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19.2.0 ‘Pallas’ released

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Changes compared to 18.12.6

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Changes compared to 18.11.6

  • Change Event IDs used by Comet's service manager process

New Features

  • New "Recent Activity" page in the Comet Server web interface
  • New "Account Name" field for users
  • Option to use legacy V2 signing for S3-compatible storage
  • Support EV Authenticode signing via PKCS#11 hardware token in Comet Server
  • Policy option to set default retention policy
  • Policy options to enforce retention policies in Storage Vaults, and to prevent overriding retention policies in Protected Items
  • Portuguese (Europe) translation
  • Update Spanish translation
  • Option to keep deduplication indexes in on-disk temporary files instead of RAM
  • API to allow end-user single sign on to Comet Server web interface
  • API to list all available software platforms
  • API to download more platform-specific variants of Comet Backup installer, for smaller filesize
  • Unbranded registry option for mixing in additional entropy for differentiating device IDs
  • Add Last Job column to the Protected Items table in the Comet Server web interface
  • Optional new Device ID column on the Connected Devices page


  • Unified login for the Comet Server web interface (including login failure logging)
  • Show directory sizes in the restore dialog in Comet Backup
  • Auto cleanup old Running jobs after a successful software upgrade
  • Improve performance for listing backup snapshots in high-latency Storage Vaults
  • Improve performance of loading Protected Item history views in Comet Backup by optimising the network request
  • Minor performance improvement for browsing Hyper-V VMs
  • Minor performance improvement for configuring two-factor authentication settings on Comet Server instances with large numbers of administrator accounts
  • Minor reduction in CPU usage when rebuilding indexes
  • Minor reduction in memory usage for backup-tool processes
  • Reduce peak memory usage when first loading indexes from an existing Storage Vault
  • Always use native language for language selection
  • Add Storage Vault icons for S3-compatible vaults from Exoscale and Cynnyspace
  • Allow entering fractional values in quota fields in the Comet Server web interface
  • Faster response for job cancellation
  • Display custom icon for S3-Compatible Storage Vaults using Alibaba / Aliyun OSS cloud storage
  • Display icons for Storage Vault types in the restore dialog in the Comet Server web interface
  • Add "outdated" badges, clickable device actions, and auto-refresh to the Recent Activity page in the Comet Server web interface
  • Extend retry behaviour for S3-compatible storage destinations (including Google Cloud Storage)
  • Improve retry backoff behaviour for retaking VSS snapshots and for SMB login
  • Improve retry behaviour for Exchange EDB metadata operations
  • Improve network retry behaviour for Azure storage
  • Update French translation
  • Portuguese and Spanish language translations fall back to each other instead of English, if possible
  • Show current/outdated breakdown when hovering the "Online Devices" column in Comet Server
  • Rename all 'ID' columns in the Comet Server web interface, to clarify which ID they refer to