Skip to main content

21.2.0 ‘Ganymede’ released

· 3 min read

Changes compared to 20.11.3

New Features

  • Allow configuring isolated Organizations in the Setup Wizard in the Comet Server web interface
  • Restore to original paths
  • Support silent install for Comet Backup on macOS
  • Support new /ISLOCALSYSTEM="yes" silent installation flag to force the Comet Backup desktop app's background service to use LOCAL SYSTEM authentication
  • Support new TrustXForwardedFor option in cometd.cfg to support customer IP addresses behind a reverse proxy such as nginx
  • Support editing advanced email settings from the Comet Backup desktop app
  • Support requesting a "Custom Remote Bucket" from an API endpoint
  • Support Static Locations for new Spanned targets, improving performance in limited situations


  • More accurately display current backup job speed, by using a rolling 15s average instead of a whole-job average
  • Use orange colour for warnings in the Recent Activity page, in the dashboard widgets, in email reports, and in the Comet Backup desktop app
  • Detect Linux distro to provide more detailed instructions if the client installer fails to find an installed xz decompressor
  • Add optional "next scheduled job" column to Protected Item tables in the Comet Server web interface
  • Support editing existing custom driver, file, folder, and command entries in the USB Recovery Media wizard
  • Automatically save and load previous settings for the WinRE USB Recovery Media builder
  • Automatically clean up packindex files if a consistency issue is detected, and during reindex operations
  • Automatically upgrade data encryption formats for more field types in the Comet Server cometd.cfg file
  • Reduce peak server load in Comet Server by extending the reconnection time window for live device connections
  • Minor reduction in memory usage when loading data packs from the Storage Vault
  • Reduce memory usage in the Comet Backup desktop app when communicating with the background service
  • Reduce memory usage when uploading replacement index files during a Retention Pass
  • Reduce memory usage when loading index files from a Storage Vault
  • Improve performance of browsing files to restore from the Comet Server web interface after opening the first directory
  • Improve performance when deleting single files from large directories within a past backup job snapshot
  • Improve performance when processing Storage Vaults containing a large number of snapshots
  • Improve performance of user profile operations if a Storage Vault contains a lot of shared data, by truncating deduplication analysis data

Changes compared to 20.12.6

Bug Fixes

  • Fix an issue with "File already closed" error messages when using the Search feature in the Comet Backup desktop app
  • Fix a cosmetic issue with STR_CI text appearing in custom search areas in the Comet Backup desktop app
  • Fix a cosmetic issue with job ETA displaying as zero