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Dell EMC Avamar 19.7 Release Notes

Avamar Desktop/Laptop technical notes

The following technical notes apply to Avamar Desktop/Laptop.

Client-level Avamar accounts cannot log in to Avamar Desktop/Laptop

To provide the same level of security that exists in Avamar Administrator, Avamar Desktop/Laptop blocks Avamar's default client-level accounts. The issue shows that Avamar Desktop/Laptop does not accept the credentials for the following default accounts:

  • backuponly
  • restoreonly
  • backuprestore
  • replonly

Back up System State option not recommended

For datasets with the Windows file system plug-in, do not enable the Back up System State option when using Avamar Desktop/Laptop.

Entourage support requires default installation location

The Avamar Client for Mac OS X supports Microsoft Entourage by using scripts that shut down the Microsoft Database daemon before starting a backup. Restart the database after the backup completes. These scripts do not work when the Avamar Client for Mac OS X is installed in a non-default location. To support clients for Entourage, use the default location when installing the Avamar Client for Mac OS X.

Viewing logs from the Mac console requires default installation

When the Avamar Client for Mac OS X is installed in a non-default location, work order logs cannot be viewed from the Avamar client console. To view a work order log, open the text editor from the clientlogs folder.

Default limit for process data segments is too low

On Mac OS X, the default limit for process data segments (6 MB) is lower than the limit of 96 MB that EMC recommends. Any value below 96 MB affects the backup and restore performance.

During installation of the Avamar for Mac OS X Client, the installer looks at the value of this setting. If the value is less than 96 MB, the installer should change to 96 MB. The new value takes effect after the computer restarts.

The installer then launches a restart reminder. To ensure optimal performance, restart the computer as soon as possible after completing the installation.

Extended drives are visible on some operating systems

On some operating systems, extended or mapped network drives can be seen in the Restore Location dialog box. While a restore to the drive may work, depending on permissions and domain settings, it is not supported.

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