19.8.0 ‘Euphrosyne’ released

Changes compared to 19.6.8

– Feature: Support using PKCS12 (*.pfx / *.p12) certificate files when configuring HTTPS in Comet Server

– Enhancement: Update the Request Storage Vault APIs to include the created Storage Vault ID in response

– Enhancement: Prevent use of port 80 with HTTPS, port 443 with HTTP in the Setup Wizard in both the Comet Server Service Manager app and in the Comet Server web interface

– Fix an issue with slow performance of incremental backup jobs of the drive root if VSS is enabled

– Fix an issue with not showing the Server Self-Backup page in the Setup Wizard in the Comet Server web interface if the Constellation Role was disabled

– Fix an issue with measuring remaining free space in Local Path directories in Comet Server, affecting the choice of where to store Spanned data

– Fix an issue with “split” error messages in the Comet Server web interface

– Fix an issue with the Vault Analysis dialog crashing in the Comet Server web interface

– Fix an issue with not cleaning up old Abandoned jobs exceed the configured age limit, if they were created prior to Comet 19.6.x

– Fix an issue with automatic logins to Comet Server

– Fix an issue with not properly excluding dropbox cache placeholder files on Windows

– Fix a cosmetic issue with missing text in the View dropdown on the Vault Analysis dialog in the Comet Server web interface

– Fix a cosmetic issue with not finding a job report for email report preview in the Comet Server web interface if the only matching report took place in the past

– Fix a cosmetic issue with unnecessary security prompts for login attempts to the Comet Server that were initiated from the Comet Server itself

– Fix a cosmetic issue with missing translations on the multi-user add dialog

– Fix a cosmetic issue with timezone display for Server Self-Backup schedules in the Comet Server web interface

– Relax warnings from the automatic retention system to provide more smooth transition in the 19.8.0 series; will be reinstated for 19.9.x Voyager

 

Changes compared to 19.5.4

– Feature: Self-Backup for Comet Server configuration and user databases

– Feature: Support “login as user” advanced action when viewing a user’s detail page as an administrator from the Comet Server web interface

– Feature: Support bulk adding multiple user accounts from CSV in the Comet Server web interface

– Feature: Support requesting new direct-to-cloud credentials for Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage

– Feature: Support direct hotlinks to client software downloads

– Feature: Support Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage as a Constellation target, to clean up directly requested credentials

– Feature: Support searching for jobs based on report line count, report byte size

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

– Feature: Support using PKCS12 (*.pfx / *.p12) certificate files when configuring HTTPS in Comet Server

– Feature: Updated Russian translation

– Feature: Option to choose whether to overwrite files when restoring

– Feature: Option to specify SSL intermediate certificate file, instead of having to manually create a combined file

– Feature: Option to perform a download-only restore, without saving restored files, for test purposes

– Feature: Option to restore to Program Input

– Feature: Option to restore multiple files as a streaming tar file

– Feature: Allow uploading SSL certificate files in the Setup Wizard in the Comet Server web interface

– Feature: Display available network interfaces as dropdown in the Setup Wizard in the Comet Server web interface

– Feature: Mark stopped backup jobs as new “Running (revived)” status when receiving new progress information for a stopped job

– Enhancement: Run regular analysis passes, zero-cleanup retention passes even if retention policy is “Keep Forever”, after a few weeks

– Enhancement: Improve performance for incremental backup jobs

– Enhancement: Improve performance of loading some files on Spanned storage

– Enhancement: Improve performance of finding parent snapshot for deduplication at the start of a backup job

– Enhancement: Improve performance of preparing to save files on Local Path storage in Comet Backup

– Enhancement: Improve performance of backing up uncompressible filetypes

– Enhancement: Optimize Comet Server on Windows performance for Windows Defender

– Enhancement: Storage Role replication now deletes unknown remote in-bucket content during full sync phase (mode change from ‘Partial’ to ‘Complete’)

– Enhancement: Prompt for Account Name and Email Address (optional) when creating new users in the Comet Server web interface

– Enhancement: Automatically use custom hardware/software VSS providers

– Enhancement: Add extra warnings to the Setup Wizard if you use an invalid value for the “Default server login URL” field

– Enhancement: Add a message to the job log if a Storage Vault operation takes too long to finalize

– Enhancement: Load Storage Vault’s current retention into the dialog when changing a Protected Item’s retention policy away from the default

– Enhancement: Reduce overhead of authenticating requests to Comet Server Storage Role buckets

– Enhancement: Allow searching backup jobs by job end time in the Comet Server web interface

– Enhancement: Use branded filename in “Copy to curl/wget” downloads from the Comet Server web interface

– Enhancement: Allow extra decimal place when configuring a limited upload speed on a backup schedule

– Enhancement: Update the Request Storage Vault APIs to include the created Storage Vault ID in response

– Enhancement: Prevent use of port 80 with HTTPS, port 443 with HTTP in the Setup Wizard in both the Comet Server Service Manager app and in the Comet Server web interface

– Enhancement: Cosmetic redesign the Live Connected Device Actions dialog in the Comet Server web interface

– Enhancement: Cosmetic group “Prevent creating new Protected Item” policy option settings in the Comet Server web interface

– Enhancement: Cosmetic distinguish between “Policy default” and “System default” when viewing user’s email settings in the Comet Server web interface

– Enhancement: Set job end time when marking a job as Abandoned status

– Enhancement: Support connecting to a localhost SQL Server instance using an invalid or self-signed SSL certificate

– Enhancement: Support Accept-Language HTTP header for Comet Server API response messages

– Enhancement: Support “TB” as a drop-down option for the “All Protected Items” quota on the User detail page in the Comet Server web interface

– Non-regex exclusions are now case-insensitive on Windows