Release notes


June 5, 2020


Portworx, Inc. has upgraded or enhanced functionality in the following areas:

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


Portworx, Inc. has fixed the following issues:

Issue Number Issue Description
PB-534 Clusters could be added to PX-Backup using credentials that did not have adequate permissions.

User Impact: PX-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-519 It 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-400 When 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: PX-Backup now lists the existing pre-exec and post-exec rules when a user edits a backup schedule.
PB-307 Restores 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: PX-Backup now properly takes the initial backup for incremental backups, even when they share a namespace with other backups using different buckets.
PB-499 When PX-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-493 The PX-Backup UI 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 PX-Backup UI.

Resolution: PX-Backup now properly displays the invalid backup status.
PB-468 After the trial license expired, there was no way to let the user know that they had more clusters online on PX-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: PX-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-395 The PX-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: PX-Backup now loads resources for multiple namespaces faster.
PB-486 When a user deleted a backup, PX-Backup did not update the reason.

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

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

User Impact: Users couldn’t 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.


April 30, 2020

New features

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

PX-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

Last edited: Friday, Jun 5, 2020