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2.7.1

June 6, 2024

Refer these topics before install or upgrade to know more on the installation prerequisites and compatible versions:

Portworx Backup provides the following enhancement and fixes in this release:

Enhancement

Portworx backup enables you to add an Azure backup location based out of China through Portworx Backup web console. For more information, refer to Add Azure backup location.

Fixes

Portworx Backup 2.7.1 comes with the following fixes:

Issue NumberDescription
PB-6687Issue: If you deploy Portworx Enterprise with PX-Security enabled and take a backup on NFS backup location and then restore, restore used to fail.

Resolution: This issue is now fixed.
PB-6908Issue: Being on Portworx Backup version 2.6.0, if you upgraded Stork version to 24.1.0 and then opt for default VSC in the Create Backup window, VSC Not Found Error was seen.

Resolution: You can now choose default VSC and create successful backups in this environment.

Known Issues

Portworx Backup team is aware of the following known issues and they will be fixed in the upcoming releases:

Issue NumberDescription
PB-7159Issue: For default CSI restores with replace existing resources option on cloud platforms, restores will be successful but the application pods get stuck in container creating state.

Workaround: Perform a custom restore to a different namespace to bring the application pods up.
PB-7158Issue: When you restore a CSI backup based on any cloud platform supported by Portworx Backup, Show Details window of restore displays duplicate entries for PV and PVC resources.

2.7.0

May 20, 2024

Portworx Backup proudly introduces a series of new features in this release.

New Features

New web console

Portworx Backup provides an intuitive web console with light theme designed to provide a holistic view, centralized management, detailed insights, and simplifies management of your backups and restores. Along with real-time insights and streamlined management capabilities the user interface provides easy navigation and usability. For more information, refer to Web console.

Portworx Backup Dashboard

Portworx Backup introduces an extensive dashboard that provides enhanced visibility and control over your backup and restore operations across all clusters. Dashboard enables you to track the health and status of all your backup and restore operations in real-time. Also, you can view metrics like total number of protected applications, successful and failed operations, and ongoing activities with breakdowns by hour, day, and cluster. You can export detailed backup and restore data in CSV format for in-depth analysis and reporting to make informed decisions based on historical data trends. Refer to Web console for more information.

Email Alerts

From Portworx Backup version 2.7.0, you can configure dashboard alerts, receive instant notifications for critical events such as failures in backups, restores, backup location and connectivity to clusters. Administrators can set up a dedicated SMTP server to enable email notifications to keep the intended audience informed on the key events that arise in Portworx Backup environment. For more information, refer to Email alerts and Configure email alerts.

Refined CSI and KDMP backups

This feature provides significant refinements to the backup options available in Portworx Backup utilizing the CSI (Container Storage Interface) and KDMP (Kubernetes Data Management Platform) drivers. Portworx Backup now facilitates cross-cloud backups and restores through the web console and the new approach gives the users more control to map their storage provisioners with the VSCs more accurately to create the required type of backup as per their needs. Refer to CSI backups and KDMP backups for more information.

Native monitoring with external or internal Prometheus stack

From 2.7.0 release, you can opt in to use your own Prometheus Stack or Portworx Backup provided one as your monitoring component with minimal configuration settings. With this, Portworx Backup offers the reliability of Prometheus and Alertmanager for metrics collection and alert management. You can deploy Portworx Backup's Prometheus stack through Helm for this robust framework to support a secure and scalable alerting and monitoring solution. For more information, refer to Configure Pormetheus.

Backup and restore VMs with KubeVirt

Portworx Backup now lets you backup and restore your VMs through stream-lined workflow with a new web console. In addition, Portworx Backup internally applies default or built-in (pre-exec and post-exec) rules in case you do not apply any rules during creation of VM-based backups. For more information on how this new feature functions, refer to Backup and restore KubeVirt VMs.

Fixes

Portworx Backup 2.7.0 comes with the following fixes:

Issue NumberDescription
PB-6880Issue: Previously, deleting KDMP backups failed if the "CSI + Offload to backup location" option was selected in the Create Backup window of Portworx Backup version 2.6.0 and below.

Resolution: This issue has been fixed.
PB-6631Issue: Quick and full maintenance job pods were using certificates and TLS secrets (even with SSL disabled) and got stuck in the ContainerCreating state failing to mount a non-existent secret.

Resolution: These pods now operate smoothly without getting stuck.
PB-6578Issue: Portworx Backup pod would crash with a nil pointer error when handling a large number of backups.

Resolution: This issue is resolved now.
PB-6435Issue: A Kubernetes version call would fail when more than 100 application clusters were added to a single backup deployment.

Resolution: This issue has been fixed.
PB-5824Issue: In the Restore Backup window, the Destination Namespace drop-down was not scrollable when the list of namespaces was too large.

Resolution: Scrolling through a large list of destination namespaces is now possible.
PB-5438Issue: Restoring backups of static PVCs with labels previously failed.

Resolution: Backups of static PVCs with labels can now be restored without issues.
PB-4623Issue: The Portworx Backup web console displayed the Remove option from the vertical ellipsis even when a backup was in the Deleting or Delete pending state.

Resolution: The backups in these states appear disabled now and display only the View Json and Show Details options in the vertical ellipsis.
PB-4443Issue: The Portworx Backup web console experienced slow performance when multiple users logged into a single instance.

Resolution: This issue has been resolved.
PB-3852Issue: The Portworx Backup web console previously allowed users to delete a backup while its restore was in progress.

Resolution: From version 2.7.0 of Portworx Backup, deleting a backup during its restore is no longer possible.
PB-3175Issue: Users were unable to delete a cluster that was in a Not available state.

Resolution: Clusters in this state can now be deleted.

Known Issues

Portworx Backup team is aware of the following known issues and these issues will be addressed in the upcoming releases:

Issue NumberDescription
PB-6999Issue: Users will not be able to create a duplicate of VM backup.
PB-6908Issue: If you upgrade to Stork version 24.1.0 while you are on Portworx Backup 2.6.0, selecting the default VSC in the Create Backup window may result in a VSC Not Found Error.
PB-6901Issue: When you try to restore a backup of a namespace with Istio enabled, the restore goes into a partial success state.

Workaround: While restoring the backup of application namespace with Istio enabled ensure that you deselect Istio ConfigMap istio-ca-root-cert resource under Resource Selector during restore.
PB-6896Issue: Gateway time-out errors occur in SMTP configurations lacking user authorization because Portworx Backup does not support email alert configurations for unauthorized or non-authenticated SMTP servers.
PB-6819Issue: Portworx Backup does not support backing up and restoring VMs in Microsoft Windows environments.
PB-6817Issue: Portworx Backup does not support snapshot class mapping backup (CSI or CSI with KDMP) with CephFS.
PB-6758Issue: When navigating away from the Portworx Backup home page during a report download, the download task is aborted without notification if there are a large number of backups involved.
PB-6747Issue: Scheduled backups on OCP clusters may occasionally fail when creating a snapshot class mapping backup with the Offload to backup location option if the cluster's Kubernetes version is below 1.29. This failure is due to a faulty condition in the snapshot controller.
PB-6612Issue: Portworx Backup does not support KDMP backups for Kubevirt VMs.
PB-6046Issue: The activity timeline chart on the Portworx Backup Dashboard page displays all backup data instead of only showing filtered backup data for the specified time.

2.6.0

December 7, 2023

Features

Backup and restore VMs with KubeVirt

Portworx Backup now lets you to backup and restore Virtual Machines (VMs) using KubeVirt add-on. This feature also allows you to backup and restore VMs migrated from VMware environments and VMs running on OpenShift Virtualization. KubeVirt runs VMs as Kubernetes resources and Kubernetes manages these resources with the built-in Kubernetes tools. For more information, refer to Backup and restore KubeVirt VMs.

Deletion of stranded resources

Portworx Backup default administrator users can now view the key resources of Portworx Backup created by non-admin users. Default administrator can now view the clusters, backups, restores, and backup schedules created by these users, filter them by username, and delete them if those resources are obsolete or not required any more. For more information, refer to Deletion of stranded resources.

note

Starting from Portworx Backup 2.6.0 with Stork 23.9.0 and above, users cannot take a backup of kube-system, kube-node-lease, kube-public namespace and the namespace where Portworx is installed in any of the cluster environments.

Enhancement

Portworx Backup has now enhanced its functionality to provide integrity and reliability for synced backups. From 2.6.0, backups created on the shared backup location are visible only to the backup owner and not to the owner of the shared backup location. This functionality enhances the integrity and reliability of the synced backups. For more information, refer Synced backups.

