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CrashPlan for Small Business, no.
Code42 for Enterprise, yes.
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This page lists new features and bug fixes for Code42 app version 7.0. Click a specific version number below to expand or collapse the details.
For the Code42 cloud and administration console, see Code42 cloud release notes.
Code42 app version 7.0.0
In cloud-only Code42 environments, user devices will be automatically upgraded to Code42 version 7.0.0 over several days, beginning June 18, 2019. Administrators can delay this upgrade by up to 30 days by configuring a global delay or organization exception.
File exfiltration detection for Windows shared network drives
On Windows devices, uploads and downloads to and from shared network drives now appear in Security Center Application Activity and as Forensic File Search Exposure events. (Mac devices already report file exfiltration via network shares.)
Code42 app notarization for Mac
The Code42 app for Mac is now officially notarized by Apple. This improves security and ensures Code42 app compatibility with future macOS releases. .
Other enhancements and updates
- The Code42 app is now packaged with our own native launcher and a smaller Java Runtime Environment (JRE) optimized for use only with the Code42 app. This improves Code42 app security, performance, and maintainability.
- Code signing security updates for numerous Code42 app components.
- The default memory allocation for the Code42 app is no longer automatically set to 1024 MB. Now, memory allocation is dynamically set to use 25% of the physical memory on the device. For example, a device with 4GB of RAM still allocates 1024 MB. A device with 8GB of RAM allocates 2048 MB. Devices that previously defined a custom value will continue to use the custom value.
- The names of the most recent log files no longer end with .0. For example, service.log.0 is now service.log. However, when service.log is full, the existing renaming pattern of service.log.1, service.log.2, etc. is unchanged.
- On Mac devices, improves messaging when the Code42 app requests access to your personal files. For example, requests to access your calendar now include the explanation "This allows Code42 to back up your calendar."
- Removes support for OS X 10.11 El Capitan. Devices using OS X 10.11 will not upgrade to Code42 app version 7.0.0.
- Adds support for backing up DACL (Discretionary Access Control List) metadata when restoring files to the same device that backed them up.
- Minor updates to font and button colors to improve accessibility.
- Security updates.
- Performance and stability improvements.
- Enabling archive key password security now requires users to sign in to the Code42 app before setting the archive key password.
- Updates third-party library Electron to version 2.0.8. This resolves an issue in which the Code42 app did not run on some Linux distributions.
- On Windows devices, the Code42 app now only backs up the permissions that were explicitly set on the file being backed up. Previously, the Code42 app also backed up file permissions inherited from the parent directory. This corrects an issue which could cause files restored with original permissions to include extra permissions when restored to a different location on the same device that backed up the files.
- If multiple restore jobs occurred at the same time, corrects an issue in which the Code42 app could incorrectly indicate a file download was still in process after all restores were completed.
- Corrects an issue in which a "Welcome to your new homepage" message unnecessarily appeared after every Code42 app upgrade. (The new homepage appeared in version 6.8.3 and no changes have occurred since then.)
- Improvements to logging.
- Corrects a rare issue on devices with the Code42 app installed per user in which Google file types stored in Drive File Stream for offline access were incorrectly added to the "to do" list for backup. Google proprietary file types (.gdoc, .gsheets, etc.,) cannot be backed up by the Code42 app.
- Corrects an issue in which issuing the
getlogscommand displayed an unexpected error message under certain circumstances.
- Corrects an issue introduced in Code42 app version 6.9.4 in which some log files only contained one line.
- Corrects a rare issue in which some file events did not report the SHA256 hash and MIME type when exporting user activity to CSV.
- When adding a directory path to exclude from endpoint monitoring, file paths must now use forward slashes ( / ) for path separators, even for Windows paths. This corrects an issue in which directory paths were not excluded as expected under certain circumstances.
- Corrects a rare issue limited to the Firefox browser on Mac devices in which file uploads were not detected by Security Center and Forensic File Search for one very specific and uncommon method of uploading files.
- Corrects several issues for Mac devices in which Security Center user activity results could incorrectly report file upload events for files that were only accessed by the web browser and not actually uploaded.
- In Forensic File Search, devices now only capture a maximum of 25 events for the same file within a five minute period. This may reduce device CPU and disk I/O usage in certain circumstances and prevent conflicts with other software that frequently creates and deletes the same file in rapid succession. This also corrects a very rare issue which could cause a device to stop reporting file events.
- On Windows devices with the Code42 app installed per user, corrects an issue in which file events could be created for users other than the currently signed in user if other (not signed in) users had processes running in the background.
- Corrects an issue on Linux devices in which Forensic File Search could report file modify events under certain circumstances when no actual file changes occurred.
- On Windows devices, installing the Code42 app per user via Microsoft's Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) may require the user to restart the device for the app to launch properly.