I'm sorry to hear of your concerns with AIQUM reporting.
As we have written on the download page for Active IQ Unified Manager 9.7 , "If you customized any of the standard reports that were provided with Unified Manager 9.5 or earlier, these custom reports are not imported into the new reporting tool. Make sure you retain CSV or PDF versions so that you can rebuild them using the new reporting functionality."
As you may have seen, reports can be scheduled monthly in 9.8 - I would suggest doing them weekly for now, and then change it when you can upgrade to 9.8 or 9.9.
What has Commvault support said regarding when they will support AIQUM 9.8? We have a release candidate of 9.9 available, so that is lagging..
the weekly schedule is one problem, but the bigger problem is that i can't recreate the report. I havn't the options in the filters that i need, i can't create a correct view. Filters are always "and" there is no way to say "or". This is very limited when comparing with the old version.
And i had no choice, we need to upgrade our ONTAP to 9.7 so we must upgrade our Unified Manager too... So even if you have written that in the download, it don't help, it changes nothing regarding the problem...
I'm writing this only, that you know what happens here in the field, what problems causes such changes!