Windows 10 Backup and Restore: Full Guide

If you use Microsoft Windows 10 at home or in an office, it is crucial to have a proper backup infrastructure in order to avoid data loss in case of hardware malfunction, virus activity or human fault. In this article, we are going to explain what backup options you have and how to protect Windows 10 using CloudBerry Backup. Continue reading

Announcing the CloudBerry™ Forum!

Since I started here at CloudBerry one of the questions I kept asking was “why don’t we have our own forum?” The answer was that we used to have a forum several years ago but that was before we had a lot of customers. Participation was low and it wasn’t deemed as a necessary resource at the time so the forum was closed. Now that we have tens of thousands of customers and we see questions come up in popular places like Reddit, Spiceworks, Server Fault and others, we feel it’s time to offer our customers a CloudBerry specific place to ask questions and get answers. Continue reading

5 Questions MSP Should Answer to Find the Best Online Backup Service

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As the number of backup solutions on the market grows, it gets more and more difficult for a managed service provider to select the best online backup service. There are too many features to look at, too many technologies involved. Each backup vendor is telling you that their solution is exactly what you need. But what is the right decision that fits your needs? Continue reading

Windows Backup and Restore: Tips and Tricks

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Windows data backup strategies are usually based on two practices: backing up to external hard drives or cloud backups. Should you use both backup techniques for Windows backup and restore at the same time, or just one? If one, which is the better approach? This article explains. Continue reading

Backup Encryption Options Demystified

Backup Encryption overviewEncryption is everywhere:  On your storage, on your network, over the internet, and in the cloud. Encryption is about protecting your data from those who might otherwise use it to cause harm. It protects you from those who bypass security to access data within your organization, illegal access from outside, and provides protection for compliance. Your live data is the lifeblood of your organization and your backups protect your live data by letting you restore misplaced, damaged, stolen, or incorrectly edited data with versions that keep the business running. Continue reading

Don’t Forget to Backup your Clients’ Data to Offsite Data Storage Before the Natural Disaster Season

DRaaS when hurricane strikes

Natural disasters in 2017 including hurricanes and storms have had some tremendous affects, having destroyed whole towns and making people homeless. Hurricane Harvey alone that crashed upon the US in August brought total losses of $190 billion.

A significant portion of this amount belongs to small and medium-sized businesses, as the hurricanes destroy something that any company depends on most: its data. Physical infrastructure can be rebuilt, but data can not be recovered if not stored properly.

Managed Service Providers can demonstrate value to their customers by providing managed offsite backup. This is an essential service that can be very useful, especially in the regions where the risk of natural disasters is high. Continue reading

GDPR and Data Storage

Practical advice on GDPR compliant data storage

In a recent blog post, we reviewed the main terms and definitions in the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). For those of you who do not yet know about these new  EU compliance regulations, please refer to our GDPR Overview.

GDPR brings several major data management requirements  for all businesses that deal with data of EU citizens, including businesses that do not operate in the European Union, but process or store data of any person from the EU.

In today’s article, we will focus on GDPR compliant data storage. Continue reading

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

Creating and Accessing Amazon S3 VPC Endpoint

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We are always trying to stay on top of the new functionality introduced by Amazon. In this guide, we will describe how to create and access Amazon S3 endpoint in your VPC.

Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) is the Amazon service that allows you to create and manage virtual private networks. By default, all AWS resources are accessed via the public Internet. You may need to restrict access to your cloud network due to security requirements of your project. Before now, you had to allow internet communications between your VPC and AWS resources that you need. The recently introduced feature called VPC Endpoints allows you to keep your VPC truly private and grant access only to the resources that you need directly from the network itself.
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