Cloud backup solutions – there are a number of them in the Linux community and we haven’t reviewed a couple over the past months. That is why we know that not all backup software is created equal.
Today, we’d like to introduce you to Linux backup solution that is reliable and worth your time as well as time of your co-workers. It’s called CloudBerry Backup. Let’s see what’s special about this one.
CloudBerry is a secure cross-platform cloud backup that is integrated with OpenStack Swift, Amazon S3 and Glacier, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Storage, and a host of other cloud storage providers. It is reportedly used by over 300,000 users and 5,000 Managed Service Providers.
CloudBerry does not store any files nor does it include any bundled storage space. Rather, it serves as a modern dashboard with which you can interface with other cloud services on which you can create and manage backup plans.
This way, whatever file transfers you make are authenticated by CloudBerry and sent directly between your PC and cloud storage account.
CloudBerry Managed Backup Service client features a clean UI which can be completely customized to fit your company’s brand identity and style. It also supports an online management control panel with tools that aid you in assisting clients with support.
To sum it all, it is easy to set up and it comes with 2GBs of cloud storage space for each end-user trial. It is a perfect tool for performing file restoration operations as it is coupled with its top-notch security, easy web access, and speedy performance.
There are 2 models – CloudBerry Managed Backup and CloudBerry Backup.
CloudBerry Managed Backup
CloudBerry Managed Backup is aimed at IT service providers with features that include:
- Support for API and CLI integrations
- Support for remote deployment
- Remote management and monitoring
CloudBerry Backup is aimed at personal and corporate users with features that include:
- Backup integration with MS SQL Server, and MS Exchange
- Option to restore backups in the cloud as VMs using Azure VM and EC2
- Image-based backup
- Security with 256-bit AES encryption
So, which model is for you, right?
Well, that depends on whether you are an IT pro with the need to create and (remotely) manage various user accounts and roles as well as backup plans and storage space. Experience with Cloud services will come in handy here and CloudBerry Managed Backup should be your pick.
If you don’t need such a technical service then CloudBerry Backup is your way to go.
Features in CloudBerry
- Paid: CloudBerry is a paid software with an unlimited service trial period which comes with 2GB cloud storage on Amazon S3; and a limited trial period of 15 days for single computer licenses.
- Cross-Platform: All Windows, Linux, and Mac users can enjoy the coolness of CloudBerry.
- A description of how Cloudberry works here.
- A fully customizable UI.
- 256-bit AES encryption.
- An annual commercial license fee per computer.
- A flexible scheduler and retention policies.
- Option to set up local backups.
- Retention policy.
- Email notifications.
- Optional data compression to reduce storage cost and accelerate backup.
- Integration with the Command Line Interface.
Licensing and Pricing
Assuming you go with the 2nd service model that CloudBerry Lab offers i.e. CloudBerry Backup, it comes with a 15-day trial per computer after which you will need to pay a one-time fee of $29.99. There is also a freeware solution.
The Pro version comes with advanced features that include encryption and compression.
On Linux, there is another payment model of $149.99 for the Ultimate version. This one comes without any storage limits. Perhaps, that’ll be your cup of tea.
Find out more about CloudBerry’s licensing and pricing here.
In the meantime, you can either download and get started with a free trial, go pro for $29.99, or if you’re on Linux, go Ultimate for $149.99
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