Cloudberry Online Backup for Windows Home Server 1.5 Released

by Nigel Wilks on June 3, 2010 · 3 comments

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CloudBerry Lab has released an update to the popular S3 backup Add-In, CloudBerry Online Backup. Now at version 1.5, the application introduces some additional features to make backing up your data to the cloud as simple as possible.

The new release introduces a Simple Mode that enables users to create an exact copy of their data to the Amazon S3 service and allows accessing that data with any S3 compatible tools.

Another new feature, is the ability to take advantage of the Reduced Redundancy Storage (RRS) feature of the S3 service which enables users to store data in S3 at a 33% discount to the standard pricing in return for a reduced level of durability.

Asia Pacific region has been recently added to the list of AWS supported regions allowing businesses with customers based in Asia leverage AWS’s cloud infrastructure. With new release of CloudBerry Backup users can back up their data to the data center located in Asia Pacific region.

CloudBerry S3 Backup for Windows costs $29.99(US) for a single-user license. Volume discounts are available. CloudBerry Backup will be offered without charge to students, educational institutions and non-profit organizations. You will still need to pay Amazon directly for their S3 charges though.

For more information & to download the evaluation copy, visit the Cloudberry Labs Web site.

CloudBerry Backup for Windows Home Server is available here.

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I'm a Technical Architect based in the UK predominantly working on Windows Server and Active Directory based solutions. I'm also a Microsoft Windows Home Server MVP and moderator/author at I've released the FirePlay for Windows Home Server, WHS PHP Installer, MySql Installer for WHS and Wordpress Installer for WHS Add-Ins as well as co-author of the SanEncore and WHS Health Add-Ins with Alex Kuretz.


Jason June 5, 2010 at 9:21 pm

So the question that I have is if Cloudberry supports block level differential backups in which only the changed blocks in a file are moved over into the Amazon S3 network.

In other words, if only 100MB changes in my 250GB Time Machine backup, is Cloudberry going to back up the whole 250GB over and over again or just the 100MB that changed?

Alex Kuretz June 6, 2010 at 9:02 am

@Jason – In the link Cougar provided it says that “block level backup and restore” is Coming Soon.

Jason June 6, 2010 at 10:24 am


Thanks, I did find that information last night but didn’t get a chance to respond further.

Cloudberry looks interesting as I would like something like this to at least offsite backup my photos and other important documents that would be irreplaceable if we had a fire, etc.

I would like to see them offer multiple storage vendors other than just Amazon S3.

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