Action Blocks are a new feature in Storage Manager that allow the sharing of specific policy options among multiple policies. This eliminates the need for policies to inherit from each other and promotes the sharing of general and often repeated policy options such as groom and vault rules. For more information, see Section 13.1.5, Action Blocks.
In version 4.0, we introduced the ability to copy data across the network without the need for a policy. This ability to perform what we now term “operations” (an action performed in Storage Manager that is not tied to a policy) has now been extended to include File Grooming. For more information, see Section 13.1.9, Operations.
This new feature allows you to migrate data from Active Directory forest to another. Similar in approach to the previously-available eDirectory to Active Directory Cross-Empire Data Migration, this feature uses an easy-to-use wizard interface. For more information, see Section 11.0, Performing an Active Directory to Active Directory Cross-Empire Data Migration.
The interface for what is now known as SMAdmin has been modernized.
In addition to a number of bug fixes, the speed of data copying and migrations has been increased.