Fixes

Issue NumberDescription
PB-4687Issue: If the user tried to update an AWS S3 backup location through API without validation flag, backup location update task used to get stuck in validation in progress state.

Resolution: Users can update the AWS S3 backup location successfully with API requests.
PB-4445Issue: When the user upgrades Portworx Backup version from 2.4.2 to 2.5.1 with external auth provider as OpenShiftv4 (with custom CA certificate), user cannot login to Portworx Backup or Keycloak user interface through OpenShiftv4.

Resolution: Upgrade to Portworx Backup version 2.6.0.
PB-4365Issue: Sometimes KDMP backups and restores fail if the Dataexport CR already exists.

Resolution: Portworx Backup checks for existence of Dataexport CR and then continues with other volumes to resolve this issue for KDMP backups and restores.
PB-4354Issue: Users were unable to take a KDMP backup of the PVC used by completed job pod.

Resolution: This issue is now fixed.
PB-4274Issue: Maintenance job pods used to get stuck in ContainerCreating state when NFS mount is not reachable or invalid after creating NFS backup location.

Resolution: Maintenance job pods get force deleted when they are stuck in ContainerCreating state with an hourly check for such pods.
PB-4259Issue: Backup was not going to failed state when a backup location and NFS subpath are deleted or does not exist.

Resolution: Portworx Backup validates this condition and moves the backup to failed state with CloudBackup objects are missing error.
PB-4070Issue: Restore from NFS backup location used to go to a perpetual Pending state if the destination cluster has older Stork version.

Resolution: Portworx Backup now checks for the Stork version and displays an appropriate error message in the user interface.
PB-4067Issue: KDMP or local snapshot backup delete jobs were not getting cleaned up after completion of backup deletion, leading to accumulation of stale backup delete job entries.

Resolution: This issue is fixed now.

Known Issues

Issue NumberDescription
PB-4875Issue: In an on premises OCP cluster with custom CA certificate and Active Directory as external auth provider, addition of an AWS S3 backup location fails.

Workaround: Disable SSL during creation of an AWS S3 backup location.
PB-4872Issue: If you install Portworx Enterprise with FlashBlade direct attach NFS volumes, backup fails if you select the volume snapshot class during creation of backup in the create backup window.

Workaround: Deselect volume snapshot class option in the create backup window.
PB-4869Issue: When you restore a backup with FlashBlade direct-attached NFS volumes on Portworx cluster, restore might fail if you have enabled Snapshot option in FlashBlade user interface.

Workaround: Refer to Restore with FlashBlade section for the workaround.
PB-4805Issue: If the user updates email, first name or last name details in the Keycloak, updated details do not reflect in the All Backups page of Portworx Backup user interface.

Workaround: Check All Shared Clusters page to view the latest changes made to email, first name, or last name.
PB-4628Issue: You cannot restore backups of Portworx RWX volumes to a new namespace with different name from source cluster to a different cluster. Also, KubeVirt VMs are paused during a KDMP backup with RWO mode.

Workaround: Create an empty namespace with same name in the source cluster.
PB-4116Issue: KubeVirt VMs restore from source cluster (with RHEL9) to destination cluster with RHEL 8.x fails.

Workaround: Update the VM template to spec.domain.machine.type: q35 to make it version neutral.
PB-3175Issue: User cannot delete a cluster that goes to Not available state with a backup schedule running.

2.5.1

September 14, 2023

note

Portworx by Purestorage recommends to upgrade your Portworx Backup version from 2.5.0 to 2.5.1. Ensure that you go through the instructions in Configure access to user interface section before upgrade.

Fixes

In this release, Portworx Backup has the following issues fixed:

Issue NumberDescription
PB-4253Issue: Users had to access the Portworx Backup 2.5.0 version user interface with some workarounds due to Keycloak version upgrade.

Resolution: From Portworx Backup 2.5.1 onwards, Users can access the user interface without any additional configurations.
PB-4164Issue: In Ingress-Nginx controller environment, creation of new user in Keycloak failed with gateway error.

Resolution: Update the proxy buffer configuration option to proxy-buffer-size:128k in Ingress-Nginx controller’s ConfigMap. For more information, refer Ingress ConfigMap.
PB-4023Issue: In case of failed KDMP or local snapshot backups, the volumesnapshot or volumesnapshotcontent was not getting deleted from the cluster during the cleanup.

Resolution: With Stork 23.7.0 and above, Portworx Backup successfully deletes failed KDMP or local snapshot backups and clears up the storage space.
PB-4000Issue: In some scenarios, deletion of bound pod created to bind the volume with WaitForFirstConsumer takes more time than expected, consequently the corresponding backup fails.

Resolution: From Stork version 23.7.0 and above, timeout value for bound pod deletion is increased to 5 minutes to resolve this issue.

Known Issue

Portworx Backup team wants you to be aware of the below issue, check future release notes for a fix:

Issue NumberDescription
PB-4166Issue: User gets logged out of Keycloak every time the page is refreshed.

Workaround: Refer Keycloak browser settings for the workaround.

2.5.0

June 27, 2023

In this release, Portworx Backup offers the following features along with some fixes:

Features

  • You can now leverage your NFS server-based infrastructure, associate with Portworx Backup and utilize NFS shares as your backup location. For more information to begin with this feature, refer NFS as backup target.

  • Portworx Backup now enables you to take CSI-native backups and restores on IKS clusters using IBM Cloud Block Storage VPC CSI Driver 5.0.0 or higher versions. For more information, refer Create CSI-native backups.

    note

    Portworx Backup version 2.5.0 now uses Keycloak version 21.1.1 to provide enhanced security:

Fixes

Portworx Backup 2.5.0 comes with the following fixes:

Issue numberDescription
PB-3765Issue: Deletion of the backup locations that are shared publicly was restarting the px-backup pod.

Resolution: Portworx Backup pod does not restart the px-backup pod while deleting publicly shared backup locations.
PB-3823Issue: When a user tries to perform backup and restore operations with kopiaexecutor:1.2.5-cve-fix, those operations succeed but the application pod becomes unresponsive.

Resolution: Application pod remains stable in this scenario now.
PB-3855Issue: A null image secret name was getting passed to a KDMP job.

Resolution: Portworx Backup validates and passes only an image secret with a value to a KDMP job.
PB-3863Issue: Portworx Backup used to throw an error when the user tries to delete a KDMP backup with a name that exceeds 63 characters as the name was used in the job pod label.

Resolution: Added validation check to truncate the backup name in the label, if it exceeds 63 characters.
PB-3878Issue: Users were unable to restore CSI volumes from a backup that is taken from a restored backup.

Resolution: Users can successfully restore CSI volumes from a backup taken from the restored backup.
PB-3888Issue: Portworx Backup user interface displays incorrect backup size for the compressed individual backups that are based on object-store or NFS backup locations.

Resolution: User interface displays correct backup size data from Portworx Enterprise 3.0.0 and above.
PB-3948Issue: Stork fails when a user attempts multiple parallel restores either on the same namespace or onto a different namespace.

Resolution: Stork is resilient for multiple parallel restores to same or a different namespace.

Known Issue

Portworx Backup Team is aware of the following known issue, check future release notes for a fix:

Issue NumberDescription
PB-3810Users with admin roles are not able to delete the backups created by users who have quit the organization.

2.4.3

August 4, 2023

Fix

In this release, Portworx Backup offers the following fix:

Issue numberDescription
PB-4069Issue: mongodb pod used to consume more memory than expected, resulting in pod restarts with OOM error, thus affecting the functionality of px-backup pod.

Resolution: mongodb pod memory consumption is now within the configured cache size of 4G or less. For more information on recovering the memory, contact Portworx support team.

2.4.2

April 26, 2023

In this release, Portworx Backup offers the following enhancement:

Enhancement

You can now take seamless backups and restores of namespaces that contain large number of Kubernetes resources. For more information on how to perform such backups and restores, refer Backup and restore with large number of resources.

2.4.1

April 7, 2023

In this release, Portworx Backup provides below feature, enhancement, and fixes:

Feature

Portworx Backup is now available in GCP Marketplace for deployment. End users can independently install Portworx Backup on their GKE environments from this central location in simple steps. For information related to installation, refer Install Portworx Backup from GCP.

Enhancement

With Portworx Backup, you can configure a custom admin namespace to store all Kubernetes resources related to your multi-namespace backups and restores. For more information, refer Admin namespace in Portworx Backup.

