How to configure Encryption in CloudBacko backup software

How to configure encryption in CloudBacko backup software

When backing up data to a non-local destination, e.g. public cloud, CloudBacko lets you encrypt your backup data before sending to the destination so that no hacker will know what you have backed up, even if they can get break into your cloud storage and take your data.

If encryption is enabled, before files are uploaded to the backup destination, they are first compressed and encrypted with an algorithm, mode and key of your choice.

Encryption settings are defined when a backup set is created. Even if the login password is changed after the encryption is done, the encryption key remains unchanged and cannot be modified. The only alternative is to create a new backup set using the new encryption key and back up your data from scratch.

Once you have enabled the encryption recovery option in Profile > Encryption Recovery. The encryption key file will be uploaded to the Backup Server. In case you forgot the encryption key, you can still contact us to recover it. The recovered encryption key will be sent to you by email directly. Make sure you have filled in your contact details under the Profile > Contacts section so that the encryption key can be sent to you.


For CloudBacko Pro and Lite users, it is very important to export current configuration settings using our tools in Utilities > Export/Import Settings, the file settings.sys will be exported. Please keep the settings.sys in a safe places.

If your current backup computer is crashed and the settings.sys file is lost, you will not be able to restore the current settings including the encryption key, and the data that you backup is irretrievable.

For CloudBacko Free users, your hashed encryption key will be kept on our server. You don’t have to worry on exporting your configuration.


Field Description
Encryption Type
There are 2 encryption types, namely Default and Custom
There are 3 encryption types, namely Default, User password and Custom
    • Select “Default”, CloudBacko will base on the followings to assign the encryption key and encryption settings.
      • - Encryption Key: A randomly generated key of 44 alpha numeric characters
      • - Encryption Key length: 256 bits
      • - Encryption Algorithm: AES
      • - Encryption Method: CBC
  • Select “Custom”, you can custom the encryption key, backup algorithm, method and key length.
Algorithm There are 3 backup algorithms:

  • Twofish: Twofish algorithm
  • DESede: Triple DES algorithm
  • AES: Advanced Encryption Standard algorithm
Method There are 2 backup methods:

  • ECB: Electronic Cook Book mode
  • CBC: Cipher Block Chaining mode
Key length There are 2 key length options

  • 128-bit
  • 256-bit
Encryption key If Custom Encryption Type is used, consider the following to create a strong encryption key:

  • Length: Make sure the encryption key is at least eight or more characters.
  • Complexity: Include lowercase, uppercase letters and numbers.

Avoid creating encryption key that uses:

  • Dictionary words.
  • Words spelled backwards, common misspellings and abbreviations.
  • Sequence or repeated characters.
  • Personal information, your name, your birthday, or similar information. Include lowercase, uppercase letters and numbers.
Re-type encryption key Enter the same encryption key again to ensure the encryption was typed correctly.

To setup encryption for a backup set:

  1. Slide the switch to right hand side to turn on the encryption.
  2. Enter “Default” or “Custom” from the Encryption type drop down box.
  3. If you choose “Default”, click [Next] button to continue.
  4. If you choose “Custom”:
    • Select the algorithm of the encryption.
    • Enter the encryption key.
    • Re-enter the encryption key to confirm.
    • Select the method of the encryption.
    • Select the key length of the encryption.
  5. Click [Next] button to continue. You will then see a pop-up window where you can copy the encryption key to another location of your choice.

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CloudBacko Pro / Lite / Home backup software supports backing up supported data type (e.g. Office 365, VMware, Hyper-V, Exchange, SQL, MySQL, Windows System) to IBM Cloud Object Storage for secure offsite storage. In this video, see how you can easily create a bucket in IBM Object Cloud Storage, and how to set it as a destination for CloudBacko to backup to there.

How to backup data to your SFTP server with CloudBacko backup software

All 3 editions of CloudBacko, namely Pro / Lite / Home, supports backing up data to FTP / SFTP server. If you have an FTP / SFTP in place that you get your data automatically backed up to there based on your preferred schedules, CloudBacko automatic backup software is the software you need. See how you can easily set SFTP as a backup destination in CloudBacko.

How to backup data to Wasabi cloud storage

All 3 editions of CloudBacko backup software, including CloudBacko Pro / Lite / Home, are able to backup all supported data types (including Office 365, VMware, Hyper-V, Exchange, SQL, MySQL, Windows System, System State, and ordinary files) to affordable Wasabi cloud storage. See how to setup Wasabi as a backup destination in CloudBacko thru this video.

Actually, Wasabi is a AWS Compatible storage that CloudBacko supports backing up to. Besides, Wasabi, you can use CloudBacko backup software to backup your data to any other AWS Compatible storage that you see fit.

How to configure Advanced Retention Policy

Want to setup a Grandfather-Father-Son like retention policy to keep more recent versions and less older versions of backups within CloudBacko Pro backup software? Check out how you can easily achieve it with the built-in Advance Retention Policy setup tool.

CloudBacko Pro is a backup software designed for backing up VMware/Hyper-V virtual machines, MS Exchange/SQL/MySQL databases, Windows System/System State, Office 365 data, etc. The Advance Retention Policy lets you flexibility keep different versions of old data based on your data retention need.

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CloudBacko version 3.5 released with faster Office 365 mailbox backup

CloudBacko version 3.5 is released. This latest release comes with these enhancements:

  1. Faster Office 365 backup on large quantities of mailboxes
  2. Auto-run Data Integrity Check before every backup
  3. Corrupted index rebuild option in Data Integrity Check
  4. Support VMware Fusion 10 Pro / 10
  5. Support Microsoft SQL Server 2017
  6. Support MySQL 5.7 and 8
  7. Support Azure Germany and Azure Government
  8. Support Aliyun new regions: China North 5 (Huhehaote), Asia Pacific SE 5 (Jakarta), Asia Pacific SOU 1 (Mumbai)
  9. Support Amazon S3 new region: EU (Paris)
  10. Support of Mac OS X 10.13 High Sierra; FreeBSD 10.4, 11.1; and 11.2, Ubuntu 18.04

Besides, there are over 50 bugs fixed. Check out the latest release note here.

CloudBacko’s Price Reduced, Save 75% Max!

CloudBacko Price Reduced, Save 75% Max!

To let more customers benefit from CloudBacko’s total data backup protection, we are happy to announce the price reduction for CloudBacko Pro software and add-on modules by as much as 75%! Effective immediately!

VMware / Hyper-V module: $219 -> $55 (save 75%)
MS SQL / Lotus Domino / Oracle Database modules: $139 -> $55 (save 60%)
MySQL Database module: $55 -> $25 (save 55%)
Office 365 Exchange Online Mailbox module: $19 -> $9 (save 53%)
CloudBacko Pro base software: $159 -> $99 (save 38%)

Check out the new pricing at:

Since the list price is now much lower, upgrade fee will be much lower too!

Let us know if you need any clarification on the new pricing.

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