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21.11.0 ‘Himalia’ released

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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

Enhancements

  • Translations now include the retention range description text in the Comet Server web interface
  • Improve performance of loading items in the Office365 child dialogs by adding local cache in the Comet Backup desktop app
  • Automatically prefer to run retention passes on "high power" devices
  • Add optional 'Timezone' column to the Devices table on a User's profile page in the Comet Server web interface
  • Improve speed of fallback operations for Office 365 backup jobs
  • Improve network transfer performance for all storage locations other than Storage Role, by reducing buffering
  • Mark job as abandoned if remote device cancellation fails to find a matching process
  • Improve the accuracy of Files and Directories statistic for the Office365 booster
  • Improve performance of restoring multiple files within the same directory
  • Display a description of a Storage Vault default Retention Policy on hover in the Protected Items settings editor in the Comet Backup desktop app and the Comet Server web interface
  • Reword the B2 feature to hide files instead of deleting them for better clarity, and add in-client help text
  • Rearrange the Actions menu on the User page in the Comet Server web UI to isolate destructive actions
  • Improve appearance of Comet Server Service Manager on HiDPI displays
  • Improve translations for German on/off text
  • The Comet Server service manager always starts after installation of Comet Server
  • Allow usernames shorter than six characters
  • Update Thai translation
  • Minor performance improvement for the "Use temporary files instead of disk" option
  • Try to access Amazon S3 China regions over IPv6 if possible
  • Improve performance of Reindex and Deep Verify operations
  • Improve performance of Office 365 SharePoint site / OneDrive backup
  • Office 365 Backup performance in full and delta backup mode has been improved
  • Improve the performance of opening the "Add Protected Item" dialog
  • Improve performance of searching the jobs database for a single user account
  • Add more detailed message for Office365 graph API error

Changes compared to 20.9.12

Enhancements

  • Add more detailed message for Office365 graph API error

Bug Fixes

  • Fix an issue with the mysqldump binary not being found on some non-windows platforms
  • Fix an issue with Office 365 Restore to original account in a new folder
  • Fix an issue with restoring mail to an Office 365 Account when the account is in a French, German or Portugese language localization
  • Fix a cosmetic issue with Office365 service icons status not falling back to its parent status in some cases in the Comet Backup desktop app