Fixes

Portworx Backup 2.4.1 comes with the following fixes:

Issue NumberDescription
PB-3689Issue: Rule cmd executor pods were getting created in kube-system namespace.

Resolution: Rule cmd executor pods now run in the namespace where stork is deployed and not in kube-system namespace.
PB-3733Issue: The kdmp backups of non-AWS cloud service providers like GCP and Azure failed as the correct cloud provider parameter was not sent to Portworx Backup.

Resolution: Portworx Backup now takes the correct cloud provider parameter and creates kdmp backups successfully for all cloud service providers.
PB-3735Issue: Portworx Backup pod restarts and causes interruption in UI access when you add an EKS cluster through cluster discovery option.

Resolution: You can now add an EKS cluster with cluster discovery option without any interruption in the UI access.
OPERATOR-516Issue: When Stork is deployed using Portworx Operator, backups used to fail with the below error message:
Error running PreExecRule: error executing PreExecRule for namespace csi-mysql: pods "pod-cmd-executor-09ca32f1-efe8-4b6c-89aa-0c00d741c1db" is forbidden: error looking up service account kube-system/stork-account: serviceaccount "stork-account" not found.

Resolution: Upgrade to Portworx Backup 2.4.1 for backups to be successful.

Known Issues

Portworx Backup 2.4.1 has the below known issues, and they will be addressed in the upcoming releases:

Issue NumberDescription
PB-3728Issue: Restores fail on the GKE platform if the Replace existing resources option is not selected in the Restore Backup window if resources already exist in the restore namespace.

Workaround: Delete the failed restore in the user interface and restore again by selecting Replace existing resources in the Restore Backup window for successful in-place restores.
PB-3503Issue: Portworx Backup does not support gke-gcloud-auth-plugin currently, as a result, addition of GKE clusters in Portworx Backup can fail.

Workaround: Refer Generate kubeconfig for GKE clusters for the workaround.

2.4.0

March 14, 2023

In this release, Portworx Backup expands on the below new features and fixes.

New Features

Rancher Cluster

Portworx Backup extends its support on Rancher clusters to allow mapping of Rancher projects across clusters during backup and restore workflows. For more information, refer Rancher cluster in Portworx Backup.

Labels in Portworx Backup

You can now retrieve namespaces and resources with preset labels in the Portworx Backup UI and create a backup of those namespaces and resources in a single click. In addition, you can automate scheduled backups of namespaces and resources to include future namespaces and resources with this feature. For more information, refer Labels in Portworx Backup.

Fixes

Portworx Backup 2.4.0 provides the following fixes:

Issue NumberDescription
PB-3116Issue: Mutating and validating webhook types were not displayed in the Resource Type list in Portworx Backup user interface.

Resolution: Both the validating and mutating webhook types are listed in the Resource Type field now allowing you to include them for the backup.
PB-3298Issue: Unable to restore KDMP backups on a destination cluster with Kubernetes 1.24 and newer versions, due to missing secret token on service account.

Resolution: You can now restore KDMP backups if the destination cluster runs Kubernetes 1.25 and older versions.
PB-3317Issue: If an application contains non-live PVCs, then the job pod mounts it for backup and if another backup is triggered in parallel, the former assumes that the PVC is live (as it is used by backup job pods). Backups may sometimes fail in such a scenario.

Resolution: Portworx Backup validates parallel backups with non-live PVC scenarios and ensures that backups are successful.
PB-3338Issue: If you were to map a storageclass on the source cluster to the default storageclass of the destination cluster during custom restore, then the storageclass mapping option was ambiguous.

Resolution: You can now choose use-default-storage-class option, if the custom restore needs to pickup the default storageclass configured on the destination cluster.
PB-3465Issue: License page timed out and failed to display license information when no application cluster is associated with Portworx Backup.

Resolution: Portworx Backup now displays accurate license information even if no application cluster is associated with Portworx Backup.
PB-3490Issue: The dependent backups were getting deleted for unsupported snapshot versions in Portworx Backup making some backups unrestorable.

Resolution: Upgrade to Portworx Backup 2.4.0 to ensure that the Portworx snapshot version is supported. The upgrade secures and retains the dependent backups.
PB-3494Issue: KDMP restores failed on EKS clusters if cluster’s Kubernetes version is 1.23 and newer because of unsupported in-tree csi drivers in the specified Kubernetes versions.

Resolution: Portworx Backup 2.4.0 takes the correct volume mount path for successful KDMP restores on EKS clusters with Kubernetes version 1.23 and newer.
PB-3637Issue: Region was auto-selected by Portworx Backup for AWS S3 endpoint, due to which KDMP backups failed without region data.

Resolution: Portworx Backup now provides the correct region value to AWS S3 object locations for KDMP backups to be successful.

2.3.3

February 15, 2023

In this release, Portworx Backup offers the below enhancement:

EnhancementDescription
PB-3516Portworx Backup user interface provides additional options for cluster kubeconfig edit workflows.

2.3.2

December 14, 2022

In this release, Portworx Backup provides enhanced security along with the below fix:

Fix

Issue NumberIssue Description
PB-3165Issue: Custom selection of namespaces from different pages was not supported in the Portworx Backup user interface.

Resolution: Users can now select the required namespaces across different pages and then back up the chosen namespaces.

2.3.1

October 6, 2022

In this release, Portworx Backup provides the following fixes:

Fixes

Issue NumberIssue Description
PB-3137Issue: Usage-based billing report fails with subscription not active error after upgrading to 2.3.0.

Resolution: Usage-based license billing report works as expected with the upgrade.
PB-3139Issue: Portworx Backup pod used to crash sometimes while fetching the backup location during backup share because of database issues.

Resolution: Portworx Backup pod crash issue while fetching backup location is now fixed.

2.3.0

September 15, 2022

In this release, Portworx Backup provides the below new features and enhancement.

New Features

Share backups with users and groups

Portworx Backup enables you to share your backups with other users and groups. You can either share a single backup or all backups of your cluster with the intended users. For more information, refer Share backups with users and groups.

Usage-based license

Users can now avail the benefits of usage-based licensing that depends on node count and node-hours with these new license types:

  • Air-gapped metering
  • Node-label licensing

For more information, refer Portworx Backup licenses.

Enhancement

Enhancement NumberIssue Description
PB-2279Portworx Backup provides encryption support for different types of backups with either a user-provided or default encryption key. For more information, refer Encryption matrix.

Known Issues (Errata)

Issue NumberIssue Description
PB-3078Issue: Shared backups are not listed in All Backups page after a user shares all backups in a cluster with Portworx Backup admin with full access. Also, after upgrading to Portworx Backup 2.3.0, some users may not see All Shared Clusters button to view the shared backups of a cluster.

Workaround: Clear the browser cache to view the shared backups in All Backups page and to see the All Shared Clusters button in the user interface.
PB-3094Issue: Restores fail on AKS cluster if its Kubernetes version is 1.23.x and above.

Workaround: Downgrade the Kubernetes version of the cluster to 1.22.x for the restores to work seamlessly.

2.2.3

January 30, 2023

Portworx Backup 2.2.3 offers the below fix:

Fix

Issue NumberIssue Description
PB-3490Issue: If you are running Portworx Enterprise 2.11.2 or above with Portworx Backup 2.2.2 or below, a mismatch in CloudSnap version can impact scheduled backups.

Resolution: Upgrade your Portworx Backup version to 2.2.3.

2.2.2

August 19, 2022

note

Portworx Backup currently supports Portworx Enterprise version 2.11.1 and below.

In this release, Portworx Backup comes with the following fixes:

Fixes

Issue NumberIssue Description
PB-3015Issue: If addition of application clusters failed due to network issues, stork, firewall ports or other unforeseen glitches, users had to manually retry addition of each failed cluster.

Resolution: Portworx Backup now automatically retries addition of failed application clusters (because of above stated reasons) without user intervention.
PB-3016Issue: License information was displayed incorrectly in the Portworx Backup user interface, when addition of a large number of clusters failed.

Resolution: License page now displays accurate information.
PB-3017Issue: Whenever cluster addition failed, the Retry option in the user interface redirected the user to edit the cluster details before retrying.

Resolution: Retry option now automatically retries to add a failed cluster again with the existing cluster details. Portworx Backup continues to provide the Edit option to modify the cluster details.

