Backup Agent v3.2 - Release Notes
General Release – January 2013

Welcome to Pervasive Backup Agent v3.2. This document contains the following topics:

Welcome

Thank you for your interest in Pervasive Backup Agent, an offering in the Pervasive product suite. Backup Agent provides you with an alternative method for implementing the Continuous Operations function provided with Pervasive PSQL. Backup Agent fits seamlessly into your environment as well as working seamlessly with many of the most popular backup applications on the market today.

Please review these release notes for last-minute information not included in the Backup Agent user documentation.

Pervasive Software is dedicated to providing new and improved functionality with each release of Backup Agent to help you manage your data monitoring needs. The following section outlines some of the features and enhancements found in this release.

What’s New in Backup Agent 3.2

Backup Agent 3.2 has been adapted to the new Windows 8 screen format. On the Apps screen, shortcuts for Backup Agent Event Log, Backup Agent User Guide, and Backup Agent will appear in a Pervasive Backup Agent 3 parent folder.

Supported Operating Systems and Database Products

This section lists the supported operating systems and the required Pervasive Software products for Pervasive Backup Agent v3.2.

Supported Operating Systems

Pervasive Backup Agent has been tested and is supported on the same platforms as Pervasive PSQL v11. For a complete list of the supported operating systems, refer to the Pervasive Software Web site ( http://www.pervasivedb.com).

Supported Database Products

Pervasive Backup Agent is supported on the following Pervasive PSQL database products

Pervasive PSQL Product
Release
Bitness
Windows
Linux
Server
v111
v11 SP11
v11 SP22
v11 SP32
32-bit
64-bit
Yes
Yes
Vx Server
112
32-bit
64-bit
Yes
Yes
Workgroup
v111
v11 SP11
v11 SP21 v11 SP31
32-bit
Yes
not applicable
1 A separate key for Pervasive Backup Agent is required if the product is installed on the same machine as this product. You may first install an evaluation copy of Backup Agent and apply the key later. Download a evaluation version, or purchase a non-evaluation version, of Pervasive Backup Agent v3.2 from the Pervasive Software Web site (http://www.pervasivedb.com.) If you already have a license key for Pervasive Backup Agent v3.0, you may apply that key to Pervasive Backup Agent v3.2. Download the trial version of Pervasive Backup Agent v3.2, install it, and apply the v3.0 key.
2 No separate key for Pervasive Backup Agent is required if the product is installed on the same machine as this product.

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Upgrade Notes

Pervasive Backup Agent v3.2 is an upgrade from all previous versions of Backup Agent. The upgrade enables the functionality of your previous release to be compatible with Pervasive PSQL Vx Server and other Pervasive PSQL products. See Supported Database Products.

Windows Platforms

If you upgrade to Pervasive Backup Agent v3.2 from Backup Agent v1 or Backup Agent v2 32-bit, you must first uninstall the previous version of Backup Agent. Also note that Pervasive Backup Agent v3.2 must be installed in attended mode if you upgrade from Backup Agent v2 64-bit. That is, Pervasive Backup Agent v3.2 cannot be installed silently if Backup Agent v2 is present on the system. For all other versions of Backup Agent, the upgrade to Pervasive Backup Agent v3.2 automatically uninstalls the previous version during the upgrade installation.

Linux Distributions

Linux does not support upgrading Pervasive Backup Agent the same way as on Windows platforms. With Linux distributions, you first uninstall the previous version of Pervasive Backup Agent and then install the version you want.

Usage Notes

If you have a backup process that already uses Continuous Operations or Backup Agent, you can continue to use that process with Pervasive PSQL VSS Writer. Pervasive PSQL VSS Writer does not interfere with Continuous Operations or Backup Agent. However, there is no advantage to using both Pervasive PSQL VSS Writer and Continuous Operations (or Backup Agent) together. Your backup process will be more streamlined if you select one method or the other.

Note that Pervasive PSQL VSS Writer requires the Microsoft VSS framework. Backup Agent does not use the Microsoft VSS framework. Consequently, Backup Agent does not participate in the backup when the VSS framework calls Pervasive PSQL VSS Writer and I/O operations are quiesced. Backup Agent must be added separately to the backup process. The backup process must also start and stop Backup Agent.

Known Issues

All known issues for Pervasive Backup Agent v3.2 are published on the Pervasive web site. See http://www.pervasivedb.com for the latest Known Issues.

Limitations

The following lists known limitations in Pervasive Backup Agent v3.2.

Documentation Notes

This section provides information regarding the Pervasive Backup Agent documentation included in this release.

These documents are placed on your machine as part of the Pervasive Backup Agent product installation. You can access them from the Start menu or in the installation directory.

Technical Support

You may obtain technical support from the following Web-based support options:

Disclaimer

PERVASIVE SOFTWARE INC. LICENSES THE SOFTWARE AND DOCUMENTATION PRODUCT TO YOU OR YOUR COMPANY SOLELY ON AN "AS IS" BASIS AND SOLELY IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE ACCOMPANYING LICENSE AGREEMENT.

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