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Time for action is now: Government to address prodigious data problem with unified approachOpen in a New Window

Now is the time for the government to address the way it collects and manages its data. Keep reading to find out why it is especially critical for Government agencies.


PwC Defines Role of Technology as Principle Factor in Achieving GDPR ComplianceOpen in a New Window

The enforcement of the EU General Data Protection Regulation in May of 2018 has global organizations evaluating how they collect, manage, transport, secure and eventually dispose of EU citizen personal data. Keep reading to learn how to prepare yourself.


New Features in Data Protector 9.09 - Firewall-friendly Data ProtectorOpen in a New Window

Data Protector is now even more firewall friendly. In previous versions, multiple ports were used for various Data Protector operations to connect to processes running on different hosts. This behavior was not optimal for organizations with DMZ's or other firewall-mandated restrictions. Starting with the Data Protector 9.09 version, the inet port will be the gateway for all Data Protector connections while maintaining backward compatibility for old agents. In an install base where all the clients are upgraded to 9.09, the number of ports required by Data Protector for control and data communication is reduced by 90%. Old clients can continue to operate as before, and use the same open ports as in previous Data Protector versions.


Celebrating 30 years of the Information Management & Governance ForumOpen in a New Window

IMGF.jpgIt’s that time of year again, where the HPE team take to the road to meet with our customers and partners at the Information Management and Governance Forum in Australia. 2017 marks a fantastic milestone for this event celebrating 30 years!


Adaptive Backup & Recovery –What’s new in VM Explorer v6.4Open in a New Window

On the 1 year anniversary of HPE acquiring Trilead, VM Explorer version 6.4 is now Generally Available!

 It’s been a busy year for the VM Explorer team, did you know that VM Explorer was the 1st to market with Hyper-V 2016 support and the new Resilient Change Tracking capability, and with VMware 6.5 support! 

Other enhancements in the past year include (but not limited to):

  • Microsoft Exchange 2013 & 2016 item level recovery
  • HPE StoreEver MSL2024, 4048, 6480 and 8096 tape library support
  • HPE StoreOnce (NAS & VTL) support
  • Microsoft Azure cloud and custom Amazon S3 endpoints support
  • ReportingAPI
  • Extended file level recovery to support EXT4 file systems (in addition to FAT, NTFS, EXT4, LVM and Windows Dynamic Disks previously supported)
  • 6 new language translations for the web interface (Spanish, French, Japanese, Chinese, Portuguese, Russian) in addition to German, Italian and English previously. 

And now that v6.4 is here there is more to add to that list! Let’s take a quick look at what’s new in the latest version: 

  • HPE StoreVirtual VSA support
  • HPE AutoPass licensing integration
  • File level recovery for XFS file systems
  • FreeBSD 11 support
  • New Support Matrix document 

HPE StoreVirtual VSAvmx64-1.jpg

HPE StoreVirtual VSA Software provides converged compute and storage functionality for virtualized environments and delivers high performance storage on your choice of servers and SSD or HDD media.  HPE StoreVirtual VSA delivers software-defined storage by virtualizing up to 50TB of disk.
StoreVirtual VSA uses scale-out, distributed clustering to provide a pool of storage with enterprise features and simple management at reduced cost. Multiple StoreVirtual VSAs running on multiple servers create a clustered pool of storage with the ability to make data highly available by protecting volumes with Network RAID.
Virtual environments can leverage StoreVirtual VSA for the storage of the hypervisor’s datastores. 

VM Explorer 6.4 offers centrally managed backup and replication for virtual environments by integrating with StoreVirtual VSA’s storage layer snapshots. 

Connecting to StoreVirtual VSA within VM Explorer couldn’t be easier, from the top menu select Storage Systems and then SAN Infrastructure. Then add a new SAN and select StoreVirtual. The wizard will ask you for the FQDN or IP address of the StoreVirtual VSA and the username and password. VM Explorer will then perform a test to confirm connectivity. 




Once successfully connected, all you need to do now is enable the Make storage snapshot feature on a backup task for any VM that is using the StoreVirtual VSA as its datastore. 


