20.8.0 ‘Jupiter’ released

Changes compared to 20.5.0

– Feature: Disk Image backup support

– Feature: USB Recovery Media creation tool

– Feature: Updated translations for German, Spanish, French, Hebrew, Croatian, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Europe), and Russian

– Feature: Option to quickly select common backup source paths when creating new Protected Items in the Comet Backup desktop app. This currently includes Desktop, Documents, Downloads, Music, Pictures, Videos, Favorites, Outlook, and Windows Mail

– Feature: New design for progress bars and running jobs in the Comet Backup desktop app, to help make actions more discoverable

– Feature: Policy option to add default Protected Items for new devices

– Feature: Policy option to add default schedules for new Protected Items

– Feature: New webhook API for live change notifications in Comet Server

– Feature: Support viewing and basic editing of Hyper-V and Application-Aware Writer Protected Items in the Comet Server web interface

– Feature: Support restoring files as zip / tar / tar.gz / SquashFS archive format

– Feature: Option to reset a customer’s 2FA from the Actions menu in the Comet Server web interface

– Feature: Option to connect to Microsoft SQL Server using 32-bit OLEDB instead of native bitness

– Feature: Show the number of users using the corresponding policy in group policy page in the Comet Server web interface

– Feature: Allow restricting Comet Server admin accounts to access the branding and/or Requestable Storage parts of the Setup Wizard only

– Feature: Allow restricted Comet Server admin accounts to change the branding and/or Requestable Storage server settings without requiring a full daemon restart

– Feature: Allow preventing other Comet Server admin accounts from changing their own password via their My Account page. When coupled with the pre-existing ability to prevent access to the Setup Wizard, this can entirely prevent a Comet Server admin account from changing their own password

– Enhancement: Cosmetic redesign the Protected Item type selector

– Enhancement: Support additional archive format options (zip / tar / tar.gz) when restoring files into Program Input

– Enhancement: Show exact size tooltip when restoring files in the Comet Backup desktop app

– Enhancement: Show “advanced options” on login screen by default if the Comet Server address is `localhost` or `127.0.0.1` in the Comet Backup desktop app

– Enhancement: Show file type icons when editing Files and Folders Protected Items in the Comet Backup desktop app

– Enhancement: Show checkboxes when choosing files to restore in the Comet Backup desktop app

– Enhancement: Add diagnostic log message if wbadmin backup fails because the spool location has no free disk space remaining

– Enhancement: Try to use Microsoft Edge (Chromium) instead of IE as the rendering engine for the embedded Help page in the Comet Backup desktop app

– Enhancement: Preserve all progressbars for any background job operations after restarting the Comet Backup desktop app

– Enhancement: Default to “Select files” when choosing files to restore in the Comet Backup desktop app

– Enhancement: New Comet Server API to retrieve job reports as JSON format instead of plaintext

– Enhancement: API support for remotely browsing Hyper-V, Exchange Server, and Application-Aware Writer items (not yet available in the Comet Server web interface)

– Enhancement: Use more specific Comet Server API error code when trying to create a user with an existing username

– Enhancement: Reduce memory usage required for Storage Role replication in Comet Server

– Enhancement: Reduce memory usage for generating email job reports in Comet Server

– Enhancement: Minor memory reduction in the Comet Backup desktop app interface process

– Enhancement: Rename terminology for “Dismiss EFS warning” and “Simulate restore only”

– Enhancement: Cosmetic change the Microsoft SQL Server Protected Item settings layout to match other MySQL and MongoDB types

– Enhancement: Cosmetic add icons to Protected Items and Storage Vaults when managing a Policy in the Comet Server web interface

– Enhancement: Cosmetic rename ‘Account’ to ‘Settings’ in the Comet Backup desktop app

– Enhancement: Cosmetic hide unavailable Protected Item types on macOS in the Comet Backup desktop app

Changes compared to 20.6.8

– Feature: Updated translations for German, Spanish, French, Hebrew, Croatian, Dutch, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Europe), and Russian

– Fix an issue with producing an error instead of a warning if a special application path (e.g. Outlook, Windows Mail) was selected for backup but not found on the PC