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· 3 min read

Changes compared to 21.12.2

You can now select "If last job was Missed" from the schedule dialog. When a device re-connects to the server and detects that it has recently missed a backup, it will immediately start a new backup job. This replaces the previous option "When PC starts, if last job was missed". The "If last job was Missed" option bypasses any issues with fast startup, hibernation or sudden power off interrupting a backup schedule.

New Feature

  • Feature: Add the new schedule option "If last job was Missed" to allow a backup job to run as soon as the Comet client is reconnected when there are missed jobs

· 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