Our Customers Have Made These Suggestions for Improving Catalogic DPX.

Enter your DPX ideas or feature requests here and vote for suggestions that other users have made. Please be sure to add the reason why you need the feature and if you can add an example of why you need, it all the better. This area is specifically for Catalogic DPX.

Move vStor Volume from one pool to another

On a single vStor Server to allow a volume to be moved from one pool to another pool, balancing or migrating between pools (Like vol move on netapp system between ...
Suggested by: Christopher Matthews (12 Feb, '20) Upvoted: 22 Sep Comments: 0
Under consideration Not committed vStor

vStor Informations on DPX Dashboard

I would like to see the Availability, Disk Use, Throughput, Access / Generate Log Files
Suggested by: Timo Fischer (23 Dec, '19) Upvoted: 22 Sep Comments: 1

Remote seeding Windows and Linux servers to VStor for block backup.

As a user I would like to backup my servers in a remote location to my central office, however these servers are quite large and therefore a base backup takes a very ...
Suggested by: Moderator (23 Jun, '20) Upvoted: 22 Sep Comments: 0
Under consideration Not committed vStor

Agentless HyperV Support(DPM-8)

Add HyperV support for feature parity to VMWare
Suggested by: Moderator (11 Dec, '19) Upvoted: 02 Feb, '21 Comments: 3
Done DPX 4.7

Update Tape Library inventory automatically

As a user I would like have DPX automatically re-inventory my tape library when the door is opened and closed or when the tape lirbary module of DPX is restarted to ...
Suggested by: Moderator (22 May, '20) Upvoted: 23 Mar Comments: 2
Under consideration Not committed

DPX Scheduler should allow for a maintenance window

The DPX scheduler should allow for a maintenance window to allow for SQL , exhange or windows updates etc In this window any jobs running are held or cancelled and ...
Suggested by: Anonymous (21 Jan, '20) Upvoted: 22 Jun Comments: 2
Not planned Not committed

Office 365 backup and restore

As a user of DPX I would like to protect my data in Office 365 and Exchange online. The reason for the protection requirement is that after 30 days the data is ...
Suggested by: Moderator (11 Dec, '19) Upvoted: 30 Mar, '21 Comments: 2
Planned Cloud Workloads

Prevent file backup from starting if job already running

If a Differential job starts, it should check for any current jobs running from the same Job definition and cancel itself. Example: a Base job runs overtime and a ...
Suggested by: Paul Clement (12 Mar, '20) Upvoted: 05 Aug, '21 Comments: 1
Under consideration Not committed

Agentless VMWare restore list of nodes instead of ESX Host list

If you try to restore a VM with instant VM or instant vmdk restore, you have to search the appropriate node in the list of ESX Hosts. It would be much better if there ...
Suggested by: Udo Dämgen (11 Feb, '20) Upvoted: 22 Sep, '21 Comments: 1
Done New_UI

Throughput Gauge/Counter traffic

Realtime/Overall Network throughput statistics for Network (rx/tx) traffic (DPX/VStor) in new Gui Dashboard 24h/7d
Suggested by: Timo Fischer (16 Jan, '20) Upvoted: 05 Feb, '21 Comments: 0
Under consideration Not committed UI Improvement vStor

Support for agentless VM backups for Nutanix AHV

Provide support AHV Hypervisor(Acropolis) from Nutanix
Suggested by: Marc Lehmberg (19 Jun, '20) Upvoted: 01 Mar Comments: 1
Under consideration Not committed

BMR and virtualize from archive tapes or diskdirectory

As a user I would like to be able to recover a server using full virtualization or BMR from Tape snapshots in case my primary backups have been corrupted.
Suggested by: Marc Lehmberg (27 May, '20) Upvoted: 23 Mar Comments: 1
Under consideration Not committed

automated Sandboxing for DPX restores

Having a function to sandbox a backup and have it tested automatically for application function and virus infections
Suggested by: Christof (02 Mar, '20) Upvoted: 23 Mar Comments: 1
Not planned ransomware_protection

DPX Jobs should be able to run in dependency in order to make optimal of the backup window

Jobs should be able to run in dependency in order to make optimal use of the time slots. Currently it can happen that a job of a VM is finished and then nothing ...
Suggested by: Anonymous (21 Jan, '20) Upvoted: 15 Feb, '21 Comments: 1
Not planned

Add the ability to deploy a hotfix modules for multiple clients easily.(DPM-183)

As a user I would like to be able to deploy a single hotfix file or files to multiple clients easily as copying a file to multiple machines can be very cumbersome.
Suggested by: Moderator (11 Dec, '19) Upvoted: 14 Apr, '21 Comments: 1
Under consideration

vStor Snapshotlist is confused

In the snapshotlist there you can see only five entries per page! And it is not possible to filter them neither to search there for a node! This is absolutly sensless!
Suggested by: Udo Dämgen (29 Oct, '20) Upvoted: 14 Apr, '21 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Bulk change feature

This would be a nice feature for changing settings at more than one client at the same time. For example: change notifications, proxy, file history handling,.......
Suggested by: udo dämgen (25 Jun, '20) Upvoted: 14 Apr, '21 Comments: 0
Under consideration

DPX Web GUI Dashboard Top failed backups

It would be interesting to see a chart with servers with the most fault backups in the last 24h/week like the existing TOP DATA TRANSFERRED BY SERVER
Suggested by: udo dämgen (25 Jun, '20) Upvoted: 14 Apr, '21 Comments: 0
Under consideration Not committed UI Improvement

Ability to flag certain job definitions as business critical.

