Hyper-V Backup Enhancements, S3 Cloud Storage and more in Catalogic DPX 4.7.1

This month we announced Catalogic DPX 4.7.1 general availability. This release continues to build on the previous DPX 4.7.0 release by adding many new features and enhancements, including:

  • One step Master server update – Updates of the Master appliance have improved to require only running the update script to update the entire master server appliance.
  • Virtual Machine exclusions – Adds the ability to exclude specific virtual machines from Hyper-V backups based on explicit selection or pattern selection (e.g., test *or lab*)
  • Better password security – Enhances login security for the HTML user interface by forcing a password change on the first login.
  • Better job instance management. Further enhances the HTML user interface by adding the following functionality:
    • Allowing the ability to start or cancel any job type from the job monitor screen.
    • A download of all job logs from the job monitor screen.
  • More local languages – Expands the DPX local language support by adding the Polish language to the HTML user interface as a supported language.
  • Additional Cloud Providers – Adds support for Wasabi Cloud Storage and Scality Ring as supported cloud provider targets for Archive and NDMP Protection.


This release also contains several other enhancements and fixes. For further information, see the release notes and what’s new documents on our support site.

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07/08/2021 0 Comments

Catalogic Announces Free Hyper-V Backup to Small Enterprise

With the introduction of DPX 4.7, Catalogic Software is offering a free Hyper-V agentless backup to new customers.

The new free license covers up to 25 virtual machines and up to 5tb of backup storage use. This is a list cost value of $12,500 that we now make available to help small enterprises manage rising datacenter costs.

The solution consists of 2 virtual machine templates that you can deploy to your Hyper-V enterprise. The first VM is the master server hosting our new HTML5 web GUI and backup catalog. The 2nd VM is our vStor storage appliance that acts as the backup destination.

See the list of features for our new DPX 4.7 offering here.

For your free no strings and non-expiring 25 VM and 5tb backup license, please e-mail our sales department at: info@catalogicsoftware.com or call us at 201-249-8980 (press 1 for Sales) to receive a license key.

Use of additional capacity or other enterprise features such as tape, NDMP, and cloud backup can be granted at additional upgrade pricing. Please inquire about any other features you may be interested in.


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01/05/2021 0 Comments

Catalogic DPX 4.7.0 Introduces Hyper-V Agentless Backup and Much More

This week we are announcing Catalogic DPX 4.7 general availability, this release is full of exciting new DPX enhancements with the key new features being:

  • Hyper-V Backup and Recovery
  • Continued improvements to new HTML UI – With VMware Backup and Recovery now accessible in the new UI
  • Archive to Cloud for Block Level backups on vStor

Hyper-V Backup in the new UI

DPX now introduces a reliable native Hyper-V backup, offering backup and restore features to help you meet your recovery objectives. To maximize the success of your Hyper-V backups, Catalogic DPX offers key capabilities to ensure that your backups and restores are successfully completed the first time:

Fast backup and restore
Increase the speed and reduce the Hyper-V backup footprint by protecting only what has changed since the last backup.


Point in time restore
DPX Hyper-V full VM restore allows you to restore a VM from any point in time that it was backed up. The VM will be restored in the same state as it was during the backup and will appear on the Hyper-V host you selected for restore.


Hyper-V cluster support
If you have a Hyper-V cluster with multiple Hyper-V hosts, Catalogic DPX is able to properly back up all Guest VMs within your cluster, so that you don’t need to purchase the pricey Datacenter license of Microsoft System Center for Hyper-V cluster backup purpose.


Retention / versioning
Catalogic DPX allows you to set flexible retention policies, including daily, weekly, monthly, yearly policies to suit your IT audit and compliance needs.


Application-consistent backups
Provides application-aware processing, all in a single-pass, applications consistent snapshot backup of VSS-aware applications. This is the level of protection that you need to gain the flexible recovery your application needs.

VMware Backup in new UI

With DPX 4.7 we have started moving key user functionality to the new HTML5 User Interface beginning with VMware Agentless backup. The experience of creating VMware Agentless backup and recovery jobs has been redesigned to be a simpler more intuitive process. The new UI allows for creating backup and recovery jobs including setting retention time, schedule, and job options. The status of run jobs is also available in the new job monitor.

Archive to Cloud for Block Backups
Cloud archive from vStor now supports Block Backup as well as Agentless VMware backup.
The new Block archive from vStor supports incremental and differential transfers thereby eliminating the need to send the full data set to tape, disk directory or cloud every time.


vStor at rest volume encryption support
vStor Volume Encryption is based on ZFS technology for encrypting data at rest on a volume in vStor Server, ensuring that if the underlying device is repurposed, returned, misplaced, or stolen the data cannot be accessed without the encryption key.


vStor configuration backup and restore
vStor volume and pool configuration is backed up daily in a special configuration volume that can be replicated or archived further. In an event of a loss of the virtual appliance or a replacement of physical hardware, vStor configuration can be restored. Backup retention can be configured and be default lasts 14 days.


vStor performance improvements
UI is more responsive and snapshot creation is considerably quicker. Data deduplication can be enabled for a wider variety of data without significant performance degradation:

  • Pools with degraded performance can be treated with the deduplication table cleaning procedure
  • Ongoing deduplication table cleaning is enabled for all new pools with deduplication
  • System startup performance is improved by deduplication table preloading


Additional Features in this Release

  • Improved reporting in the new Management Interface
  • Adds multi-language support in the new Management Interface
  • CHAP authentication support for NetApp CDOT
  • Backup and recovery of vStor configuration in case of migration or disaster.


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01/05/2021 0 Comments

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