Release Notes for Active Backup for G Suite

Description:

Active Backup for G Suite provides a centralized interface coming with account discovery for the effective backup and management of My Drive and shared drives data, the continuous backup mode for minimizing the risk of data loss, the Active Backup for G Suite Portal for efficient restoration, and so much more.

Version: 2.1.1-2275


(2020-09-15)

What's New

  1. Added support for clearing storage of shared drives with Storage Management.
  2. Added support for relinking backup tasks and data stored on a Synology NAS.
  3. Added support for restoring entire mailboxes.
  4. Added support for displaying logs of all services in a single interface.
  5. Added support for reauthorizing the package to access G Suite data.
  6. Refined the backup status to speed up troubleshooting.
  7. Added support for displaying progress percentage for ongoing backup tasks.
  8. Added support for selecting all services under a user account with one click when editing a backup list.

Fixed Issues

  1. Fixed the issue where the backup might stop when a backup list contained an unnamed account.
  2. Fixed the issue where fragmented free space caused by mail backups in Btrfs volumes might affect storage utilization.
  3. Fixed the issue where the backup of Google Drive online documents might fail when a temporary (HTTP 302) redirect was set up.
  4. Fixed the issue where backup tasks might fail owing to abnormal network connections when the Synology NAS network connection got modified after the package activation.
  5. Fixed the issue where a drive backup might fail when a backup list contained Google Earth files.
  6. Fixed the issue where a drive backup might fail when a backup list contained shortcuts.
  7. Fixed the issue where a contact backup might fail when a backed-up contact account was renamed.
  8. Fixed the issue where the backup might loop infinitely when encountering server errors.
  9. Fixed the issue where the backup of mails with a large number of Google Drive attachments might easily encounter throttling.
  10. Fixed the issue where the backup of mails containing a large number of invalid HTML tags might cause high memory usage and that the package might become unresponsive.
  11. Fixed the issue where the backup of calendar events with a large number of attachments might easily encounter throttling.
  12. Fixed the issue where a mail backup might fail when batch APIs were sent.
  13. Fixed the issue where retention policies and auto-discovery services might not work properly when there were multiple backup tasks.
  14. Fixed the issue where DSM-related operations, such as sending backup result notifications and renaming users or shared folders might cause the package to become unresponsive.
  15. Fixed the issue where the package update might fail when the required database space was larger than the available system partition space of the destination Synology NAS.
  16. Fixed the issue where the backup might fail when an account or a shared drive in the backup list was renamed during the backup process.
  17. Fixed the issue where a database error might trigger an incorrect error message indicating insufficient storage space, which caused the backup to stop.

Version: 2.0.5-0534


(2020-01-07)

What's new

  1. Supports restoring to the original received time when restoring Gmail.

Fixed issues

  1. Fixed an issue where backing up files of Google Drive might loop endlessly without the download permission of the file’s parent folder.
  2. Fixed an issue where a Google Drive backup task might loop endlessly when the hash value of the file provided by Google server is incorrect.
  3. Fixed an issue where creating a backup task might fail when a Google Domain exists an empty name field.
  4. Fixed an issue where the upgrade might fail when there are encrypted shared folders.
  5. Fixed an issue where backing up contacts might fail when the Oauth access token is expired.

Limitation

  1. This version does not support text search of excel file extensions.

Version: 2.0.4-0529


(2019-07-23)

What's New

  1. Renamed Team Drives to shared drives.
  2. Supports selecting multiple files in My Drive and shared drives to restore or export.
  3. Supports restoring all emails tagged with the same label.
  4. Supports single instancing on the ext4 file system.
  5. Enhanced the performance on restoring My Drive, shared drives, Mail, Calendar, and Contacts with multithreading.
  6. Enhanced performance by reducing the frequency of issuing DNS requests.
  7. Reduced the response time of user interfaces when there are a large number of users in the backup list.
  8. Enhanced the performance of backup comprehensively.
  9. Enhanced performance by reducing the number of small files.

Fixed issues

  1. Fixed an issue where an email backup task might fail when the API returns an HTTP 400 Bad Request error owing to "failedPrecondition".
  2. Fixed an issue where a Calendar backup task might fail when one of the attachments is the link of a Google Drive folder.
  3. Fixed an issue where a Calendar backup task might fail when a user account keeps subscribing and canceling subscriptions to other user accounts’ Calendar.
  4. Fixed an issue where the amount of storage used for backing up My Drive and shared drives might be incorrectly displayed on the user interface.
  5. Fixed an issue where an email attachment might fail to be restored normally when it is an EML file.
  6. Fixed an issue where a Contacts backup task might fail when the API returned incorrect information about the existence of the photo for a contact's profile.
  7. Fixed an issue where a backup task might be suspended when there is a Google Docs file larger than 200 MB. (Original: Fixed an issue where a Google Docs file larger than 200 MB might fail to be backed up.)
  8. Fixed an issue where backup tasks might fail when a user’s mail account is renamed.
  9. Minor bugs fixes.