2.2.1

July 22, 2022

In this release, Portworx Backup provides the following fixes:

Fixes

Issue NumberIssue Description
PB-2328Issue: CSI backups failed in application clusters running VolumeSnapshot version v1 and Kubernetes version 1.20 or above.

Resolution: Portworx Backup now supports CSI backups for the application clusters with the above specified combination.
PB-2373Issue: In Portworx Backup 2.2.0 version, creation of backups failed on backup locations with disableSSL flag.

Resolution: Users can back up and restore data successfully if new or existing backup locations have disableSSL flag set.
PB-2375Issue: Portworx Backup displayed an error if the user tried to add a Cloudian, IBM Cloud or FlashBlade object storage account with an unlocked bucket as a backup location target.

Resolution: Users can now add an unlocked bucket hosted on Cloudian, IBM cloud or FlashBlade object storage account.
PB-2377Issue: kdmp (generic) backup was failing in an air-gapped environment because of custom registry secret not getting created in every PVC namespace.

Resolution: Creation of kdmp (generic) backup with custom registry secret now succeeds by creating custom registry for every PVC namespace.
PB-2904Issue: Generic backups with self-signed object store as backup location used to fail in Portworx Backup.

Resolution: Users can now take generic backups with self-signed certificate object store and restore them later.

2.2.0

May 04, 2022

In this release, Portworx Backup offers the following new features and enhancements.

New Features

Object Lock Support

Portworx Backup supports object lock for all S3 object store compliant backup location targets and allows object lock with a bucket-level locking mechanism to secure the objects placed in a bucket. For more information, refer S3 object lock in Portworx Backup.

Cluster Discovery

Portworx Backup enables you to discover EKS clusters that you have added in the AWS cloud account, lists them, and allows you to add the discovered clusters to your Portworx Backup clusters page. For more information, refer Discover EKS clusters.

Enhancements

Portworx Backup 2.2.0 supports the following enhancements:

Enhancement NumberDescription
PB-2192For air-gapped cluster environments, you can install Portworx Backup without updating the config map with custom image registry details for kopia executor image. For more information, refer to Prepare air-gapped environment.
PB-2196Portworx Backup uses privileged containers only for file system level backups to access PVC data on the host with Kubernetes hostpath. For more information refer Backup NFS shares.
PB-2227During backup operations, the cloud credentials are stored securely as Kubernetes secret in the backup location custom resource on the application cluster.

Fixes

Portworx Backup 2.2.0 comes with the following fixes:

Issue NumberIssue Description
PB-2081Issue: PVC restore of a backup with datasource pointing to volume snapshot fails if volume snapshot does not exist.

User Impact: PVC restore fails if the datasource contains reference to volume snapshot.

Resolution: Reset the datasource field before the restore so that the volume details get updated during restore.
PB-2194Issue: Backup, restore, and backup schedule operations were using NodeRoleInstance in place of IAM user credentials.

User Impact: The intended credentials were not used for backups and restores.

Resolution: In Portworx Backup 2.2 with stork version 2.10 and above, backup, restore, and backup schedule operations use the IAM User or Service Accounts associated with the cloud credential instead of the NodeRoleInstance in EKS and GKE clusters.

Known Issues (Errata)

Portworx Backup 2.2.0 has the below known issues, and they will be addressed in the upcoming releases:

Issue NumberIssue Description
PB-1928Issue: If you create a role using the Portworx Backup API (/role/default), it does not reflect in the UI.

Workaround: Create roles in the PX-Backup Security -> Roles page.
PB-2279Issue: Portworx Backup fails to pass encryption key from backup location object to Stork resulting in creation of unencrypted backups.
PB-2336Issue: Portworx Backup user interface becomes unresponsive when you try to delete a synced CSI or kdmp backups with local snapshot.

Workaround: Contact support for assistance.
PB-2372Issue: Backups created in Azure clusters prior upgrading to Portworx Backup 2.2.0 version will not have cloud credentials associated with them. Deletion of such backups do not happen automatically and require cloud credentials every time. In addition, the Azure cluster is displayed as an on-prem cluster with an incorrect icon.

Workaround: All the Azure clusters created before upgrading to Portworx Backup 2.2.0 version need to be updated manually with the cloud credentials.
PB-2374Issue: After performing a manual or scheduled backup of an EKS cluster, with the EKS backup location, when you add or update a backup label with a new label and delete the backup, Portworx Backup displays an error.

Workaround: Navigate to Edit Backup -> Cloud Account, select a cloud credential and then add or update the label.

2.1.1

January 19, 2022

In this release, Portworx Backup includes enhancements in addition to the AWS Marketplace support and other backup, restore features available in the 2.1.0 release.

Improvement

Pure Storage has the following upgraded or enhanced functionality:

Improvement NumberImprovement Description
PB-2118Portworx Backup now supports cross-region backup in the native GKE driver, by default.
PB-2147On the AWS and GKE cloud providers, Portworx Backup supports provisioning of all related PVCs consumed by the pod in the same zone, enabling the pod to come up after the restore.
PB-2148Portworx Backup now handles backup and restore of PVCs that use WaitForFirstConsumer binding mode in their respective storage classes.
PB-2156Added support to back up and restore for OCP rdb and cephfs provisioners.

Known Issues (Errata)

Pure Storage is aware of the following issues, check future release notes for fixes on these issues:

Issue NumberIssue Description
PB-2045Portworx Backup deployment fails in the cloud while using a file based storage class.

Workaround: The internal database used for Portworx Backup requires block based storage. Use block based storage class for deploying Portworx Backup.
PB-2118When you restore a backup created in a different region, Portworx Backup displays the restore operation is successful, but the pods do not run.

Workaround: Cloud snapshots are region specific. To perform cross-region restore, add the BACKUP_TYPE=”Generic” parameter in the kdmp-config configmap on application clusters.
PB-2124Cannot resize a PVC volume on a restored application.

Workaround: To resize a PVC volume, set the AllowVolumeExpansion parameter in the destination storage class.
PB-2129In the Azure cloud, if you restore a namespace with CouchDb to an alternate location, then Portworx Backup restores are partial complete as the restore also includes the azure-storage-account-xx secret as part of the PVC restore This issue occurs if you do not select the Replace policy.

Workaround: Select Replace policy during restore or deselect the azure-storage-account-xx secret when you back up or restore.
PB-2142Backup fails on S3 backup location after installing the OpenShift Cluster Platform (OCP) on AWS with Portworx setup.

Workaround: When you deploy Stork, add hostNetwork: true.

Fixes

Pure Storage has fixed the following issues:

Issue NumberIssue Description
PB-1017Issue: RoleBindings which had Subjects with no namespaces in it were not restored.

User Impact: An application using such a RoleBinding would fail to start after restoring on the destination cluster

Resolution: Stork will retain the Subject in a RoleBinding, if it does not have a namespace in it.
PB-1021Issue: RoleBindings which had a system prefix in OCP environments were not backed up by Stork.

User Impact: An application using a RoleBinding with an associated system SCC in Openshift would not start up after restore, since the associated RoleBinding was not backed up on the source side.

Resolution: RoleBindings which have a prefix system:openshift:scc will be collected and backed up by Stork.
PB-1903Issue: The metrics API was missing in the swagger-ui API listing.

User Impact: Unable to trigger metric related API from the swagger-ui.

Resolution: The metrics API is now listed in the swagger-ui.
PB-2040Issue: The metrics API summary line was not present in the swagger-ui.

User Impact: Documentation for the metrics API was missing in the swagger-ui.

Resolution: Added the API summary for the metrics API.
PB-2050Issue: Portworx Backup pod logs were flooded with the following message constructing many client instances from the same exec auth config can cause performance problems during cert rotation, exhausting available network connections; clients constructed calling "aws-iam-authenticator" continuously on AWS installations.

User Impact: Portworx Backup pod logs filled up with log messages.

Resolution: Moved this log message to tracef as part of the client-go module.
PB-2083Issue: The backup failure timeout message was confusing, since it also includes the Stork installation failure information.

User Impact: The error message was misleading with Stork installation failure information.

Resolution: Removed the Stork installation failure message from the timeout error message.
PB-2158Issue: PayG billing information is not being captured in Zuora production server due to missing clusterID and Cluster UID fields.

User Impact: Portworx Backup license usage page fails to load.

Resolution: Fixed this issue by populating the Cluster ID with subscription ID and Cluster name as Org name.

2.1.0

November 25, 2021

This release is specific for deploying Portworx Backup on AWS Marketplace. To deploy Portworx Backup outside of AWS Marketplace, use the 2.1.1 release.

