7.1.1

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New for Data Protection for Microsoft Exchange Server Version 7.1.1

Data Protection for Microsoft Exchange Server includes several new features and changes.

The required authority to perform mailbox restore operations is reduced
In previous releases, only members of the Exchange Organization Management role group had the required administrative permissions to complete mailbox restore operations. With this release, it is no longer necessary for Exchange backup and restore operators to be in the Organization Management role group and have full administrative authority. You can use Exchange Role Based Access Control (RBAC) to limit users to specific operations, for example, view-only access to a mailbox list or individual mailbox restore operations. With RBAC management role scope, you can further limit the scope of restore operations, for example, to users in a single Active Directory domain.
Capacity to keep a recovery database for mailbox restore operations
With this release, you can retain a recovery database for reuse in mailbox restore operations. Alternatively, you can ensure that the recovery database is removed after a mailbox restore operation is complete. You can use the /KEEPRDB option with the restoremailbox command on the command-line interface, or specify the option in the Microsoft Management Console (MMC).
Capacity to use or remove an existing recovery database during mailbox restore operations
You can restore mailboxes from an existing recovery database, or you can automatically remove an existing recovery database during mailbox restore operations. You can choose whether to use a recovery database for mailbox restore operations in the MMC, or by using the /USEEXISTINGRDB option with the restoremailbox command on the command-line interface.
Performance enhancements in Mailbox Restore Browser functionality
Performance is significantly improved when the Mailbox Restore Browser feature restores whole mailboxes, mailbox folders, and selected mail messages.
Usability enhancements in the Mailbox Restore Browser interface
When you use the Mailbox Restore Browser interface to restore a mailbox, you can identify which backup version to restore from a list of available backups. Right-click menus are available for mailbox restore tasks.
AES 256-bit encryption added as an available data encryption type
AES 256-bit encryption is available as a data encryption type with this Data Protection for Exchange release. AES-256 provides the most secure algorithm to encrypt data that is sent to the Tivoli Storage Manager server. AES-128 and DES-56 encryption remains as encryption types that you can use.
Options to bypass integrity checking in a Database Availability Group environment
If at least two healthy copies of a database (one active and one passive copy) exist in a Database Availability Group (DAG) environment, it might not be necessary to verify the consistency of the database and log files. To expedite backup processing, you can bypass integrity checking of database and log files. You can use the /SKIPINTEGRITYCHECK options with the backup command on the command-line interface, or in the MMC.

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