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The Backup and Monitoring Agent have been merged into the Automation Agent, which will now be known as the MongoDB Agent. Learn more about this change.

Released with Ops Manager 4.0.20 on 2020-11-05

Released with Ops Manager 4.0.16 on 2019-11-07

  • Adds support for the businessCategory field in extended validation TLS certificates.

  • The Backup Agent is now built using Go 1.13.

Released with Ops Manager 4.0.13 on 2019-07-04

  • Fix: Improve the ability of the Backup Agent to stop the balancer when preparing to take a snapshot for a sharded cluster.

  • Fix: Set a TLS timeout for connections between the Backup Agent and Ops Manager services.

Released with Ops Manager 4.0.7 on 2019-01-10

  • Fix: Improve Backup Agent handling when stopping the balancer in preparation for marking a point in time to take a snapshot for a sharded cluster. Prior handling could result in the balancer being left in a stopped state for MongoDB 3.4+. This has been resolved.

Released with Ops Manager 4.0.1 on 2018-08-02

Released with Ops Manager 4.0.0 on 2018-06-27

  • Added support for MongoDB 4.0.

  • Added support for SCRAM-SHA-256

  • Added platform support for:

    • zLinux on RHEL 6

    • Debian 9

    • Amazon Linux 2

Released with Ops Manager 3.6.8 on 2018-08-02

Released with Ops Manager 3.6.7 on 2018-06-06

  • Improved recovery after transient backup failures.

  • Improve retry behavior for aborted network operations during PIT restores.

  • Fix: Automated PIT restore fails when target does not accept SSL.

  • Fix: Disable session cache refresh during standalone phase of a restore.

  • Fix: Queryable Restore Daemon file descriptor leak when using a FileSystem Snapshot Store.

Released with Ops Manager 3.6.6 on 2018-05-03

  • Provide option for Backup Agent to use persistent HTTPS connections.

Released with Ops Manager 3.6.5 on 2018-04-05

  • Build system improvements

Released with Ops Manager 3.6.4

  • Fix: Backup Agent should produce an error message and not crash when erroneous authentication credentials are provided for a source cluster.

Released with Ops Manager 3.6.3

  • Fix: For MongoDB 3.6 deployments, the initial sync of a backup could fail creating an index on a collection with a collation specified.

Released with Ops Manager 3.6.2 on 2018-01-11

Released with Ops Manager 3.6.0 on 2017-12-05

  • Support for MongoDB 3.6.

  • Performance optimizations.

  • Support for new Agent API Key model.

Released with Ops Manager 3.4.13 on 2018-04-05

  • Build system improvements.

Released with Ops Manager 3.4.12 on 2018-02-01

  • Fix: For MongoDB 3.6 deployments, the initial sync of a backup could fail creating an index on a collection with a collation specified.

Released with Ops Manager 3.4.9 on 2017-10-05

Released with Ops Manager 3.4.7 on 2017-08-03

  • Improve state management when executing an administrative error retrieval task.

Released with Ops Manager 3.4.6 on 2017-07-06

  • Performance enhancement: Use bson.Raw for initial sync.

Released with Ops Manager 3.4.5 on 2017-05-18

  • Fix: High Memory Usage during Initial Sync with Large Numbers of Small Documents.

Released with Ops Manager 3.4.4 on 2017-03-30

  • Performance optimization for initial data collection in the initial sync phase.

Released with Ops Manager 3.4.3 on 2017-02-17

  • Built with Go 1.7.

  • Support for MacOS Sierra.

Released with Ops Manager 3.4.2 on 2017-01-19

  • Fixed Backup Agent logs not getting sent to server on Windows.

Released with Ops Manager 3.4.1 on 2016-12-27

  • Fix initial sync failures in MongoDB 3.4.0 and later.

  • Fix crash causes by initial sync of a large capped collection.

  • Added support for MongoDB 3.4 feature compatibility version and views.

Released with Ops Manager 3.4.0 on 2016-11-29

  • Added support for uncompressed WiredTiger snapshots on the filesystem.

  • Added support for storing snapshots in S3.

  • Added support for WiredTiger encryption at rest.

  • Added ability to control the reference time for the snapshot schedule.


    Can now specify that snapshots are taken every 6 hours, starting at 12:00:00 AM.

  • Added support for all data-format affecting MongoDB configuration options: directoryPerDB, smallfiles, etc.

Released with Ops Manager 2.0.9 on 2017-05-23

  • Fix: Add a flush method to DigestOutputStream to avoid timeouts.

  • Fix: Some deleteIndex oplog entries not supported during initial sync.

  • Fix: FileSystemStorejobRunner thread gets killed if exception is thrown while getting the Job.

  • Fix: Failure to create collection if the mongod being backed up is configured with encryption.

Released with Ops Manager 2.0.4 on 2016-05-20

  • Fix: If a collection was deleted during an initial sync, no crash results.

Released with Ops Manager 2.0.0 on 2015-12-08

  • Added support for streaming initial syncs.

  • Added support for MongoDB 3.2.0 config servers as replica sets.

  • Added the ability to only backup selected namespaces (whitelist).

  • Fixed issue with initial sync failing due to collections being deleted during the sync.

  • Fixed issue with collection names with trailing spaces.

Released with Ops Manager 1.8.2 on 2015-10-20

  • Fix: Initial syncs do not fail if a namespace was deleted during the sync.

Released with Ops Manager 1.8 on 2015-06-23

  • Added support for x.509 Client Certificate authentication.

  • The Kerberos credentials cache now uses a fixed name.

  • Fix: Race condition which could result in inconsistent cluster snapshots for MongoDB 3.0+ sharded clusters using the backup role.

Released 2015-04-28

  • Added an explicit timeout for SSL connections to MongoDB instances.

  • Added an optimization for syncs of collections with lots of small documents.

Released 2015-03-02

  • Adds support for non-default Kerberos service names.

  • Adds support for authentication using MongoDB 2.4-style client certificates.

  • The Backup Agent now identifies itself to the Ops Manager servers using the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the server on which it is running.

  • The Backup Agent now captures a checkpoint even if it is unable to stop the balancer. These checkpoints are not guaranteed to be consistent, because of in-progress chunk migrations. The user interface identifies these checkpoints.

Released with OnPrem 1.5.2

Use no-timeout cursors to work around MGO-53.

Released with |mms| OnPrem 1.5.0

  • Backup Agent now sends oplog slices in batches.

  • Improved stability around oplog tokens for environments with unstable networks.

  • Support for a new API that allows Ops Manager to ingest oplog entries before the entire payload has reached the Ops Manager servers.

  • Upgraded agent to use to Go 1.3.

  • Added support for version and -version command line options.

  • Added support for connecting to hosts using LDAP authentication.

  • Agent now provides additional logging information when the Backup Agent manipulates the balancer.

  • Agent now supports configuring HTTP proxies with the config file.

Released with OnPrem 1.4.2

  • Critical update for users running the MongoDB 2.6 series that use authorization.

  • Backup Agent now includes system.version and system.role collections from the admin database in the initial sync.

Released with OnPrem 1.4.1

Support for backing up Kerberos-authenticated replica sets and clusters

Released with OnPrem 1.4.0

  • Major stability update.

  • Prevent a file descriptor leak.

  • Correct handling of timeouts for connections hung in the SSL handshaking phase.

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