19.11.0 ‘Juno’ released

Changes compared to 19.9.8

– Feature: Update German translation

– Feature: Hidden option to affix hardware ID against unexpected fluctuation on some cloud providers

– Enhancement: Improve performance of searching files for restore in the Comet Backup desktop app

– Enhancement: Cosmetic enhancement for the loading animation in the Comet Backup desktop app

– Fix an issue with low ulimit handles in Comet Backup for Linux

– Fix an issue with Comet Backup not retrying final API call to set backup job status

– Fix an issue with not preventing launching Comet Server’s cometd.exe with a Program Files working directory

– Fix an issue with missing tmp directory when writing new files to an SFTP backend

– Fix an issue with running Comet Backup for Linux software updates if /tmp/ is mounted noexec, by explicitly invoking bash interpreter

– Fix an issue with inconsistent error handling when loading timezone databases in Comet Backup and Comet Server

– Fix an issue with selecting maximum size filters in the Search dialog in the Comet Backup desktop app

– Fix an issue with not supporting direct-to-cloud Storage Vaults as a suitable schedule target when importing Protected Items from other products

– Fix a cosmetic issue with truncated main navigation in the Comet Backup desktop app when using some non-English languages

– Fix a cosmetic issue with using English names for Portuguese locales

– Fix a cosmetic issue with not repositioning the loading spinner animation when resizing a window in the Comet Backup desktop app

– Fix a cosmetic issue with help tooltips and resize behaviour in the Search dialog in the Comet Backup desktop app

– Fix a cosmetic issue with blank areas when switching an existing Protected Item to Microsoft SQL Server type in the Comet Server web interface

– Fix a cosmetic issue with unsorted device lists in the Comet Backup desktop app

Changes compared to 19.8.3

– Feature: MongoDB Protected Item type

– Feature: Search files for restore

– Feature: Support FTPS storage

– Feature: Support customising the Comet Server web interface session timeout

– Feature: Support custom Windows authentication credentials for Microsoft SQL Server backups

– Feature: Update German translation

– Feature: Update Croatian translation

– Feature: Option to send test email in the Comet Server setup wizard

– Feature: Option to set maximum number of connections to the FTP server (default 5)

– Feature: Option to skip invalid SSL certificates for LDAP integration

– Feature: Support copy/paste of policies in the Comet Server web interface

– Feature: Support searching job properties by regular expression

– Feature: Support importing “Windows Server System State” and “Windows System Backup” Protected Items from Ahsay v6

– Feature: Hidden option to affix hardware ID against unexpected fluctuation on some cloud providers

– Enhancement: Support importing exclusion rules and regular expressions from File backupsets in Ahsay v6

– Enhancement: Support autodetecting new Amazon S3 eu-north-1, ap-east-1, ap-northeast-3, me-south-1 regions

– Enhancement: Support more file type icons when browsing files in the Comet Server web interface

– Enhancement: Support editing existing MySQL include rules in the Comet Server web interface

– Enhancement: Support editing existing Microsoft SQL Server include rules in the Comet Server web interface

– Enhancement: Prefer dual-stack IPv6 endpoints when connecting to autodetected Amazon S3 regional endpoint

– Enhancement: Jobs stopped by timeout now use Cancelled status instead of Error status

– Enhancement: Avoid retention passes for cancelled backup jobs (including jobs stopped by exceeding time limit), allowing chunk history to accumulate when jobs have a restricted time window

– Enhancement: Verify job database integrity during Comet Server startup

– Enhancement: Restore jobs of zero files now use Warning status; Backup jobs of zero files now use Error status

– Enhancement: Set a better default timezone for newly created accounts in the Comet Server web interface

– Enhancement: Hide the feature to add multiple user accounts in bulk, unless “Advanced Options” is enabled in the Comet Server web interface

– Enhancement: Apply branded colour to the web browser interface (supported by e.g. Chrome for Android)

– Enhancement: Accurately find free disk space on compatible SFTP servers, to help improve Span balancing over SFTP

– Enhancement: Extend “Browse files” support in the Comet Server web interface restore dialog to include when non-specific “latest” snapshot was selected

– Enhancement: Include upload resources in Server Self-Backup archives

– Enhancement: Expand “all instances” when importing Microsoft SQL Server backupsets from Ahsay v6

– Enhancement: Add extra log message context when importing settings from other products

– Enhancement: General reduction in memory usage

– Enhancement: Reduce memory usage during retention pass

– Enhancement: Improve performance for some job metadata and job log storage operations

– Enhancement: Improve performance when using FTP storage by using multiple connections

– Enhancement: Improve performance of writing to comet-xx.db files in Comet Server, especially large and/or fragmented files

– Enhancement: Improve performance of the “prefer temporary files instead of RAM” option by up to 20%

– Enhancement: Improve performance of searching files for restore in the Comet Backup desktop app

– Enhancement: Clean up temporary upload files inside Storage Vault during retention pass

– Enhancement: Clean up temporary upload files inside Server Self-Backup storage directory during Server Self-Backup retention pass

– Enhancement: Cosmetic enhancement for the loading animation in the Comet Backup desktop app

– Enhancement: Cosmetic redesign MySQL settings area

– Enhancement: Cosmetic redesign homepage quota charts when logging in to the Comet Server web interface as a user

– Enhancement: Cosmetic redesign interface for picking snapshot for restore in the Comet Server web interface

– Enhancement: Cosmetic add message to suggest using Master keys for B2 requestable storage vaults in the Comet Server setup wizard

– Enhancement: Cosmetic redesign box outline style in the Comet Server web interface

– This update introduces a new file storage format for Comet Server’s jobs database file. The previous file format will be upgraded on first run. Older versions of Comet Server cannot read the new format; if you want to roll back the Comet Server version, you will lose job history unless you first recover the comet-jobs.db file from either the `.old` file (produced by the upgrade process) or from your Server Self-Backup archives.

– Comet Server no longer includes a copy of the “help translate Comet” files – please see the latest copy on github.com/CometBackup/translations

– Reinstate additional warnings from the automatic retention system, as part of the Voyager release transition

– Renew our company’s codesigning certificate for Windows. This may cause temporary SmartScreen popups for 1-2 weeks while reputation is rebuilt