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Cloning vs Image Backup: When you Need What?

A simple file backup does a good job of protecting crucial data. However, should your hard drive crash or your operating system become hopelessly corrupt, then you will be left confused, trying to figure out the way out. This is where cloning and image backup come in. Some people assume that these two terms mean the same thing, but that is fundamentally wrong.

Though they both give you a full copy of your data and operating system, you should understand what each technique involves and how it is different from the other, so that you can make an informed choice.

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Following 3-2-1 Backup Strategy with CloudBerry Backup

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3-2-1 Backup strategy is an approach to increase a company’s crucial data resilience in case of any disaster. The key is keeping several backup copies of data, spread across separate storage sites. This strategy helps to cover organizational needs, such as keeping crucial data safe in compliance with applied government regulations.

In this article, we are going to review key points of “3-2-1” backup strategy and how CloudBerry Backup can simplify its implementation.
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Manage Bandwidth in CloudBerry Backup for Synology/QNAP 1.7

Blog post implies to CloudBerry Backup for Synology/QNAP 1.7 and later.

Each backup case demonstrates different requirements to the bandwidth. That's why we've added a new feature to CloudBerry Backup that helps to manage the network connection for your backups.

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CloudBerry Backup for Mac OS Supports Local Backup and Retention Policy

CloudBerry Backup for Mac OS comes with new outstanding enhancements that significantly extend its functionality and allow you to come up with more flexible backup strategies! You can now run local backup to keep your backup data locally on your computer or external drives and set up custom retention policies to automatically delete the outdated files.

In this post, we'll cover the following topics:

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CloudBerry Backup for Linux OS Supports Local Backup and Retention Policy

CloudBerry Backup for Linux OS comes with new outstanding enhancements that significantly extend its functionality and allow you to come up with more flexible backup strategies! You can now run local backup to keep your backup data locally on your computer or external drives and set up custom retention policies to automatically delete the outdated files.

In this post, we'll cover the following topics:

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Checking Network Share Permissions With CloudBerry Backup

CloudBerry S3 Backup is a powerful Windows program that automate backup and restore processes to Amazon S3 and Amazon Glacier cloud storage.
CloudBerry Backup supported network locations backup for a long time.  in one of the previous releases we even introduced a feature that allows to set specific credentials for each network location However the customers have been still coming across Path not found and similar issues. Continue reading

Local Backup with Block Level, Encryption, Compression, Versioning

CloudBerry Backup is a powerful Windows program that automate backup and restore processes to Amazon S3 or any other cloud storage.

New version of CloudBerry Backup 2.5 comes with an ability to backup data to local storage such as local disks, network shares and NAS devices. While the previous version of CloudBerry Backup had some basic support for local backup, with the newer version the users can take advantage of all product functionality available for cloud backup including block level differential backup, data encryption, data compression and data versioning.

CloudBerry Backup 2.5 lays the foundation for a full hybrid  cloud backup implementation. The users can decide what data to store locally for high availability and what data to store in remote locations such as Amazon S3 and Windows Azure. Continue reading

CloudBerry Backup: How to Setup Custom Credentials for Network Locations

CloudBerry S3 Backup is a powerful Windows program that automate backup and restore processes to Amazon S3 cloud storage.

In this release v 2.1.1 we are improving our network backup feature with an ability to setup custom credentials for network locations.  this is important as CloudBerry Backup connects to network locations using the service account, which is Local System by default. This has been the cause for Network Path not found issue. Continue reading

What’s New in CloudBerry S3 Backup 2.0

CloudBerry S3 Backup is a powerful Windows program that automate backup and restore processes to Amazon S3 cloud storage.

In the release we are introducing two important enhancements: the ability to backup data locally to local disks, SAN, NAS and remote file shares, and the ability to use custom SMTP server for notifications. The latter is Server Edition only feature though.

Local backup

With this feature you can backup data to local disks, SAN, NAS and remote file shares. This is useful if you like to backup only subset of your data to the cloud for advanced protection but also like to keep your data locally for fast access and reduced costs.

There is a new account type called File System Storage account and you have an option to choose it on the Backup Wizard dialog.

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All you have to do is to specify the path to the folder where you want the backup created.

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Everything else will work just like with any other storage provider.

Note: currently local backup feature doesn't support versioning, encryption and compression. These options are coming in the future releases.

Update 5/9/11: as of version 2.2.1 you can now specify customer credentials for network location. Check out here for more info.

Custom SMTP Server

Prior to release 2.0 you could only use CloudBerry Notification service to get email notification on backup completion. Quite a few our customers wanted to be able to use their own SMTP service to send the notification. in this release we are introducing an option to use the custom SMTP server.This new option is available for CloudBerry Backup Server Edition only.

We have introduced a new option on the Backup Wizard notification step where you can choose between CloudBerry Notification service and custom SMTP server.

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Just specify SMTP settings on the configuration dialog.

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As always we would be happy to hear your feedback and you are welcome to post a comment.

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Note: this post applies to CloudBerry Backup 2.0 and later.

CloudBerry Backup comes with onetime fee of $29.99 (US) per copy.
CloudBerry Backup for WHS comes with onetime fee of $29.99 (US) per copy.
CloudBerry Backup Server Edition comes with onetime fee of $69.99 (US) per copy.

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CloudBerry Backup: Path Not Found Issue and How to Resolve It

CloudBerry S3 Backup is a powerful Windows program that automate backup and restore processes to Amazon S3 cloud storage.
In the blog post we would like to discuss the Path not found issue that recently many customers come across and how to address it. Continue reading