20.9.6 ‘Voyager’ now released

Changes compared to 20.9.5

– Feature: Prompt for Full Disk Access permission on macOS

– Feature: Support `/SHORTCUT=disable` command-line parameter and `HKLM\Software\backup-tool\Shortcuts` registry key, to prevent creating desktop and Start Menu shortcuts when installing Comet Backup on Windows

– Enhancement: Select Password authentication by default for new SFTP destinations on Windows

– Fix an issue with losing a previously-granted Full Disk Access permission on macOS after a remote software upgrade if codesigning was not used

– Fix an issue with some error handling cases for OEM recovery partitions during a Disk Image backup job

– Fix an issue with the `/TOKEN=` parameter if it was used without the `/S` switch, by enforcing silent mode

– Fix an issue with the “Last […] Backups” Retention policy being limited to 99 in the Comet Backup desktop app

– Fix an issue with adding new Protected Item retention overrides in the Comet Server web interface impacting the actual Storage Vault retention rule

– Fix an issue with “Invalid function” error messages when browsing partitions for restore after resizing a dynamic partition on an iSCSI LUN

– Fix an issue with “expected XX bytes” error messages indicating a 2048 – 4096 byte read shortfall in some Disk Image backup job situations

– Fix an issue with malformed URLs if a trailing slash was not present in the configured Comet Server URL

– Fix an issue with handling cloud storage branding restrictions inside child span storage dialogs in the Comet Backup desktop app

– Fix an issue with live connections in the Comet Server web interface when logged in as an end-user, affecting backup/restore operations

– Fix an issue with the “WebHookOptions” being “null” instead of an empty array in the `cometd.cfg` file if no webhooks have been configured yet

– Fix an issue with failing to run some steps during installation and uninstallation of Comet Backup for Windows

– Fix a cosmetic issue with ARM64 devices appearing as ARM32 in the Comet Server web interface

– Fix a cosmetic issue with size mismatch error messages in the Comet Backup desktop app if the sizes are indistinguishable after rounding, by falling back to displaying the exact byte sizes