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Available for 6.0.0 (.960) but not for 6.0.2 (.1090). Which is now released as "minor update", according to this page at this time.
https://web.archive.org/web/20230413230 ... 29537.html

in the archived version for KB2683
https://web.archive.org/web/20230413231 ... com/kb2683
is the same
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Hi

We have started to release those new builds together with the second patch for Veeam Backup & Replication v12. The release notes or kb article will be online soon.

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Whoa. Just realized that is obscurely (and uselessly?) complicated to quote a post from Veeam people. Really uncomfortable do that, I don't understand why I cannot quote with a click. Whatever.
Mildur wrote: The release notes or kb article will be online soon.
Yeah, sure, thanks for reminding the water will be wet when it'll rain. But anyway don't answer the question "why release binaries without the release of the notes?".

I am fool enough to test the binaries on test systems for avoid catastrophic problems on my environments. But any sysadmin with working brain (which of course I'm not) won't install anything without explaination of what it's different and...
Due to the recent "hiccup" named "CVE-2023-27532" maybe there could be a security reason to install this build. However... Without disclosure (Release notes/Security advisory) for the release reason, even if it's safer to install than keep running build 960 no one will touch it even with a three meter wooden pole...
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Thank you.
I forwarded your feedback about the release time of the kb articles/release notes for a new release.
But any sysadmin with working brain (which of course I'm not) won't install anything without explaination of what it's different and...
I do the same. So let‘s wait a few hours until the kb articles are updated. There is no security issue this time. It‘s a patch which solves the most known issues found since the release of v12.
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Whoa. Just realized that is obscurely (and uselessly?) complicated to quote a post from Veeam people. Really uncomfortable do that, I don't understand why I cannot quote with a click. Whatever.
It‘s not about Veeam people. The last post from anyone at all can not be quoted by the button, as most people used it as their default "Reply" button, quoting the immediate post in its entirety and massively trashing the forums. I have the same limitation :)

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Hello folks,
Available for 6.0.0 (.960) but not for 6.0.2 (.1090). Which is now released as "minor update"
Correct, 602 suppresses 600 but contains fixes to the reported/discovered issues. Release notes will be upgraded as soon as possible with the correct build number and version.
the question "why release binaries without the release of the notes?".
Release notes we have does not declare the amount of fixes, instead we keep known issues, build version and release dates in such docs.

Veeam B&R v12 CP2 and Veeam Agents builds were published yesterday to deliver the needed fixes for the support cases as soon as we can. The KB article related to all the CP2 fixes (including agents) should be published today, will update this post once it's ready. Thank you!

Update: Updated release noted for Veeam Agent for Windows 602 and Release Information for Veeam Backup & Replication 12 Cumulative Patches.
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Yeah. Thanks. Release notes updated. :-) My bad I did not understand that Release notes do not include changelog. Maybe this is a paid feature I was not aware of, but anyway, my bad I did not understand.

Fun fact:
x.0.2 is a 10 months leap for version 5
Previous version: 5.0.2.4680 (December 22, 2021)
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RTM version: 5.0.0.4300 RTM (February 9, 2021)
25 months leap for version 4 (but 0.2 in 4 version was due to a security issue solved)
Latest version: 4.0.2.2208 (March 12, 2022)
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GA version: 4.0.0.1811 (February 18, 2020)
5 months leap for version 3
Latest version: 3.0.2.1170 (July 16, 2019)
GA version: 3.0.0.748 (January 22, 2019)
Version 6 less than 1 month. A record for Veeam :-D

(I am aware that under the hood is quite a gamechanger drop MSSQL and adopt a new file-based DBMS from scratch; translate logic and bugfix is a huge job. Unfortunately without a changelog is tough to get that, disadvantages of non-open-source software)

Last but not least. Release notes in this post still leads to build 960's ones
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Unfortunately without a changelog is tough to get that, disadvantages of non-open-source software
We post all major features and enhancements in the What's New documents for every major version or update. For patches and cumulative updates most noticeable fixes go to the related KB article.
Release notes in this post still leads to build 960's ones
Fixed, thank you!
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