CloudBacko MariaDB Backup and Restore Guide Released

Easily Backup MariaDB with CloudBacko Pro(1)

With the latest CloudBacko Pro v4.3, you can easily backup your MariaDB to local and cloud storage. All the great features, including 256-bit AES encryption, flexible  retention and versioning, block-level incremental backup, compression, auto periodic data integrity check, etc. are all available. Check out how to create your MariaDB backup set through this guide:

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CloudBacko v4.3 release, with new mobile backup app, 2-factor authentication, and Oracle 19c + MariaDB support

CloudBacko v4.3 released, with new mobile backup app, 2-factor authentication, and Oracle 19c + MariaDB 10.4 support

CloudBacko v4.3 has just released, with:

1). new mobile backup app that can automatically backup photos and videos from your iOS and Android devices to your home PC and Mac through home Wi-Fi;

2). 2-Factor Authentication added to CloudBacko Pro and Lite to prevent hackers from deleting your backup data after compromising your machine.

3). Oracle 19c and MariaDB 10.4 support by CloudBacko Pro.

Please refer to this datasheet for the new features of this release.

CloudBacko v4.1.4 now supports Microsoft 365’s Modern Authentication

CloudBacko v4.1.4 supports Microsoft Office 365 Modern Authentication

Microsoft Office 365’s basic authentication uses a pair of Username and Password for client access requests. This method of authentication presented a method for hackers to  use brute force or password spray attacks to hack into users’ accounts. Therefore, to tighten their user accounts’ security, Microsoft suggests their users to enable Modern Authentication, and schedules to:

  1. start disabling Basic Authentication in existing tenants with no recorded usage as early as October 2020; and
  2. disable Basic Authentication for the EAS, EWS, POP, IMAP, and RPS protocols in the second half of 2021.

Starting from CloudBacko version 4.1.4, we support the use of Microsoft Office 365’s Modern Authentication when creating Microsoft Office 365 backup set in CloudBacko Pro and Lite backup software. If users are still using Basic Authentication, we also support that until Basic Authentication is not supported anymore.

Ahsay v8.3.6 supports Microsoft Office 365 modern authentication

If you leave the Username and Account Password fields blank, and just click the Test button, you will be using the Modern Authentication mode, and a browser window will be brought up for you to perform authentication.


After successful authentication, an Authentication Code will be provided to you.


Copy and paste this code into CloudBacko software and the software will be linked with your Office 365 account.


You can then proceed with the backup set configuration as usual.


To understand how to create a Microsoft Office 365 backup set to backup emails and files in an Office 365 domain, check out this Microsoft Office 365 Backup and Restore Guide.

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CloudBacko backup software version released, with the Support of Office 365 Modern Authentication

CloudBacko v4.1.4.3 released with Office 365 Modern Authentication Support

CloudBacko version is just released, with:

1). Support of Office 365 Modern Authentication

2). Quick Multiple Users Selection in Office 365 Backup Set

3). Enhanced Periodic Data Integrity Check, and

4). VMware Version Check for Changed Block Tracking Issues.

As Microsoft is going to enforce the use of Modern Authentication Method and begin disabling Basic Authentication in existing tenants with no recorded usage as early as October 2020, if you are currently running Office 365 backup sets, you MUST upgrade your CloudBacko Pro / Lite to this version before Basic Authentication is disabled.

For the details, please check out this latest Software Release Notes.

8 Reasons for Using CloudBacko Backup as Carbonite Alternative

Use CloudBacko as Carbonite alternative

Looking for an alternative to Carbonite backup? These are the 8 reasons why you should consider using CloudBacko backup software instead.

1). Bring your own storage

Unlike Carbonite’s backup which limits you to use their own cloud storage, CloudBacko lets you choose your favorite storage listed here as the backup destinations. It can simultaneously back up to multiple destinations, e.g. one to your local NAS and another to Google Drive or OneDrive. Therefore, CloudBacko is much more flexible on storage.

2). No speed limit on upload and download

Carbonite will automatically impose speed limitation after you have backed up a certain size of data. We also found negative comments on their download speed. CloudBacko won’t have such limitation that caps your usable upload and download bandwidth, unless you want to impose speed limitation during certain hours by yourself.

3). Backup all file types

Carbonite has a long list of file types that couldn’t be backed up. While using CloudBacko, you won’t experience such limitation as you can backup all file types with it.

4). Select entire folder to backup

Carbonite basic plan does not allow users to select a full folder of videos to backup, thus you need to select the files one by one. When using CloudBacko, you won’t experience such hassle as you can simply select the whole video folder to backup. With such selection, whenever if you have added new videos to the same folder, those new videos will be backed up automatically without the need for manual selection again.

5). Customizable schedule

Carbonite offers limited scheduling options, while CloudBacko offers much flexible scheduling options, such as per minute, daily, weekly, monthly, yearly. You can also setup multiple schedules for each backup set if needed.

6). Unlimited versioning

Carbonite only keeps the latest 12 versions of your data, while CloudBacko offers customizable versioning options which lets you keep as many versions as needed, as long as you are willing to use more space on the storage end. CloudBacko Pro edition even allows you to set advanced Retention Policy to let you configure how you want to keep the old versions, such as Grandfather-Father-Son retention policy that is commonly used in tape backup implementation.

7). Run on Linux

Carbonite’s client only supports Windows and Mac, not Linux, but CloudBacko Pro edition offers the support of Linux OS.

8). One-Time Payment

Unlike Carbonite’s annual charging pricing, CloudBacko’s pricing is perpetual based, meaning you just need to pay once to buy and own the current version software. The pricing includes software maintenance for the current version that covers Ticket Support and Software Update within this version. When next version released and you want to upgrade, then the upgrade fee will be 40% of the list price of all your software and modules. If you don’t upgrade, you can still use the version that you bought without any problem. Our Pro edition for servers is only US$99 per device (not annual), and the Lite for workstations is only US$25. So, much more affordable in long run than Carbonite’s solution.

Still skeptical? Download CloudBacko and try it now.