NetWorker 7.5.1 Released
Posted by Preston on 2009-03-31
NetWorker 7.5.1 oops sorry, SP1 has been released.
Previously we’ve seen scenarios where documentation has been updated on PowerLink for up to a couple of weeks before the release of the accompanying product. At the moment though instead we’ve got the reverse; 7.5.1 oops, sorry, SP1 software is available for download, but no notes … yet.
I’m downloading now for testing – I’ve currently held off recommending 7.5 to any customer as yet, preferring to have them stick to 7.4.4 wherever possible. Hopefully the release notes won’t be too far behind, as testing a new service pack without the release notes is a bit hit and miss.
Important edit – added later but top
Important! Covered in the release notes, which I know you read, right? If you use scripts that use mminfo, you really, really need to be across this. Look at the output from mminfo:
$ mminfo -s nox -q "client=archon,name=/Users/preston/tmp/" volume client date size level name Staging-03 archon 31/03/2009 45 MB manual /Users/preston/tmp/ Staging-03.RO archon 31/03/2009 45 MB manual /Users/preston/tmp/
That’s right – if you do a manual backup, it doesn’t show up as a ‘blank’ level any more.
Things that drive me nuts:
- Changes that don’t appear in the release notes.
Look at this in change to the ‘Sessions’ output in nsrwatch:
Sessions: 50 MB are saved to pool 'Staging' (Staging-01) of aralathan:/ nox:/d/03 saving to pool 'Staging' (Staging-03) 768 MB
Now, tell me where in the Release Notes that this is mentioned. I’ll give you a hint: nowhere.
I know some things get forgotten, but it is very frustrating when release notes have a “what’s new” section that doesn’t include everything that’s new!
Definitely mentioned in the release notes as a fixed bug, as a long-term nsradmin user, I’m relieved to see that the bug I logged last year has been fixed – that being nsradmin crashes when you resize the window. If you live in nsradmin like I do, this is a handy fix.
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