That’s all there is to it, when VM Explorer performs the task it will now communicate with the StoreVirtual VSA API’s to take a storage layer snapshot of the volume and leverage the snapshot for the backup. 

HPE AutoPass licensing integration

VM Explorer 6.4 has adopted support for HPE’s standard software licensing technology (AutoPass).

AutoPass is integrated into HPE’s standard Software Entitlement portal, allowing customers to easily activate and retrieve their license keys through the portal instantly. 


If you are currently able to login to the HPE Software Licenses and Downloads portal (http://www.hpe.com/software/entitlements) and request an AutoPass key, it is highly recommended to do so now to be prepared for the future removal of the legacy Trilead license key support. 

File level recovery for XFS file systems

XFS is a high-performance 64-bit journaling file system that is supported by most Linux distributions, some of which use it as the default file system. 

If you have a VM that’s using the XFS file system, up until now your only recovery option was to restore the full VM. VM Explorer 6.4 now supports this file system for file level recoveries, enabling you to quickly and easily browse the backed-up file system within the VM Explorer web interface and select individual files / folders for recovery. 

VM Explorer’s file level restore feature now supports all of the below file systems: 

  • FAT
  • NTFS
  • EXT3, EXT4
  • LVM
  • XFS
  • Windows Dynamic Disks

 FreeBSD 11 support

When adding a FreeBSD server as a Unix backup target, VM Explorer 6.4 now supports adding FreeBSD v11 servers. 


New Support Matrix

vmx64-8.pngWith all the new features added to VM Explorer in the past year it’s hard to find what’s supported and with which versions, so we’ve simplified things by introducing a new Support Matrix document that covers: 

  • Software prerequisites
  • Hardware prerequisites
  • Hypervisors supported
  • Storage targets supported
  • Item level granular recoveryLicensing
  • Languages

 We also include the last 3 releases (VM Explorer 6.2, 6.3 and 6.4) into the document. 


So there you have it, 6.4 is out, go get it and take advantage of all the new features.

 Download your free trial now!

Also check-out these other recent blog posts:
Firewall-friendly Data Protector: 9.09 is now available

Backup Navigator 9.51: Custom reports have never been easier!

Should it not be called ‘World Backup AND RECOVERY Day’?

New Features in Data Protector 9.09 - Telemetry service

Configuration of NetApp ONTAP C-Mode Appliance in Data Protector



Configuration of NetApp ONTAP C-Mode Appliance in Data ProtectorOpen in a New Window

Wizard for the creation of a backup specification. For ‘Sub type’ just select “NDMP – NetApp”Wizard for the creation of a backup specification. For ‘Sub type’ just select “NDMP – NetApp”Network Data Management Protocol (NDMP) is a protocol used to control backup and restore operations on a Network Attached Storage (NAS) device. NDMP uses a client-server model, where a client controls backup and recovery remotely, while the NDMP server performs the actual operations. In case of Data Protector (DP), the NDMP Media Agent (MA) performs the role of the client.


New Features in Data Protector 9.09 - Telemetry serviceOpen in a New Window

Telemetry is a service that is used to capture customer insights for better supportability, product best practices, and account management. The customer data is transmitted to HPE support backend for further analysis to enhance customer experience.


Should it not be called ‘World Backup AND RECOVERY Day’?Open in a New Window

usb-1311579_640.jpgThe road to recovery: Managing risks and mitigating the consequences of downtime

 Despite advances in preparedness and robustness, the risk of system downtime – the period during which a computer system is unavailable – remains a harsh reality for IT managers. As the recent Amazon Web Services (AWS) outage demonstrated, even the simplest of oversights can snowball into a costly and complicated crisis.


Firewall-friendly Data Protector: 9.09 is now availableOpen in a New Window

We are proud to announce the latest update to our flagship enterprise data protection software, HPE Data Protector. The new version is available to all customers to download today. It contains a range of features, enhancements and product improvements which we are sure our customers are going to love. In the following sections, we will provide further information on the top 5 features within Data Protector 9.09, along with their benefits and use cases.


