One of the most critical aspects of a sensible backup strategy is the selection of backup storage. From Google Drive to a private Minio server, the range of options is truly infinite. Some of those storage services, however, come with limitations that force you to examine professional-grade choices. Continue reading
Dropbox is the best-known cloud storage provider and the first name that comes to most people's minds when searching for a cloud-based storage solution for business. Yet there are disadvantages to using Dropbox for Business, such as Dropbox's storage limits and its cost.
Fortunately, the cloud storage market is crowded, and there are many Dropbox alternatives for business. This article discusses several other tools for cloud-based file storage and collaboration. Continue reading
No one likes to think about the possibility of losing their data. The average person has a 33% chance of losing data whether it’s because of a virus, faulty hard drive, or simply human error. Fortunately, with cloud technology backing up your data is easier than ever. The hardest part may be deciding which cloud service to choose.
CloudBerry Backup 5.6 packs a number of new features and improvements, among which is the highly-requested support for encryption and compression for Amazon Drive and Google Drive backup. Read on to learn how to enable the novelty in the latest edition of CloudBerry Backup.
Updated on 6/27/2017
We continue discovering cloud storage services. Recently we published an article about Microsoft OneDrive and Azure services, and today we will explore and compare the three most popular cloud drive products: OneDrive vs Google Drive vs Amazon Drive.
What is Microsoft OneDrive
Being a built-in feature of the latest Windows systems, OneDrive does not require anything else to install. Its client app starts synchronizing as soon as the user is authenticated with the Microsoft account. The product is deeply integrated with MS Office suite and it simplifies saving of documents directly to the cloud.
Updated on 8.15.2018
We are going to consider two popular cloud storage solutions that can host your backups: Google Drive and Google Cloud Storage. Are they the same? No, of course not: there are obvious differences in the operating principles and opportunities. To understand the point, let’s briefly review their features.
With the newer release of CloudBerry Explorer for Google Storage 3.0.1 we are adding two important enhancements such as the implementation of New Google Drive API and Multi- threaded download.
Google Drive is a cloud storage service from Google that offers 15GB of free storage space. Google Drive storage is included in all Google accounts by default. So you need to have Google account in order to use Google Drive.
This post explains how to create a new Google account to get 15GB of Google Drive storage.
CloudBerry Backup now supports your personal Google Drive. Until the latest update, CloudBerry software for Google Drive backup could only work with Google Drive via Service Account. Now you can back up to your Google Drive and see those files there.
Configure CloudBerry Backup with Google Drive account
1. You can set up Google Drive account from the File main menu:
or you can start the Backup Wizard and select "Google Drive" option.
2. Make sure you select Your Google Account (Installed Application) authentication type:
and click Sign In button - a pop-up window will prompt you to enter a Google account:
3. Enter your Google account, click Sign in there - you will be prompt to grant access to your Google Drive:
click Accept. That's it. Your Google Drive account has been defined:
Now you are ready to set up a backup plan. For example, my backup plan succeeded:
and my Google Drive contains those files (according to the selected backup mode):
This post explains how to sign up for Google Drive, find your credentials and use them to connect CloudBerry Backup with your Google Drive storage account.
To start using Google Drive storage you need to have a Google Service Account.