New features

Portworx Backup includes the following new features and enhancements:

  • Offload cloud provider snapshots to backup location: You can now offload your Cloud (for example, EBS) snapshots, orchestrated by Portworx Backup, to any S3 compliant storage or another region in public cloud. This enables you to maintain another recovery point in addition to the snapshots created by public cloud providers.
  • Backup persistent data on files shares: Application owners can now build Kubernetes applications on scale-out file systems and apply protection policies. This supports file services from FlashBlade, Cloud based file services (for example, AWS EFS) or any NAS device that run the containerized applications.
  • Backup or recover data using user roles from PX-Secure: You can now backup or recover data using the native user roles configured in the PX-Secure feature.

Known Issues (Errata)

Portworx is aware of the following issues, check future release notes for fixes on these issues:

Issue NumberIssue Description
OPERATOR-516Install Portworx using the operator, and install Portworx Backup. When you back up a cluster with the Stork ServiceAccount not present, the backup fails displaying the following error:

Error running PreExecRule: error executing PreExecRule for namespace csi-mysql: pods "pod-cmd-executor-09ca32f1-efe8-4b6c-89aa-0c00d741c1db" is forbidden: error looking up service account kube-system/stork-account: serviceaccount "stork-account" not found.

Workaround: Create the missing ServiceAccount:

apiVersion: v1
kind: ServiceAccount
metadata:
  name: stork-account
  namespace: kube-system
---
kind: ClusterRole
apiVersion: rbac.authorization.k8s.io/v1
metadata:
  name: stork-role
rules:
  - apiGroups: ["*"]
    resources: ["*"]
    verbs: ["*"]
---
kind: ClusterRoleBinding
apiVersion: rbac.authorization.k8s.io/v1
metadata:
  name: stork-role-binding
subjects:
- kind: ServiceAccount
  name: stork-account
  namespace: kube-system
roleRef:
  kind: ClusterRole
  name: stork-role
  apiGroup: rbac.authorization.k8s.io
PB-1976You cannot add the TKGi cluster to Portworx Backup. This issue occurs because Portworx Backup cannot resolve the server: https://system-test:8443 parameter in the kubeconfig file.

Workaround: To add the TKGi cluster to Portworx Backup, change the server parameter value in the kubeconfig file to https://10.100.200.1:443.

2.0.1

August 20, 2021

Improvement

Pure Storage has the following upgraded or enhanced functionality:

Improvement NumberImprovement Description
OC-933Keycloak is upgraded from version 9.0.2 to 14.0.0, and additional changes are implemented in Portworx Backup to accommodate the newer Keycloak version. This provides a seamless experience with reduced number of vulnerabilities reported in the earlier versions.

Known Issues (Errata)

Portworx is aware of the following issue, check future release notes for fixes on this issue:

Issue NumberIssue Description
PB-1840Issue: After upgrading from the earlier Portworx Backup version to 2.0.1 with Keycloak or an external OIDC, sign in to OIDC fails. Workaround: Clear your browser cache, and then sign in.

2.0.0

July 30, 2021

New features

Portworx Backup includes the following new features and enhancements:

  • MongoDB: replaced the existing etcd backup store with MongoDB to improve the scalability and performance of Portworx Backup.
  • PX-Backup Security: enables the infrastructure administrators and application owners to control the level of access to certain Portworx Backup resources by setting governance policies and managing permissions on the platform. See Portworx Backup Security for more information.
  • Backup Timeline: provides a daily and monthly graphical view of backup activity and status. See Portworx Backup Timeline for more information.
  • Application grouping: provides an optimized view for Portworx Backup applications, instead of individual resources. Improved scalability to handle large numbers of enterprise resources and namespaces. See Create a backup topic for the updated Applications UI.
  • Guided onboarding: provides a step-by-step guided experience for configuring and managing Portworx Backup.

Improvements

Pure Storage has upgraded or enhanced functionality in the following areas:

Improvement NumberImprovement Description
PB-1092The new Portworx Backup Applications page UI allows users to choose resources at each namespace level, as needed.
PB-1233IBM cloud is now available as a cloud provider in the Portworx Backup Add Cloud Credentials page.
PB-1539Reduced vulnerabilities in the updated Portworx Backup base image.
PB-1560The Default cloud credentials, which are public and accessible by all Portworx Backup users, is removed from Cloud Credentials page.
PB-1673 and PB-1748Various improvements around Restore progress bars
PB-1688A warning message now appears on the Portworx Backup Applications page when the Stork version is detected prior to 2.6.4. Portworx Backup enables certain features (for example, custom resource selection), only if Kubernetes cluster is installed with Stork version 2.6.4 and above.

Fixes

Pure Storage has fixed the following issues:

Issue NumberIssue Description
OC-569Cannot specify nodes while installing or enabling Portworx Central using Helm.

User Impact: Unable to select nodes using the nodeSelector flag while installing Portworx Central using Helm.

Resolution: While enabling or installing Portworx Backup and monitoring service, you can select nodes using the nodeAffinityLabel flag. If the nodes are labelled with px/central key, then you can set the following helm parameter:--setnodeAffinityLabel=px/central
OC-588Portworx Central services are automatically configured with LoadBalancer and/or NodePort while deploying Portworx Central or Portworx Backup.

User Impact: Cannot configure all Portworx Central services explicitly as the ClusterIP.

Resolution: While installing or upgrading Portworx Central chart, you can set up the services according to your environment using the following command:

--set service.pxBackupUIServiceType=ClusterIP,service.grafanaServiceType=ClusterIP,service.cortexNginxServiceType=ClusterIP
OC-742When you install Portworx Backup, the pxcentral-backend and px central-frontend pods do not start.

User Impact: The Portworx Backup chart fails on Kubernetes version 1.21.

Resolution: The PX-Central installation now supports Kubernetes versions from 1.16 to 1.21.
PB-1227Portworx Backup should not prompt IKS users to manually update the cluster kubeconfig whenever the access token expires.

User Impact: Users couldn't use the IBM cluster kubeconfig when the access token expires.

Resolution: Portworx Backup now automatically refreshes the IBM cluster kubeconfig when users provide IBM credentials with an API key.
PB-1228If a deleted namespace is in a terminating state, then Portworx Backup Applications page displays its status as active.

User Impact: Users may have seen the status of deleted namespaces were not updated in the Portworx Backup Applications page.

Resolution: The Applications page no longer displays a deleted namespace if it is in a terminating state.
PB-1478When Keycloak is unreachable, Portworx Backup does not display a proper error message.

User Impact: When Keycloak was down, users saw an improper connection timeout message.

Resolution: Portworx Backup now displays a meaningful error message when Keycloak is down or the endpoint is unreachable.
PB-1697While changing the Portworx Backup token lifespan, the post-install hook pod fails and does not update the Portworx Backup secrets with the required OIDC tokens.

User Impact: Portworx Backup installation fails because of intermittent Keycloak APIs failure.

Resolution: Fixed with retries when Keycloak APIs fail.
PB-1794In some cases, initializing time for the MySQL pod is longer than expected. During this prolonged initialization, the liveliness probe fails and Kubernetes deletes the pod. This causes MySQL to go into an inconsistent state.

User Impact: MySQL pod never becomes healthy.

Resolution: The initialDelaySeconds parameter is increased to minimize the initialization time for the MySQL pod.
PB-1800An incorrect check for comparing includeResource in the backupschedule reconciler results in Portworx Backup pod to dump failed comparison logs on the ApplicationBackupSchedule object.

User Impact: The following message appears in the Portworx Backup logs:

time="2021-07-27T16:19:01Z" level=info msg="backupScheduleStatusUpdateReconciler: updated backup schedule CR mysql-csi-sch-46c06bb on cluster ocp-cluster" time="2021-07-27T16:19:02Z" level=debug msg="compareBackupSchedule: backup schedule mysql-csi-sch - orgID default IncludeResources differ<br/><br/> **Resolution:** The incorrect comparison is resolved and PX-Backup pod does not display the messages in the log.

Known Issues (Errata)

Portworx is aware of the following issues, check future release notes for fixes on these issues:

Issue NumberIssue Description
OC-748The px-backup-ui service will be deprecated in the future PX-Central versions.

User Impact: No user impact in the PX-Central 2.0.0 version. It may occur in the future version.

Recommendation: In the future Portworx Central versions, use the px-central-ui service to access the UI.
PD-889If a cluster contains a larger number of nodes, removing the cluster from Portworx Backup UI and re-adding it displays a warning.

