Release Notes for Recovery Series and Unitrends Backup 10.1


This document describes new features introduced in the 10.1 release. For details on customer-discovered issues that were promptly resolved in this release, see the Customer Found Defects for Recovery Series and Unitrends Backup 10.X. For complete upgrade instructions and considerations, see the Upgrade Guide for Recovery Series and Unitrends Backup 10.1.

Unitrends 10.1 builds on the success of Unitrends 10.0 with the following enhancements:

VM Replicas

The new VM Replicas feature enables you to maintain up-to-date replicas of your VMware VMs that can be rapidly recovered.  For more on VM Replicas, see VM replicas.

Predictive Analytics Based Proactive Ransomware Detection 2.0

Detection precision has been enhanced with the introduction of new metrics that reduce the likelihood of both false positives and false negatives. Potentially infected backups will now be flagged in the Backup History report.

Security Integrated Copy Data Management

Released in 10.0, the Data Copy Access job was introduced as a means to automate the provisioning of lab resources from backups for test/dev, compliance reporting, DR testing, and other copy data management use cases. Release 10.1 adds a new security test based on the popular open source malware scanning program ClamAV to test security outside of production against data residing in backups.

Secure Windows Unified Bare Metal Recovery

For enhanced security, this release adds authentication to the Unified Bare Metal Recovery feature (formerly known as Integrated Bare Metal Recovery).

Secure Samba FLR

Security for Microsoft Exchange file-level recovery has been enhanced with new access restrictions. For instructions on configuring these restrictions, see How to configure access restrictions for Microsoft Exchange file level recovery.

Enhanced SQL Server Protection

This release supports protection of SQL availability groups as well as SQL Server 2017 on Windows. 
Note: New features added in SQL Server 2017 are not supported.

AWS GovCloud Support

AWS GovCloud is now supported as a cold backup copy target.

Enhanced Citrix Xenserver Protection

Unitrends Backup and Recovery Series appliances can now protect Citrix XenServer 7.2 environments.

Enhanced Linux Protection

The Unitrends Linux agent offers asset protection compatible with a wide variety of distributions, now including:
  • Debian 9.10
  • Debian 8.9
  • openSUSE 42.3
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3
  • Oracle Linux 7.4

Enhanced VMware Protection

Performance has been significantly enhanced for VMware schedules that use regular expression filters.

Enhanced Cold Backup Copy Performance

The duration required to complete cold backup copies of deduplicated backups has been significantly reduced.

Enhanced Appliance Database Performance

Enhancements to deduplication and database maintenance ensure consistent, optimal performance throughout the appliance's lifetime.

User Interface Enhancements

Release 10.1 includes the following usability enhancements:
  • Hot backup copies of existing backups can now be performed manually.
  • Backup copy sets can now be viewed on a specific cold backup copy target.
  • Selected backup copy sets can now be purged from cold backup copy targets.
  • When recovering VMware and Xenserver backups, recovery of metadata can now be omitted from disks that were excluded from the backup.
  • Columns can now be filtered in the general configuration options dialog.
  • Cosmetic enhancements have been made to email reports.
  • UI language options now offer a choice of either American English, French, or English with European date format.

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