Introducing CloudBerry Backup for NAS 2.0

It's been quite some time since the last release of CloudBerry Backup for QNAP and Synology. Today we bring you the major new and possibly last version of our NAS backup product — release 2.0. A handful of new features have been added to keep the app on a par with its macOS & Linux counterparts.

Support for Glacier retrieval rates

In release 2.0 we've added the support for all Amazon Glacier retrieval rates. So if you're trying to restore files stored under this storage class — now you can explicitly specify the retrieval rate. That way you can prioritize either transfer speeds or pricing when restoring files. Before you can select the retrieval rate, ensure that the Do not restore files located in Glacier checkbox is deselected.

A few steps later in the Restore Wizard you'll be able to specify the preferred retrieval rate, thereby managing your retrieval fees.

Also, feel free to familiarize yourself with Amazon's pricing on Glacier storage class and retrieval rates.

Support for Wasabi cloud storage

Wasabi is the newcomer in the world of cloud storage providers. It's an S3-compatible cloud storage with rather impressive characteristics.  Even though Wasabi has been on the market for a mere month, we're glad to announce that we now natively support them in our backup solution. So you should be able to get swifter transfer speeds at a lower cost. Unlike the big three — Amazon, Google, and Microsoft — Wasabi does not have storage tiers, which clearly simplifies your interaction with their service. S3-compatibility, lack of storage tiers, affordable fees, and high transfer speeds should help Wasabi become the go-to cloud storage service for many companies.

Adding Wasabi is as easy as entering your credentials and specifying a bucket in the app's settings.

Multi-threaded upload

Previously, files were uploaded by means of a single thread which inevitably decreased the upload speed. Starting from version 2.0 onward, we have dramatically enhanced the upload mechanism to take advantage of multi-threading. That is to say, 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. All these options are available in settings.

Support for Google Cloud London region

From now on you can select London as your Google region of choice in CloudBerry Backup 2.0 for QNAP & Synology. The region can be specified when creating a new Google Cloud bucket.

Advanced 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. You can perform this operation in the Backup Wizard when configuring a backup plan. 

Support for HTTPS and SSL

We've also added support for authorization over HTTPS. You can enable it in the app settings, specify the preferred port number for HTTPS, and even always force secure connections.

Finally, we've added the support for SSL certificates. Simply select the Use ssl checkbox and enter the port and address, and click Validate settings.

Our certificate has not been issued by any certification entity, so we'll just add an exception. Afterward, you may log in to CloudBerry Backup on your NAS as usual.

Farewell

As we've mentioned at the beginning, this is likely the last release of CloudBerry Backup for NAS. Due to the fragmentation of QNAP and Synology hardware, we are unable to offer adequate support for CloudBerry Backup for NAS and properly maintain it as a commercial product.

You'll still be able to download and use it free of charge; however, no updates will follow. So you should use it at your own risk, as we cease to offer any support. Perhaps we might introduce updates in the future, but no commitments on that front. Thank you for sticking by these past few years!