User Impact: Users can view that the cluster is not added, but internally the cluster is added.

Recommendation: Users can check the cluster details page if the cluster is added. If the cluster is still not added, try adding it again.
PB-1308If the IP address of a server is pointing to a loopback address (for example, 127.0.0.1:6443), instead the actual IP address in the kubeconfig, adding an application cluster using this kubeconfig will fail.

User Impact: Cannot add an application cluster when using the loopback IP address in kubeconfig.

Recommendation: Replace the loopback IP address with the IP address of the Kubernetes master.
PB-1382While installing Portworx Backup 2.0.0 using Helm, the CustomResourceDefinition is deprecated warning appears.

User Impact: Portworx Backup installation fails because the apiextensions.k8s.io/v1 API version is not supported with the Kubernetes versions prior to 1.16.

Recommendation: To install Portworx Backup with the Kubernetes versions prior to 1.16, users should:
  1. Download the Helm tar balls.
  2. Manually modify the apiextensions.k8s.io/v1 API version to apiextensions.k8s.io/v1beta1.
  3. Install Portworx Backup.
PB-1785For adding a backup location using the IBM cloud, the Secret Key and Access Key are mandatory.

User Impact: Without the Access Key and Secret Key, users cannot add a backup location using the IBM cloud account.

Recommendation: For adding a backup location using the IBM Cloud Object Store.

1.2.4

May 10, 2021

Improvements

Pure Storage has upgraded or enhanced functionality in the following areas:

Improvement NumberImprovement Description
PB-1419Portworx Backup now handles license activation for clusters deployed from the IBM Cloud Catalog and running in air-gapped mode or VPC private only network.

1.2.3

April 2, 2021

Improvements

Pure Storage has upgraded or enhanced functionality in the following areas:

Improvement NumberImprovement Description
PB-1097Improved drop-downs in Safari.
PB-1125If you delete multiple backups, delete confirmation modal now displays the number of backups being deleted instead of a list of backups.
PB-1149If you are an IBM Cloud Pay-As-You-Go or subscription account user, now you cannot import a different type of license.
PB-1160The Protected Data field now displays a sum of sizes of all backups from all clusters, including deleted clusters.
PB-1145Portworx Backup now properly displays the start date of your IBM Cloud Pay-As-You-Go or subscription account license.

Fixes

Pure Storage has fixed the following issues:

Issue NumberIssue Description
PB-1077Sometimes, Portworx Backup needed more than one iteration to delete a backup, even if there were no dependent backups.

User Impact: Portworx Backup took a long time to delete a backup.

Resolution: Portworx Backup now deletes backups faster, as it places all backups in the same iteration.
PB-1078On the Backups tab, selecting a date range had no effect.

User Impact: Portworx Backup always displayed all backups.

Resolution: Portworx Backup now displays backups taken during a specific date range.
PB-1090Sometimes, when the number of resources being enumerated was very large, background workers took too much memory when they iterated over backups.

User Impact: The Portworx Backup containers were evicted.

Resolution: Background workers no longer take too much memory when they iterate over backups.
PB-1123When a user who did not have permission to create a Kubernetes namespace tried to create a backup schedule, the operation failed even when the namespace was already present.

User Impact: Users who didn't have permission to create a Kubernetes namespace could not create a backup schedule.

Resolution: When a user who doesn't have permission to create a Kubernetes namespace tries to create a backup schedule, and if the namespace already exists, then Portworx Backup will create that backup schedule. If the namespace does not exist and the user does not have permission to create a namespace, then the operation will fail.

1.2.2

Jan 26, 2021

New features

  • Portworx Backup now allows you to delete multiple backup and restore jobs.
  • Users can recreate a backup or restore job from an existing job by duplicating a successful or failed backup and restore job.
  • If you are using a CSI driver and the original cluster is no longer available, you can now choose any other CSI cluster to delete your CSI backup.
  • You can now specify the CSI snapshot class that Portworx Backup will use to back up a CSI volume.
  • Portworx Backup now supports cross-cluster restores on clusters running Pure Service Orchestrator (PSO) v6.0.5

Improvements

Pure Storage has upgraded or enhanced functionality in the following areas:

Improvement NumberImprovement Description
PB-773Portworx Backup now displays an improved error message when users choose the "Include any namespace created" option on a cluster running a version of Stork older than 2.5.0.
PB-981Portworx Backup now displays different icons for partially successful restores. These icons help to distinguish between partially successful restores and successful ones.
PB-1050When the number of resources that are backed up is very large, the Portworx Backup Details modal now displays a message indicating that resources are being loaded.

Fixes

Pure Storage has fixed the following issues:

Issue NumberIssue Description
PB-1003The view JSON output for a backup schedule did not show all the successful backups taken by that backup schedule.

User Impact: The users could not see all their successful backups.

Resolution: The view JSON output for a backup schedule now shows all the successful backups that were taken by that backup schedule.
PB-1015Sometimes, when a cluster came back online, Portworx Backup did not update the status of that cluster immediately.

User Impact: There was a delay in updating the cluster status during which users saw their online clusters marked as offline.

Resolution: Portworx Backup now correctly reflects the status of your cluster.
PB-1036Users could not apply a new license.

User Impact: Portworx Backup displayed the following error message: "Can't update license as current license type is invalid."

Resolution: Users can now apply new licenses.
PB-1039When the number of namespaces being backed up was very large, Portworx Backup took a long time to load all resources, and backups would fail with a timeout error.

User Impact: Portworx Backup marked the backup as failed.

Resolution: Portworx Backup no longer times out and marks backups as failed when the number of namespaces being backup up is very large.
PB-1047On the Applications page, if the user selected a particular resource type to back up, Portworx Backup enabled the Backup button before all the resources were loaded.

User Impact: Sometimes, Portworx Backup backed up only a subset of the resources the user has selected.

Resolution: Portworx Backup now enables the Backup button only after it loads all resources, and backs up all resources.
PB-1056Backup jobs became stuck in the "In progress" state when the application cluster on which you triggered the backup has been shut down or terminated.

User Impact: Users saw these backup jobs sit in the "In progress" state in the Portworx Backup UI and never converge to the "Failed" state.

Resolution: Portworx Backup now correctly marks backup jobs as "Failed" when the application cluster on which you triggered the backup has been shut down or terminated.
PB-1063If Portworx Backup failed to create a backup location, the objects created to validate the cloud credentials were not cleaned up.

User Impact: If Portworx Backup failed to create a backup location, the objects created to validate the cloud credentials were not cleaned up.

Resolution: When Portworx Backup fails to create a backup location, it now removes all objects created to validate the cloud credentials.
PB-1068Portworx Backup did not verify the license immediately after the Portworx Backup pod was restarted.

User Impact: If the license was expired and the users restarted the Portworx Backup pod, there was a ten minutes period during which users could create backups

Resolution: Portworx Backup now verifies the license immediately after the Portworx Backup pod is restarted. If the license is expired, the backups fail, and Portworx Backup displays an error saying that the license is expired.
PB-1069Sometimes, Portworx Backup marked a backup job as "Done" even if a volume backup was still in progress.

User Impact: Sometimes, users saw their jobs being marked as "Done" even if a volume backup was still in progress

Resolution: Portworx Backup now marks a backup job as "Done" only after all volume backups are successfully completed.

1.2.1

Jan 4, 2021

Fixes

Pure Storage has fixed the following issues:

Issue NumberIssue Description
PB-1034The users could not use a license file to activate a license.

User Impact: Portworx Backup displayed the following error message: "no license provided for activation."

Resolution: The users can now use a license file to activate a license.

1.2.0

Dec 3, 2020

New features

  • Introducing usage-based pricing for remote cluster nodes.
  • Portworx Backup now supports generic CSI driver backup and restore.
  • Introducing cluster-level aggregated metrics for backup and restore with Prometheus metrics and Grafana dashboards

Improvements

Pure Storage has upgraded or enhanced functionality in the following areas:

Improvement NumberImprovement Description
PB-553On the Restores page, Portworx Backup now displays a different icon for partially successful restores. This icon helps to distinguish between a partially successful restore and a successful one.
PB-894On the All Backups page, Portworx Backup now displays the name of the cluster for each backup.
PB-932On the Schedules page, you can now hover over a paused backup schedule to see the reason for that backup being paused.
PB-934On the Applications page, Portworx Backup now properly displays namespaces with long names in the namespace drop-down list.
PB-948Portworx Backup now displays the date and the time when the next backup will run in the modal containing details about your backup schedule.
PB-946Portworx Backup now uses the same format to display dates for backups, restores, and backup schedules.
PB-947On the Scheduled Backup Details pane, the NEXT SCHEDULED BACKUP ON field now shows the date and the time when the next backup will run. When a backup is running, the NEXT SCHEDULED BACKUP ON field shows In Progress.
PB-950If you select the name of a backup, restore, or backup schedule from the table view, Portworx Backup now displays a modal containing details about your backup, restore, or backup schedule.
PB-958On the Applications page, the list of resource types is now sorted alphabetically.
PB-966On the Schedules page, Portworx Backup now displays the namespaces included in a backup.

