17.11.0 Stable “Luna” Released

– Feature: Support backing up Microsoft Hyper-V virtual machines

– Feature: Bulk Update

– Feature: Italian translation

– Feature: German translation

– Feature: French translation

– Feature: New Spanish translation

– Feature: Display live upload/download amounts in Comet Backup during backup and restore tasks

– Feature: Display live progress status in Comet Server for user’s backup and restore tasks

– Feature: Display replication speed and ETA in Comet Server

– Feature: Display change-direction indicator for the replication queue in Comet Server

– Feature: Display current/outdated software version status on the homepage online status widget in Comet Server

– Feature: Start a restore on Comet Backup, remotely via Comet Server’s web interface

– Feature: Copy and paste Protected Item configurations between devices and accounts in Comet Server

– Feature: Allow editing email addresses from within Comet Backup

– Feature: Allow editing Before/After commands in Comet Backup

– Feature: Change user account password in Comet Backup

– Feature: Advanced option to remotely unlock Storage Vault for a live-connected device

– Feature: Support multiple SSL certificates on the same IP/port pair in Comet Server

– Feature: Support Comet Backup for Linux on ARM CPU (armv7l +vfp)

– Feature: Option to revoke a device from Comet Server

– Feature: Option to hide Comet logo in the top-right corner of the Comet Backup interface

– Feature: Option to skip this scheduled backup if a job is already running for the same Protected Item and Storage Vault

– Feature: Option to stop a scheduled backup if it runs for longer than a certain time limit

– Feature: Options to display Protected Item count, Storage Vault count, Storage Vault quota, and online device count on the Users page in Comet Server

– Feature: Option to remove saved username, password, and server URL settings when uninstalling Comet Backup

– Feature: Browse and create new B2 buckets from within Comet Backup

– Feature: New account policy option to prevent editing email addresses within Comet Backup

– Feature: New account policy option to prevent end-users from opening the Comet Backup application interface

– Feature: Policy option to prevent users from deleting single snapshots from a Storage Vault

– Feature: Policy option to prevent changing user account passwords

– Feature: Policy option to prevent viewing other device computer names

– Enhancement: Do not charge for devices with no protected items, such as restore-only devices

– Enhancement: Allow at/period characters in usernames

– Enhancement: Significant performance improvement for scanning incremental backup jobs and/or scanning restore content when using high-latency cloud storage (for Storage Vaults created with Comet 17.9.3 or later)

– Enhancement: Performance improvement for restoring a custom file selection, for data backed up with Comet 17.9.0 or later

– Enhancement: Performance improvement for scanning replica content (“full scan” phase)

– Enhancement: Performance improvement for replicating storage data on high-latency connections by increasing thread count

– Enhancement: Minor performance improvement for retention cleanup passes for Storage Vaults with a long tenure

– Enhancement: Minor performance improvement for viewing large lists in the main Comet Backup interface

– Enhancement: Minor performance improvement for data upload to a high-latency Comet Server Storage Role

– Enhancement: Minor performance improvement for uploads to Backblaze B2

– Enhancement: Minor performance improvement for client-side content enumeration when Comet Server is using cloud storage

– Enhancement: Minor performance improvement for uploading to Spanned storage

– Enhancement: Improve performance for downloading software client after the first time

– Enhancement: Improve startup performance of VSS-Aware Component backup jobs and of browsing VSS components in Comet Backup

– Enhancement: Reduce memory usage for some types of storage destinations by coalescing some types of upload buffer

– Enhancement: Build PIC binaries on Linux

– Enhancement: Enable backup of system tables for MySQL and Microsoft SQL Server (MSSQL ‘master’ table is always backed up in FULL mode)

– Enhancement: Enable multi-lingual support when editing Protected Items and Storage Vaults in Comet Server

– Enhancement: Expand translation coverage

– Enhancement: Filter available data locations according to user policy when editing Storage Vault inside Comet Server

– Enhancement: Automatically detect more already-compressed filetypes

– Enhancement: Automatically select last Storage Vault when running a manual backup in Comet Server

– Enhancement: Automatically select port 3306 if no MySQL port is configured

– Enhancement: Support Exchange EDB enumeration and backup operations in environments where powershell execution is blocked

– Enhancement: Add bulk emailing disclaimer to plaintext format of backup report email messages

– Enhancement: Allow editing saved commands on Protected Items and Storage Vaults in Comet Server

– Enhancement: Display progress bar during Comet Server Setup Wizard

– Enhancement: Display the number of replica targets and name any failing replicas when initialising replication in Comet Server

– Enhancement: Improve reliability of uploads to a Comet Server destination by retrying at least 3 times even if this would exceed the normal time-based retry bounds

– Enhancement: Improve reliability of VDI configuration requests when backing up Microsoft SQL Server by extending timeouts and retrying when timeouts are exceeded

– Enhancement: Improve reliability of full-scan retention phases in Comet Server by expanding retry limits before the phase is abandoned

– Enhancement: Retry replication metadata requests at a much finer granularity, allowing for less progress to be lost upon replication failure