Release notes for Jungle Disk Server Edition
Jungle Disk Server Edition allows server administrators to backup files and directories from their servers onto their choice of Cloud Storage service (Amazon S3 and Rackspace Cloud Files currently supported).
The Server Edition includes a reliable, secure Backup Engine with advanced features including:
- Cross-platform support - backup any Windows or Linux Server
- Remotely manage server backups from any Mac or Windows PC
- Support for very large files (no file size or backup size limits)
- Block-level de-duplication
- Efficient support for backing up lots of small files
- Block-level incremental backups
- Full extended filesystem information backups (permissions, special files, etc)
- Multiple upload connections for increased throughput
- AES-256 encryption with user-controlled key
- Transactional backup snapshots using VSS on Windows Servers
Changes in version 3.20 include:
- Improved overall compatibility with latest OS releases
- Updated all 3rd party dependencies (OpenSSL, cURL, wxWidgets, ICU, SQLite)
- Improved system memory usage when using the Backup Vaults feature.
- Increased default setting for Network Drive upload retries from 3 to 6
- Increased default setting for maximum file size saved to Network Drive Version Archive from 100 MB to 5000 MB
- Renamed Legacy Backup to Simple Backup
- Introduced new logos and branding
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- Updates to major libraries and dependencies: SQLite, OpenSSL
- Fix search/sort capabilities on Server Edition Management Client connection screen
- Updated Management Client icons/branding
- Jungle Disk Server Edition includes our powerful Backup Vault functionality: automated, compressed, de-duplicated, incremental backups for Windows and Linux servers
- A Backup Vault exists within an Online Disk. A single account can have multiple Online Disks (which may be at different cloud providers), and each Online Disk can have multiple Backup Vaults (multiple computers backing up into the same Online Disk).
- Only a single server can backup into a specific Backup Vault - each server you are backing up needs its own Backup Vault. However, if you replace a server, you can "take over" the old server's Backup Vault to avoid having to re-upload any data that was already backed up.
- You can Restore from any Backup Vault, even one being used by a different server.
Backup History / Backup Cleanup
- In Server Edition, versioning is handled on a per-backup run basis. This allows you to restore a file or set of files "as they existed" at a specific backup time.
- In the Restore Dialog you can select to restore files from the most recent backup, or a specific backup in your Backup History.
- The length of time Backups are kept is controlled by the Retention Period, which can be set on a per-backup-job basis in the Backup Options (default is 60 days). You can optionally disable the Retention Period, which will keep all data from all previous backups indefinitely.
- Once a week a Backup Cleanup process occurs which removes previous versions/deleted items from backups that are older than your retention period. Only data which was no longer present in a later backup will be removed. Those old backups will no longer appear in the Restore Dialog after the Backup Cleanup process.
Remote Management / Gateway Service
- Server Edition is designed to be managed remotely from any Windows or Mac PC.
- There is a separate Jungle Disk Server Management Client that is used for managing Jungle Disk Server instances.
- When starting the Server Management client, you need to log in with your Jungle Disk account, after which you will see a list of Servers currently running Jungle Disk Server Edition on your account. You can select a server to connect to and configure / manage it.
- Once you have connected to a server, the Server Management interface is very similar to the normal Jungle Disk Monitor GUI. You can configure backups, view backup history, restore files, etc.
Installation / Setup (Windows Server)
- The Windows Server Edition software can be installed on any Windows Server (2008/2008R2/2012/2012R2) or Windows PC running Windows 7 or later
- After installing, you will need to configure the License Key for the server. A Start Menu item should be created called "Set License Key for Jungle Disk Server Edition". Run that program and enter your license key. A link is provided to retrieve your license key from the Jungle Disk site.
- Once you've set the license key, the Server Edition service should configure itself and be ready to manage from the Management Client. If you don't see the Server available in the Management Client, check the Windows Event Log for error information.
Installation / Setup (Linux Server)
- Package files are available for Redhat/CentOS (rpm) and Ubuntu (deb). The packages may work on other distributions but have not been tested. A tar download is also available for any distribution.
- For the tar distribution, please see the INSTALL file for instructions on where to copy each file and how to start the server.
- You will need to edit the /etc/jungledisk/junglediskserver-license.xml to include your license key, which you can find in your Jungle Disk Subscriptions.
- If your server does not appear in the Management Client there may have be an error on startup. Check /var/log/messages and /var/log/junglediskserver.log for more information.
Installation / Setup (Management Client)
- After downloading the Management Client software for your platform, run the installer to install the software.
- When starting the Management Client, you will need to log in with your Jungle Disk credentials, after which you will see a list of servers to manage. If you do not see your server in the list, check for potential startup issues on the server by following the directions above for each platform.