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''SEP sesam provides SEP sesam [[Special:MyLanguage/SEP sesam Release Versions|4.4.3 ''Beefalo'']] beta version as a test program. This means that 4.4.3 ''Beefalo'' beta is provided on an "as is" basis and without warranty! Beta version may contain errors and bugs and may cause problems that could lead to system failures and data loss. THEREFORE, SEP sesam BETA IS NOT INTENDED OR SUITED FOR PRODUCTIVE USE! By downloading, installing and using SEP sesam beta software, you acknowledge that you are aware of the beta release version status and agree that the use of the beta version is entirely at your risk. SEP AG excludes all liability for any claims, losses and damages arising out of use of beta version. Also excluded is the liability for used third-party products and for any data loss due to SEP sesam beta software-related system or hardware failures. If you do not agree to this terms, DO NOT INSTALL OR USE THIS BETA VERSION.''}}
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''SEP sesam provides SEP sesam [[Special:MyLanguage/SEP sesam Release Versions|4.4.3 ''Beefalo V2'']] beta version as a test program. This means that 4.4.3 ''Beefalo V2'' beta is provided on an "as is" basis and without warranty! Beta version may contain errors and bugs and may cause problems that could lead to system failures and data loss. THEREFORE, SEP sesam BETA IS NOT INTENDED OR SUITED FOR PRODUCTIVE USE! By downloading, installing and using SEP sesam beta software, you acknowledge that you are aware of the beta release version status and agree that the use of the beta version is entirely at your risk. SEP AG excludes all liability for any claims, losses and damages arising out of use of beta version. Also excluded is the liability for used third-party products and for any data loss due to SEP sesam beta software-related system or hardware failures. If you do not agree to this terms, DO NOT INSTALL OR USE THIS BETA VERSION.''}}
  
===Testing SEP sesam 4.4.3 ''Beefalo'' beta===
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===Testing SEP sesam 4.4.3 ''Beefalo V2'' beta===
 
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We would not be able to notice all issues without the continuous feedback from our beta users; thanks to their collaboration and valuable feedback most of the issues were solved. We would like to thank our beta users for their partnership and for devoting their time to SEP sesam beta testing. For all involved or interested, below is a list of issues in the beta version that were fixed with the [[Release_Notes_4.4.3_Beefalo|official Beefalo release]].-->
 
We would not be able to notice all issues without the continuous feedback from our beta users; thanks to their collaboration and valuable feedback most of the issues were solved. We would like to thank our beta users for their partnership and for devoting their time to SEP sesam beta testing. For all involved or interested, below is a list of issues in the beta version that were fixed with the [[Release_Notes_4.4.3_Beefalo|official Beefalo release]].-->
If you are interested in testing the beta version, please register as a beta tester by email to [mailto:beta@sep.de beta@sep.de]. To learn about new features, check the [[Release_Notes_4.4.3_Beefalo|Release Notes 4.4.3 ''Beefalo'']]. Then read the following notes and hints that can help you to get started with your BETA test.  
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If you are interested in testing the beta version, please register as a beta tester by email to [mailto:beta@sep.de beta@sep.de]. To learn about new features, check the [[Release_Notes_4.4.3_Beefalo_V2|Release Notes 4.4.3 ''Beefalo V2'']]. Then read the following notes and hints that can help you to get started with your BETA test.  
 
=== Known issues and limitations ===
 
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Thank you for your partnership and for devoting your time to SEP sesam beta testing.
 
Thank you for your partnership and for devoting your time to SEP sesam beta testing.
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
[[Release_Notes_4.4.3_Beefalo|Release Notes 4.4.3 ''Beefalo'']] – [[SEP sesam Release Versions]]
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[[Release_Notes_4.4.3_Beefalo_V2|Release Notes 4.4.3 ''Beefalo V2'']] – [[SEP sesam Release Versions]]

Latest revision as of 14:06, 3 December 2019

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IMPORTANT – READ CAREFULLY

SEP sesam provides SEP sesam 4.4.3 Beefalo V2 beta version as a test program. This means that 4.4.3 Beefalo V2 beta is provided on an "as is" basis and without warranty! Beta version may contain errors and bugs and may cause problems that could lead to system failures and data loss. THEREFORE, SEP sesam BETA IS NOT INTENDED OR SUITED FOR PRODUCTIVE USE! By downloading, installing and using SEP sesam beta software, you acknowledge that you are aware of the beta release version status and agree that the use of the beta version is entirely at your risk. SEP AG excludes all liability for any claims, losses and damages arising out of use of beta version. Also excluded is the liability for used third-party products and for any data loss due to SEP sesam beta software-related system or hardware failures. If you do not agree to this terms, DO NOT INSTALL OR USE THIS BETA VERSION.

