17.8.0 Stable – ‘Gaia’ Released

We’re pleased to announce the release of our new stable version, buildname – Gaia

You download this from inside the download area in cometbackup.com

This new stable version includes all of new features, enhancements and fixes from the past 3 months of ‘Voyager’ updates.

Changes compared to 17.5.5

– Feature: Policy option to prevent users from deleting Storage Vaults

– Feature: Allow editing default quota limits for Storage Vaults created via Request

– Feature: Exclude files from backup via regular expression

– Feature: Quota limits on Storage Vaults

– Feature: Option to prevent admin users from editing server settings or shutting down/restarting server

– Feature: Analyse content of storage vaults (scanned during retention pass; visible in Comet Server)

– Feature: Remotely initiate a “Apply retention rules now” pass

– Feature: Support Comet Backup on Linux x86_32 CPU architecture

– Feature: Display the time at which a Storage Vault’s size was measured in Comet Server

– Feature: Option to add a UNC path as a root option in the File picker in Comet Backup

– Feature: Support Backblaze B2 as a data storage location

– Feature: Support OpenStack Swift as a data storage location

– Feature: Support sending email via Gmail account in Comet Server

– Feature: Add Device name, Protected Item name, Storage Vault name to the Job History page in Comet Server

– Feature: Option to toggle displayed columns in Comet Server

– Feature: Allow searching through software documentation

– Feature: New backup type “VSS-Aware Component” – ‘Booster

– Feature: Option to install pre-logon service in Comet Backup

– Feature: Option to log out of Comet Backup

– Feature: Display file sizes, total file size when selecting files in Comet Backup

– Enhancement: Display other device’s total protected item size in Comet Backup

– Enhancement: Display Storage Vault quota limits in Comet Backup

– Enhancement: Option to display Protected Items from other devices when restoring data in Comet Backup

– Enhancement: Option to terminate remote connection process in Advanced options in Comet Server

– Enhancement: Simplify some branding configuration options in the Setup Wizard in Comet Server

– Enhancement: Display more detailed error messages when failing to load directory content from a Storage Vault

– Enhancement: Remember the rows-per-page setting for tables when navigating in Comet Server

– Enhancement: Improve VSS reliability in Comet Backup for Windows by always using the system VSS provider

– Enhancement: Additional instructions when using the Setup Wizard to configure custom branding in Comet Server

– Enhancement: Include full installer log in Comet job log when updating Comet Backup on Linux

– Enhancement: Improve performance of file list operations against Backblaze B2 Storage Vaults

– Enhancement: Some reductions in installed filesize for Comet Backup on Windows

– Enhancement: Improve transfer performance of large API responses from Comet Server

– Enhancement: Explain where to find diagnosis when failing to generate branded software installers in Comet Server

– Enhancement: Faster loading file picker when restoring items in Comet Backup

– Enhancement: If UNC paths were selected for backup, include them in the File picker in Comet Backup

– Enhancement: Improve performance of initial connections to Backblaze B2 Storage Vaults

– Enhancement: Allow configuring Backblaze B2, OpenStack Swift data storage locations via Comet Server

– Enhancement: Improve performance of restoring backups from Amazon S3 and S3-compatible servers

– Enhancement: Improve Comet Server memory usage when the Storage Role stores data on a cloud location

– Enhancement: Improve performance of receiving automatic SSL certificates

– Enhancement: Display Storage Vault icon on Comet Server user pages

– Enhancement: Significantly improve performance of retention pass

– Enhancement: Improve startup performance when restoring an entire job containing many files, for jobs backed up with 17.6.3 or later

– Enhancement: Automatically populate instance names when editing a Microsoft SQL Server Protected Item

– Enhancement: Allow clicking segments of the “Online Users” widget in Comet Server to load a filtered view

– Enhancement: Improve performance of viewing backup job reports in Comet Server

– Enhancement: Improve performance of browsing bucket sizes in Comet Server’s web interface

– Enhancement: Add a descriptive message about bucket longevity when deleting a user account via the Comet Server web interface

– Enhancement: Construct exclusions rather than inclusions when selecting files in Comet Backup

– Enhancement: Improve display of platform name in Connected Devices page in Comet Server

– Enhancement: Small performance enhancement when backing up pre-compressed files

– Enhancement: Improve performance of displaying large folders when selecting files in Comet Backup

– Enhancement: Always skip backup for pagefile.sys, hiberfil.sys, swapfile.sys files on Windows

– Enhancement: Add icon display for Protected Items in Comet Server

– Enhancement: Improve column layout and resize behaviour in the Restore dialog in Comet Backup

– Enhancement: Reliability improvements to the software update process

– Enhancement: Log details of software installation

– Reduce scope of the Setup Wizard in Comet Server Service Manager – Use the full settings wizard in the web interface

Changes compared to 17.6.15

– Fix an issue that could cause “unexpected character r” errors connecting to OpenStack Swift storage providers

– Fix an issue with editing OpenStack Swift settings from within Comet Backup

– Fix a cosmetic issue with button hover behaviour in Comet Backup