How-To Guides

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

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 or Microsoft Azure virtual environment.

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 In the end, you get a full backup on the storage, that's incrementally being updated, without unnecessary or outdated data.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

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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

Backup vs. Disaster Recovery

If you tell someone that your computer crashed, the first question you usually hear in response is “Did you back up your files?”

That’s the right question to ask if you’re talking only about personal data or a single computer. When your PC crashes, having a data backup available is usually all you need to restore your normal routine.

But if it comes to a company, backing up data is not enough. When a company’s infrastructure is damaged or data is lost, a full disaster recovery operation needs to take place to restore operations without causing critical disruptions to the company. Disaster recovery requires much more than simply backing up files.

To understand why, you need to appreciate the difference between backup and disaster recovery, which this article explains.

It might seem that we are talking obvious things here, however, in the article you will find a couple of numbers about backup and disaster recovery.

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How to: Restore Database Backup in SQL Server

Back Up and Restore MS SQL server database with CloudBerry Backup

Backing up your Microsoft SQL Server database is unquestionably essential for keeping your data intact and accessible. Adhering to best practices implies having at least two backups; one onsite and one offsite. That’s where CloudBerry Backup comes in — providing a comprehensive solution that can effortlessly back up Microsoft SQL Server databases to the cloud and NAS-based storage services.
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HIPAA Compliant Backup Solution – CloudBerry Backup

It is of utmost importance to observe the laws aimed at the protection of patient medical data as regulated by the United States Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Data backup and protection of this data is mandatory.

In this article, we are going to discuss HIPAA principles — the basic law that regulates operation with personal medical data. We will also create a HIPAA compliant backup using CloudBerry Backup.

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Secure Remote Desktop with CloudBerry Remote Assistant

Free remote assistance software

CloudBerry Remote Assistant is a handy tool for establishing secure remote desktop connections between two computers. Naturally, the contents of the traffic interchanged may very well contain sensitive data that under no circumstances should be intercepted by malefactors. In this short post we succinctly explain how to setup secure RDP(Remote Desktop Protocol) conntection with the help of CloudBerry Remote Assistant.

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Following 3-2-1 Backup Strategy with CloudBerry Backup

3 2 1 backup strategy

3-2-1 Backup strategy is an approach to increase a company’s crucial data resilience in case of any disaster. The key is keeping several backup copies of data, spread across separate storage sites. This strategy helps to cover organizational needs, such as keeping crucial data safe in compliance with applied government regulations.

In this article, we are going to review key points of “3-2-1” backup strategy and how CloudBerry Backup can simplify its implementation.
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Support for Backup Operators API in CloudBerry Backup 5.7

CloudBerry Backup was designed with security in mind. For that reason we’ve decided to enable the support for backup operators in the latest version of our flagship backup solution — release 5.7. This novelty will further expand your ability to limit the backup’s service permissions by running it under user accounts that are part of the Backup Operators group. Read on to learn how you can utilize the new feature.
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