Introducing CloudBerry Backup 5.8

CloudBerry Backup 5.8 focuses on security, disk storage optimization, and a few other important features highlighted below.

Ransomware Protection

Ransomware has been a growing problem for businesses this past year. Ransomware attacks disrupt normal business continuity by encrypting important business documents and demanding ransom to recover the data. Businesses recover by paying the ransom or manually restoring their backups. To help protect customer backups, we implemented ransomware protection functionality in CloudBerry Backup 5.8.

The new feature is designed to protect a customer's existing, good backups, from being overwritten by encrypted ones because of a ransomware attack. CloudBerry now detects encryption changes in files and prevents existing backups from being overwritten. Admins are notified and can approve the encryption changes, if legitimate and also know their backups are protected if ransomware was the cause. You can read more about this new feature in this blog post.

Support for Changed Block Tracking (CBT) in VMware ESXi

VMware's Changed Block Tracking (CBT) automatically tracks virtual disk modifications. CloudBerry Backup support for CBT allows us to use this information to more quickly perform an incremental backup of your virtual machines. Click here to learn how to enable the feature in CloudBerry Backup 5.8.

Disk Capacity Tool

The Disk Capacity Tool allows you to visualize your local disks by displaying a breakdown of folders and folder sizes. This allows customers to easily understand the sizes of folders and how they affect total backup storage. Read our blog post that dives deeper into this new dashboard.

Increased Amazon EC2 & Microsoft Azure disk restore limits

Amazon and Microsoft recently increased maximum disk volume sizes for their virtual machines. CloudBerry Backup 5.8 includes support for these larger disks on both EC2 and Azure.

The new disk volume limits for EC2 and Azure virtual machines have both changed as follows:

  • 2 Terabytes for MBR-partitioned disks
  • 4 Terabytes for GPT-partitioned disks

Read more about these recent Amazon EC2 and Microsoft Azure changes in this blog post.