Release Notes for Synology Active Backup for Business Agent

Active Backup for Business is the all-in-one backup solution, designed for streamlining and enhancing data protection in businesses' diverse IT environments. Before protecting and backing up data stored on personal computers as well as physical Windows Servers, this Synology Active Backup Agent is required to be installed on the target device to carry out the designed backup tasks and store the backed up data. As the management is centralized on the server end, most of the actions require either DSM or device's administrative privilege.

Version: 2.4.2-2341


(2022-09-14)

Compatibility and Installation

  1. Updated to be compatible with Active Backup for Business 2.4.2.

Fixed Issues

  1. Fixed an issue where Linux devices running Debian 11 couldn't be backed up after their kernels were updated.

Version: 2.4.2-2339


(2022-09-06)

Compatibility and Installation

  1. Updated to be compatible with Active Backup for Business 2.4.2.

Fixed Issues

  1. Fixed an issue where Linux devices running Debian 11 couldn't be backed up after their kernels were updated.

Version: 2.4.1-2321


(2022-07-06)

Compatibility and Installation

  1. Updated to be compatible with Active Backup for Business 2.4.1.

Fixed Issues

  1. Fixed the issue where the system might fail to back up new files on devices with multiple partitions.

Limitations

  1. For Active Backup for Business Agent for Linux, the first backup after the update will be a full backup.

Version: 2.4.0-2234


(2022-05-25)

Compatibility and Installation

  1. Updated to be compatible with Active Backup for Business 2.4.0.

What's new

  1. Supports exporting log files.

Fixed Issues

  1. Fixed an issue where Active Backup for Business couldn't identify Linux devices' UUIDs and couldn't back up the devices.
  2. Fixed the issue where backups might fail when Linux devices contain volumes smaller than 1 MB.

Limitations

  1. For Active Backup for Business Agent for Linux, the first backup after the update will be a full backup.

Version: 2.3.0-2153


(2022-02-17)

Compatibility and Installation

  1. Updated to be compatible with Active Backup for Business 2.3.0.

What's new

  1. Added support for Windows 11.

Fixed Issues

  1. Fixed an issue where the certificate of Active Backup for Business Agent for Linux couldn't be authenticated after renewing the Let's Encrypt certificate.
  2. Fixed an issue where the agent might crash if there were unsupported external devices or file systems.
  3. Fixed an issue where users couldn't install the agent due to WMI component corruption.
  4. Fixed an issue where the backup file might be corrupted if more than 10% of data on the Linux device was changed when the snapshot was taken.

Limitations

  1. After updating the agent for Linux, the first backup will be a full backup.

Version: 2.2.0-2074


(2021-09-02)

Compatibility and Installation

  1. Upgraded to be compatible with Active Backup for Business 2.2.1-12074.

What's new

  1. Added hyperlinks to online help articles in error messages for troubleshooting.
  2. Supports backing up disks with the virtio_blk driver on Linux physical servers.

Fixed Issues

  1. Fixed an issue where backups might fail when there was a bad sector on the disk.
  2. Fixed an issue where backup tasks of Windows Server 2012 R2 and 2016 R2 might fail when Active Backup for Business Agent consumed too much memory.

Version: 2.2.0-2070


(2021-06-01)

Compatibility and Installation

  1. Updated to be compatible with DSM 7.0.

What’s New

  1. Supports backing up Linux physical servers of the following distributions:
    • CentOS: 6.10, 7.8, 8.1
    • RHEL: 6.10, 7.8, 8.1
    • Ubuntu: 16.04, 18.04, 20.04
    • Fedora: 30, 31, 32
    • Debian: 8.0 to 10
  2. Supports ECC certificates.

Version: 2.1.1-1125


(2020-03-24)

Important Note

  1. Upgraded to be compatible with Active Backup for Business 2.1.1-1125.

Fixed Issues

  1. Fixed the issue where the backup schedule might not be executed properly when the time was not synced between the Synology NAS and the client device.
  2. Fixed the issue where the backup schedule might not be executed properly when the client device is hibernating or shut down.

Version: 2.1.1-1124


(2020-03-03)

Important Note

  1. This version is replaced by Synology Active Backup for Business Agent 2.1.1-1125.

Version: 2.1.0-0993


(2019-10-24)

Important Note

  1. Upgraded to be compatible with Active Backup for Business 2.1.0-0993.
  2. Starting from Active Backup for Business Agent 2.1.0, only Active Backup for Business 2.1.0 and above versions are compatible.

Fixed Issues

  1. Fixed an issue where backup data might be corrupted when the partition was mounted on the folder. For example, users enabled Sandbox.

Version: 2.1.0-0985


(2019-10-02)

Important Note

  1. This version is replaced by Synology Active Backup for Business Agent 2.1.0-0993.

Version: 2.0.4-0621


(2019-03-05)

What's New

  1. Thai user interface is now available.

Fixed Issues

  1. Fixed an issue where backing up the source containing dynamic disks might fail.
  2. Fixed an issue where the displayed backup time might be incorrect.

Version: 2.0.3-0472


(2018-11-13)

Fixed Issues

  • Fixed an issue where backup might fail when disk information is not accessible.

Version: 2.0.2-0468


(2018-10-02)

What’s New

  • Optimised user experience
  • Enhanced system stability and performance
  • Enhanced the richness and the readability of UI strings.

Fixed Issues

  • Fixed an issue where agent installer might be falsely detected as malware by anti-virus softwares
  • Fixed an issue where CBT writing errors might lead to calculation error of deduplication rate
  • Fixed an issue where version that encountered internet interruption may not be able to be restored to Synology Virtual Machine Manager
  • Fixed an issue where migrate a device to VMware multiple times may cause migration failure
  • Fixed an issue where there is this chance a device cannot be deleted from the list successfully

Known issues

  • Backing up physical devices with 4KN hard disks is not fully supported on Active Backup for Business for now.
  • Peta-space shared folder is not supported to be backed up by Active Backup for Business for now.

Version: 2.0.1-0403


(2018-09-12)

What’s New

  • User guide to create recovery media is ready to be downloaded.

  • Enhance the richness and readability of error messages.

Version: 2.0.0-0297


(2018-06-27)

Changelog

    N/A

Version: 2.0.0-0284


(2018-06-13)

What's new

  • Supports mass installation through Microsoft AD Server. 

  • Supports backing up personal computer running Windows 7 and above versions.

  • Supports backing up physical server running Windows Server 2008 R2 and above versions. 

  • Supports quick access to Active Backup for Business Portal from the monitor for granular restore. 

  • Supports tracking real-time event through the monitor. 

  • Supports detailed error messages. 

  • Supports displaying last and next backup time for reference.

  • Supports changing IP through authentication. 

  • Supports logging out devices only when DSM admin's username and password are entered. 

  • Supports instant status monitor on the context menu.