How-To Guides

Here you can find an information tutorials and “how-to” guides for CloudBerry Lab products.

How to Backup to Another Computer Over the Internet

Since CloudBerry Backup supports file system repositories - apart from a wide range of cloud storage services - you may want to use it for PC-to-PC backups. In this article, we are going to show how to create a backup using a VPN-connected storage repository. Continue reading

Managed Service Provider Responsibilities: Top 6 Things to Do When Launching Your MSP Business

The as-a-service model was booming in 2017, and interest will likely only continue to increase in 2018. Subsequently, opportunities within the managed services landscape continue to grow, and so does the competition. So as you plan your MSP business, you need to be prepared.

As you begin the planning stages, here’s a list of key considerations as part of starting a successful MSP business. Continue reading

Windows Server 2012 Bare-Metal Recovery: What You Should Know

Any crucial desktop or server system needs two parts of protection: file backup and system backup. While file backup is all about user files and folders, system-level protection is necessary to recover the entire system in case of any failure.

In this article, we are going to briefly compare Windows built-in image backup features with CloudBerry Backup features. Continue reading

The Basic Price Modeling Guide for MSPs

Small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) face constant challenges while managing their IT infrastructure. In an era of evolving IT technologies, it can be especially difficult to focus on both the main business and tech requirements. What’s more, most SMBs can’t afford to hire an IT team, though the need is clear.

Fortunately, this is where managed service providers can help. They have the ability to take on all of a business’ IT requirements, such as setting up a network and providing software installation and remote system backup.

As IT companies add new services, their MSP pricing models may change. This helps them to remain flexible and adjust offerings according to market needs.

Here’s the list of the most popular pricing models, which can give you some guidance on how to price your MSP services.

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How to Resize Partition: Cross-Platform Guide

In this article, we are going to show how to resize HDD/SSD drive partitions keeping user and system data. Partition resizing is a common task if your hard drive needs to be replaced in any case (except failure) or you would like to reorganize stored data in a new way.

Since there are few major platforms on the market - Windows, Linux, OS X - we are going to overview resizing solutions for all of them. All of these systems have built-in tools and you will learn how to resize partitions with the help of them.

Note: This guide cannot help if your hard drive is broken or unavailable - in such case please restore your data using a previously created backup. Continue reading

Cloud Backup for Small Business

Even as managed service providers move more and more customers to the cloud, there are still customers that believe strongly in "4 walls infrastructure.” In most cases, their mistrust originates from a lack of knowledge and experience. As a managed service provider and an expert that they trust, you can provide knowledge and reassurance.

In today’s article, we’re going to review the three most popular misconceptions regarding cloud backup for small business and explain why they are fundamentally incorrect. In addition, this article will offer ways to help you refute customers’ common arguments regarding cloud backup and security. Continue reading

How to Create a Website for Free Using Amazon Web Services

Creating a website used to be a laborious and costly effort back in the day. Registering a domain, arranging hosting, and configuring DNS settings were usually done through different companies, which made it difficult and time-consuming to create a website from scratch. Those days are thankfully over, as companies like Amazon now offer comprehensive functionality when it comes to creating and maintaining a website. Continue reading

How to Backup and Restore Windows 7 with OneDrive

Any user of Microsoft Windows 7 needs a proper backup system to avoid data loss in any case. Since Microsoft offers OneDrive client for Windows, you may want to use it as a cloud backup tool and storage. But it is necessary to understand the difference between cloud backup and cloud sync.

In this article we will explain this concept and show how to backup and restore Windows 7. Continue reading

A Complete Guide to Windows 10 Backup and Restore

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.

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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