Introducing CloudBerry Backup 5.6

Our team has been laboring day and night for the last two months to bring you the latest iteration of our flagship backup product—CloudBerry Backup 5.6. The latest version packs a number of highly-requested features that will enable users to enhance the backup automation and performance. In this blog post we elaborate on all new features.

Hybrid Backup

Many of our users like to perform local and cloud backup of the same files so as to follow the industry's best practice. The hybrid backup combines these two backup plans into one which naturally makes it easier to do the setup process. Further, encryption and compression are only performed once during the initial backup to the local storage. The already encrypted and compressed files are then uploaded to the cloud storage. Compare that to double encryption and compression with the old way! Do read our comprehensive article on the new feature that further explains how to set up hybrid backup.

Chain Backups

As you may know, CloudBerry Backup already allows for extensive automation of certain procedures that take place prior to and right after the execution of a backup plan. In CloudBerry Backup 5.6 we take things further and enable users to specify a backup plan that is to be executed following the execution of the plan that's being created. Naturally, you can do it for any backup plan and thus create a sort of a chain that will let you automatically execute all of your backup plans in a specified order. You can also familiarize yourself with the new feature in a separate blog post.

Enhancements for Backblaze B2

CloudBerry Backup supports block-level backup for numerous cloud storage providers. In release 5.6 we expand the list and bring the functionality over to Backblaze B2. Block-level allows you to back up only modified parts of the files instead of running a full backup every time the file is changed. Needless to say, block-level backup utilizes substantially less bandwidth for regular backups and reduces the backup time. We've also added filename encryption for BackBlaze to further enhance the security aspect of the backup. Last but not least, is the support for detailed reporting. A dedicated article will tell you everything about the new features and link you to an article where we comprehensively discuss the concept of block-level backup.

Encryption and compression for Google Drive and Amazon Drive

Encryption and compression have been available in CloudBerry Backup for most cloud storage services for quite some time. In release 5.6 we take things further and expand the list with Google Drive and Amazon Drive. Complemented with encryption and compression, low pricing of these services gives users a great choice for backup destination. A tutorial is also available on our blog.

Support for Minio

Minio is an S3-compatible distributed object storage built for cloud application. It is available free of charge, released under Apache license v2.0. Yet what sets apart Minio from the competitors the most is unquestionably its simplicity and effortless deployment. Being an open-source project, Minio has an active developer and user community. Our in-depth tutorial will illustrate the setup process and link you to Minio's comprehensive documentation.

Expanded list of backup destinations that support detailed reporting

Detailed reporting is available to select storage services for the time being: Amazon S3, S3-compatible storage providers, Google Cloud with Service Account authentication, OpenStack, Azure, and starting with version 5.6 — BackBlaze B2 and local file system.
Take a look at the new features of CloudBerry Backup 5.6 in the following video:

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