------------------------------------------------------------------------------ TapeWare 6.10 SP2D Release Notes 10-Feb-1998 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ -------------- Known Problems -------------- 1) Some third party networking products that replace the standard Wsock32.dll may cause conflicts. These may include IP to IPX gateways from Cisco and LanBridge by Virtual Motion. To work around the problem, disable the product during the setup. If you need to reenable the networking product after setup, copy the Wsock32.dll from the original Windows CD-Rom to the directory in which you installed. If you cannot disable the product or need the product to communicate on your network, you may not be able to install from CD-Rom. In this case, copy the CD-Rom \WIN subdirectory to your hard disk, copy the Wsock32.dll to this directory and install from there. 2) If you receive Abends under Intranetware 4.11 with Service Pack 4a, 4b or 5a installed, obtain Service Pack 5b or above. This service package is more stable than the previous releases. 3) Under Windows 95 using Microsoft NWLink IPX protocol driver, communication errors can be caused by an excessive number of dropped packets going in to the workstation. If you are using the Windows 95 machine as a device server, we recommend either using the Novell Client 32 or using TCP/IP for your communications protocol. The problem is caused by an inability of NWLink to receive a large number of packets from the network and process them quickly enough within the protocol stack. Under Windows NT, this problem does not occur. ---------------------------- Fixes and Enhancements - SP1 ---------------------------- 1) A bug in the MS Exchange connector which caused full verification jobs to hang has been corrected. The Exchange databases will now be forced to Quick Verify mode even when Full Verify is selected which is how the Storage Management database and the MS SQL databases are handled. These databases cannot be verified due to the changes occuring in the databases due to the backup process itself. 2) All virtual objects, like the Exchange database, SQL database, registry and NDS objects, are now always marked as "changed" in the database. This allows them to be included in differential backup jobs. 3) MS Cluster Server support has been added. This module can be installed as an option. This option allows a "Cluster Container" to be created which contains all the shared resources within the cluster. For example, if the SQL service and Drive M: are cluster resources, drag these to the M: volume and the SQL Database folder to the new cluster container. Once the resource is located in the cluster container, whichever member of the cluster has ownership of the resources will be used for the backup or restore operation. 4) A problem with SFT-III loading in both IO-Engines and the MS-Engine has been corrected. When the kernel was loaded into the first IO-Engine, it would be registered with the database correctly. However, when the second IO-Engine was loaded, it was recognized as the first IO-Engine, the second would be registered and the first would be deactivated. 5) Another problem with SFT-III and IntraNetWare Service Pack 5 has been corrected which caused a database corruption. SP 5 now allocates an NDS handle with every NLM loaded into the IO-Engine. This caused the internal module loader to timeout during loading of modules. Typically, this would be displayed as a corrupted database along with the inability to load the transport driver. 6) Parallel device support has been added for Shuttle parallel adaptor chips. These drivers will not work with Iomega, Sony or BackPack parallel adaptors. Howerver, the Shuttle chips are used in most parallel devices including those from HP. 7) MS Terminal Server support has been included in the base product. 8) A bug in the attribute manager which caused abends to occur when large numbers of user space restrictions, trustees, or extended attributes were backed up, has been fixed. 9) The service manager and service modules have been completely updated. In prior versions, the entire administator was run as a service. Also, only one version of the administrator was allowed to be run. In this release, the small stub xxWINSDR.EXE is run which is the service daemon process. The administrator then uses an internal communication channel to communicate with the service. This allows multiple copies of the administrator to be run simultaneously. 10) The setup engine has been improved to allow the updating of the registry, program manger, links, desktop and files directly from the installation script. This allows much greater flexibility in the setup process. It also enhanced the speed of the setup procedures. 11) The maximum physical transfer sizes to/from the device and the maximum physical tape block size has been increased from 32K to 256K. The largest device buffer has been increased from 8Mb to 32Mb per device. These changes allow some speed improvements on DLT devices. However, by default, the sizes are the same as used in previous releases. To enable the larger sizes, the .Ini file must be modified. Some controllers may or may not support the larger sizes and some tape devices may have problems with the larger block sizes. 12) Several minor visual bugs have been corrected in the Windows user interface. 13) If the filter of a job was reset using the default button, the job will no longer filter deleted entries, controllers and devices will be displayed. This was not normally a problem except the deleted entries, which caused an excessive number of file not found errors in the job logs. 14) Additional start/stop times were added to the job log to allow finer control of the job management. The log now lists the start/stop of the selection phase, the backup phase, and each pass. In addition, it now lists the effective throughput rate values for the entire job. 15) It is now possible to reschedule a failed job for the current day. In the previous release, once a job was run for the day, it could not be rescheduled. Howerver, once a job is manually run, it will not be run again by the scheduler unless you specifically edit the schedule properties and change the schedule type to daily, weekly, monthly or yearly. 