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5.4.3.106 Cumulative Patch - Update 2
Below are the links to the Update 2 cumulative binaries for 5.4.3.106:Core InstallerAppAssure 5.4.3 Core Cumulative Patch Update 232-bit Agent InstallerAppAssure 5.4.3 Agent (x86) Cumulative Patch Update 264-bit Agent InstallerAppAssure 5.4.3 Agent (x64) Cumulative Patch Update 2 Click below for information regarding previous cumulative patches: 5.4.3.106 Cumulative Patch - Update ...
AppAssure 5.4.3 Release Notes Release Notes (English). This document provides information about the AppAssure™ 5.4.3 release. It describes the new feature in which error messages include links to Knowledge Base articles. It describes enhancements, such as changes in supported AppAssure Agent operating systems and updated Kaseya VSA integration. It also lists resolved and known issues.
AppAssure 5.4.3 User Guide Revision B (English) Dell AppAssure 5.4.3 User Guide, Revision A (English). This User Guide document provides information for users of AppAssure™ 5.4.3 and is fully revised in Revision B. Each chapter now focuses on a feature or aspect of AppAssure, and each chapter contains new content providing context for using AppAssure effectively. This User Guide contains nineteen chapters and four appendices.
AppAssure 5.4.3 User Guide (Japanese) Dell AppAssure 5.4.3 User Guide (Japanese). This document provides information for users of AppAssure™ 5.4.3. It describes details of configuring and working with the AppAssure Core, and protecting workstations, servers, and server clusters. It also describes reporting and scripting functions.
AppAssure 5.4.3 Release Notes (Japanese) Release Notes (Japanese). This document provides information about the AppAssure™ 5.4.3 release. It describes the new feature in which error messages include links to Knowledge Base articles. It describes enhancements, such as changes in supported AppAssure Agent operating systems and updated Kaseya VSA integration. It also lists resolved and known issues.
AppAssure 5.4.3 Command Line Management Reference Guide Command Line Reference Guide (English). This reference guide describes how to use AppAssure Command Line Management utility in conjunction with AppAssure. It provides information to allow third-party access to manage system functionality and scripting.
AppAssure 5.4.3 Command Line Management Reference Guide (French) Command Line Management Reference Guide (French). This reference guide describes how to use AppAssure Command Line Management utility in conjunction with AppAssure. It provides information to allow third-party access to manage system functionality and scripting.
AppAssure 5.4.3 Command Line Management Reference Guide (German) Command Line Management Reference Guide (German). This reference guide describes how to use AppAssure Command Line Management utility in conjunction with AppAssure. It provides information to allow third-party access to manage system functionality and scripting.
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AppAssure 5.4.3 Core Cumulative Patch Update-2 for Solution 150441
Please refer to the Knowledge Base article SOL150441 for details including issues that are fixed and patch installation instructions. This patch is only compatible with AppAssure core build 5.4.3.
AppAssure 5.4.3 Installation and Upgrade Guide (English). This document provides information about installing AppAssure™ 5.4.3, migrating from Replay 4 to AppAssure, and upgrading from any release of AppAssure. It replaces the AppAssure Deployment Guide and the AppAssure Migration Guide.
How to upgrade the 5.4.x AppAssure Core & apply the latest Updates (video)
This article shows how to upgrade an AppAssure Core and apply the latest update patch without having to go through a core service restart and a repository check between the two applications.The latest update patch can be downloaded directly from the AppAssure Support Portal using this link
AppAssure 5.4.3 Agent (x64) Cumulative Patch Update-2 for Solution 150441
Please refer to the Knowledge Base article SOL150441 for details including issues that are fixed and patch installation instructions. This patch is only compatible with AppAssure agent build 5.4.3 running a Windows 64-bit operating system. For Linux agents refer to the latest agent downloads available.
How to Install the AppAssure 5 Core (Video)
This article describes how to download the AppAssure 5 Core and then how to install the Core onto a dedicated server. Because the AppAssure 5 Core stores and manages the backups of all protected machines in your environment, you should install the AppAssure 5 Core on a dedicated server. Depending on your license and your environment requirements, you may need to install multiple cores. To instal...