Testing SEP sesam 4.4.3 Beefalo V2 beta

If you are interested in testing the beta version, please register as a beta tester by email to beta@sep.de. To learn about new features, check the Release Notes 4.4.3 Beefalo V2. Then read the following notes and hints that can help you to get started with your BETA test.

Known issues and limitations

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Antivirus programs may disrupt network communication and cause SEP sesam processes, such as backup and replication, to fail. One program that is known to cause SEP sesam processes to terminate is Sophos Firewall with IPS (Intrusion Prevention System) enabled. Make sure that there are no antivirus, firewall, IDS or IPS programs preventing interaction with SEP sesam.
4.4.3 Beefalo V2 known issues:
SEP sesam v. 4.4.3.74 – The new Install/Update feature might not work as expected 
  • The newly introduced SEP sesam software update feature might not work as expected, e.g., it may not perform the automatic updates during SEP sesam NEWDAY as selected in the update mode.
Workaround: Control your updates manually.
Resolution: SEP is working on this issue and will provide a fix as part of the SP2 Beefalo V2 release.
SEP sesam v. 4.4.3.74 – Cancelling a Citrix XEN backup task does not abort the backup execution
  • Aborting a Citrix Xen backup task does not prevent the backup job from running as SEP sesam does not pass a cancel request to the running sbc_proxy and sbc process. Therefore the backup process will be running without interruption. Be aware that killing the sbc_proxy or sbc process manually will keep the snapshots; in this case, snapshots must be released manually.
Workaround: Only if you have aborted Citrix XEN backups manually by killing the sbc_proxy or sbc process, don't forget to release these snapshots as they are not managed by SEP sesam automatically. SEP is working on this issue and will provide a fix as soon as possible.
SEP sesam v. 4.4.3.74 – Windows Client major update may lead to problems
  • Installing SEP sesam BSR Pro for Windows together with SEP sesam during a major update requires a chained installation, which may lead to problems. A chained installation is not supported during a major update. Thus it is not possible to perform a major update when SEP sesam BSR Pro for Windows is being installed/updated at the same time.
Resolution: SEP is working on this issue and will provide a fix in the next Beefalo V2 release. Either install newly or update from 4.4.3.X to the current version.
SEP sesam v. 4.4.3.74 – Hyper-V backup on cluster resource may fail
  • When performing a Hyper-V backup on cluster resource, the hosting Hyper-V server may not be retrieved and backup fails with Failed to get Virtual Machine ID.
Workaround: Perform Hyper-V virtual machine backup on the serving Hyper-V server node.
Resolution: SEP is working on this issue and will provide a fix as part of the SP2 Beefalo V2 release.
SEP sesam v. 4.4.3.74 – Hyper-V restore with relocation and restore to original VM fails
  • When performing a Hyper-V restore either with relocation or to the default location (original VM), the restore fails.
Resolution: Will be fixed with a service pack (SP1 for Beefalo V2), available under http://beta.sep.de/servicepacks/4.4.3/.
SEP sesam v. 4.4.3.74 – LDAP user authentication does not work when no group search base is specified
  • SEP sesam can be configured to use LDAP authentication, however, LDAP user authentication does not work when the group base is not defined.
Resolution: Will be fixed with a service pack (SP1 for Beefalo V2), available under http://beta.sep.de/servicepacks/4.4.3/.
SEP sesam v. 4.4.3.74 – Some minor GUI issues exist
  • There are some minor known issues in the GUI, including problems with VM task generator.
Resolution: Will be fixed with a service pack (SP1 for Beefalo V2), available under http://beta.sep.de/servicepacks/4.4.3/.

Feedback

As you come across things that you miss or are not working properly during testing, spot various bugs and issues or have another comment, please send your feedback to beta@sep.de. We will be happy to hear about your overall experience and are looking forward to your suggestions for improvement.

Thank you for your partnership and for devoting your time to SEP sesam beta testing.

See also

Release Notes 4.4.3 Beefalo V2SEP sesam Release Versions