2.0.12 01/02/2018
  • Support for ATTO SAS HBA’s, Ultrium3/LTO3 emulation
  • Bug fix in EmulateTapeDriveLib: The .TAP file’s date/time stamp would be updated when the file was loaded even if no data was written to it. This could cause replication programs to re-copy the file
  • Feature change in Tap_Util.exe: Changed command line options to specify input and output encryption key values
  • Feature change in Tap_Util.exe: Updated to support multiple TDP paths
  • Feature addition in Tap_Util.exe: Added /LogFilePrefix command line option
  • New Program: Added UBDReplicate.exe: This program can be used to replicate a folder with options to compress the source and destination tape files
  • New Program: Added UBDCompress.exe: This program can be used to compress any uncompressed tape image files in a folder
2.0.11 09/22/2017
  • Bug fix in EmulateTapeDriveLib: A hardware failure would be reported when attempting to write to UBD when connected to a system using an IBM 280D IOP
  • Bug fix in EmulateTapeDriveLib: The program was not honoring the compress backup action when copying the tape to a backup
    folder. Note: the BackupAction registry key needs to be a DWORD data type with value 0 for decompress or 1 for compress
  • Bug fix in EmulateTapeDriveLib: The copy to backup action would run every time a tape image was unloaded even if it was not modified
2.0.10 08/23/2017
  • Feature addition in EmulateTapeDriveLib: Added support for a registry entry named UltriumLevel that can be set to 2 or 3 to specify Ultrium2 or Ultrium3 emulation
  • Bug fix in UBD Web Manager: An incorrect file was included with the 2.0.9 release that could cause an error to be displayed when accessing the web manager
2.0.9 08/17/2017
  • Feature change in UBD Web Manager: Cosmetic and minor functional updates
2.0.8 07/07/2017
  • Bug fix in EmulateTapeDriveLib: Tape files with an expiration date more than 365 days into the future were being deleted early when the auto delete feature was used
  • Feature addition in EmulateTapeDriveLib: Added support for #TAPFILENAMENOEXT# and #TAPFILEPATHNOEXT# in replaceable tokens for EXECUBD command line entries. These entries will be replaced with the file name or filename and path but without the file extension
2.0.7 05/30/2017
  • Feature addition in EmulateTapeDriveLib: Added support for ATTO SAS target mode interface
  • Feature addition in EmulateTapeDriveLib: Added support for defining separate paths for each TDP file via registry entries
  • Feature change in EmulateTapeDriveLib: Increased emulator limit from 8 to 16
  • Feature change in EmulateTapeDriveLib: Increased TDP file limit from 8 to 16
  • Feature change in UBD Web Manager: Added support for up to 16 TDP files
  • Feature change in Tap_Util: Added support for up to 16 TDP files
  • Feature change in TapeIn: Added support for up to 16 TDP files
  • Feature addition in TapeIn: Added support for command line option to specify number of TDP files to create
  • Feature change in TapeOut: Added support for up to 16 TDP files
2.0.6 04/19/2017
  • Feature change in EmulateTapeDriveLib: Modified the function that auto deletes expired images so that it will only run at noon.
    Bug fix in EmulateTapeDriveLib: A crash could occur if the program attempted to delete expired tape images while one of the tape images was loaded
  • Bug fix in EmulateTapeDriveLib: If authorization was invalid the program would not go into “restore only” mode
  • Bug fix in EmulateTapeDriveLib: Attempting to restore a library that had been saved with encryption would result in an error
  • Feature addition in EmulateTapeDriveLib: Added support for selecting folder paths longer than 14 characters using predefined #[name] registry paths
  • Feature addition in EmulateTapeDriveLib: Added support for running a program on the UBD server via the ExecUBD command
2.0.5 03/13/2017
  • Feature addition in EmulateTapeDriveLib: Added read caching to help improve restore speeds
  • Bug fix in EmulateTapeDriveLib: The tape emulation threads didn’t shut down in a timely manner when the service was stopped and were being forcibly terminated
  • Bug fix in EmulateTapeDriveLib: Setting compression via tape commands wasn’t working
  • Bug fix in EmulateTapeDriveLib: Deleting a tape image via tape commands wasn’t working
  • Feature change in EmulateTapeDriveLib: The program now automatically stores default tape files in the [App Path]\DefaultTapeFiles folder. This no longer needs to be set in the registry
  • Bug fix in EmulateTapeDriveLib: The file mark table would be saved to the tape file even if it was not modified. This would cause the file to grow each time it was loaded and unloaded.
