19.5.0 ‘Hygiea’ Released

This brand new major release summarises the last 3 months of Voyager updates. As always, there are two changelogs depending on whether you’re coming from 19.3 Voyager or 19.2 Pallas – compared to Pallas, this brings file browsing in jobs; LDAP; email report previews; improved performance; and much more.

Changes compared to 19.3.13

– Fix an issue with not sending scheduled email reports

– Fix an issue with not detecting a certain type of Storage Vault integrity problem if the Storage Vault had been repaired following manual instructions

– Fix an issue with not cleanly terminating the Comet Server web interface on script failure

– Fix an issue with timezone offsets when configuring “Once Only” schedules in the Comet Server web interface

– Fix an issue with popping up the Comet Backup app interface unexpectedly in some situations

– Fix an issue with job cancellation in some situations

– Fix an issue with reuploading data after a Reindex operation

– Fix a cosmetic issue with not displaying the customer’s preferred timezone in “Immediate job report” emails

– Fix a cosmetic issue with unexpected extra Help buttons in the Comet Backup app on Windows when entering text into a popup dialog

– Fix a cosmetic issue with inconsistent font sizes in dropdown options on the user page in the Comet Server web interface

– Fix a cosmetic issue with horizontal overflow when previewing an email report in the Comet Server web interface

– Fix a cosmetic issue with not greying-out buttons if there is no selection when editing retention settings for a Protected Item in the Comet Backup app

– Fix a cosmetic issue with missing progress information during a Reindex operation

Changes compared to 19.2.3

– Feature: Support browsing files in job reports in the Comet Server web interface and in the Comet Backup app

– Feature: Support selecting files to restore in the Comet Server web interface

– Feature: Support excluding single files from Hyper-V backups

– Feature: Support LDAP login for administrator accounts

– Feature: Support previewing custom email reports in the Comet Server web interface

– Feature: Support starting backup jobs from the Comet Server web interface when logged in as an end-user

– Feature: Support specifying advanced options when running a custom backup job via the Comet Server web interface

– Feature: Support tls-alpn-01 Let’s Encrypt challenge, to no longer require port 80 for SSL certificate provisioning

– Feature: Support editing Authenticode codesigning settings in the Setup Wizard in the Comet Server web interface

– Feature: RPM package installer for Comet Server

– Feature: Display the device’s online/offline status in Missed backup job reports

– Feature: Option to set MySQL isolation mode

– Feature: Option to delete remote user accounts as part of Auth Role replication

– Feature: Option to indicate whether the customer has consented to the MSP browsing their files (+ Policy control)

– Feature: Add new backup-daemon-start-background helper script in Comet Backup for Linux

– Feature: Optimize backup performance if Windows Defender is installed

– Enhancement: Succeed a backup job even if Comet cannot run a retention pass because the Storage Vault is in-use – as long as the cleanup workload is not excessive

– Enhancement: Automatically clean up “Running” jobs that have had their process terminated, at the next backup on the same device

– Enhancement: New design for the Job Search dialog, requiring fewer clicks for common searches

– Enhancement: Automatically select interface language from web browser preferences, when loading the Comet Server web interface for the first time

– Enhancement: Add “Skipped” section to homepage history widget in the Comet Server web interface

– Enhancement: Preserve customised delegate service user account credentials during Comet Backup software upgrades on Windows

– Enhancement: Obfuscate root’s stored credentials file in Comet Backup for Linux

– Enhancement: Clean up very old ‘running’ jobs for deleted user accounts

– Enhancement: Reduce memory usage for all Storage Vault operations

– Enhancement: Improve performance of HTTPS servers by supporting new TLS 1.3 standard

– Enhancement: Improve performance of dual-stack IPv4/IPv6 servers by using RFC 6555 Fast Fallback (“Happy Eyeballs”) algorithm

– Enhancement: Improve performance for loading large number of job search results in the Comet Server web interface

– Enhancement: Minor performance improvement for loading large number of server log entries in the Comet Server web interface

– Enhancement: Minor performance improvement for clicking sections of the homepage history widgets in the Comet Server web interface

– Enhancement: Minor reduction in memory usage (x2)

– Enhancement: Include snapshot ID in Comet Server API responses for backup job properties

– Enhancement: Use new simplified terminology for Backblaze B2, effective May 2nd

– Enhancement: Update Portuguese (Europe) translation

– Enhancement: Display an error message when errantly accessing a Comet Server HTTPS endpoint using HTTP protocol

– Enhancement: Display extra statistics about scheduled emailer on the “About this Server” page in the Comet Server web interface

– Enhancement: Display more detailed log messages when Comet Server unexpectedly receives information about stopped jobs

– Exclude “.dropbox.cache/placeholder.***” reparse points

– Downgrade-incompatible on Linux

– Remove manual “Unlock” action from the Comet Backup client interface