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 Released with enhanced Office 365, VMware, Hyper-V, SQL, and Exchange Server backups

CloudBacko has just released the long-awaited version 4 today, with these enhancements:

1). Now with SharePoint Online, OneDrive, and Outlook backups with Office 365 module

2). New versions of Hyper-V, VMware, SQL, Exchange Server supported

3). Native Backblaze B2 and Wasabi cloud storage support

4). Enhanced index structure and data integrity verification

5). Support direct selection of UNC path as backup source without the need to map it to a drive letter first

and many more…

Check out the latest Software Release Notes for details.

Hotfix to OneDrive for Business destination “storage quota exceeded” error

If you are using the latest v3.7.0.0 CloudBacko Pro/Lite paid version, or CloudBacko Home and got the captioned error, it’s because Microsoft had changed their API without prior noticing us partners. Now we got their update and thus made a fix for it.

Download the hotfix from here:
http://download.ahsay.com/dev/hot-fixes/37/37010/cb-all-hotfix-task26862.zip

Then follow these steps to apply it to your CloudBacko:
1. Close CloudBacko software interface
2. Stop CloudBacko service
3. Extract the hotfix into your CloudBacko installation folder to overwrite the contents in the existing “bin” folder
4. Restart CloudBacko software

It should fix your problem. If not, please submit a Support Ticket to us thru here:
https://www.cloudbacko.com/en/cloudbacko-advanced-cloud-local-server-workstation-amazon-S3-google-backup-software-ticket-sla.jsp

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.

Important:

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.

Key:

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.

How to backup data to IBM Object Cloud Storage with CloudBacko backup software

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.

How to backup VMs in VMware vCenter/ESXi 6.7 with CloudBacko Pro 81 views

Need to backup your virtual machines in your VMware vCenter / ESXi 6.7? Want to spin-up VMs instantly from backup? Or want to restore granular files within a backed up VM without spinning up the VM first? The lastest CloudBacko Pro backup software can help you achieve all this goals. Check out how to configure a VMware backup set in CloudBacko from this video.