17.5.0 ‘Venus’ Released

We have now moved on from ‘Mercury’ to now our new stable track that we’re calling ‘Venus’. Below in our extensive change log you can review all the great new features included in this that have been tested and brought through our ‘Voyager’ track.

17.5.0 

Changes compared to 17.3.12

– Feature: Option to hide the News area in Comet Server for rebranded / reseller installations

– Feature: Option to override server with an environment variable when installing Comet Backup on Linux

– Enhancement: Improve error message when login is denied owing to Server Role disabled or IP whitelist failure

– Enhancement: Mouse over device names to see device IDs in Comet Server

– Fix an issue that could prevent logging in to Comet Server if the Auth Role was disabled

– Fix an issue that could allow an unauthenticated remote user to stop the Comet Server process

– Fix an issue with error popups when adding an ‘All database items’ entry to a Protected Item in Comet Server

– Fix an issue with not saving certain fields when editing Protected Items in Comet Server

– Fix an issue with the Content-Type for error messages returned from non-JSON API endpoints

– Fix an issue with loading the Comet Server web interface on older versions of Internet Explorer

– Fix an issue with installing Comet Backup for Linux on an attached docker container without any login shell

– Fix a cosmetic issue with homepage graphs containing no data in Comet Server

– Fix a cosmetic issue with the first-use message area in Comet Server

– Fix a cosmetic issue with extra “OK” popups when saving user profiles in Comet Server

– Fix a cosmetic issue with the login page of Comet Server under Internet Explorer 11

– Fix a cosmetic issue with the default “Help” page in branded versions of Comet Backup

 

Changes compared to 17.2.10

– Feature: Allow sending email reports to customers

– Feature: Allow storing Comet Server Storage Role data on cloud and FTP locations

– Feature: Support expanding existing disk-based storage in Comet Server to spread over cloud storage

– Feature: Support backing up to Azure Blob Storage

– Feature: Support backing up to FTP servers

– Feature: Support custom subdirectory paths in Amazon S3, Google Cloud Storage, and S3-compatible Storage Vaults

– Feature: Support password and external authentication for SFTP Storage Vaults

– Feature: Support Comet Server on Ubuntu 12.04, 14.04, 16.04, Debian 6, Debian 7 in addition to current Debian 8 support

– Feature: Allow cancelling backup operations in progress

– Feature: New interface design for Comet Server

– Feature: Brazilian Portuguese translation

– Feature: Dutch (Nederlands) translation

– Feature: Translation support for Comet Server’s web interface

– Feature: Bundle translation files with Comet Server. Help Comet by supplying translations

– Feature: Allow specifying a custom SMTP server for email delivery

– Feature: MX Direct for sending email reports without an SMTP server

– Feature: Option to allow logged-out users to download Comet Backup from Comet Server

– Feature: Allow searching on the Raw Profile editor in Comet Backup

– Feature: Embedded web view when using Help inside Comet Backup

– Feature: Send branded bulletin emails to all customers

– Feature: Span Storage Vault data cross multiple location providers in Comet Backup

– Feature: Web interface to restart service in Comet Server

– Feature: User policies to restrict Protected Item creation/edit/deletion or using specific types

– Feature: New experience for editing Storage Vaults in Comet Server web interface

– Feature: Filter tables in Comet Server

– Feature: Export tables to clipboard, CSV, XLS in Comet Server

– Feature: Display news and update information on the dashboard in Comet Server

– Feature: Allow restricting Comet Server administrators by whitelisting IP addresses

– Feature: Allow changing Comet Server settings via the web interface

– Feature: Add the Setup Wizard into Comet Server web interface

– Feature: Option to remove all news items from Comet Server

– Feature: Option to re-scan unchanged files (e.g. VeraCrypt containers with ‘Preserve Modification Timestamp’ enabled)

– Feature: Option to specify custom known_hosts file or ignore ssh hostkeys for SFTP connections

– Feature: Option to download 32/64-bit only version of Comet Backup, for smaller download size

– Feature: Option to hide the News area in Comet Server for rebranded / reseller installations

– Feature: Option to override server with an environment variable when installing Comet Backup on Linux

– Enhancement: Explain automatic S3 bucket creation when editing a Storage Vault in Comet Backup

– Enhancement: Hide metadata for in-progress operations from other OS users

– Enhancement: Selection buttons to change between supported customer languages within Comet Server

– Enhancement: Quick access to the client downloads area in Comet Server

– Enhancement: Improve restore performance when a custom file selection is used

– Enhancement: Improve performance of restoring from Amazon S3 and Google Cloud Storage

– Enhancement: Improve performance of backing up large directory structures when many exclude paths are configured

– Enhancement: Improve performance for chunk enumeration on SFTP locations

– Enhancement: Improve performance of software updates, download only win32/win64 package as necessary

– Enhancement: Cosmetic enhancements for Comet Server

– Enhancement: Simplify storage configuration in the Comet Server Service Manager setup wizard

– Enhancement: Expand translation coverage in Comet Server’s web interface

– Enhancement: Automatically restart Comet Server in sample systemd unit file for “Linux (other)” platforms

– Enhancement: Self-referential bucket requests intelligently determine external server address

– Enhancement: Display both old and new software versions as part of upgrade log report

– Enhancement: Reduce memory usage for some types of backup and restore operations

– Enhancement: Attempt to apply remaining file attributes during restore even if some permissions are not held

– Enhancement: Add new API properties allowing callers to identify cross-server replication topology

– Enhancement: Add new API property to retrieve software codename

– Enhancement: Faster uninstallation

– Enhancement: New installations of Comet Server listen on all interfaces by default

– Enhancement: Prompt for serial number during .deb package installation

– Enhancement: Improve error message when login is denied owing to Server Role disabled or IP whitelist failure

– Enhancement: Mouse over device names to see device IDs in Comet Server

– Improve Amazon S3 support