Backup Navigator 9.51: Custom reports have never been easier!Open in a New Window

HPE Backup Navigator 9.51 is here for you to try out or to upgrade your environment. A companion product to HPE Data Protector, Backup Navigator is an analytics, monitoring and reporting tool which allows customers to optimize their backup and recovery environment. Backup Navigator provides IT staff with customizable, interactive dashboards and analytical reports based on 75+ key backup performance indicators. Using these dashboards, IT staff can proactively identify inefficiencies within their backup operations and unbalanced use of backup resources, find and resolve backup issues and potential resource conflicts, and do data-driven planning for future capacity needs.



Marketing Hype versus Domain ExpertiseOpen in a New Window

pexels-photo-266185.jpegMarketing of a new solution, especially within the software arena, is challenging.  Customers are demanding that organizations demonstrate not only a robust suite of technology but also a domain expertise in their ability to address technical and business challenges in an ever-changing regulatory climate.  T


Analytical Difference: Digital Safe Claims Top Honors Within Radicati ReportOpen in a New Window

adventure-1834841_640.jpgHPE’s Digital Safe, a core component of HPE’s Information Governance Solution, was recognized today within Radicati’s Information Archiving Report as Best in Category.   Digital Safe’s advanced analytics and product roadmap allowed it to capture best in class for both Functionally and Vision categories.


How to cultivate a culture of legal complianceOpen in a New Window

law-1991004_640.jpgVarious domestic and international regulations require organizations to retain sensitive information for set periods before securely disposing of it. For law firms, in particular, this once meant storing boxes full of printed documents—maybe in a warehouse and maybe indefinitely.


Data Protector v9.07 / 9.08 - Postgres : "autovacuum: found orphan temp table"Open in a New Window

WHAT TO DO  - Cell Manager/IDB error messages - Postgres : "autovacuum: found orphan temp table".

RECOMMENDED PATCH FIX - This error is fixed in DP A.09.08_b113 patches.


Beyond keywords: Information archiving and risk management with HPE Digital SafeOpen in a New Window

scm2.pngSecure content management was a hot topic at last week’s Legaltech event in New York. But so was the idea that “security” is only one part of the management equation; it’s not enough to lock up data and throw away the key. Some organizations—especially in the fields of law, financial services, and pharmaceuticals—are required to identify and respond to potential fraud, insider trading, breaches of confidence, and other risks hidden within the vast volumes of information they produce or are entrusted with.


Information governance isn’t just the law, it’s good businessOpen in a New Window

PlenarySession2.jpgWhen it comes to compliance and eDiscovery, the rules of the game—and even the size of the playing field—are always changing. This is true both for corporations, and (as we focus on here) the law firms that serve them. 


A deep dive into HPE Data Protector 9.08: Integration with Recovery Manager Central 3.0Open in a New Window

Figure 1Figure 1Here is another technical blog in the series of Data Protector 9.08 deep dive feature discussions. Data Protector 9.08, released late last year, brought new functionality such as native integration with Microsoft Azure, Oracle 12c CDB/PDB and Oracle ASM with 3PAR ZDB/IR support, and compatibility with HPE Recovery Manager Central 3.0


Breaking Down Silos: Alignment of Security and Info Gov Is Changing the Face of the EnterpriseOpen in a New Window

sharni10.pngCorporate data continues to evolve and influence the enterprise, executive suite and the general market.

 Corporate data has been widely recognized as a critical asset that allows organizations to apply analytics and unlock the value of data to make smarter business decisions and create efficiencies across the organization.  The need for information insight has given rise to new markets, new companies, new technologies and more streamlined business practices at the corporate level.


Dealing with an Information Overload in Life SciencesOpen in a New Window

lsblog.pngThere’s one thing life sciences organizations don’t lack--information. Infinitely multiplying trial outcomes, data sets, etc. there are such large amounts of growing volume and types of data, information, and records that many companies don’t know what to do.


DP 9.x and DP 8.x on Windows- Services running, getting random errors: Cannot open databaseOpen in a New Window

database1.jpgMicrosoft security patches enforces ASLR feature, which is incompatible with posgres.exe database engine executable.

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