Limitation

  1. This version does not support ext3 file system.

Version: 2.0.3-0463


(2019-02-19)
  1. Supports selecting multiple files when restoring or exporting files of Google Drive.
  2. Supports backing up Google Forms and Google Jamboard.
  3. Replace Global HTTP batch API endpoints because Google announced that it will be deprecated recently.
  4. Fixed an issue where backing up files of MyDrive or Team Drives might fail.
  5. Fixed an issue where renaming the folder containing large files when backing up might cause Active Backup for G Suite to crash.
  6. Fixed an issue where backing up emails might keep failing after an unusual interruption occurs when backing up.
  7. Fixed an issue where it might crash when processing contacts with hobby fields.
  8. Fixed an issue where it might fail to back up the Google Docs file which is larger than 10 MB.
  9. Fixed an issue where backing up an email containing large files might fail.
  10. Enhanced performance of backup.
  11. Minor bugs fixes.

Version: 2.0.2-0436


(2018-11-07)

What's New

  1. Optimized the efficiency in backing up emails and therefore reduced the required storage space and backup time.


Fixed Issues

  1. Fixed an issue where backing up Team Drive might fail when a user account in the G Suite domain is deleted.
  2. Fixed an issue where backing up an email in MBOX format might fail.
  3. Fixed an issue where backing up an email containing multipart content but without a closing boundary might fail.

Version: 2.0.1-0416


(2018-10-02)

What's new

  1. Supports backing up G Suite mail, contacts, and calendar services.
  2. Supports granular restoration of mail, mail attachments, contacts, calendar events, and calendar attachments.
  3. Supports content search for filtering out emails, mail attachments, contacts, calendars, and calendar attachments that contains search keywords.
  4. Supports previewing email content and detailed contact info.
  5. Supports exporting mail, contacts, and calendar data in the eml, csv, and ics formats respectively.
  6. Supports continuous, manual, and scheduled backup for mail, contacts, and calendar protection.
  7. Supports account discovery for mail, contacts, and calendar protection.
  8. Supports single instancing for mail and calendar attachments.
  9. Enriched the design of the overview and user list pages in Active Backup for G Suite console as well as Active Backup for G Suite Portal.
  10. Support deleting users’ backed-up data.

Fixed issues

  1. Fixed an issue where backing up a deleted online doc may cause backup failure. 
  2. Fixed an issue where files on Team Drives might failed to be backed up when its parent folder is permanently deleted.
  3. Fixed an issue where a App Maker document with MIME type application/vnd.google-apps.appmaker might failed to be backed up.
  4. Fixed an issue where authentication token expiration may prevent DS from hibernation.
  5. Fixed an issue where backup destination folders might still be created for users even when they are not backed up.
  6. Fixed an issue where the ".DS_Store" file might failed to be backed up if its backup destination folder has been browsed by MAC OS system.
  7. Fixed an issue where a renamed folder with its subfolder being deleted might fail to be backed up.
  8. Fixed an issue where domain users might not match accounts on the self-service recovery portal.
  9. Changed the notification-sending rule for continuous backup by only notifying users of failed tasks.

Version: 1.0.6-0144


(2018-05-23)

Thai user interface is now available.

Version: 1.0.5-0138


(2017-12-05)

Fixed issue

  1. Fixed an issue where backup data might not inherit ACL permissions.
  2. Fixed an issue where expired authorization for online Google docs might lead to backup failure.
  3. Fixed an issue where backup tasks might fail when files to be backed up are modified after the tasks have been triggered.
  4. Fixed an issue where backing up a file which is stored in multiple folders might lead to backup failure.
  5. Fixed an issue where backing up an online doc which is shared by a suspended user might lead to backup failure.
  6. Fixed an issue where backing up files identified as malware or spam by Google might lead to backup failure.

Version: 1.0.4-0132


(2017-10-25)

Fixed issues

  1. Fixed an issue where backup tasks might fail when a folder on My Drive or Team Drive is moved or renamed.
  2. Fixed an issue where the backup version of a file might not be deleted when the file is deleted from a renamed folder on G Suite.
  3. Fixed an issue where the creation of a task might fail when it contains users for whom the Drive service is deactivated.
  4. Fixed an issue where selecting/deselecting users and Team Drives for backup on the task creation and edit page might cause browsers to be unresponsive when a task contains a large amount of users/Team Drives.
  5. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 1.0.3-0130


(2017-10-05)

What’s new

  1. Supports backing up My Drive and Team Drive data as well as corresponding metadata/sharing permission stored on G Suite to Synology NAS.

  2. Supports backing up Google online applications, including Google Apps Script, Google Docs, Google Drawings, Google Sheets, and Goolge Slides.

  3. Supports restoring data and corresponding metadata to G Suite all together via simple steps.  

  4. Supports automatic detection and backup of new accounts and Team Drives.

  5. Supports continuous, manual, and scheduled backup. 

  6. Supports single instancing and block-level deduplication to enhance storage efficiency.

  7. Supports easy restoration with Active Backup for G Suite Portal.

  8. Supports email notification.

Note: Active Backup for G Suite is supported on x64 platform.