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: https://wiki.cloudbacko.com/doku.php?id=public:module:mariadb_database:home

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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.

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

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

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

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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 4.1.4.3 released, with the Support of Office 365 Modern Authentication

CloudBacko v4.1.4.3 released with Office 365 Modern Authentication Support

CloudBacko version 4.1.4.3 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.

CloudBacko Pro running on Thecus W5810 Windows based NAS, works like a charm!

CloudBacko Pro running on Thecus W5810 Windows based NAS, works like a charm

Just tested running CloudBacko Pro on this Windows based Thecus W5810 NAS with satisfactory result. Successfully backed up 20 Office 365 mailboxes (each with 10000 mail items) from the cloud to this NAS.

The good thing for using this NAS with CloudBacko is that you don’t need to spare a machine for running CloudBacko software. And this NAS can take 5 x 12TB HDDs. After RAID-5, you’ll have 50TB usable storage for storing your backup data. Good enough for most small and medium businesses.

Currently the price for 12TB HDD might be a bit expensive, but using 10TB HDD is also a good option. After putting 5 x 10TB HDDs into this NAS, the total cost will be around US$2000 to US$2500. Pretty affordable for such storage size.

When using it with CloudBacko and the needed add-on modules (Exchange, SQL, VMware, Hyper-V, MySQL, Windows System, etc.), you’ll have a robust backup solution for backing up all your data locally, and to the cloud.

With our Office 365 and Cloud File modules, you can also backup the cloud data to this NAS, and to other cloud storages.

Pretty good, right?! Check this NAS out from your local Thecus dealer now! If you’re from Hong Kong or Macau, you can directly contact us for getting this Thecus :-)

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Cybersense has become CloudBacko’s Gold Reseller in South Africa

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Cybersense, an IT servicing company from South Africa, has just become CloudBacko’s Gold Reseller. It is an IT Systems Consultancy with a deep technical understanding and a Mantra of ‘no problem is too big to solve’. Their rather unique and competitive IT servicing model is to operate on predetermined objectives that saves clients time and money by pre-warning of potential IT Infrastructure failures.

Cybersense’ CTO, Seyton Hayes, was previously Head of IT Security at a large bank. His security skills and penetration testing expertise has saved clients vast amounts of time and money by securing their organizations from people like him but with nasty intentions. He likes to call himself an Ethical Hacker. His concept of “pre-warned is pre-armed” has culminated in Cybersense’ CyberMon Systems monitoring application which runs at all our client sites and warns us of potential problems which we can then pre-empt. Seyton’s expertise is so well respected in the IT Industry that competitors contract his expertise at times. A real nerd, he works and plays with technology.

It’s our great honor for being chosen by Cybersense as a backup solution partner, as being chosen by a techie nerd proved that our backup solution is robust enough to withstand any challenge :-)

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