For coming christmas days HP delivers the next Data Protector version. Version 6.2 becomes 6.21
The new version 6.21 is a patch bundle you need to install on your existing DP 6.2 installation. Most important feature is deduplication, which might be known from the HP D2D systems or the StoreOnce initiative. For this feature aother article will be posted. Other features from the new version are a more modern Disaster Recovery, SQL 2012 support (standalone database instances), enhanced VMware features, changes on Hyper-V, enhancements for P9500 and of course bug fixes.
Important: Because of the size of the patch bundle the changed documentation was separated to a patch – see below, the patch must be installed after the patch bundle. Within the documentation patch you will also get the documentation regarding deduplication – StoreOnceSoftwareDeduplication.pdf
Download the patch bundle and patch for the documentation as usual, you will need your Passport account.
– Windows – DPWINBDL_00621.exe + DPWIN_00551.EXE
– Linux – DPLNXBDL_00621.tar + DPLNX_00183.tar
– HP-UX – DPUXBDL_00621.tar + PHSS_42652
– Solaris – DPSOLBDL_00621.tar + DPSOL_00477.zip