Release notes

This page documents production updates to Transfer Appliance. You can periodically check this page for announcements about new or updated features, bug fixes, known issues, and deprecated functionality.

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April 11, 2019

Transfer Appliance documentation provides instructions for using NFS to capture data from HDFS.

June 26, 2018

Transfer Appliance Capture Utility now preserves file metadata by default.

Transfer Appliance Capture Utility provides the option to skip symbolic links to files.

Transfer Appliance allows cancellation of data capture jobs.

While performing an NFS capture, Transfer Appliance allows you to navigate to and select specific folders.

NFS share export is now a supported data capture method.

Serial data captures using multiple appliances is now supported, allowing you to continue data captures even if your data size exceeds the capacity of a single Transfer Appliance.

Network usage monitoring is now available through the Transfer Appliance Web User Interface.

Disk status indicators are now accessible from the Settings menu in Transfer Appliance Web User Interface.

Rehydrator job status now displays rehydration job start and end time.

Password for Rehydrator SMTP configuration is now optional.

Rehydration job time to completion is now displayed in the Pending Jobs list.

The target path is now configurable while you're rehydrating uploaded data.

Transfer Appliance software now performs a data integrity check at every stage of the data migration.

Transfer Appliance now allows you to perform a factory reset after you prepare an appliance for shipment to the Google upload facility.

Users no longer need to manually create the staging bucket when preparing to ship Transfer Appliance to the Google upload facility.

To avoid early deletion charges, the Rehydrator uses regional or multi-regional storage class locations as appropriate when building component objects to rehydrate files greater than 100GB.

Transfer Appliance Console User Interface now provides most features through Data Capture and Settings menus.

Password for SMTP configuration is now optional, enabling email alerts to be sent via both authenticated and unauthenticated SMTP servers.

New communications protocol removes the need for connections from Transfer Appliance to workstations running the Capture Utility. See Firewall port requirements.