Micro Focus Data Protector Software 2020.05 (Version 10.70) has been released

  • KM03651012
  • 09-Jun-2020
  • 09-Jun-2020


Micro Focus Data Protector Software 2020.05 (Version 10.70)


Recommended Software Update

Micro Focus is announcing the release of

Product: Data Protector Software
Version: 2020.05 (10.70)
Languages: English, French, Japanese and Simplified Chinese

The following new key features are available with this version:

  • Security improvements, updates to OpenSSL, KeyCloak, LDAP
  • Common Criteria Certification
  • Web UI improvements improving Job and Schedule management
  • VMWare GRE Flash Dependency Removal, now available as HTML5
  • Using systemd over xinetd
  • Block-Based Backup – improved recovery of Files/Folders
  • PostgresPro support (via script)
  • PostgreSQL upgrade of DP Internal Database
  • Support for backup to AWS Glacier and AWS Glacier Deep Archive
  • H3C CAS new architecture integration

Required Update for VMware GRE:

Due to Adobe Flash end-of-life December 31, 2020 all browsers will stop running Adobe Flash web apps. Are you ensuring your backup operations will not be affected? The current Flash based VMware GRE (Granular Recovery Extension) plug-in on Data Protector should be replaced by the new HTML5 version. Although a full upgrade to DP 10.70 is encouraged, users of the VMware GRE function on DP 10.x versions earlier than DP 2020.05 (DP 10.70) can simply install the Flash-free VMware GRE plug-in available at MySupport by following the instructions provided.
Full documentation for the Data Protector 2020.05 release is on our Practitioners Portal. Information on upgrading is in the DP 2020.05 upgrade documentation section.  Information on the VMware GRE HTML5 installation is also in our Practitioners Portal.

For more information, please check the Release Notes for this version.

Common Criteria Certification

Data Protector has completed Common Criteria Certification and is now listed on the NIAP certification site.  Common Criteria is a testing framework demanded by many in the Federal Government, military and increasingly in financial, medical, and other industries as a measure of security in a software product.  Common Criteria provides assurance that the process of specification, implementation and evaluation of a computer security product has been conducted in a rigorous, and standard and repeatable manner at a level commensurate with the target environment for use.

If you have an active support subscription for these products, please plan for downloading this version from the Software Licenses and Downloads Portal. To access these products in the Software Licenses and Downloads Portal, you will need to sign in with your Micro Focus credentials.

Our goal is to provide you with clear visibility into the support time-line of software products, enabling you to use this information to plan, test, and deploy new product versions. For more information, check our MySupport Software Product Lifecycle pages. Please take note of the end of support dates for the latest available version of this product:

Support time-line
Date Details
May 31, 2023 Committed Support Ends
May 31, 2025 Extended Support Ends
May 31, 2029 Self-Help Support Ends

Please note that all Data Protector and Adaptive Backup & Recovery Suite customers with active support subscriptions are eligible to update to Data Protector version 10.70 (2020.05).