An online media focused on cloud storage services, web hosting and VPN Cloudwards.net celebrates 1,000 YouTube subscriber and teams up with CloudBerry Lab to give you a chance to win a CloudBerry Backup license! Continue reading
CloudBerry S3 Backup is a powerful Windows program that automates backup and restore processes to Amazon S3 cloud storage. One of the features that cause some confusion among our users is an ability to break larger files down into chunks. It is designed to make data transfer faster, more efficient and more reliable. However, the main drawback is that the files remain chunked on Amazon S3 and you need CloudBerry Backup to get those files back. In the post, we are going to answer some of the common questions and shed some lights on the chunking implementation details. Continue reading
Note: this post applies to CloudBerry Explorer PRO 1.6.2 and later.
CloudBerry Lab team was quick to recognize the problem and make the fix. Now you can control the number of threads in the GUI. Just go to Tools| Options| Connection tab. You can change the Queue thread count to whatever value work for you. The default is 5 (was 2 in the previous release). Our test and our customers’ tests indicated that this value is about right. One of the customers told us that the transfer that used to take more than 3 days now takes less than 24 hours!
Like our products? Please help us spread the word about them. Learn here how to do it.
CloudBerry S3 Explorer PRO is a feature-rich Windows client for Amazon S3. However, CloudBerry Lab is striving to make the product better and better. With release 1.6 we added so more exciting capabilities that will improve the productivity. In this particular post, we will talk about multithreaded data transfer in details.
Why should I care about the multithreaded transfer?
CloudBerry Explorer PRO now features multithreaded data transfer. Why should you care about it? Well, with multithreaded data transfer you don’t have to wait for the first file to finish before you can start the next one in the queue. Now you can upload multiple files in parallel. Besides, it helps you utilize your network bandwidth more efficiently and as a result, your files uploaded or downloaded faster.
Other copy enhancements
There are a few more improvements when it comes to copying files. First, should the file fail to copy for some reason, you can now try to copy it again using Retry command from context menu. As you can see you can also stop individual files from copying using Cancel command.
What’s more, you can try to copy all failed tasks again using Restart Failed Tasks button.
Another nice feature is that the copy queue can now survive program restarts. Let’s say you need to reboot your computer. You can safely close CloudBerry Explorer and shut down your system even though your copy process is not completed yet. When you open CloudBerry Explorer again you can start exactly where you left off.
We hope with multithreaded data transfer and other copy queue enhancements CloudBerry Explorer will become the most compelling Amazon S3 client for Windows platform and you will prefer it over other S3 clients.
Table of contents
Compression and encryption
Note: Beta 1 will expire on July 1, 2009. Please don’t use beta version for production purposes. Prices for PRO version will be announced later when we release the product to the market.