Backup Management

Management Console

Comet’s Self-Hosted management console is for organizations that require complete control over their backup and storage environment. You choose where to host your management servers. Control your setup by utilizing your own infrastructure.

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Enterprise level control
over your backups

For industries with specific
regulatory requirements

Scalable for resellers
and distributors

Packed With All The Features IT Providers Need

Regulatory Environments
You have full control over where data is stored and who can access it. Once you install Comet behind your firewall, the data never leaves your secure environment.
For Backup Resellers And Distributors
Sell backup services to MSPs and IT teams with premium features such as tenanting and white-labeling. Commercialize Comet from one centralized management console.
Flexible Storage Options
Total storage flexibility — you choose where you back up your data. Utilize Comet Storage, bring your own cloud provider or on-prem infrastructure.
Powerful Versatility
You Choose How To Deploy Your Backup Environment. Design a custom backup setup, utilizing Comet’s complete feature set. Deploy your own replication servers for high availability at one fixed price.

How Self-Hosted Management Server Console Works

Start Running Backups and Restores
in Less than 15 Minutes

30-Day Free Trial • No Credit Card Required • Easy Deployment

Centralized Control With Self-Hosted Management Console

Your system’s data is secure, easily discoverable and always accessible

What’s Included With The Self-Hosted Management Console?

Installation and Maintenance

Features Comet-Hosted Self-Hosted
Automatic start up (no download or installation required) X
CPU, RAM, Disk Space and other system requirements X
Fully managed quarterly software updates X
Access to Comet’s fast-track weekly software updates X
Comet Storage automatically configured X
Can be hosted anywhere X
HIPAA compatible X
GDPR compatible
Server replication available for high availability X

Storage Options & Features

Features Comet-Hosted Self-Hosted
Back up to Comet Storage
Back up to any S3-compatible cloud storage
Backup to on-prem storage X
Storage replication available X
Maintenance and clean-up of unused storage buckets
Set user quotas (e.g. storage limit)

Features Parity

Features Comet-Hosted Self-Hosted
Direct-to-cloud, compressed and deduplicated backups
More than a dozen backup types including Files & Folders,
Disk Image, M365, VMs, and more
Ransomware protection including: S3 storage object lock
& zero trust encryption
Email reporting
Audit logging X
Code signing
IP rate limiting X
IP whitelist X

Console Access and Management

Features Comet-Hosted Self-Hosted
Language and time customization
Set up tenant accounts X
Set up admin accounts X
Security features including: 2FA, HTTPS, SSL & SSO
No RMM required
Integration with third-party applications
Simplified API support
Full API support X
Help desk support

Which Backup Console Is Right For You?

Simple | Predictable | Enterprise Features

Deliver Best-In-Class Data Protection Today

$99 USD / Single Self-Hosted Server / Month
$199 USD / Unlimited Self-Hosted Servers / Month

Frequently Asked Questions About Self-Hosted

Why do I need a management console to run backups?


Comet runs on a client-server model. Comet's management console, called the Comet Server, is required to manage user accounts, as well as configure backup and device settings.

To get started with Comet Backup, your first step is to select and set up a Comet Server, either Self-Hosted or Comet-Hosted, to register devices to be backed up.

What kind of technical expertise does my team need to Self-Host?

  • SSL certificate and networking skills
  • Windows and/or Linux server experience
  • Knowledge about server hardware and bottlenecks
  • Best practises for upgrade paths and risk tolerance

Do I need my own storage? What are my storage options with Self-Hosted?


With Comet, you choose where your data is stored. With Self-Hosted you can backup to:

  • Comet Storage, a bundled Wasabi storage offering
  • Any S3-compatible cloud storage provider (see a full list of options here)
  • On-prem storage

How many backups can it run? How does it scale with numerous users?


All backup and restore functions are carried out by the Comet Backup client.

Since the bulk of the backup and restore operations happen client-side, the Comet Server is freed up to accommodate a huge number of users and up to several thousand devices.

Why might I need more than one Self-Hosted management server console?


The Comet Server has the capacity to manage hundreds of users and several thousand devices. In most cases, there is no need to spin up more than one Comet Server, unless storage replication needs to be set up, which would require another Comet Server to be set up as the replication destination.

However, customers can still back up to multiple storage destinations without replication by simply setting up more than one backup schedule and directing each to a different storage location.

This has the added advantage of not replicating any errors that might be occurring in the primary storage location to the secondary storage location.