Comet 18.2.0 “Mars” Now Available

Now available for you and your customers is 18.2.0 “Mars”, our latest long-term release. Below are both changelogs for if you are moving from “Luna” -> “Mars” or “Voyager” -> “Mars”.

In this release you can find the macOS client, bandwidth limiting, silent install along with a whole raft of enhancements. Enjoy!

Simply download the update from the download section in your cometbackup.com and upgrade your server. After this you can upgrade your customers by using the bulk-updater.

18.2.0 (2018-02-19)

Changes compared to 17.11.6

– Feature: Comet Backup for macOS

– Feature: IP-based bandwidth rate limiting in Comet Server

– Feature: Support silent install of Comet Backup for Windows

– Feature: Live-connection action to import settings from other installed backup products

– Feature: Croatian translation

– Feature: Updated Brazilian Portuguese translation

– Enhancement: Word-wrap long lines in the report dialog in Comet Backup

– Enhancement: Expanded translation coverage (including customer email reports)

– Enhancement: Remove trust confirmation prompt when automatically logging in to Comet Server from a trusted website

– Enhancement: Run all backup operations at low CPU / disk priority

– Enhancement: Reduce install size for Comet Backup on Linux

– Enhancement: Reduce memory usage for Comet Server when receiving replication data for local disk storage

– Enhancement: Basic exclusion patterns are now case-insensitive on Windows

– Enhancement: Identify in job reports which other job is triggering “Skip backup if already running” condition in Comet Backup

– Enhancement: Minor performance enhancement for S3 and S3-compatible storage

– Enhancement: Allow configuring ICNS and Package ID for Comet Backup for macOS in the Setup Wizard in Comet Server

– Enhancement: Improve compatibility with old FTP servers

– Enhancement: Support importing MySQL-type Protected Items from Ahsay v6

– Enhancement: Enable server-side product identification to S3-compatible and Google Cloud Storage upload destinations

– Enhancement: New storage format for auto-login password in Comet Backup for Windows (downgrading to older versions of Comet Backup will require logging in again)

– Enhancement: Improve matching missed backups if server and client PC times are out, by expanding window size

Changes compared to 17.12.9

– Feature: Updated Brazilian Portuguese translation (2)

– Enhancement: Improve matching missed backups if server and client PC times are out, by expanding window size

– Fix an issue with segfaults crashing Comet Backup for Linux on ARM processors. These environments now require glibc.

– Fix a cosmetic issue with showing unnecessary “browse UNC path” option in Comet Backup for macOS

– Fix a cosmetic issue with selecting text in the “What’s New” section in Comet Server’s web interface

– Fix a cosmetic issue with Comet Server Service Manager on high DPI displays

– Fix a cosmetic issue with raising Comet Server Service Manager to the foreground after installation completed

– Fix a cosmetic issue with missing default icon for high resolution displays on Comet Backup for macOS