SQL Clone 4

SQL Clone 4 release notes

February 25, 2020 - SQL Clone 4.4.5

This release of SQL Clone includes the following enhancements and bug fixes:

Features

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that prevented installation of new SQL Clone agents
  • Fixed an issue that prevented configuring the server using the SQL Clone Server Setup wizard

February 24, 2020 - SQL Clone 4.4.4

This release of SQL Clone includes the following enhancements and bug fixes:

Features

Fixes

Important notes

  • SQL Clone's agent endpoint (port 14146) now uses ASP.Net Core. Users with agents on Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 may see multiple versions of an agent running after the update. If you are affected by this see our troubleshooting guide.

February 18, 2020 - SQL Clone 4.4.3

This release of SQL Clone includes the following enhancements and bug fixes:

Features

Fixes

  • Internal fixes and improvements

February 13, 2020 - SQL Clone 4.4.2

This release of SQL Clone includes the following enhancements and bug fixes:

Features

Fixes

  • Internal fixes and improvements

February 11, 2020 - SQL Clone 4.4.1

This release of SQL Clone includes the following enhancements and bug fixes:

Features

  • An option to compact a new image after running modifications is now available when creating an image in web UI

Fixes

February 7, 2020 - SQL Clone 4.4.0

This release of SQL Clone includes the following enhancements and bug fixes:

Features

  • The New-SqlCloneImage PowerShell cmdlet now supports image file compaction. This feature requires the SQL Clone agent machine to be running on Windows 8 / Server 2012 or later.

Fixes

February 6, 2020 - SQL Clone 4.3.9

This release of SQL Clone includes the following enhancements and bug fixes:

Features

Fixes

  • Added diagnostic logging around update checks

January 30, 2020 - SQL Clone 4.3.8

This release of SQL Clone includes the following enhancements and bug fixes:

Features

Fixes

  • Renaming a clone now checks for a clone name conflict before initiating the operation
  • Get-SqlClone Powershell command now throws an exception when -Name or -Location parameter is null instead of returning all clones

January 29, 2020 - SQL Clone 4.3.7

This release of SQL Clone includes the following enhancements and bug fixes:

Features

Fixes

  • On the SQL Clone dashboard, a group will now only auto-expand if it is the only one, and contains fewer than 200 items

January 28, 2020 - SQL Clone 4.3.6

This release of SQL Clone includes the following enhancements and bug fixes:

Features

Fixes

  • Added documentation links in the web UI to provide more information around SQL scripts when creating a new image or clone template

January 27, 2020 - SQL Clone 4.3.5

This release of SQL Clone includes the following enhancements and bug fixes:

Features

Fixes

  • Increased logging around potential error cases in check-for-updates behaviour

January 24, 2020 - SQL Clone 4.3.4

This release of SQL Clone includes the following enhancements and bug fixes:

Features

Fixes

  • Internal fixes and improvements

January 22, 2020 - SQL Clone 4.3.3

This release of SQL Clone includes the following enhancements and bug fixes:

Features

Fixes

  • When trying to delete a clone from a freshly disconnected agent the server will correctly fall back to a logical deletion now
  • Extended fix for the issue in PowerShell when querying for clones or images in certain circumstances ('could not convert [...] to OperationType')

January 15, 2020 - SQL Clone 4.3.2

This release of SQL Clone includes the following enhancements and bug fixes:

Features

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue in PowerShell when querying for clones or images in certain circumstances ('could not convert [...] to OperationType'). If experiencing this issue, please update your cmdlets

January 10, 2020 - SQL Clone 4.3.1

This release of SQL Clone includes the following enhancements and bug fixes:

Features

Fixes

Fixed an issue that displayed image creation dates on the UI off by one month.

January 8, 2020 - SQL Clone 4.3.0

This release of SQL Clone includes the following enhancements and bug fixes:

Features

  • SQL Clone now supports Data Masker v7

Fixes

  • Internal improvements and updates

December 18, 2019 - SQL Clone 4.2.5

This release of SQL Clone includes the following enhancements and bug fixes:

Features

Fixes

  • Improved operation progress reporting stability

December 12, 2019 - SQL Clone 4.2.4

This release of SQL Clone includes the following enhancements and bug fixes:

Features

Fixes

  • Improved robustness of agent auto-update

December 6, 2019 - SQL Clone 4.2.3

This release of SQL Clone includes the following enhancements and bug fixes:

Features

Fixes

  • Handle COM exceptions in Active Domain group information retrieval

December 4, 2019 - SQL Clone 4.2.2

This release of SQL Clone includes the following enhancements and bug fixes:

Features

Fixes

  • Trying to get a non-existant clone from a specific instance using the powershell commandlet (e.g. Get-SqlClone -Name $DBName -Location $sqlServerInstance) now returns a more informative exception
  • Handle failures in Active Domain group information retrieval

November 28, 2019 - SQL Clone 4.2.1

This release of SQL Clone includes the following enhancements and bug fixes:

Features

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue during clone reset ('the connection is closed')
  • Fixed an issue where the agent wasn't releasing threads

