CloudBerry Lab is proud to present Cloudberry Backup version 3.5.1. With new enhancements our backup solution has become more powerful and efficient. Here’s a list of improvements and new features:
- Support of email notifications via custom SMTP server for all editions of CloudBerry Backup;
- Support of MS Exchange 2013 databases backup in CloudBerry Backup for MS Exchange Server and Enterprise edition (beta);
- Multiple files upload speed improvement;
- Delete Locally Deleted Files feature added to Custom mode;
- AWS Import/Export feature support for all editions of CloudBerry Backup;
- CloudBerry Backup compression for SQL database backup on SQL Express;
- Truncation of Exchange transaction logs on backup.
Below is a short overview of all the improvements listed above.
Support for email notifications via custom SMTP server for ALL editions
Previously SMTP email notifications via custom SMTP server were supported only in Cloudberry Backup Enterprise and Server editions, now this valuable feature is also included in all editions of Cloudberry Backup.
In the Cloudberry Backup 3.5.1 on the Notification step of the Backup Wizard you will see the “I want to use my SMTP server for email notifications” check box. Check it to enable this feature and the SMTP Settings window will be opened automatically.
On the SMTP Settings screen you will be asked to specify your SMTP server details as shown on the screenshot below.
Once notification options via custom SMTP server are set, users will receive notifications on specified emails every time this backup plan is running.
MS Exchange Backup Enhancements
In a new release there is a couple of valuable enhancements that are to make a backup of MS Exchange databases more efficient. They are Support of MS Exchange 2013
databases (beta) and backup of Exchange transaction logs
Support of MS Exchange 2013 databases (beta)
With a new release users of Cloudberry Backup Enterprise and MS Exchange editions got an ability to back up MS Exchange 2013 databases. In previous editions Cloudberry Backup supported backup only of MS Exchange 2010 databases and so we received multiple requests to enhance our products with the backup MS Exchange 2013 databases feature.
Truncation of Exchange transaction logs on backup
Now Cloudberry Backup Enterprise and MS Exchange editions are able to truncate Exchange transaction logs on backup. Once the transactions are committed to the database and tracked by the checkpoint files, the log files are no longer needed by the database. If log files are not deleted, they will eventually consume all the available disk space and the Exchange databases will be taken offline until the log files are purged from the disk.
Improvement of upload speed for multiple files
We’ve made an upload of multiple files to storage faster. If in an earlier version an upload of huge amount of files could take a long time, now it’ll be performed about 4-5 times faster. For example: in Cloudberry Backup 3.4 upload of 5000 files could take an hour, in Cloudberry Backup 3.5.1 such upload will take about 5-10 minutes. An improvement of upload speed for multiple files has affected each edition of CloudBerry Backup.
Custom mode supports "Delete files that have been deleted locally"
In earlier versions of Cloudberry Backup we had a feature that automated a deletion of files in storage that have been deleted from local drive. This feature is a part of the Purge step and was supported in Advanced Mode and In Simple Mode only. Now users can use this valuable feature also for backup in a Custom Mode – you need just to check the checkbox and specify number of days after local deletion when files should be removed from storage.
Support of AWS Import/Export for ALL CloudBerry Backup editions
AWS Import/ Export service allows you to send a flash drive, removable hard disc or other media device to Amazon so that the data is uploaded to S3. It can significantly speed things up if you need to upload large amount of data to Amazon S3. Multiple Gigabytes and Terabytes of data can be uploaded in hours instead of being transferred to cloud storage for days or weeks.
Earlier AWS Import/ Export service was supported only in Cloudberry Backup Server Edition, now it is available for users across all editions of Cloudberry Backup. You can learn more about CloudBerry Backup AWS Import/ Export feature
in our other post.
CloudBerry Backup compression for SQL database backup on SQL Express
MS SQL native compression is not supported for MS SQL Express. Because of it previously users of SQL Express couldn’t use the compression feature of CloudBerry Backup for backup of their MS SQL databases. In Cloudberry Backup 3.5.1 MS SQL Express databases can be compressed via embedded Gzip algorithm. Compression reduces size of files before transfer to cloud storage and speeds up an upload process.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Now .NET 4.0 is a system requirement for all editions.
With the number of new features CloudBerry Backup becomes more powerful and compelling. The addition of new features and improvement of upload speed for multiple objects make the CloudBerry Backup more appealing to broader audience of SMB customers. We hope that most of CloudBerry Backup users will find these enchantments really useful.
Note: this post applies to CloudBerry Backup 3.4 and later.