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Introducing MBS Web Console 4.1

CloudBerry Managed Backup Service (MBS) has been updated to version 4.1. The new release includes enhanced remote deploy functionality, support for new cloud regions, and a few other critical features.

Remote Deploy Enhancements

Remote deploy functionality has been enhanced with two new features:

  1. The ability to create Remote Deploy Configurations that include pre-defined backup & restore plans. This feature is particularly useful when you need common backup and / or restore plans applied to a set of clients. When you apply a remote deploy configuration with backup or restore plans to a Company, User, or Computer, the plans will be created and updated automatically.
  2. The ability to create a Remote Deploy Configuration Rule that only applies to new computers. When this new Rule option is selected, the Configuration will only be applied only to new computers that do not yet have MBS installed.

Support for new cloud storage regions

Amazon has recently introduced a new S3 region:

  • China (Ningxia) - this new region is operated by Ningxia Western Cloud Data Technology Co. Ltd. and provides another option for customers located in China.

Google has also launched two new regions:

  • Sydney Australia
  • São Paulo, Brazil

The MBS console has been updated to support these new regions.

Support for SMTP servers

Customers can now leverage their own SMTP servers for email notifications. Previously, customers could only leverage the CloudBerry notification service or Amazon Simple Email Service (SES), but this has been enhanced in MBS 4.1 to support custom SMTP servers. Customers who wish to use their own SMTP email server can configure the relevant server information and credentials in the MBS console.

Check out our video that delves deeper into the latest features of release 4.1:

How to Enable and Read Amazon S3 Bucket Logs to Improve File Security

how to enable, access and read amazon s3 bucket logsImagine the situation: you browse your Amazon S3 bucket and suddenly discover that some files are missing. Since Amazon S3 offers high durability, it leaves almost no chance to these files to disappear due to a system failure or disaster. Apparently, they were deleted by a user. How to find out who did that? Continue reading

Cloud Object Storage – Basics and Examples

Cloud Object Storage. Basics and Examples

Once you have used a cloud storage service, you are most likely going to be faced with its different types: block-, file- and object storage. These types determine how data is stored and used. We are going to explain in depth, one of the most commonly used storage types – object storage. Continue reading

Two Step Protection against Data Breach

Two Step Protection Against Data Breach

By using cloud storage, in today’s world, we need to make additional efforts in keeping the data protected. If you create a cloud-based folder with the same sharing practices, hackers and industrial spies can access it, even if you do not show the URL on the Internet.

In this article, you will learn about some recent data leaks and how to keep your sensitive data safe by implementing encryption and IAM policy best practices.
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Direct Upload to AWS Glacier or Upload through AWS S3. Comparison


Amazon Glacier is a cloud service dedicated for storing archived data which is not likely to be retrieved often. In other words, it is designed for infrequently accessed data. Glacier has high latency of data retrieval but offers low pricing and high safety for stored archives. In this article we are going to explain Glacier’s data uploading nuances.

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How to Back Up Amazon EC2 Instances

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Amazon EC2 instances can be backed up in more than one way. The approach you take on how to back up Amazon EC2 instance 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.

This article identifies the different methods for backing up EC2 instances and discusses the pros and cons of each approach. Continue reading