16) Added device support for the following devices: Exabyte Eagle TR-4 SCSI Exabyte Eagle TR-4 IDE/ATAPI HP Colorado 5Gb IDE/ATAPI HP Colorado 5Gb Parallel HP Colorado 8Gb SCSI HP Colorado 8Gb IDE/ATAPI HP Colorado 8Gb Parallel Indigita iDT-2500 Indigita iDT-2700 Seagate STT-20000A SCSI Seagate STT-20000A IDE/ATAPI Tecmar NS-20 17) Added loader support for the following loaders: ATL P1000 Exabyte 18D Exabyte EXB-218 Exabyte EXB-220 Exabyte EXB-480 Qualstar TLS-2xxx Qualstar TLS-4xxx Seagate AIT-LDR 18) A new option has been added to the restore options tab which allows you to restore files which are in use during the restore operation. This is supported only on Windows 95/98 and Windows NT systems and will restore files to the temporary directory. Once the restore operation is completed, you must reboot the system in order to replace the files that were in use. 19) The alert manager has been updated and now displays the date and time of the alert. ----------------------------- Fixes and Enhancements - SP2A ----------------------------- 1) A speed problem with SP1 causing slow backups and restores has been corrected. 2) A bug in the filters where, when moving an object, it would either corrupt the display or provided no folders has been corrected. 3) The xxTrace.Txt files is no longer removed after each bootup. 4) The default user to login is now saved in the .Ini file every time a successful login occurs. On the first login, the ADMIN user is given. 5) The QIC media specifications have been moved to the xxTapeDev.Ini file. This allows us to change the specifications for new drives and media without recompiling and updating the device driver. 6) When adding an object into the database for the first time, the archive attribute is forced on regardless of the setting from the actual object. This will force an initial differential job to include the object in the backup. 7) Changed the order of attempting to find media in an autoloader requested by a job. In previous versions, the loader would go directly to the correct slot only if the slot was marked as valid. Now, the loader will load the tape from the last position where the media was located. If the media is no longer present at this position, then a scan of the loaded media will occur. 8) Changed the way the block sizes are overriden in the .Ini files. This makes it much simpler to expand the block size on a given device or for the whole system. 9) Corrected a problem in which selecting to log none was actually in some cases logging all problems. 10) Corrected some compatability problems with NetWare 5.0, NSS and NDS. 11) Added device support for the following devices: DEC TZ87 DEC TLZ07 12) Added loader support for the following loaders: ATL L500 HP SureStore 12000 MediaLogic SLA8 Qualstar TLS-2218 Qualstar TLS-2218A Qualstar TLS-2236 Qualstar TLS-2436 Qualstar TLS-2472 Qualstar TLS-24144 Qualstar TLS-4210 Qualstar TLS-4210A Qualstar TLS-4220 Qualstar TLS-4420 Qualstar TLS-4440 Qualstar TLS-4480 Seagate AIT WangDAT LD-8 ----------------------------- Fixes and Enhancements - SP2B ----------------------------- 1) A problem which caused a restore job to hang if the Child/Parent security options where turned off under NetWare has been corrected. 2) A bug introduced with SP2A which causes the log of a restore job to not report any failures if all files failed has been corrected. 3) Corrected a problem in the database where deleted files or directories without instances may be left in the database. This caused spurious error 616 under NetWare. 4) On scanning a subdirectory before a backup, if any type of error occurs, the error is ignored and the scan continues. In previous releases, the scan would terminate, which would then miss file system changes. 5) The exclude settings have been moved to the new xxFilter.Ini file. This allows us to update the filters as new revisions are released. If you do change this file to add new permanent filters, make sure you save off a copy before updating as the update procedure will overwrite any changes you have made. 6) A problem where the database files under NetWare are attempting to be backed up and appear in the log as failed has been corrected. This problem only affected database servers installed on the NetWare platform. 7) On the Windows platforms, if a critical error occurred, the system would display a dialog box and wait for user input instead of failing the operation. 8) Added device support for the following devices: Tandberg TR-4 9) Added loader support for the following loaders: Exabyte EX-17 ----------------------------- Fixes and Enhancements - SP2C ----------------------------- 1) Problems with Windows NT 3.51 have been corrected. 2) Removed window header shading under Windows 98. 3) Made some minor revisions for Unix/Linux compatability to the make procedures and to the internal kernel support modules. 4) Added device support for the following devices: Tandberg SLR-6 ----------------------------- Fixes and Enhancements - SP2D ----------------------------- 1) A collision with a NetWare 5.0 public symbol has been corrected. This was mostly seen when the NSS administrator was being used. 2) A possible data loss when using a predefined rotation scheme has been corrected. This data loss may occur when using the minimal number of tapes and is due to incremental backups. The defaults for all simple rotation schemes have now been changed to use differential. This eliminates the possibility of data loss due to overwriting tapes too early. 3) A possible problem in the Windows service manager has been corrected. This problem could occur if the service was stopped and a pending operation was being performed. 4) Corrected a problem with updating scanned objects if an object selected in a job is a terminal object. For example, if a file is selected to backup in differential mode, it would not have been recognized when the file changed. 5) Corrected a problem in the instructions screen where the incorrect tape set would be displayed if the job ended on the same day as it started and the tape set was a special set (ie. Monthly Set). 6) Corrected a problem in the loader status property windows where the movement of the media was not displayed for the Identify and Rebuild operations. 7) Added device support for the following devices: Aiwa GD-8000 Aiwa TD-8000 Aiwa TD-8001 Aiwa TD-20001 HP SureStore T20 Sony SDT-10000Download Driver Pack
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