Today we’re releasing the latest version of CloudBerry Backup for Linux and macOS. The program has been refined, bringing you a great many new features that expedite the upload process and allow for ever smoother and faster performance.
Previously, files were uploaded by means of a single thread which inevitably decreased the upload speed. Starting from version 2.0 onward, we have drastically enhanced the upload mechanism to take advantage of multi-threading. To wit, you can now specify the number of concurrent threads that are to be utilized for one backup. That tremendously expedites the upload process due to more efficient and swift data transfer. Naturally, we have added a few options to let you customize the multi-threaded experience. Namely, you can specify the maximum thread number, chunk size, and used memory. To specify these preferences, go to Settings and click Advanced Settings.
Advanced file filter
One of the most requested features has been the option to manually exclude files of certain types from being backed up. We have finally adopted that feature, and you thus get more configurable backup plans. Simply specify the types to be omitted when configuring a backup plan. Similarly, you could also specify the file types to be included in the backup, thereby automatically excluding all the rest.
Support for new Glacier retrieval rates
Formerly, if you wanted to retrieve your files from Amazon Glacier, the only way you could do so was via the so-called Standard retrieval. Well, not anymore. Amazon has introduced 2 new rates:
- Expedited. You can get you data in as little as 1 to 5 minutes. Retrievals cost $0.03 per GB and $0.01 per request.
- Bulk. It is perfect for planned or non-urgent cases, with retrieval taking anywhere from 5 to 12 hours at a cost of $0.0025 per GB and every 1000 requests amounting to $0.025.
The Standard rate with your typical retrieval hours (3 to 5) also remains, costing $0.01 per GB along with $0.05 for every 1,000 requests.
You can select the required rate when configuring a restore plan.
More descriptive plan execution information
The backup plan execution information has been expanded and now displays the duration of the last executed plan and the number of files uploaded.
Free-to-trial license tier upgrade
The earlier versions of CloudBerry Backup for macOS/Linux did not allow you to conveniently switch between the free and trial license tiers. It was therefore necessary to resort to some troublesome workarounds to perform that operation. Thankfully, we have rectified that inconvenience, and now this operation can be performed with a few clicks in the settings.
Backup & Restore Wizard shortcuts
Launching the wizards is now easier than ever. On macOS, simply press Cmd+B to launch the Backup Wizard or Cmd+R to launch the Restore Wizard. On Linux the operation is fairly similar, except you need to use the Ctrl key instead of Cmd.