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21.5.0 ‘Callisto’ released

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Changes compared to 21.2.1

  • The top-level administrator user accounts can now only log in to the Comet Server web interface at a non-Organization URL

New Features

  • Support suspending an Organization
  • Support advanced search queries when restoring files in the Comet Backup desktop app
  • Support Comet Backup desktop application on Linux
  • Allow multiple admin users to have the same username if they belong to different Organizations
  • Allow supplying a custom *.icns branding image to use for the Menu Bar icon for the Comet Backup desktop app on macOS
  • Show the status of last/current Self-Backup jobs on the About This Server page in the Comet Server web interface
  • Redesign restore dialog and job report's 'File' tab to use two panes, improving performance for very large numbers of files
  • Redesign Protected Item configuration to separate 'Authentication' and 'Items' tab (in the Comet Backup desktop app)


  • Update Spanish translation
  • Add warning for invalid syntax when entering a glob or regex exclusion in the Comet Server web interface
  • Use cryptographic-strength randomness for random password suggestions in the Comet Server web interface
  • Allow searching for backed-up files by object type, such as symlink / block device / EFS-encrypted file in the Comet Backup desktop app
  • Allow sorting columns in the Restore dialog in the Comet Backup desktop app
  • Compress older backup job logs inside the comet-jobs.db3 file, reducing file size
  • Cosmetic redesign the SSH tunnel popup for MongoDB Protected Items to use standard Property Sheet style
  • Prevent creating blank paths in the Mandatory File and Folder Exclusion policy section in the Comet Server web interface
  • Improve performance of authenticating a large number of admin API requests
  • Minor performance improvement for loading the Comet Server web interface, by reducing asset bundle sizes
  • Minor performance improvement for the Comet Backup desktop app
  • Minor performance improvements for uploading to Comet server Storage Role and SFTP storage vaults
  • Minor performance improvement when loading any data-driven view in the Comet Backup desktop app

Changes compared to 21.3.8


  • Minor performance improvement for Storage Vaults using the Comet Server Storage Role network protocol

Bug Fixes

  • Fix an issue with incorrect password in Constellation target being treated as a Comet Server with no roles enabled