18.11.0 ‘Ceres’ Released

Changes compared to 18.9.9 ‘Voyager’

– Feature: Optional columns for current Protected Item and Storage Vault size on the Users page in the Comet Server web interface

– Enhancement: Always exclude /dev/ directory on Linux and macOS

– Fix an issue with not retrying on some network errors to S3 and S3-compatible storage

– Fix an issue with “null” when adding or editing email addresses for a user in the Comet Server web interface

– Fix a cosmetic issue with extra outlines when switching tabs on the user page in the Comet Server web interface in Firefox

– Fix a cosmetic issue with overflowing field lines when editing Schedule settings in the Comet Server web interface in Firefox

Changes compared to 18.8.7 ‘Deimos’

– Feature: Support FIDO U2F keys for two-factor login to the Comet Server web interface as administrator

– Feature: New custom email report system

– Feature: Support scheduled email reports for customers

– Feature: Support configuring default email reports via Policy

– Feature: Custom job search queries in the Comet Server web interface

– Feature: Policy option to prevent users enabling/disabling the “Allow administrator to reset password” option

– Feature: Option to disable sending scheduled email reports

– Feature: Optional columns for current Protected Item and Storage Vault size on the Users page in the Comet Server web interface

– Feature: Allow uploading branding files directly in the Setup Wizard in the Comet Server web interface

– Feature: Allow browsing snapshots for restore in the Comet Server web interface

– Feature: Allow defining a job filter for email reports

– Feature: Allow defining multiple email reports per recipient email address in a single user account

– Feature: Allow editing existing Mandatory Exclusions in policies in the Comet Server web interface

– Feature: Allow administrators to change their own security settings, passwords, and U2F registrations on the My Account page in the Comet Server web interface

– Feature: Diagnostic option to separate devices that were incorrectly identified as the same on Windows

– Feature: Display email queue length and success/failure statistics on the About this Server page in the Comet Server web interface

– Feature: Add optional “simple” mode to Comet Server stats API endpoint, to coalesce some redundant data points

– Enhancement: Support importing schedule names from Ahsay v6

– Enhancement: Support SQLNCLI11 provider to connect to Microsoft SQL Server instances

– Enhancement: Support MSOLEDBSQL provider to connect to Microsoft SQL Server instances mandating TLS 1.2

– Enhancement: Allow selecting multiple files in the “Add single file” dialog for “Files and Folders” Protected Items in Comet Backup

– Enhancement: Allow searching jobs by duration, time since started

– Enhancement: Allow editing existing email addresses in the Comet Server web interface

– Enhancement: Allow maximising the restore dialog window in Comet Backup

– Enhancement: Minor performance improvement for loading the Comet Server web interface

– Enhancement: Improve performance for locating data within Spanned backends

– Enhancement: Improve performance of loading the dashboard homepage in the Comet Server web interface

– Enhancement: Improve performance and reduce memory usage for saving index files into Storage Vaults, particularly during retention passes

– Enhancement: Improve performance of loading the Protected Item editor, Storage Vault editor, and Setup Wizard in the Comet Server web interface

– Enhancement: Improve performance of starting Storage Vault operations in Comet Backup

– Enhancement: Improve performance of reusing existing tree objects in repository and of managing temporary pack files

– Enhancement: Improve performance of loading the “Select files” screen in Comet Backup

– Enhancement: Reduce memory usage required for compressing large index files

– Enhancement: Reduce memory usage needed for email reports

– Enhancement: Reduce memory usage needed to construct backup job report emails

– Enhancement: Reduce memory usage needed to load index files, construct file and directory trees during backup

– Enhancement: Reduce memory usage needed to browse files for restore in Comet Backup

– Enhancement: Change the default Requestable Destination name to “Storage provided by (your company name)”

– Enhancement: Cosmetic unify the Setup Wizard, Protected Item editor design in the Comet Server web interface

– Enhancement: Cosmetic redesign the My Account page in the Comet Server web interface

– Enhancement: Cosmetic redesign the web-based restore dialog to more closely match the Comet Backup app

– Enhancement: Cosmetic add text label to column-selection button in the Comet Server web interface

– Enhancement: Cosmetic redesign email security options in the Comet Server Setup Wizard to match more common Outlook/Thunderbird option values

– Enhancement: Cosmetic display measurement timestamps, refresh progress for bucket sizes in the Comet Server web interface

– Enhancement: Cosmetic remove TOTP box on login form (TOTP will be prompted if required)

– Enhancement: Cosmetic simplify the job query filter interface

– Enhancement: Support additional fallback methods for finding Exchange Server install directory

– Enhancement: Improve SFTP server compatibility

– Enhancement: Default to showing the most recent page of server logs in the Comet Server web interface

– Enhancement: Show fractional quota bars in the Storage Vault table in the Comet Server web interface

– Enhancement: Use newer Qt library on Windows 7 / Server 2008 R2 and later. The Comet installer includes both versions and will choose automatically.

– Enhancement: Show tray icon at all times, even when Comet Backup is not logged in or only running in the background (app locked)

– Enhancement: Unify Comet Backup login credentials across all OS user accounts

– Enhancement: Add plain-text URL as extra information to AdminAccountRegenerateTotp API

– Enhancement: Record the name of your token hardware when registering U2F tokens in the Comet Server web interface

– Enhancement: Display icons for Protected Items and Storage Vaults in the job filter bar in Comet Backup

– Enhancement: Reduce CPU usage when calculating data chunk positions

– Enhancement: Hide Comet Server web interface from search engines

– Enhancement: Always exclude /dev/ directory on Linux and macOS