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Revised on April 6, 2021

 

This document contains important information on ActiveImage Protector. We recommended you read through this document before using this product.

 * To see the minimum requirements for running ActiveImage Protector, please visit our system requirements page.

 

Table of Contents

Notes on upgrading/updating ActiveImage Protector

Overview

Software Activation

Backup

Deduplication Compression

HyperAgent

HyperBack

Deduplication Compression

Hyper-V Virtual Machine

VMware vSphere Virtual Machine

HyperRestore

Hyper-V Virtual Machine

VMware vSphere Virtual Machine

HyperStandby

Microsoft Hyper-V (Target)

VMware vSphere (Target)

Windows Image File

Image List

Create / Edit Task

Linux image file supported by HyperRestore/HyperStandby

File Recovery

Post Backup Process

Recovery

Volume Recovery

File Recovery

Image File Management

Consolidation and Archiving Incremental Backup Files

Mount Backup Image

iSCSI Target Server

Virtual Conversion

Virtual conversion from image files or physical disks

for VMware products (conversion to virtual machines)

for VMware products (conversion to virtual disks)

for Microsoft Hyper-V (conversion to virtual machines)

for Microsoft Hyper-V (conversion to virtual disks)

Virtualization Adapter

vStandby

VMware vSphere

Microsoft Hyper-V

Boot Environment Builder (Windows PE)

Boot Environment Builder (vStandby)

Boot Environment (Linux)

Boot Environment (Windows PE)

Boot Environment (vStandby)

Image Explorer

Remote Client Management Console

Connect to Remote Host

Other Utilities

ReZoom it! (Restore Virtual Machines)

IT Pro Edition Creator

Others

Notes on upgrading/updating ActiveImage Protector

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Overview

* The ReZoom it! feature, used to restore virtual machines, is not supported.

* The behavior is the same on WindowsPE-based boot environments built with Windows ADK for Windows 10 Version 1703 or later.

Software Activation

 Agent Version 5.1.11.6454 or later

  1. Requests for a software license activation to Actiphy Authentication Service (AAS) in host name.
  2. Requests for a software license activation to Actiphy's Activation Server
  3. Discovers AAS's host name and requests for license activation

 Agent Version 5.1.11.6454 or earlier

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Backup

* Cluster Edition does not support backup of CSVFS volumes together with the volumes formatted with other file systems.

* Backup by disk does not support a disk including CSVFS volume.

* Created base backup of the virtual machine using the fixed VHDX "in which there are checkpoints". The incremental backup process was faster compared to the scenario with no checkpoints (proportional to the amount of the changed data in the virtual machine).

* If a checkpoint is created for the virtual machine using fixed VHDX in the midst of the image chain, the subsequent incremental backup process takes mostly the same time as backup. However, the following incremental backups will be faster (proportional to the amount of the changed data in the virtual machine).

http://otndnld.oracle.co.jp/document/products/oracle11g/111/windows/E05885-02/vss.htm

"Could not create an image file using the schedule <schedule_name>

* This option is only available with Tangberg RDX devices.

* Please make sure the RDX Manager is installed prior to configuring RDX devices in ActiveImage Protector.

* The auto-eject feature only supports weekly schedules. Additional scheduling options are not available for these devices.

Deduplication Compression

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HyperAgent

HyperBack

Deduplication Compression

Hyper-V Virtual Machine
VMware vSphere Virtual Machine

HyperRestore

Hyper-V Virtual Machine
VMware vSphere Virtual Machine

HyperStandby

Microsoft Hyper-V (Target)
VMware vSphere (Target)
Windows Image File
Image List
Create / Edit Task

Linux image file supported by HyperRestore/HyperStandby

File Recovery

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Post Backup Process

BootCheck

Replication

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Recovery

Volume Recovery

File Recovery

Image File Management

Consolidation and Archiving Incremental Backup Files

Mount Backup Image

iSCSI Target Server

 

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Virtual Conversion

Virtual conversion from image file or physical disk

for VMware products (conversion to virtual machines)

for VMware products (conversion to virtual disks)

After the process completes, please delete the virtual machine from the inventory using the vSphere Client.

After copying the vmdk file to another folder/path, please delete the temporary created folder if its unnecessary.

After the process completes, please dispose the registered virtual machine from the inventory by using vSphere Client.

Please delete the vmx or vmsd file in the created folder if unnecessary.

for Microsoft Hyper-V (conversion to virtual machines)

for Microsoft Hyper-V (conversion to virtual disks)

Virtualization Adapter

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vStandby

VMware vSphere

Microsoft Hyper-V

 

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Boot Environment Builder (Windows PE)

Windows 10/2016

Windows ADK for Windows 10 (Windows Assessment & Deployment Kit for Windows 10)

Windows 8.1/2012R2

Windows ADK 5.1(Windows Assessment & Deployment Kit for Windows 8.1 Update)

Windows 8/2012

Windows ADK 4.0(Windows Assessment & Deployment Kit for Windows 8)

Windows 7/2008 R2

Windows AIK 3.0(Windows auto-installation kit for Windows 7 SP1)

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Boot Environment Builder (vStandby)

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Boot Environment (Linux)

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Boot Environment (Windows PE)

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 Boot Environment (vStandby)

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Image Explorer

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Remote Client Management Console

Connect to Remote Host

If AIP was installed with otherwise configured settings, ensure that the Windows Firewall exception settings are configured for the following TCP/UDP ports on both managing and managed host's OS in order to include the remote networked computers in [Connect to Remote Host] list on which the AIP agent is installed.

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Other Utilities

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ReZoom it! (Restore Virtual Machines)

ReZoom it! feature does not support restoring virtual machines from an image file that does not meet the above conditions.

ReZoom it! feature does not support the use of an image file created by Cold Backup feature.

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IT Pro Edition Creator

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Others

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