Storware Backup and Recovery 5.2 Released

Lights, Camera, Action! Ladies and Gents, the brand-new release of Storware Backup and Recovery 5.2 has landed! Santa is coming earlier this year!

Known for its robust integration capabilities, Storware Backup and Recovery 5.2 introduces a data protection service for brand new platforms. Recall that versions 5.0 and 5.1 provided support for MicroFocus, ScaleComputing, Rubrik, Wasabi and BackBlaze. The latest release of Storware Backup and Recovery expands this group with Virtuozzo with the SSH Transfer backup strategy (both full and incremental backups are supported), Azure Cloud, Azure Stack HCI, and Google Cloud Platform to better protect more “cloudy” or “hybrid-cloudy” environments. But that’s just the beginning!

VMware users will enjoy instant restore capability on the synthetic file system backup provider, especially that one can use it with live storage migration capability.

Hyper-V administrators can now also use the storage live migration option in the Instant Recovery window so that the data will eventually land in their storage while already being available. M365 users also will notice a significant boost in the backup process thanks to the optimizations in the core task workflow.

Storage configuration customization during the restore feature has just arrived at KVM, Virtuozzo, and Huawei Fusion Compute station. And while we talk about storage, we can’t skip over the incremental backup capability for the OpenStack environments (now it is also supported in the Disk Attachment backup strategy with just cinder being used).

Microsoft 365 users will enjoy improvements such as the option to download contacts and calendars in vCard and iCalc formats. Note that lately, Microsoft updated their Teams APIs – but don’t worry, we always catch up, so it is supported in 5.2.

We also introduce a brand new CLI which supports new syntax and bash completion – it will be available side by side with the old one until the next release.

We’ve also added support for RHEL/CentOS Stream 9 as the supported OS on which you can deploy Storware. And because these release notes are getting long, we now really encourage you to download and check out other improvements yourself! Enjoy!

Storware 5.2 high level architecture:

For detailed changes, fixes and improvements, see Press Release.

With Storware Backup and Recovery our focus is on introducing useful features that truly improve data protection processes, automate backup and restore tasks, and ensure the highest standards of reliability. Get your copy and test it yourself!  Unlock the full potential of Storware with a 60-day TRIAL version!

Remember that you get support for all available backup sources under one license! Storware aims to provide companies with unparalleled flexibility in designing and implementing data backup strategies. No matter if you manage virtual environments based on open, commercial, or mixed solutions, mobile workforce or Microsoft 365 data Storware supports all under one license.

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Angelika Jeżewska, CMO at Storware