Fixes

Pure Storage has fixed the following issues:

Issue NumberIssue Description
PB-659Portworx Backup did not notify the users when their license was about to expire.

User Impact: The users would know about expired licenses only when backups and restores started failing due to expired licenses.

Resolution: Portworx Backup now displays a warning seven days before license expiration.
PB-862If the OIDC server was not reachable during startup, Portworx Backup failed to start

User Impact: Portworx Backup did not start.

Resolution: If the OIDC server is not reachable during startup, Portworx Backup now starts and tries to connect to the OIDC server before a gRPC call is performed.
PB-892Portworx Backup incorrectly reflected the size of your AWS backup.

User Impact: Portworx Backup displayed "B" instead of "GiB"

Resolution: Portworx Backup now accurately displays the size of your AWS backup.

1.1.1

Nov 2, 2020

Improvements

Portworx by Pure Storage has upgraded or enhanced functionality in the following areas:
Improvement NumberImprovement Description
PB-868On the Application page, you can now select the Backup button to perform a new backup operation, even if not all resources are loaded yet.
PB-809When an API call times out, Portworx Backup now displays a more descriptive error message containing the full URL of the API call.
PB-871Portworx Backup now displays an error message when a user that does not have adequate permissions to add a new cluster to PX-Central tries to add one.
PB-901On the Add Backup Location page, the Endpoint field can now have a maximum of 512 characters.

Fixes

Portworx by Pure Storage has fixed the following issues:
Issue NumberIssue Description
PB-739If you used Swagger to query a backupLocation, Portworx Backup returned an empty response.

User Impact: Swagger displayed the following error message: "Method Not Allowed /v1/backuplocation".

Resolution: If you use Swagger to query a backuplocation, Portworx Backup no longer returns an empty response.
PB-776If a user wished to restore a backup, Portworx Backup selected all namespaces included in that backup for restore.

User impact: A restore could cause unwanted configuration changes on the destination cluster.

Resolution: Portworx Backup no longer selects all namespaces for restore. The users choose which namespaces they want to restore.
PB-856If you logged in for the first time and no clusters were added to Portworx Backup, the dashboard indicated that Portworx Backup must still load the stats.

User impact: The stats section of the dashboard displayed three dots.

Resolution: The dashboard now clearly shows that no clusters are added to Portworx Backup, by setting all stats to zero.
PB-875Backups sometimes became orphaned, losing the association with their objects in a data store.

User impact: When the user tried to delete a backup that depends on an orphaned backup, that backup became stuck in the "Delete Pending state".

Resolution: Portworx Backup now deletes scheduled backups that become orphaned. If a manual backup becomes orphaned, then you must remove its corresponding object from the data store.
PB-857If two users added the same cluster to Portworx Backup, and one user does not have adequate permissions to list the nodes in the cluster, then the status of the cluster is incorrectly reflected in Portworx Backup.

User Impact: For both users, the status of the cluster changed continuously from "Active" to "Inactive".

Resolution: Portworx Backup now accurately displays the status of the cluster.
PB-655Portworx Backup failed to create a backuplocation in the AWS us-west-2 region when the user provided the default endpoint (s3.amazonaws.com).

User Impact: Portworx Backup displayed the following error message: "backup location [awsl1] creation failed as provided cloud credential [awscc] is not valid: cloud credential [awscc] doesn't have permission to upload object: BucketRegionError: incorrect region, the bucket is not in 'us-east-2' region at endpoint 's3.amazonaws.com' status code: 301, request id: , host id:"

Resolution: Portworx Backup now creates a backuplocation in the AWS us-west-2region, even if the user provides the default endpoint (s3.amazonaws.com)

1.1.0

Sep 28, 2020

New features

  • If you add a new cluster using the CLI or API, Portworx Backup now displays your cluster in the UI.
  • Added a separate Lighthouse view.
  • The new PX-Backup dashboard provides insights into your protected applications. You can view the amount of data backed up, and the policies enforced both at the individual cluster level and the multi-cluster level.
  • Portworx Backup now features resource-level backups, allowing you to perform granular backup operations by resource type and also at the individual resource level.
  • Portworx Backup now features selective restores, allowing you to selectively restore specific resource types or resources from any selected backup.
  • Introducing default backup policies: administrators can now use wildcards to specify backup policies. Portworx Backup will add all newly created namespaces to that backup schedule, without requiring a policy update.
  • Administrators can now share the default cloud account and backup location with other users.
  • Added additional metrics for backups, including the size of backups per PVC, namespace, and cluster.
  • To help improve user experience, Portworx Backup now uses telemetry to collect information about your use cases, backup metrics, and deployment environments.
  • Portworx Backup licenses are node-based, and you can check the node count when you import a license.

Improvements

Improvement NumberImprovement Description
PB-783Portworx Backup now validates the bucket name field in the Add Backup Location view.
PB-762When a backup schedule is in delete pending state, Portworx Backup no longer displays the remove, suspend, or edit options.
PB-837When a backup location is in delete pending state, Portworx Backup no longer displays the remove option.
PB-640The Backups view now features a progress bar indicating the progress of your backup operations.
PB-682The Backup Rules page now includes a help message explaining pre and post backup rules.
PB-680Persistent volumes no longer appear in the Restore Backup view.
PB-706Improved validation rules for the field that specifies the number of scheduled backups that Portworx Backup retains.
PB-699The Restores view now features a progress bar indicating the progress of your restore operations.
PB-671Portworx Backup now displays the backup size for each namespace in the Restore Backup view.
PB-478When a backup is in delete or delete pending state, Portworx Backup no longer displays the View json and Show Details options.
PB-302Portworx Backup now automatically validates backup locations when the users add them.
PB-634Users can now filter resources by resource type.
PB-768Users can now delete a resource without being prompted for the name of that resource.
PB-636Improved clarity around the OrgID field in the Add License view.
PB-645In the Edit Backup Schedule View, you can now use a navigation link to go to the Schedule Policy view.
PB-710Added a tooltip showing whether a backup schedule is being deleted.
PB-509When your Keycloak token expires, Portworx Backup now redirects you to the login page.
PB-664Portworx Backup now displays the status of a cluster as Inactive, even if the cluster has been deleted or is not reachable.
PB-712Every time you update the cluster configuration, Portworx Backup validates whether the cluster is accessible.
PB-637If your license expires, Portworx Backup pauses all scheduled backups until you apply a new license.
PB-654The users are no longer required to provide the org name when they generate new license files.
PB-745The Backup Rules view now features a new Container field that allows the users to specify the container to which Portworx Backup will apply the rule.
PB-831Portworx Backup now displays the resources in alphabetical order in the Create Backup view.

Fixes

Portworx by Pure Storage has fixed the following issues:
Issue NumberIssue Description
PB-629Users were unable to log out and log in as a different user.

User impact: They were seeing an error message saying "You are already authenticated as different user <username> in this session. Please log out first."

Resolution: Users can now log out and log in as a different user.
PB-686If you provide an HTTP endpoint in the backup location field, sync backup fails.

User impact: Portworx Backup displays the following error: "Access Denied."

Resolution: Sync backup now works, even if you provide an HTTP endpoint.
PB-608Middleware not able to establish a connection with backup because the grpc connection was not closed.

User impact: Because of this issue, Portworx Backup was marked as offline.

Resolution: Users will no longer see Portworx Backup marked as offline due to the middleware not being able to establish a connection with Portworx Backup.
PB-664If a backup schedule is associated with an inactive cluster, users can not remove the cluster from Portworx Backup.

User impact: Portworx Backup displays an error message saying that the user can not delete the cluster.

Resolution: The users can now select the inactive cluster and perform all operations except triggering a new backup.
PB-744When the users created a large number of backups, and each backup contained a large number of resources, the All backups view did not show any backups.

User impact: They could not see their backups in the All backups view.