  • Feature addition in UBDWebManager: Added a configuration option for setting the read cache size
2.0.4 02/12/2017
  • Bug fix in EmulateTapeDriveLib: The option to copy a file to a backup folder after unload was not working
  • Bug fix in EmulateTapeDriveLib: An error would be logged during a restore if compression was enabled and the requested block size was smaller than the original block
  • Feature change in Tap_Util, TapeIn, TapeOut: Updated command line handling to allow specifying parameters in any order
2.0.3 02/01/2017
  • Updated to MSI Installer for UBD Suite
  • Feature change in EmulateTapeDrive: Updated to save log files into a Logs\EmulateTape folder
  • Feature change in Tap_Util: Updated to save log files into a Logs\Tap_Util folder
  • Feature change in TapeIn: Updated to save log files to a Logs\TapeIn folder
  • Feature change in TapeOut: Updated to save log files to a Logs\TapeOut folder
2.0.0.2
  • Minor changes to authorization code
2.0.0.1
  • New authorization code added
242
  • LTO3 support added
241
  • “Copy to Tape” option fixed to work with new files only
240
  • “Copy to Tape” option added to the tapeimage file menu
  • TapeIn utility added to install package
239
  • Options for Backup to Tape added
238
  • Extra logging added
237
  • Extra logging added
  • Code to backup images was changed
236
  • ‘SmtpAuthMethod’ option is added
  • Fixed code to auto delete expired images
235
  • Log shows log level on tape load
234
  • “@LOGL@” command changes log level setting in the registry
233
  • “@LOGL@” command is added
232
  • Updated response data to more accurately emulate a physical tape drive
  • Extra logging added
231
  • Write delay was changed to 250 ms
  • Number of write attempts was changed to 128 times
230
  • Wildcards in volume labels added
  • New commands @ENCR@ and @COMP@ added
229
  • Extra logging added
228
  • Extra logging added
224
  • Added ‘Send object listing’ feature
  • Minor bug fixed
223
  • Fixed bug with read tape file
221
  • Export to PDF, CSV and Excel added
  • Ability to automate retention based on volume names added
  • Automated emails confirming added
  • Ability to select multiple backups to delete at once added
  • Minor bugs fixed
220
  • Minor bug fixed
216
  • Problem with write protected tape images fixed
215
  • Minor bug fixed
214
  • SCSI interface fixed
211
  • Minor bug fixed
210
  • Improvement of the speed
209
  • Fixed problem with loading tape file
208
  • Extra logging is added
207
  • Fixed code to save encrypted password for Web Manager to the registry
206
  • Fixed code to save encrypted password to the registry
195
  • Registry parameter “SerialNumber” is added
194
  • Changed DataBlockSize behavior: Setting DataBlockSize to 0 turns off the block alignment (for Exagrid)
192
  • Added feature to set different serial numbers for ports
190
  • Fixed problem with space file marks
189
  • Fixed problem with “labels not found while processing unit”
    on some tape files.
185
  • Fixed code to correctly interpret a BRMS date format
184
  • Fixed bug with auto-delete expired images:
    applicaton did not delete .TDP files
183
  • Registy parameter LabelFile On/Off is added
  • Registy parameter AutoDeleteExpired On/Off is added
  • Function to auto delete expired images is added
179
  • Fixed bug with write to tap cache with tdp files and compression on
178
  • Fixed bug with count real size of tape image file
  • Added functions to read/save registry values with Web Manager
176
  • Fixed bug in the MODE SELECT 10 command
172
  • Fixed bug with compression and multiple .TDP files
165
  • Added support for SCSI cards
156
  • Added registry key TapeWriteCacheMB to set size (in MB) of the write cache for tape image file
152
  • Added cache for tape image file
151
  • Fixed bug with crash on .lbl files
149
  • The emulator will create a .lbl file during backup
143
  • Fixed bug where DefaultTapeName registry parameter was not being read
  • Fixed bug where emulator changed default tape name if new working directory was specified
142
  • Fixed bug where compression/encryption of TDP files was not being processed
140
  • Set the emulator to read the following registry parameters during every tape load
    DataBlockSize • DataBlockFile • WriteCacheSize • CartridgeSize Compression • AESEncryption
  • Added multiple registry parameters for “Compression” registry parameter ( 1 – 9)
    1 means best speed
    9 means best compression
    if Compression = 0 or > 9 or absent then compression is off
  • Created new program installer with UBD logos. No longer need to pre-uninstall emulator for updates. If using version 132 or older, must manually uninstall before installation of ver 143.
134
  • Added TAPE_POSITION command to show current tap file position
  • Added daily logging for emulator
  • Added daily logging for emulator
126
  • Removed need for registry parameter DataBlock
  • Added Encryption for .TDP files
122
  • Added compression for TDP files
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