Cloudberry Lab releases Online Backup 3.1 with Glacier archiving and Restore in background

by Alex Kuretz on December 5, 2012 · 1 comment

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CloudBerry Lab has released version 3.1 of their popular Cloudberry Backup for Windows Home Server (v1, 2011, and SBS 2011). You can get the new version here and the release summary is posted below. You can read the full release blog post at the Cloudberry site.

We are pleased to announce that CloudBerry Backup for WHS (v1, 2011, SBS 2011 Essentials and Windows Server 2012 Essentials) , the product that automates data backup directly to Amazon S3, Amazon Glacier, Windows Azure and a few other cloud storage version 3.1 is released.

The new release comes with the following features.

1. Archive Amazon S3 data to Glacier. Amazon has recently released the functionality that allows easily archive the data from Amazon S3 to Glacier low cost storage. With the latest release of CloudBerry Backup you can take full advantage of that functionality. With the addition of this functionality you almost don’t need to perform any specific modifications to your existing backup plans and easily move existing data to Glacier.

2. Restore in the background and scheduled restore
The latest version comes with the feature called Restore Plans, which allows you to run the restore process in the background and/ or by schedule. It addresses two important use cases:
1. Run the restore process in the background. This is important for instance with the Glacier restore when you need to wait 4-5 hours for the data to become available.

2. Run the restore on another server periodically on schedule to make sure the other server has the recent copy of the data.

3. Detailed email report with the list of files successfully copied or failed.
The email notification has been one of the most popular feature of CloudBerry Backup for a long time. Over the time we improved the email report, added the ability to use custom SMTP server for the server edition and added the ability to report status to the Windows Event Log. With the latest release you can an option to generate a detailed list of files copied with each back up

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I'm Alex Kuretz, and I'm the founder of I was the Lead Test and Integration Engineer at HP for the MediaSmart Server until April 2008 when I moved on to other opportunities outside HP. I've kept active in the Windows Home Server community, creating several add-ins and helping users make the most of their Home Servers.

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Justin January 11, 2013 at 7:52 pm

*A word of warning about Cloudberry Cloud Migrator* …

For those looking to use the service to migrate content from Amazon S3 to Amazon Glacier. I was enticed by Amazon’s low Glacier prices which would have reduced my monthly storage costs from $30 to $3, for around 250 GB. However, there are a number of ‘gotchas’ which make the Migrator service effectively useless (if migrating from S3 to Glacier):

1. It’s very costly
2. It doesn’t sync – it only copies
3. Copied content is not reconciled (consolidated)

You have been warned!

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