November 21, 2019 - SQL Clone 4.2.0

This release of SQL Clone includes the following enhancements and bug fixes:

Features

  • Clones can now be renamed by clicking on their name on the dashboard and image details page
  • Added a new Rename-SqlClone cmdlet, allowing existing clone databases to be renamed via PowerShell

Fixes

November 14, 2019 - SQL Clone 4.1.2

This release of SQL Clone includes the following enhancements and bug fixes:

Features

Fixes

  • Fixed an intermittent issue when creating fairly large (more than 1 TB) images ('Parameter is incorrect')

November 11, 2019 - SQL Clone 4.1.1

This release of SQL Clone includes the following enhancements and bug fixes:

Features

Fixes

  • Improved user experience when enabling/disabling permissions
  • Fixed the issue that prevented users from disabling the teams feature

November 6, 2019 - SQL Clone 4.1.0

This release of SQL Clone includes the following enhancements and bug fixes:

Features

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that could occasionally prevent Clone updates from being discovered
  • Increase the total number of clones in UI from 500 to 1000
  • Fixed an issue when it wasn't possible to add more than a single user to a team
  • Fixed a rare issue when upgrading to 4.0.9 with teams feature enabled

October 30, 2019 - SQL Clone 4.0.9

This release of SQL Clone includes the following enhancements and bug fixes:

Features

Fixes

  • Updated the Feedback button style and position

October 23, 2019 - SQL Clone 4.0.8

This release of SQL Clone includes the following enhancements and bug fixes:

Features

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue with updating SQL Clone server installed in a non-default path to v4.0.1 or later

October 17, 2019 - SQL Clone 4.0.7

This release of SQL Clone includes the following enhancements and bug fixes:

Features

  • New option to "soft delete" an image by removing its metadata from the SQL Clone server if the corresponding agent is not available

Fixes

  • Stop sending clone status to WebUI when there is no change

October 9, 2019 - SQL Clone 4.0.6

This release of SQL Clone includes the following enhancements and bug fixes:

Features

Fixes

  • Feedback button position was inconsistent across IE, Chrome and Firefox.
  • Improved the error message returned when CSRF validation errors occur to link to relevant documentation

October 3, 2019 - SQL Clone 4.0.5

This release of SQL Clone includes the following enhancements and bug fixes:

Features

Fixes

  • Resolved an issue preventing agents from being silently installed with certain parameters

September 20, 2019 - SQL Clone 4.0.4

This release of SQL Clone includes the following enhancements and bug fixes:

Features

Fixes

  • Fixed a deserialization error when using Get-SqlCloneTeam

September 18, 2019 - SQL Clone 4.0.3

This release of SQL Clone includes the following enhancements and bug fixes:

Features

  • SQL Clone now uses only FIPS compliant encryption and hashing algorithms

Fixes

August 28, 2019 - SQL Clone 4.0.2

This release of SQL Clone includes the following enhancements and bug fixes:

Features

  • Increases the size limit for image modification files in the UI, allowing e.g. larger masking sets to be uploaded

Fixes

  • The group icon is now shown again for Active Directory groups on the SQL Clone users page
  • Failure to clean up temporary users/logins when running SQL script modifications will now be logged and will not suppress reporting of any underlying error
  • The activity log and PowerShell cmdlets now show a reason for failure when an operation could not be started because the required agent is offline

August 20, 2019 - SQL Clone 4.0.1

This release of SQL Clone includes the following enhancements and bug fixes:

Features

  • You can now choose a color during team creation
  • PowerShell cmdlets now require .NET Framework 4.7.2

Fixes

  • Hotfix for taking a long time to get SQL Clone users (There is a current known issue that all users show a group icon in the SQL Clone users page)

July 30, 2019 - SQL Clone 4.0.0

This release of SQL Clone includes the following enhancements and bug fixes:

Features

SQL Clone 4 introduces Teams, allowing you to have more control over the instances, images and clones that users have access to.

  • Control which instances specific users can use to create clones and images, enabling safe self-service and delegation for DevOps and CI.
  • Maintain images with different levels of sensitivity or data masking for different users.
  • Allow people working on different projects to use the same SQL Clone installation without seeing instances, images and clones that aren't relevant to them.
  • Assign teams to new images as part of your automation scripts to make them available to the right users straight away.

Important notes

  • Upgrading to SQL Clone 4 will start a new trial. You will need to re-enter your SQL Clone serial number after upgrading. Provided you have a valid subscription (or support contract for legacy versions), your existing serial number from v1/v2/v3 will work.
  • SQL Clone Server now requires .NET Framework version 4.7.2 or later (was previously 4.6.1). If you are using an older version, you should update .NET before upgrading SQL Clone.
  • Existing PowerShell cmdlets will continue to work as normal after this upgrade. However, you should manually upgrade them to make use of the new Get-SqlCloneTeam cmdlet and the -Teams parameter in New-SqlCloneImage.

Fixes

  • Tooltips displayed on icons are now centered.
  • Fixed a UI crash in IE11 during the image creation workflow.
  • Size limit value not shown in total modification size exceeded error message in Create Templates form.

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