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How to Enable and Read Amazon S3 Bucket Logs to Improve File Security

how to enable, access and read amazon s3 bucket logsImagine the situation: you browse your Amazon S3 bucket and suddenly discover that some files are missing. Since Amazon S3 offers high durability, it leaves almost no chance to these files to disappear due to a system failure or disaster. Apparently, they were deleted by a user. How to find out who did that? Continue reading

Cloud Disaster Recovery

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A disaster could hardly be planned, but disaster recovery planning is a must. The core of successful disaster recovery is, of course, backup.

Nowadays, cloud storage providers are widely used for storing backups. However, the biggest cloud storage providers have created various services to perform recovery in the cloud. Today we will discuss the need for disaster recovery in the cloud and its peculiarities. Continue reading

Direct Upload to AWS Glacier or Upload through AWS S3. Comparison

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Amazon Glacier is a cloud service dedicated for storing archived data which is not likely to be retrieved often. In other words, it is designed for infrequently accessed data. Glacier has high latency of data retrieval but offers low pricing and high safety for stored archives. In this article we are going to explain Glacier’s data uploading nuances.

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Backup Types Explained: Incremental vs. Differential vs. Full vs. Synthetic

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What could possibly be easier - to perform a backup? Many things, actually. There are lots of forms of backup and additional features, that might help you to achieve exactly your needs. In this article, we are covering the differences between the most popular types of backup:

  • Full Backup
  • Incremental Backup
  • Differential Backup
  • Synthetic Full Backup

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Synthetic Full Backup with CloudBerry Backup

Synthetic full backup is, basically, full backup and incremental backup mixed together. In the end, you get a full backup on the storage, that's incrementally being updated, without unnecessary or outdated data. You always have your up-to-date full backup.

We have developed a synthetic full backup feature for image-based backups in CloudBerry Backup. This enhancement decreases the amount of data upload to the cloud and accelerates overall process. We are going to explain the technical background and show how to use the new feature.
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Amazon S3 vs EBS vs EFS. The Difference Explained

Amazon S3, Amazon EFS and Amazon EBS are three different storage types, designed by Amazon Web Services. Amazon S3 is an object storage and is suitable for storing user files and backups in massive numbers. Amazon EFS was designed to provide scalable storage for the users of Amazon EC2 cloud computing service. Amazon EBS was also created to enhance the functionality of Amazon EC2 - it is similar to your computer's drive but in virtualized environment. All these services are great, but only if you use them in accordance with their purpose.

In this article, we will define the difference of Amazon S3, Amazon EFS and Amazon EBS storage options.  Continue reading

Incremental Backup Explained

Incremental backup is a feature, that analyzes your files, finds new and modified ones and uploads only them to your storage. To perform an incremental backup, you need, of course, to perform an initial full backup. Needless to say, that is one of the most efficient ways to perform your backup.
In this article, we will talk about incremental backup, its strengths and weaknesses, and about the implementation of incremental backup in CloudBerry Backup.

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Amazon S3, MS Azure and Google Cloud Storage Pricing Comparison

Updated on 12/14/2017

Amazon S3 is a public object storage that helps individuals and enterprises to store and retrieve data. For a few years of its existence Amazon has regularly announced price cuts for Simple Storage Services. Its main competitors — Google Cloud Storage and Microsoft Azure are running face to face and also systematically decrease cloud storage costs to undercut Amazon pricing.

CloudBerry Lab develops a number of software solutions for managing cloud data and for cloud backup. Our products support more than 15 cloud storage services, providing Google Cloud backupMicrosoft Azure backup, cloud backup for Amazon S3 and other cloud storage providers. To help our customers better navigate on constantly changing cloud storage market we decided to prepare a short article comparing Microsoft Azure, Google Storage and Amazon S3 prices.

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