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· 2 min read

Changes compared to 21.12.1

New Feature

  • Added three new S3-compatible storage providers: Digital Ocean, Catalyst Cloud, and Cynny Space
  • Added Test Connection button to verify Storage Role credentials in the Comet Server web interface settings screen

· 2 min read

Changes compared to 21.12.0

  • Deprecation: Comet Server no longer supports Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008. Note that the Comet Backup desktop app continues to support Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008; this only affects Comet Server. Windows Server 2008 R2 is still supported for both Comet Server and the Comet Backup desktop app.

  • Deprecation: Removed support for U2F for two-factor authentication for admin users due to the impending removal of U2F from browsers (see https://groups.google.com/a/chromium.org/g/blink-dev/c/xHC3AtU_65A). Existing U2F 2FA will be automatically migrated to use WebAuthn when the Comet Server instance is upgraded; this requires no action on an admin's part, and the same U2F devices can continue to be used.

New Feature

  • Added support for WebAuthn for two-factor authentication for admin users, including support for Windows Hello Face / Fingerprint / PIN, Android Safetynet / Fingerprint and other Hardware Security Keys
  • Add new wizard for synchronizing time zone in the recovery environment

· One min read

Changes compared to 21.11.1 also appearing in 21.12.0

Bug Fixes

  • Fix an issue with sync state error which lowers performance
  • Fix an issue with bad request error handling when backing up SharePoint Online or OneDrive
  • Fix an issue with remotely cancelling a backup job via the Comet Server web interface if the remote device is running Comet 21.9.8 or later
  • Fix an issue with taking an initial backup job of SharePoint sites
  • Fix a cosmetic issue with counting group account or team site account itself as a Protected Account on Comet Server web interface

· 3 min read

Changes compared to 21.11.1

  • Terminology: 'Organisations' are now 'Tenants'

New Feature

  • Replaced the Comet Server web interface Setup Wizard with a Settings page
  • Add option to create ISO file as the recovery media in the Comet Backup desktop app

· One min read

Changes compared to 21.11.0

Bug Fixes

  • Fix an issue with SharePoint site backup. A site might miss backup due to missing fields in MS API response
  • Fix an issue with displaying the number of the Protected Account incorrect while only selecting shared services of a group account or a team site
  • Fix an issue with missing new Thai and Danish language entries when logged in to the Comet Server web interface as an end-user
  • Fix a cosmetic issue with adding the tooltip onto Office365 service icons on Comet Server web interface
  • Fix a cosmetic issue with not all of service icons being activated while checking the top level item after filtering Office365 resources by User account type on Comet Backup desktop app

· 4 min read

Changes compared to 21.8.0

New Feature

  • Add three new retention rules. "Last [...] backups, at most once per day", "Last [...] backups, at most once per week", "Last [...] backups, at most once per month"
  • Add timezone to each device, schedules will now honour the device specific timezone instead of the User Profile timezone
  • Allow specifying custom headers to be included with webhook POST requests made by Comet Server
  • support restore Disk Image snapshot to physical device in the Comet Server web interface
  • Support running Comet Server on Linux ARM64
  • Option to hide files instead of deleting them on Backblaze B2, for extra ransomware protection
  • Support running backup jobs and retention passes simultaneously
  • Support certain new upcoming Wasabi cloud storage regions upon their upcoming availability date
  • Add optional 'Registered' column to the Devices table on a User's profile page in the Comet Server web interface
  • Support custom SSL settings for MySQL Protected Items
  • You can now export a zip file with all log files from the Comet Server Web UI
  • Allow previewing an Office 365 email from the Comet Server web interface, by double-clicking it in the restore dialog
  • New backup-tool login subcommands to check login state and set login credentials on Linux
  • Danish translation
  • New API endpoints added for listing the Office 365 account resources that are available for backup
  • New and improved user interface for the Office365 Protected Item
  • Support the granular Office365 service backup

· 2 min read

Changes compared to 21.9.11

This release includes a change to the format of Comet Server's comet-jobs.db3 file. When upgrading to this version, there may be a one-time startup delay of around ~30 seconds as the database file format is migrated.

New Feature

  • New API endpoints added for listing the Office 365 account resources that are available for backup
  • New and improved user interface for the Office365 Protected Item
  • Support the granular Office365 service backup