Tag: Block Level

Introducing CloudBerry Backup 2.5.1 for macOS & Linux

Introducing CloudBerry Backup 2.5.1 for macOS & Linux

Introducing CloudBerry Backup 2.5.1 for macOS & Linux

One of the most important aspects of a sensible backup strategy is keeping upload volumes under control. With each backup iteration, the same files are being repeatedly uploaded which results in more time-consuming backups. To help mitigate the issue, CloudBerry Backup for macOS & Linux now supports block-level backup.

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What Is Block Storage?

What Is Block Storage?

What is block storage?

When most people hear “data storage,” they think about conventional file level storage. The storage solutions used by typical end users are file systems that are mapped to individual hard drives.

However, file systems are only one way to organize data. Another popular method -- and one that is particularly useful when setting up virtual machine storage, network attached storage and SAN storage -- is block storage.

This article defines block storage, discusses common block storage use cases and explains what makes block storage different from file level storage. Continue reading

Block-Level Backup Explained

Block-Level Backup Explained

What Is Block-Level Backup?

Block-level backup is a type of backup that allows you to back up only modified parts of the files instead of running a full backup every time the file is changed. Block-level backup takes less bandwidth for regular backups and reduces the backup time.

Today we will discuss the main difference between full and block-level backup, and also everything that you should take into account when performing a block-level file upload. Continue reading

Best Practices: Block-Level Backup

Best Practices: Block-Level Backup

Backup best practices: Block-level backup

Block-level backup is a great way to expedite the backup process and eliminate certain inefficiencies. While previously we extensively covered the essence of block level file upload, it seems that some users are still confused as to the application of this feature to their backup practices. With that in mind, we’ve decided to write this article to clarify the frequent use-cases of block level file upload and to explain when it’s better to avoid using it.
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Introducing CloudBerry Backup 5.6

Introducing CloudBerry Backup 5.6

Introducing CloudBerry Backup 5.6

Our team has been laboring day and night for the last two months to bring you the latest iteration of our flagship backup product—CloudBerry Backup 5.6. The latest version packs a number of highly-requested features that will enable users to enhance the backup automation and performance. In this blog post we elaborate on all new features.
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Getting Started with Image Based Backups Using B2 Cloud Storage by Backblaze

Getting Started with Image Based Backups Using B2 Cloud Storage by Backblaze

CloudBerry Backup supports a broad range of cloud storage providers and one of them is Backblaze. In this guide we are going to explain how to create an image based backup using a B2 Cloud Storage as a cloud repository. Of course, we will also explain a restoration process.

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Block-Level Backup for Bare Metal / System State Backup

Block-Level Backup for Bare Metal / System State Backup

CloudBerry is glad to introduce block-level backup support for Bare Metal / System State backup. Starting from now, you can restore your entire system from scratch as an efficiently organized block-level backup, with only modified files kept. This post explains how to benefit from this new opportunity and how to use it.

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CloudBerry Backup: Block Level Backup – Scheduling Full Backup

CloudBerry Backup: Block Level Backup – Scheduling Full Backup

CloudBerry S3 Backup is a powerful Windows program that automate backup and restore processes to Amazon S3 cloud storage, implementing block level file upload.
One of the things that were not very clear in the previous version is how to schedule full backup again. This might be necessary for the following reasons:
1. The total size of differential backups outgrow the size of the full backup.
2. To make for a more efficient restore so that you don't have to restore one year old full backup and then roll over a large number of differential backups
3. To make more efficient retention where you can purge older unnecessary differential backups after the new full backup is completed.
The newer version of CloudBerry Backup 2.6.2 comes with the ability to force schedule full backup. We have introduced an additional step called Block Level Backup. Continue reading