Resolution: Portworx Backup always shows all backups in the All backups view, even if the users create a large number of backups and resources.

1.0.2

July 28, 2020

Improvements

Portworx by Pure Storage has upgraded or enhanced functionality in the following areas:
Improvement NumberImprovement Description
PB-621Generic CRD support: Portworx Backup now shows CRs in the application view. You must use Stork 2.4.3 or greater on the application cluster.
PB-574Added support for backing up namespace quotas
PB-573Added support for the kubectl oidc authenticator
PB-565Provided an option to copy the json output from the Inspect Data pane
PB-539Portworx Backup now displays the orgID in the user's profile page
PB-464The scheduled backups settings now use a 12-hour clock
PB-609The tooltip now shows the reason for Portworx Backup being marked offline when you hover over it
PB-584The restore view now features a progress bar
PB-576The backup view now features a progress bar
PB-575Added a help message to explain the Path / Bucket field in the backup location screen
PB-572Portworx Backup now reads the OIDC admin secret into a user-provided namespace instead of the Portworx Backup namespace.

Fixes

Portworx by Pure Storage has fixed the following issues:
Issue NumberIssue Description
PB-627Backup location, schedules, pre, and post rule dropdowns showed only 10 entries, even if there were more.

User impact: If they had more than 10 entries, users couldn't access them from the dropdowns.

Resolution: Portworx Backup now shows all results in these dropdowns.
PB-623Users were unable to delete restore jobs that were in the pending state.

Resolution: Users can now delete pending restore jobs.
PB-610Due to a race condition between the schedule delete and reconciler status updates, Portworx Backup did not delete backup schedules when prompted to.

Resolution: Portworx Backup now properly deletes backup schedules.
PB-608Middleware not able to establish a connection with backup because the grpc connection was not closed.

User impact: Because of this issue, Portworx Backup was marked as offline.

Resolution: Users will no longer see Portworx Backup marked as offline due to the middleware not being able to establish a connection with Portworx Backup.
PB-599Stork continuously retried to update the backup/restore resources when Portworx Backup marked a job as failed.

User impact: In some cases, Stork would eventually mark the backup CR as successful, but Portworx Backup would continue to show it as failed.

Resolution: Portworx Backup now accurately reflects the backup CR's status.
PB-590Cloud credential information was displayed in plain text in the logs and in the View JSON option.

Resolution: Portworx Backup no longer displays credential information in these places.
PB-579Restore jobs sometimes became stuck in the pending state.

User impact: Users would see these restore jobs sit in the pending state in the Portworx Backup UI and never converge to a failed state.

Resolution: If the restore job is stuck in a pending state, it will eventually be marked as failed after the timeout period.
PB-578Backup entries were not deleted from the Portworx Backup user interface when backup sync was in progress and the backup location was deleted

User impact: Users would see backup entries from a backup location that was removed from Portworx Backup user interface.

Resolution: Portworx Backup now deletes these backup entries.
PB-569"Successfully" is no longer misspelled in the Restore status dialog.
PB-552Portworx Backup failed to indicate that users must have admin privileges when adding a Portworx cluster.

User impact: Users may not have known why they could not add a Portworx cluster.

Resolution: In the Portworx endpoint section, a message now indicates that admin account privileges are needed for to add a Portworx cluster for monitoring.
PB-541Clusters with Portworx Backup disabled were listed on the dropdown in the Portworx Backup dashboard

User impact: Users may have been confused by these erroneous listings

Resolution: Portworx Backup no longer lists clusters with Portworx Backup disabled.
PB-384Portworx Backup picked up the existing token when users signed out and attempted to sign in

User impact: Users would be directly signed-in when they attempted to log back in and could not switch users if desired.

Resolution: Portworx Backup now redirects users to the sign-in page after logging out.
PB-607It was possible to enter decimal numbers into the schedule dialog.

Resolution: The schedule dialog no longer accepts decimal numbers as input.

1.0.1

June 5, 2020

Improvements

Portworx by Pure Storage has upgraded or enhanced functionality in the following areas:
Improvement NumberImprovement Description
PB-547Portworx Backup now allows more than 12 backups to be retained while creating a schedule.
PB-515Users can now add a cluster to Lighthouse and edit it independently from Portworx Backup.
PB-389The App View page now includes a refresh button, allowing you refresh the list.
PB-485The credential settings page now includes info icons explaining what should be entered into the input fields.
PB-480The Remove button no longer appears when there is no entry in the pod selector during Rule creation.
PB-479When a backup deletion is pending, Portworx Backup no longer shows a restore option.
PB-455An improved error message now displays when Stork is not installed on the application cluster.
PB-453Selections on the namespace selection list now persist when you switch between tabs.
PB-451When adding a Google cloud account, you can now upload your json key using the file browser.
PB-444Improved clarity around options for pasting or uploading your kubeconfig on the Add Cluster page.
PB-435A new warning message now indicates that any backups that belong to a deleted backup location will also be deleted.
PB-507A cluster with a status of Inactive is now highlighted when the cluster is down for improved visibility.
PB-500The field labels in the Add cloud account page have been improved.

Fixes

Portworx by Pure Storage has fixed the following issues:
Issue NumberIssue Description
PB-534Clusters could be added to Portworx Backup using credentials that did not have adequate permissions.

User Impact: Portworx Backup would not be able to display data or perform operations properly.

Resolution: Cluster addition now fails if credentials do not have all of the required permissions.
PB-519It was possible to attempt to add a backup location before adding a cloud account.

User Impact: Despite seeing the + Add option, users would not be able to add a backup location.

Resolution: Users must now add a cloud account before seeing the option to add a backup location.
PB-400When editing a backup schedule, the existing pre-exec and post-exec rules did not appear in the dialog box.

User Impact: Users would have to reselect their pre-exec and post-exec rules when they edited an existing backup schedule.

Resolution: Portworx Backup now lists the existing pre-exec and post-exec rules when a user edits a backup schedule.
PB-307Restores from subsequent backups stored on different buckets from the original that both involve the same namespace failed.

User Impact: If users created multiple backups and buckets, restores from subsequent backups stored on different buckets from the original that both involve the same namespace failed.

Resolution: Portworx Backup now properly takes the initial backup for incremental backups, even when they share a namespace with other backups using different buckets.
PB-499When Portworx Backup failed to create a backup, the reason for the failure did not propagate to the UI correctly, showing only the creation failure message.

User Impact: Due to the stuck message, users may have been unable to see the real reason for a backup deletion failure.

Resolution: Creation failure messages no longer stick, allowing users to see more recent messages.
PB-493The Portworx Backup user interface did not update to reflect invalid underlying backup object statuses.

User Impact: If a backup object was deleted, users may still have seen the backup appear as valid on the Portworx Backup user interface.

Resolution: Portworx Backup now properly displays the invalid backup status.
PB-468After the trial license expired, there was no way to let the user know that they had more clusters online on Portworx Backup than the license supported until the backup failed.

User Impact: Users would not know they have more cluster than the license supports until their backup or restore failed.

Resolution: Portworx Backup now displays a message on the home screen to let the users know that they need to remove some clusters if they have more clusters than their license supports.
PB-395The Portworx Backup app view took a long time to load when multiple namespaces were selected.

User Impact: Users selecting a large number of namespaces in the app view would either not see, or have to wait a long time for resources to appear

Resolution: Portworx Backup now loads resources for multiple namespaces faster.
PB-486When a user deleted a backup, Portworx Backup did not update the reason.

User Impact: Users may have seen confusing information about their backup status during deletion

Resolution: Portworx Backup now shows an appropriate message indicating volumes and resources are being deleted.
PB-477The enter key did not work in search box on the All backups page.

User Impact: Users could not filter their results on the All backups page using the search box.

Resolution: The search box now filters results when a user inputs a term and presses enter.

1.0

April 30, 2020

New features

Announcing Portworx Backup, a Kubernetes backup solution that allows you to back up and restore applications and their data across multiple clusters.

Portworx Backup includes:

  • Point-and-click recovery for any Kubernetes app—stateless or stateful
  • Fast recovery for applications, including restoring their configuration and data
  • Pod, tag, and namespace granularity for any backup
  • Policy-driven scheduled backups
  • Continuous backups across multiple clouds and global data centers
  • Complete protection for applications, configurations, and data
  • Application-consistent backup and restore
  • Backup and recover cloud volumes from AWS, Azure, and GCP, even if you are not using PX-Store
  • Built-in multi-tenancy for enterprises via industry-standard OIDC integration