AppAssure 5.4.3 Agent (x86) Cumulative Patch Update-2 for Solution 150441
Please refer to the Knowledge Base article SOL150441 for details including issues that are fixed and patch installation instructions. This patch is only compatible with AppAssure agent build 5.4.3 running a Windows 32-bit operating system. For Linux agents refer to the latest agent downloads available.
How To Migrate the Repository to a new Core 5.4.x installation (video)
How to migrate the repository from the previous core installation to the new Core built with 5.4.1. The new core has the same type of storage resources (i.e. local, DAS or iSCSI volumes) but the configuration (drive letters) is slightly different. How to use an improved folder structure.
Installing an Agent on a Windows Machine (Video)
How to install AppAssure 5 Agents on a Windows machine. If you are upgrading from Replay 4 to AppAssure 5, see the Knowledge Base article titled Migrating from Replay 4 to AppAssure 5.
Applying Patches to the 5.4.x Core (video)
To resolve an issue with AppAssure Core, you may be asked to apply a patch to your Core. While installing a patch on a 5.4+ Core, you may receive an error message may indicate the wizard was interrupted before the patch could be completely installed. 
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Applying Patches to the 5.4.x Core (video)
To resolve an issue with AppAssure Core, you may be asked to apply a patch to your Core. While installing a patch on a 5.4+ Core, you may receive an error message may indicate the wizard was interrupted before the patch could be completely installed. 
Configuring Exchange Database Mountability and Log Truncation (Video)
How to configure Exchange database mountability and log truncation.This article serves as a guide for users seeking to configure Exchange database mountability and log truncation.NOTE: Mountability checks and log truncation features only apply to Microsoft Exchange 2007, 2010 and 2013.
ESXi Continuous Export - Virtual Export (video)
Using AppAssure 5 Live Recovery instant recovery technology, you can instantly recover or restore data to your physical machines or to virtual machines from stored recovery points. This article serves as a how-to guide for users performing a continuous ESXi export.If you have replication set up between two cores (source and target), you can only export data from the target core after the...
How to Create a Repository (video)
 “How-To” create a repository.To effectively backup and store data, you will need to create one or more repositories. The following section details the steps necessary to create a repository.Please note that a repository cannot be reduced in size once created. Should you wish to reduce the size of a repository, you will need to archive the data, delete the repository, create a new...
Adding a Cloud Account (video)
Beginning with version 5.4.2, AppAssure now offers new Cloud features related to archiving and retrieving your long-term data storage and managing access to your Cloud accounts.Archive to Cloud. When archiving your data for long-term retention, you can now store your archives to Cloud storage targets, including Amazon S3, Microsoft Azure, Rackspace, and other storage platforms based on OpenStack s...
AppAssure 5.4.3 Third-Party Integration Guide Dell AppAssure 5.4.3 Third-Party Integration Guide (English). This guide describes how to install and configure the AppAssure Add-on for increased third-party integration with Kaseya Virtual System Administrator (VSA). This updated plug-in supports AppAssure release 5.4.2 and later with Kaseya VSA versions 6.3, 6.5, and release 7.
AppAssure 5.4.3 Third-Party Integration Guide (Japanese) Dell AppAssure 5.4.3 Third-Party Integration Guide (Japanese). This guide describes how to install and configure the AppAssure Add-on for increased third-party integration with Kaseya Virtual System Administrator (VSA). This updated plug-in supports AppAssure release 5.4.2 and later with Kaseya VSA versions 6.3, 6.5, and release 7.
AppAssure 5.4.3 Third-Party Integration Guide (French) Dell AppAssure 5.4.3 Third-Party Integration Guide (French). This guide describes how to install and configure the AppAssure Add-on for increased third-party integration with Kaseya Virtual System Administrator (VSA). This updated plug-in supports AppAssure release 5.4.2 and later with Kaseya VSA versions 6.3, 6.5, and release 7.
