How-To Guides

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

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

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

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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6 Ways for MSP to Increase Revenue Using Remote Backup Service

6 Ways for MSP to Increase Revenue Using Remote Backup Service

The demand for cloud backup grows steadily but still, there are many companies relying on tape. Sure, this is better than nothing. But in fact, keeping backups on tape is no more secure than keeping it on a local server in your own office.

The managed service providers can enhance their positions and grow their business significantly with the help of remote backup service. Online storage has its pros and cons compared to the tape-based backup, but in the end, the benefits outnumber the flaws.

However, if you already offer remote backup services to your clients, think of the following aspects that may help you increase your services’ value and thus your revenue. Continue reading

How to Backup a Linux Server

how to backup linux server header with penguinsBacking up Linux servers is crucial if you want to be protected against unexpected failures or data loss.

However, the approach you take to Linux server backups will vary depending on which kind of Linux server you have and what it is used for.

This article identifies the types of files that you would typically back up in different Linux server use cases. Continue reading

How to Backup Files in Linux

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Backing up files in Linux may seem easy, but it is challenging to backup a Linux system in a reliable and efficient way.

That is because a typical Linux server contains many different types of files. Some are more important to back up than others, and some are easier to restore to a working state than others after the system goes down.

For this reason, if your Linux backup strategy simply involves copying all directories from the system to a backup server, it is unlikely that you will actually be able to recover all of your data after a failure. You also won’t be backing up data efficiently because a full-system backup will consume much more space than necessary. Continue reading

How to Backup a Mac: Top 5 Tips

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Mac users typically have a basic backup structure using a good, native tool called “Time Machine”. But there are a few thoughts on how to backup Mac that we want you to consider in order to make your backups more efficient and available anytime, anywhere for both personal or business needs. Continue reading

Allocating CloudBerry Backup VM socket licenses


CloudBerry Backup VM edition by default comes with two processor socket licenses included, meaning that you can only backup your virtual machines from tte hypervisor that has no more than two physical processors. If your hypervisor incorporates three or more physical processors, you'll have to purchase an extra processor socket license for each processor. In this article we will explain how to purchase said socket licenses and attach them to your main CloudBerry Backup VM edition license.

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