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Zmanda 5.1 Release Notes

Introduction

  • Zmanda 5.1 is the latest release, packed with new features and enhancements to elevate your backup and recovery experience.
  • We're bringing you more powerful tools for resilience, efficiency, and security, so you can rest assured that your data is always protected.
  • If you are an existing Zmanda customer, please refer to our upgrade instructions page.

New features and enhancements

  • Disaster recovery:
Zmanda 5.1 introduces Disaster Recovery (DR) capabilities, ensuring seamless continuation of backups and restores even if your primary server faces trouble.
  • VMware enhancements:
Zmanda 5.1 expands support to VMware version 8 and streamlines workload addition, allowing you to include VMs individually or in bulk.
  • Dynamic log level updates:
Adjust log verbosity levels on-the-fly without service restarts.
  • Product hardening:
We've prioritized security, strengthening the protection of all secrets managed by Zmanda. Your valuable data is safeguarded by enhanced security measures throughout the system.
  • Pricing and licensing:
Get the licensing that truly fits your needs with Zmanda One, offering transparent pricing based on your total sources and File Share requirements. Pay only for what you use, ensuring a cost-effective solution tailored to your specific backup needs.
  • Backup set level data deduplication (Beta):
Reduce storage requirements and network stress with backup set level data deduplication (Beta). This feature minimizes backup size across all sources within a backup set, significantly enhancing storage efficiency.

Known issues

Windows restore:
  • Restores fail when trying to recover to the “C:/Users” path.
Cloud storage restore:
  • Backups for DLEs larger than 5TB fail to be restored.
Upgrade/Migration - AWS and Wasabi backup:
  • Backup sets using AWS or Wasabi as storage created on versions prior to Zmanda 4.2 can’t be reconfigured or backed up.
Disaster recovery:
  • Incremental backup failure scenario after DR restore for Windows sources