Q1: What is defined as "local" storage -- a volume on the QNAP, External USB drive, a network share available over the LAN?
A: All above is considered a local storage.
Q2: What happens if the QNAP device fails or is destroyed? How to restore from a backup back to local storage? Is the local storage totally portable and self-contained? does it contain file indexes / database ?
A: There is no need for indexes/database.
Q3: If the backup is encrypted, how is the key restored if the QNAP install is destroyed?
A: You need to remember the key that you used to encrypt data.
Q4: If the QNAP device is destroyed, is there another client that can restore the data from Amazon S3 archive?
A: You can use all editions of CloudBerry Backup to restore the data . They are fully compatible. The restore is always free.
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Q5: Is CloudBerry Explorer compatible with backups CloudBerry Backup for QNAP makes?
A: No! CloudBerry Explorer is not designed as a restore tool for CloudBerry Backup. You should use CloudBerry Backup Restore Wizard.
Q6: Can items in S3 be archived to Glacier using CB Explorer?
A: Yes, but you will not be able to restore them with the QNAP restore utility as of now. We will address that later. You can restore them on a Windows system though.
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Q7: If I have multiple QNAP devices at multiple locations, do I purchase multiple licenses under the same email address, or does each site need a different id?
A: You need a license per device. It doesn't matter what email you use though.