Magnus Box Version 19.8.0 Quarterly Update 2 months ago

Magnus Box Version 19.8.0

Magnus Box version 19.8.0 is now available. We will begin pushing the update to the servers and endpoints on 9/7/2019. We do not expect any downtime with this patch. We will also take this time to perform general server maintenance.

Changelog

19.8.0 (2019-09-01)
Changes compared to 19.5.3

Feature:

  • Support “login as user” advanced action when viewing a user’s detail page as an administrator from the Magnus Box web interface
  • Support bulk-adding multiple user accounts from CSV in the Magnus Box web interface
  • Support direct hotlinks to client software downloads
  • Support searching for jobs based on report line count, report byte size
  • Support canceling backup jobs from the Magnus Box web interface when logged in as an end-user
  • Updated Russian translation
  • Option to choose whether to overwrite files when restoring
  • Option to perform a download-only restore, without saving restored files, for test purposes
  • Option to restore to Program Input
  • Option to restore multiple files as a streaming tar file
  • Mark stopped backup jobs as new “Running (revived)” status when receiving new progress information for a stopped job

Enhancements:

  • Improve performance for incremental backup jobs
  • Run regular analysis passes, zero-cleanup retention passes even if retention policy is “Keep Forever”, after a few weeks
  • Improve performance for incremental backup jobs
  • Improve the performance of finding parent snapshot for deduplication at the start of a backup job
  • Improve performance of preparing to save files on Local Path storage in Magnus Box
  • Improve performance of backing up uncompressible filetypes
  • Optimize Magnus Box on Windows in regards to performance with Windows Defender
  • Prompt for Account Name and Email Address (optional) when creating new users in the Magnus Box web interface
  • Automatically use custom hardware/software VSS providers
  • Add a message to the job log if a Storage Vault operation takes too long to finalize
  • Load Storage Vault’s current retention into the dialog when changing a Protected Item’s retention policy away from the default
  • Allow searching backup jobs by job end time in the Magnus Box web interface
  • Allow extra decimal place when configuring a limited upload speed on a backup schedule
  •  Cosmetic redesign the Live Connected Device Actions dialog in the Magnus Box web interface
  • “Prevent creating new Protected Item” policy option settings in the Magnus Box web interface
  • Set job end time when marking a job as Abandoned status
  • Support “TB” as a drop-down option for the “All Protected Items” quota on the User detail page in the Magnus Box web interface

Fixes:

  • Fix an issue with unnecessarily re-reading backup file content in some situations, causing slower performance
  • Fix an issue with excess temporary open file handles if network conditions caused file load retry
  • Fix an issue with slow performance of incremental backup jobs of the drive root if VSS is enabled
  • Fix an issue with the Vault Analysis dialog crashing in the Magnus Box web interface
  • Fix an issue with not cleaning up old Abandoned jobs that exceed the configured age limit, if they were created prior to Magnus Box 19.6.x
  • Fix an issue with automatic logins to Magnus Box
  • Fix an issue with not properly excluding dropbox cache placeholder files on Windows
  • Fix a cosmetic issue with missing text in the View dropdown on the Vault Analysis dialog in the Magnus Box web interface

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