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 the 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data locally on your computer or external drives and set up custom retention policies to automatically delete the outdated files.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:

Below, please find the detailed instructions on how to set up a new local account and retention policy to take advantage of these new features!

How to Back Up Data Locally

1. Run CloudBerry Backup, navigate on Settings > Cloud Storage Accounts tab and click Add button to add a new storage account.


2. Select the "FileSystem" option from the "Choose storage type" drop-down list, come up with a name for your new local account and specify the path to the folder where you want to keep the backup data. Then click OK.

local_account_select3. Once your local account is created, you will see it displayed in the list of available storage accounts. You can now run the local backup.


How to Set Up Retention Policy

To set up a custom retention policy for the backup data, use the purge options in the Backup Wizard when creating a new backup plan.


  • Delete versions older than - All file versions older than the value defined in the "File version age" field will be deleted.
  • Always keep the last version - This option allows to keep the last file version even if it is out of date according to the retention policy.
  • Keep the number of versions - This option allows to keep a certain number of file versions for each file.
  • Delete files that have been deleted locally - This option allows to clear up backup storage (i.e. automatically delete cloud files) if these files no longer exist on the source.

If you specify both options - "File version age" and "Number of version", a retention policy will delete file versions according to any of these conditions. If a version is outdated by the age, it will be deleted even if there are fewer versions than you have specified in the "Number of versions" field. On the contrary, if a file version is not outdated by the age but there are more versions than you have specified in the "Number of versions" field, it will be deleted.

How to Run Local Backup

Click Backup Files button to start Backup Wizard and select your local account from the list of registered accounts. If you have not registered your local account with CloudBerry Backup yet, just click on Add New Account button in the upper-right corner of the dialog to register it.

StdChoiceAccountOnce your local account is selected, click Next and complete the rest of the Backup Wizard steps to create and customize your backup plan!


We hope that the new features implemented in this release of CloudBerry Backup for Mac OS will help you to leverage the capabilities of our tool and manage your backups more effectively!

You can try CloudBerry Backup for Mac OS with all the new features for free. Just download the 15 days fully functional trial version and check if our backup solution meets your needs and requirements.