CloudBerry Backup

CloudBerry Backup transfers data to Amazon S3 and restores it in minutes. The backup software connects directly to your Amazon S3 account and securely transfers backup files and folders to the cloud, serving as a transport between your Windows workstation and your Amazon S3 storage account. It is available for Amazon S3 and Glacier, Microsoft Azure, Google cloud, OpenStack and all major cloud storage providers. You can backup desktop pc, server files, MS SQL Server with a proper version of CloudBerry Backup.

How to Restore from System Image Backup with CloudBerry Backup

CloudBerry Backup allows you to easily restore your system from an image backup. You can perform restores directly from the cloud or USB flash drive to any dissimilar hardware or Hyper-V, VMware virtual machine or Amazon EC2, Microsoft Azure or Google Cloud virtual environment.

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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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Choosing an EC2 Instance Type

AWS offers nearly fifty different types of EC2 instances. It also provides a number of different categories of images, each tailored for different use cases.

Choice is a good thing, and having so many EC2 instance options and categories is a benefit to users. But with so many possibilities, deciding which EC2 instance is the best fit for your needs can be a challenge.

If you’re struggling to decide which EC2 instance to use, this article is for you. It outlines the major EC2 instance types and categories and makes recommendations about which instances are the best fit for certain types of situations. 

We won’t discuss every individual instance type. That would be unfeasible, because Amazon currently offers forty-nine distinct EC2 instances. But we’ll cover the most important ones, and discuss the differences between the major categories of EC2 instances.

However, if you are familiar with EC2 instance types, you might be interested in the EC2 backup. Check out our article about the types of EC2 backup. Continue reading

Is RAID a Backup?

Redundant array of independent disks or as it is better known — RAID — is a data storage virtualization technology that conflates multiple physical storage devices into a single logical unit. This setup enhances the integrity and reads & write speeds of the data by employing various data redundancy mechanisms, thereby giving you more certainty as to whether your data is intact at any given moment. Many people naturally wonder if RAID may altogether supersede the good old data backup; however, in this article, we will describe how RAID and backup actually complete each other rather than compete with each other.

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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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Support for AWS Glacier Singapore in CloudBerry Backup and Explorer

Amazon has just introduced an addition the the list of its AWS Glacier regions — Singapore. From now on users can use Amazon Glacier in Asia Pacific (Singapore) to reliably and durably store their data at a fraction of the price of regular S3. Here at CloudBerry Lab we naturally stay on top of things and today are updating our products with the support for the new Glacier region.
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How to Back Up Amazon EC2 Instances

Amazon EC2 instances can be backed up in more than one way. The approach you take to EC2 backups should reflect your needs: Whether you require an automated backup solution, how quickly you need to be able to restore an instance during an emergency and how much data you can store and transfer.

This article identifies the different methods for backing up EC2 instances and discusses the pros and cons of each approach. Continue reading

What Files to Backup?

Perhaps one of the most important things in dealing with data — for both organizations and individuals — is to design sensible backup strategies to ensure that all critical data is securely stored and accessible in the event of a disaster. On the one hand, certain corporate files are absolutely crucial for the continuation of business, but on the other hand backing up applications, movies, music, and certain system files is unnecessary, as that information is easily recoverable from official sources, not to mention the spiraling out of control cloud storage fees. In this article, we set out to clarify exactly what types of data should be subject to backup, and what files should either be omitted or delegated to the image-based backup. Continue reading

Microsoft Azure Storage Types Explained

Microsoft Azure Cloud offers several types of scalable, high-availability storage: for tables, queues, files, blobs and Azure virtual machine disks. But what does it all really mean?

Even for an IT-specialist, it is not that easy to determine the best solution for the corporate requirements and environment. In this article, we will provide a definition for each of the Microsoft Azure storage types and give examples. 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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