If your MSP business is good at what it does, then expect growth to come naturally. And while that would be a great thing overall, increased growth also happens to attract its fair share of challenges. Continue reading
Sure, as an MSP professional, there’s no doubt you’re pretty skilled when it comes to IT services. You can comfortably manage data, fix hardware or software issues, tweak network components, backup systems, and so forth. Continue reading
For the common Windows user or even some Windows administrators, Linux often seems like a scary, foreign beast. But it doesn’t have to be. It’s true that Linux does things differently from Windows in many respects, but once you start to wrap your mind around how Linux works, mastering it is much less difficult than you might think. Continue reading
Setting prices for managed backup services is a difficult task. There are many factors to weigh and variables to consider, such as whether you should discount for archival storage tiers and whether to include disaster recovery services as part of managed backup pricing.
To help MSPs set proper prices for managed backup services we've prepared this guide.
If you’re already used to Windows systems, it’s fairly understandable that Linux might feel like Quantum Mechanics or advanced Calculus. For starters, its interface (or lack of interface) doesn’t look anything like Windows. And secondly, the underlying system framework runs its processes very differently. Continue reading
Starting a managed service provider business is hard work, and it requires careful planning to be carried out successfully. It can be tempting to dive right in and start offering technical services -- after all, that’s what you know best if you have worked in IT before -- but it’s important to ensure that you start your MSP business properly by defining your offerings effectively, establish an appropriate pricing strategy, set up the right workspace and start off on the right foot with your first clients. Continue reading
MSPs who offer backup services ensure their customers are protected against data loss while providing a new managed service revenue stream. The ideal solution needs to provide power and flexibility for the MSP while delivering the best service at a manageable cost for your customers. Continue reading
Backup services are fundamental to keeping your customer data protected. Cloud storage further protects the data off-site while allowing you to deliver this added protection to your customers at an affordable price. Continue reading
Matt Lewis is a technician for CMIT Solutions of Cincinnati, Northeast. Matt has been working in the MSP business for several years, starting at an MSP while still in college. Matt enjoys MSP work and the variety it provides and is onsite with customers most of his time. Matt is active on Reddit and Discord MSP channels and likes the help they provide through the community. Continue reading
When backing up a file that is being written, it is impossible to guarantee integrity of a backup copy of that file. This is typical for backing up documents that are actively being edited, etc. To handle these scenarios, Microsoft Windows uses the Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) technology that lets users make backup copies of files or volumes, even when they are in use.
Q1: Can I back up only changed files?
A: Yes, we support incremental backup by default, i.e. only new and modified files will be uploaded after the initial backup.
You can also use Block level backup for files that consist of blocks (e.g. Outlook pst-files). Continue reading
A: We have been running a free license program for 3 years without much success. Now Individual related to non-profit and education are eligible for a 30% discount which is still substantial. Fill in the form to request a discount.
In very special cases, like a student from a developing country asking for a license, we can still consider granting it for free.
In addition a non-profit organization has to contact us directly, we don't grant licenses to individuals and companies serving non-profits. Although we can discuss certain discounts.
A: CloudBerry Backup is one time fee product. For example, Desktop Edition costs $49.99 (US) and Windows Server Edition license is $119.99. You can find all the licenses under this link.
You also have to pay cloud storage and transfer fees separately. Check out our Backup Cost Calculator to estimate your costs.
A: 1TB or 5TB limit means that you can at any time have at most 1TB or 5TB of data on the cloud account managed by CloudBerry Backup. E.g. you can upload 800 GB, then another 200GB, then delete 300GB but you can't exceed the limit. Consider this way we are making our product affordable for users with lower storage requirements.
If you want to back up more data you will need CloudBerry Backup Ultimate.
A: You can upgrade by paying the difference. We have an upgrade self service that will allow you to get an upgrade link https://www.cloudberrylab.com/upgrade-license-release.aspx
Make sure to release the license in the Help menu before applying for the upgrade coupon.