3 days ago, on 13th October 2016, HPE has released patch bundle 9,08 for Data Protector 9. A patch bundle isn’t a directly installable version, instead it’s a bundle of patches and enhancements for a specific version of Data Protector, in this case Data Protector 9.
Beside fixes for discovered problems, a patch bundle includes also enhancements. There are some enhancements in this patch bundle, that have caught my attention particularly.
QCCR2A64053: Support for object copy of file system data to Microsoft Azure. Data Protector now supports the creation of a special backup device, which can be used together with Data Protector object copies, to copy Data Protector file system backups to Azure Backup Vaults. This is an easy way to create copies of important data on Microsoft Azure.
Contemporaneous with the announcement of Data Protector 9.08, I got an e-mail of HPE with the information, that one of my change request has made it into the latest patch bundle:
QCCR2A68100: VMWARE GRE stays in debug mode. I have observed this behaviour in different Data Protector installations: If debugging isn’t explicitly disabled (OB2DBG=0 in the omnirc), the VMware GRE always writes debug logs. Regardless if debugging is enabled or disabled in the GRE configuration.
Because of some security related changes and fixes in Data Protector 9.08, HPE has marked this patch bundle as critical.
Download Data Protector patch bundle 9.08: