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· 3 min read

Changes compared to 22.8.0

Notice

  • Remove support for running the Comet Backup client on Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, and macOS 10.10 "Yosemite". The new minimum version is Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, and macOS 10.11 "El Capitan"
  • The Authenticode certificate used by Comet has been renewed. When installing the Windows version of Comet Server or Comet Backup, you may see Windows Defender Smartscreen prompts for approximately one week as the replacement certificate builds reputation.
  • Webhook and websocket events for the top-level Tenant will now include events from tenants

New Features

  • New design for the dashboard screen in the Comet Backup desktop app

  • Support Comet Backup for macOS on Apple Silicon (M1 / M2)

  • Support Gradient MSP as a PSA platform.

Gradient MSP is an external service that allows you to sync user account data and backup job error alerts into many RMM/PSA systems including ConnectWise, Autotask, Kaseya, Syncro, Pulseway RMM, HaloPSA and more. For more information, please see https://support.meetgradient.com/comet-backup

  • Added copy to clipboard button for Office 365 Azure setup process

  • User can now be transferred between tenants via API or web interface
    • The main organization's shown Organization Name will be "Comet Server Operator Organization", unless a Company Name is configured under Branding to override it.

  • Microsoft SQL Server backups can now be restored directly into MSSQL Server
  • Added ability to restore MySQL backups directly into a MySQL server, without spooling

  • Webhook and websocket events for main organization will now include events from tenants
  • Add Backup Now for self-backup targets
  • Integrates Storj backend with Comet
  • Added an API to create a self-backup export for a single tenant
  • Constellation role is now supported for tenants

Enhancements

  • Improve performance of Disk Image backup on drives with large amounts of free space sectors
  • Devices running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008 RTM are no longer eligible 'high power' devices for preferential retention passes
  • Increase number of worker threads for Storage Role replication
  • Minor improvements to performance and memory usage
  • Improved TLS ciphersuite selection in Comet Server's built-in HTTPS server
  • Custom commands (Before/Thaw/After, or Program Output backup, or Program Input restore) will no longer act as if Comet's $PWD is in $PATH
  • Increased job history lookup speed for servers with many user profiles
  • Various improvements to the Comet Server web interface's UI
  • Support the 'hide files instead of deleting them' option for Backblaze B2 in Constellation, to hide unused customer buckets and rely on B2 lifecycle policies for delayed cleanup
  • Cosmetic add icons to the Storage Template configuration settings in the Comet Server web interface
  • Reduce maximum concurrent installer generations to one less than the number of CPU cores, to prevent large Bulk Update Campaigns from slowing down the Comet Server
  • Reduce memory usage requirements for Comet Server Storage Role when processing a large file upload
  • Websockets can now be filtered using Query parameters (e.g. ?allowList=4100)
  • Improve performance when deleting an entire Tenant via the Comet Server API
  • Reduce filesize for downloading the Comet Backup installer for Windows
  • Webhooks can now be viewed, created, and edited through the Comet Server settings page, including as a Tenant admin
  • Improve performance of compressing data during backup jobs

Changes compared to 22.9.10

Bug Fixes

  • Fix an issue with Missed backup jobs only creating a SEVT_JOB_STARTED event message without any corresponding SEVT_JOB_FINISHED

· One min read

Changes compared to 22.9.9

Bug Fixes

  • Fix an issue with the "Add Protected Item" button not working in the Comet Backup desktop app
  • Fix an issue with Disk Image backups seeking past the end of the partition

· One min read

Changes compared to 22.9.8

New Features

  • Added an API to create a self-backup export for a single tenant

Enhancements

  • Improve performance of Disk Image backup on drives with large amounts of free space sectors

· 2 min read

Changes compared to 22.9.7

Notice: The Authenticode certificate used by Comet has been renewed. When installing the Windows version of Comet Server or Comet Backup, you may see Windows Defender Smartscreen prompts for approximately one week as the replacement certificate builds reputation.

New Features

  • Support Comet Backup on Apple silicon

· One min read

Changes compared to 22.9.5

New Features

  • Feature: Support Gradient MSP as a PSA platform. Gradient MSP is an external service that allows you to sync user account data and backup job error alerts into many RMM/PSA systems including ConnectWise, Autotask, Kaseya, Syncro, Pulseway RMM, HaloPSA and more. For more information, please see https://support.meetgradient.com/comet-backup

Bug Fixes

  • Fix an issue with the backup-tool crashing during a single file restore from a Windows Disk Image snapshot.
  • Fix an issue with S3 Storage Templates crashing during the first Storage Vault creation.

· 2 min read

Changes compared to 22.9.4

New Features

  • Added a top-level download button to the navigation bar on the Comet Server web interface.

Enhancements

  • Enhancement: Support the 'hide files instead of deleting them' option for Backblaze B2 in Constellation, to hide unused customer buckets and rely on B2 lifecycle policies for delayed cleanup
  • Enhancement: Cosmetic add icons to the Storage Template configuration settings in the Comet Server web interface
  • Enhancement: Various improvements to the Comet Server web interface's UI

Bug Fixes

  • Fix an issue with codesigning custom installers for macOS when Comet Server is installed on ARM64 Linux
  • Fix an issue with outdated Daylight Saving timezone rules on Windows
  • Fix an issue with the Comet Server web interface crashing when trying to restore data for a Protected Item that has been deleted from the live configuration
  • Fix a cosmetic issue with showing streaming MySQL and Microsoft SQL Server restore options for devices running older, ineligible versions of Comet Backup
  • Fix a cosmetic issue with missing loading animation on the Settings page in the Comet Server web interface
  • Fix a cosmetic issue with unclear labels when configuring Backblaze B2 Master Application Keys as a Storage Template in the Comet Server web interface
  • Fix a cosmetic issue with an unexpected border-radius on the main navigation bar in the Comet Server web interface
  • Fix a cosmetic issue with crushed spacing and padding in the FTP Storage Vault configuration and in the Storage Templates dialog in the Comet Server web interface
  • Fix an issue with MySQL streaming restore raising packet size errors when restoring large blobs

· 2 min read

Changes compared to 22.9.3

New Features

  • Added the ability to duplicate Protected Items in the Comet Backup desktop app

Enhancements

  • Reduce maximum concurrent installer generations to one less than the number of CPU cores, to prevent large Bulk Update Campaigns from slowing down the Comet Server
  • Reduce memory usage requirements for Comet Server Storage Role when processing a large file upload
  • Support SVG logo images in Comet Backup and in Comet Server

· One min read

Changes compared to 22.9.2

New Features

  • User can now be transferred between tenants via API or web interface. Main organization's default Organization Name will be Comet Server Operator Organization unless overridden by Company Name under Branding

Enhancements

  • Added separate port dialog for SFTP destination

· 2 min read

Changes compared to 22.9.1

New Features

  • Allow direct streaming restore of Microsoft SQL Server backups

Enhancements

  • Cosmetic redesign the New Storage Vault dialog in the Comet Backup desktop app to use a wizard

This brings the behavior in line with creating new Protected Items in the Comet Backup desktop app: a wizard is used for initial creation, to help guide you through the process, but after initial creation a tabbed dialog is used, for quickly jumping to any setting.

  • Cosmetic redesign the Search dialog in the Comet Backup desktop app to use a wizard, allowing easier back navigation