21.8.0 ‘Amalthea’ released

Changes compared to 21.5.1 ‘Callisto’ and 21.5.0 ‘Callisto’

Amalthea is the latest entry in our quarterly rollup series. Amalthea does not include support for Office 365. Any Office 365 users should stay on the Comet Voyager track.


New Features

– Feature: Support two new s3-compatible storage providers “Filebase” and “Storadera

– Feature: Support ‘Advanced Filter’ to include all files matching pattern or regular expression

– Feature: Allow to test connection for storage vaults

– Feature: Use two-pane widget when choosing files to restore in the Comet Server web interface, improving performance and allowing sort and search filters

– Feature: Allow specifying target operating system when configuring a Default Protected Item in a Policy in the Comet Server web interface

– Feature: Add new NoMissedBackupEventsBefore configuration option to prevent Missed backup jobs being generated in the past

– Feature: Update translations for all supported languages



– Enhancement: Hide the “After disk snapshot” command option from Protected Item types which do not take disk snapshots

– Enhancement: Update the style of Two-Factor Authentication configuration when configuring Admin user accounts in the Comet Server setup wizard, to match the user’s own settings page

– Enhancement: Uncover the error when the Wasabi bucket location is discovered

– Enhancement: Add more detailed information about generating new custom serial numbers during the Comet Server install process on Windows and Linux (deb)

– Enhancement: Add the new ap-northeast-1 Japan region URL into the searching list of Wasabi regions

– Enhancement: Add more examples when adding an include/exclude filter with patterns or regular expressions

– Enhancement: Add version number information to more Windows exe files

– Enhancement: Minor performance improvement for starting backup jobs (avoid redownloading snapshot)

– Enhancement: Minor performance increase for job database files in Comet Server by increasing page cache size

– Enhancement: Minor performance improvement for the Comet Backup desktop app communicating with the background services

– Enhancement: Faster cleanup of temporary files when generating a Comet Server Self-Backup

– Enhancement: Improve performance of backup jobs by skipping the initial file scanning phase, if the information is not needed for quota enforcement nor for the Comet Backup desktop app interface

– Move Comet Backup for Windows’ saved username/password for auto-logon from AppData into the registry

– Fix a security issue for Comet-Hosted organisation admin users when previewing a job report