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Disaster Recovery in the Cloud

Cloud Disaster Recovery

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 In the end, you get a full backup on the storage, that's incrementally being updated, without unnecessary or outdated data.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 28/08/2017

Amazon S3 is a public object storage that helps individuals and enterprises to store and retrieve data. For a few years of its existence the 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, including Amazon S3, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Storage. 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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What Is Best for Backup: Amazon Cloud Drive vs. Google Drive vs. Microsoft OneDrive

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No one likes to think about the possibility of losing their data. The average person has a 33% chance of losing data whether it’s because of a virus, faulty hard drive, or simply human error.  Fortunately, with cloud technology, backing up your data is easier than ever.  The hardest part may be deciding which cloud service to choose.

Three of the most popular options include Amazon Cloud Drive, Google Drive, and Microsoft OneDrive. All three offer cost effective, consumer-oriented solutions with enough capacity to store all of your critical files. The question is, how do they compare? We’ll take a look at their performance, pricing, and platform availability to help you decide which cloud drive is right for your situation.

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