As I user, I would like to able to set certain job definitions as critical so that these take priority over other jobs and also always display on the top in the job ...
Suggested by: Marc Lehmberg (02 Jun, '20) Upvoted: 14 Apr, '21 Comments: 0
Not planned Not committed

Enhanced E-Mail Notifications

Currently job notifications sent via SMTP are very verbose like a job log and shown as continuous text. The text needs to be formatted to include line breaks. ...
Suggested by: William Bush (23 Apr, '20) Upvoted: 14 Apr, '21 Comments: 0
Not planned Not committed

Add a monthly report for total TB backed up in one month

I would like to see a report that shows the total TB protected in one month, with total jobs, total failures, and total successes.
Suggested by: Moderator (21 Jan, '20) Upvoted: 14 Apr, '21 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Sending Logfiles directly from GUI

Send Logfiles directly from GUI using content Menu or Right Klick on Job. Dialog Add to Case ID or create new.
Suggested by: Timo Fischer (23 Dec, '19) Upvoted: 23 Mar Comments: 0
Under consideration

Dependencies and evenly distribution of backupjobs

Sometimes it is neccessary that job1 has finished before job 2 starts. Or sometimes there are running 10 jobs at the same time and then there is running no job for at ...
Suggested by: udo dämgen (09 Jul, '20) Upvoted: 17 Aug, '20 Comments: 1
Under consideration Not committed

Active Directory item Recovery

Possibility to browse and restore (single or groups) Active Directory Objects and Items.
Suggested by: Timo Fischer (10 Mar, '20) Upvoted: 15 Feb, '21 Comments: 1
Not planned Not committed

Archiv to Tape bulk job

With ndmp tape backup I have the possibility to backup a few servers latest snapjob for agent based backups. This is missing in the archive to media wizard. In a ...
Suggested by: Udo Dämgen (11 Feb, '21) Upvoted: 05 Mar, '21 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Archive to media naming convention is incomprehensible.

If you are using archive to media it is absolutly to much effort to understand the naming convention and find the appropriate tape to a job. In the Library you can ...
Suggested by: Udo Dämgen (05 Nov, '20) Upvoted: 14 Apr, '21 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Priority settings between backup and restore

In most cases restores are more urgent than backups! So it would be a nice feature if I am able to fasten up a restore and slow down running backups.
Suggested by: udo dämgen (02 Jul, '20) Upvoted: 14 Apr, '21 Comments: 0
Not planned Not committed

DPX restore VM (iV or full) with exact same vmdk name as the original

When restoring a virtual machine would it be possible to honor the original VMDK names that its easy to know what VDML belongs to which VM ?
Suggested by: Moderator (18 Jun, '20) Upvoted: 22 Jul, '20 Comments: 0
Under consideration Not committed

Size up DPX Web GUI "Schedule Overview" window to full size

Why is the schedule overview window limited to half size. So you can see only 12 jobs without scrolling the window. The rest of the screen is unused and only grey. ...
Suggested by: udo dämgen (10 Jun, '20) Upvoted: 14 Apr, '21 Comments: 0
Under consideration

SAP Hana database protection using DPX(DPM-42)

As a user I would like to be able to protect and recover SAP HANA 2.0 Databases with DPX file/block level technology. At one point we supported SAP S3, but never ...
Suggested by: Moderator (11 Dec, '19) Upvoted: 30 Apr, '20 Comments: 0
Done DPX 4.6.1

FreeBSD Client and Device server support (DPM-88)

Support FreeBSD 12 and newer as DPX client for file-level backup and tape library device server support.
Suggested by: jfarrell@catalogicsoftware.com (11 Dec, '19) Upvoted: 12 Feb, '20 Comments: 1
Done

Ability to exclude VMDK from Agentless backups

The ability to exclude a VMDK from VMware Agentless Backups is an important feature for us, especially in a fully virtualized environment. Many times, for example, we ...
Suggested by: Ryan K (03 Nov, '21) Upvoted: 01 Mar Comments: 0
Under consideration

Protect and recover data on vSan file shares

User Story As a user I would like to backup and recover directly to vSan Shares as all my user data is locate on this share. Acceptance Criteria Add ...
Suggested by: Moderator (30 Aug, '21) Upvoted: 28 Oct, '21 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Migrate Archived job instances to new Media

