20.2.0 ‘Iris’ released

Changes compared to 19.11.1

– Feature: Periodic schedule type

– Feature: Show free disk space and Spanned balancing information for Comet Server Storage Role on the About This Server page

– Feature: Show upcoming schedule times when configuring a new schedule time, in Comet Backup and in the Comet Server web interface

– Feature: Support deleting files/folders from inside a past backup job snapshot

– Feature: Support custom codesigning and notarising of the Comet Backup for macOS installer, by configuring a Mac SSH server

– Feature: Support custom parameters for MySQL backup

– Feature: Support remotely deleting historic backup snapshots from the Comet Server web interface

– Feature: Option to allow backup jobs to have Success status even if they didn’t back up any files

– Feature: Retrieve detailed operating system version, show on the Connected Devices page in the Comet Server web interface

– Enhancement: Update Croatian translation

– Enhancement: Allow more intermediate backup jobs to occur between retention passes without warning, if retention passes are still running frequently

– Enhancement: Allow choosing the default policy for new user accounts in the Comet Server web interface

– Enhancement: Automatically select default policy when creating new user account in the Comet Server web interface

– Enhancement: Simplify the schedule editor dialog by hiding unused options instead of greying them out, in Comet Backup and in the Comet Server web interface

– Enhancement: Support importing periodic daily schedules from Ahsay v6

– Enhancement: Support preserving any customized LOCAL SYSTEM user account for Delegate service when upgrading from 19.12.1 or later

– Enhancement: Add extra warning if the Storage Vault size decreases unexpectedly during a backup job

– Enhancement: Add banner warning to the Vault Analysis dialog in the Comet Server web interface if the information is definitely outdated

– Enhancement: Add Version column to job history tables in the Comet Backup desktop app

– Enhancement: Add hover tooltip to “outdated” badge showing outdated version number, on the Recent Activity page in the Comet Server web interface

– Enhancement: Add warning message when removing a Spanned storage target

– Enhancement: Show free disk space in Comet Backup interface

– Enhancement: Include the total retry duration in retried error messages

– Enhancement: Minor reduction in web browser memory usage when browsing the Comet Server web interface

– Enhancement: Improve performance of logging large job reports

– Enhancement: Improve detection of Synology DSM operating systems on the Connected Devices page in the Comet Server web interface

– Enhancement: Cosmetic display Linux distribution icon on the Connected Devices page in the Comet Server web interface

– Enhancement: More clearly display default policy badge when viewing a single policy in the Comet Server web interface

– Enhancement: Wait longer to start backup jobs if the Storage Vault is currently undergoing an exclusive retention pass

– Comet Server now requires TLS1.2 for HTTPS connections, for improved PCI compliance. Windows Server 2008 users may be required to install KB4019276.

– Comet Backup for macOS now requires OS X 10.10 Yosemite or higher (increased from 10.9 Mavericks)

– Remove IE8 support for the Comet Server web interface

– The Comet Backup uninstaller on macOS was moved to the Resources subdirectory of the `.app` package, to comply with Apple TN2206.

 

Changes compared to 19.12.8

– The method of setting a default policy has changed since the feature was introduced in 19.12.2. If you had set a default policy using the previous method, it should be reconfigured using the new method

– Enhancement: Allow choosing the default policy for new user accounts in the Comet Server web interface

– Enhancement: More clearly display default policy badge when viewing a single policy in the Comet Server web interface

– Fix an issue with not enforcing policy file exclusions that are specifically for the Windows x86_64 platform

– Fix an issue with unclear error messages when xcrun fails to perform notarisation of a Comet Backup macOS installer using SSH

– Fix a cosmetic issue with using “Save” instead of “Create” text when creating a new policy