Remote Implementation of a Dell DL4000 Backup and Recovery Appliance
Remote Implementation of a Dell DL4000 Backup and Recovery ApplianceThis service provides for the remote installation of a Dell DL4000 Series Backup & Recovery appliance including the configuration, testing and knowledge transfer of the AppAssure backup software. This Service allows Dell Customers who will be performing the physical installation to work remotely with Dell by phone and sec...
AppAssure 5.4.3 Third-Party Integration Guide (German) Dell AppAssure 5.4.3 Third-Party Integration Guide (German). This guide describes how to install and configure the AppAssure Add-on for increased third-party integration with Kaseya Virtual System Administrator (VSA). This updated plug-in supports AppAssure release 5.4.2 and later with Kaseya VSA versions 6.3, 6.5, and release 7.
The information below represents the most common issues customers are encountering or recent resolutions to help you trouble shoot your Dell Product.

AppAssure 5.4.3 Core Cumulative Patch Update-2 for Solution 150441
Please refer to the Knowledge Base article SOL150441 for details including issues that are fixed and patch installation instructions. This patch is only compatible with AppAssure core build 5.4.3.
AppAssure 5.4.3 Agent (x64) Cumulative Patch Update-2 for Solution 150441
Please refer to the Knowledge Base article SOL150441 for details including issues that are fixed and patch installation instructions. This patch is only compatible with AppAssure agent build 5.4.3 running a Windows 64-bit operating system. For Linux agents refer to the latest agent downloads available.
AppAssure 5.4.3 Agent (x86) Cumulative Patch Update-2 for Solution 150441
Please refer to the Knowledge Base article SOL150441 for details including issues that are fixed and patch installation instructions. This patch is only compatible with AppAssure agent build 5.4.3 running a Windows 32-bit operating system. For Linux agents refer to the latest agent downloads available.
How to Run a Repository Check (video)
This article serves as a “How-To” guide for users seeking to run a repository check. It is possible to run a repository check from a browser interface in AppAssure 5. The following section details the necessary steps to complete this check.
How To Stop AppAssure Core Service (video)
How to stop the AppAssure Core Service or Graceful Core Shutdown. At some point, you will need to stop the Core Service for AppAssure or Windows maintenance. The following details the steps necessary to perform a graceful shutdown on Cores operating on a Windows Server 2008 or newer machines.
How to Delete AALogs (video)
How to delete your AALog files. Should your AALOG files become too large or excessive, you may need to manually remove them from your system.
Uploading Log Files for AppAssure 5 (video)
From time to time or when investigating a support case, you may be asked to upload log files to AppAssure Support. This article describes how to upload log files to AppAssure Support for your AppAssure 5 environment.
How to Detach Databases "used for replication" after failed Attachability Checks
After a failed attachability check, you find a number of "zombie" databases attached to the Core server local instance. You use KB#118281 (https://support.software.dell.com/appassure/kb/118281) and the KB-attached SQL script to detach them. Although most of the databases are easily detached this way, a few remain.After running the script, the error listed in SQL Management Studio is simi...
Unable to Change Permissions on a Volume with 0 Bytes of Free Space
Unable to Change Permissions on a Volume with 0 Bytes of Free SpaceIf a volume contains 0 bytes of free space, you will not be able to change permissions on the System Volume Information folder. You need access to the System Volume Information folder to delete AppAssure change logs (AALogs). See How to Delete AALogs for reference.
DL1000 License portal error message "At least one Core on your account does not support current licensing settings. Please, upgrade it."
When entering the License portal relating to a DL1000 the following message is displayed
Version Full Support as of Limited Support as of Support Discontinued
5.4.3 2/24/2015
5.4.2 7/10/2014
5.4.1 4/8/2014
5.3.x 8/24/2012
5.2.x 5/18/2012 2/24/2014 8/25/2014
Earlier product versions not listed are considered discontinued.

The Product Support Lifecycle table above describes the phase during which Dell Software products are eligible for product support and new release downloads.