As a user I would like to be able migrate archived job instances to new tapes as I have LTO8 tapes and my archive data is on LTO5 and would like to move the data to LTO8.
Suggested by: Moderator (31 May, '21) Upvoted: 22 Sep, '21 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Protect VMWare VDI infrastructure Templates Backup without CBT

There are some kind of template VMs. For example in VM Ware VDI infrastructure Templates with „Instant Clones“ they doesn’t work with CBT Turned on. Because they are ...
Suggested by: Moderator (05 Mar, '21) Upvoted: 23 Sep, '21 Comments: 0
Under consideration

DPX Policy for agent based backup

In vCenter I can use the dpx policy for backing up agentless server. It would be a nice feature for agent based backup too.
Suggested by: Udo Dämgen (11 Feb, '21) Upvoted: 15 Feb, '21 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Protect vStor replication snapshots against ransomware.

As a user I would like to protect a vStor replication snapshot/relationship from being removed automatically when the snapshot expires so that the data in the ...
Suggested by: Thomas Bargfrede (04 Feb, '21) Upvoted: 14 Apr, '21 Comments: 0
Under consideration Not committed ransomware_protection

Archive to media Backups not configurable as "bulk job"

At NDMP Backup I have the possibility to ad a lot of server to one job, for example monthly backup. At Archive to media I have to configure it for each server. This ...
Suggested by: Udo Dämgen (04 Nov, '20) Upvoted: 15 Feb, '21 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Add Support for S3 Object Lock

Add Support for AWS and MINIO S3 to use these storage services as an (LTO) Tape replacement. As more an more customers don't like tape-librarys they want to use ...
Suggested by: Thomas Bargfrede (05 Oct, '20) Upvoted: 23 Aug, '21 Comments: 0

change the view of NDMP restore mode

change the view of the NDMP restore window to the same as filebased restores. searching for single files and folders in NDMP restore mode is quite disturbing if your ...
Suggested by: Markus @ Bitnet EDV GmbH / Atecto GmbH (15 Sep, '20) Upvoted: 14 Apr, '21 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Allow searching knowledge base directly from job logs view in DPX UI.

To enhance usability and the end user experience with DPX message codes in job logs should be hyperlinked to KB articles for each message code to allow end users to ...
Suggested by: William Bush (17 Jun, '20) Upvoted: 11 Feb, '21 Comments: 0

File level backup to Cloud ( AWS S3 API)

I would like to do file level backup to cloud (To Amazon)
Suggested by: Joe Dalla (19 May, '20) Upvoted: 03 Oct Comments: 0
Under consideration Cloud Workloads Not committed

Job Monitor - Improve Time Filtering Options

On the job monitor allow have a dropdown to filter jobs in last 6, 12, 18 and 24 hours rather than just showing 24 hours and having to alter the advanced filters > ...
Suggested by: William Bush (04 May, '20) Upvoted: 14 Apr, '21 Comments: 0
Planned

DPX Audit log required

When dpx admin do something example delete job or create job or some change there is no audit log. we cant see anything in the logs
Suggested by: bulent goktas (09 Apr, '20) Upvoted: 14 Apr, '21 Comments: 0
Not planned

Add threshold to Differential jobs

Add threshold to Differential jobs, so that when a configurable limit has been reached it automatically triggers a Base backup. This could remove the need to ...
Suggested by: Paul Clement (12 Mar, '20) Upvoted: 14 Apr, '21 Comments: 0
Under consideration Not committed

Mark that the job filter is set

For example: at Register "Catalog" - "Job Functions" there you can set a filter. It would be a little, but nice feature if there where a little mark that a filter was ...
Suggested by: Udo Dämgen (25 Feb, '20) Upvoted: 11 Feb, '21 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Backup VMs based on VMware Tags

use (tag)# function from vCenter to get a better overview. see directly properties of Backup Jobs like #Backup,rt30(retentiontime),daily,8:00pm,container … ...
Suggested by: Timo Fischer (10 Feb, '20) Upvoted: 14 Sep, '21 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Updating the agent without stopping the masterserver

It must be possible to update agents without stopping the whole Masterserver. If the Agent doesn`t runs a backup it must be possible to update the Agent Independent ...
Suggested by: udo dämgen (07 Feb, '20) Upvoted: 23 Jun, '20 Comments: 0
Under consideration

BTRFS file system support (DPM-69)

SLES 12 Sp4 and beyond has BTRFS as the default file system for installation, in order to support SLES fully can you please add BTRFS support
Suggested by: Marc Lehmberg (11 Dec, '19) Upvoted: 01 Oct, '20 Comments: 0
Under consideration Not committed

DPX vCenter Plugin with two Master Servers

Enhancement of the plugin that allows two MasterServer systems to access one Vcenter. Each master then sends its "own" SLA's and using the "own" vCenter plugin.
Suggested by: Bjoern Buche (11 Feb, '20) Upvoted: 11 Feb, '20 Comments: 2
Not planned