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Debunking a Misleading Comparison: CloudBacko vs CloudBerry Backup

Screenshot-2017-12-13 Compare Cloudbacko with CloudBerry Backup

CloudBerry Lab, a company which provides cloud-based backup and file management services to SMBs, has recently published a comparison between its CloudBerry Backup products with CloudBacko Home on their website. Through comparing the products feature-by-feature, they conclude that CloudBerry Backup is superior over CloudBacko Home. While it may not be easy for the neutrals to judge the credibility of the facts, in this article we will debunk three faulty claims in the comparison.

1. Backup scheduling


CloudBerry Lab claimed that “job scheduling is not available in CloudBacko Home”. However, this is not true. Users are allowed to schedule their backup jobs through enabling the Continuous Backup function. Here’s how to do it:

  1. After logged in to CloudBacko Home, click “Backup Sets” > select the backup set you created > click “Others”.
  2. Under “Continuous Backup”, turn on the function by clicking the button.
  3. Once Continuous Backup is on, you can define how often the backup runs. Select the desired time interval in the drop-down list.
  4. Click “Save”. Automatic backup will be performed for this backup set according to your defined time interval.



2. Versioning


CloudBerry Lab gave a cross to CloudBacko Home for “Versioning”. This is not true either. Here’s how to set Retention Policy for a backup set:

  1. After logged in to CloudBacko Home, click “Backup Sets” > select the backup set you created > click “Others”.
  2. Under “Retention Policy”, you are allowed to specify how long the backup software keeps the files which have already been deleted in the backup source. Simply input a number or select one in the drop-down list, and select “Day(s)” or “Job(s)”.
  3. Click “Save” and it’s done.


3. Compression


As CloudBerry Lab only includes compression in the paid version of CloudBerry Backup Desktop, certainly they treat it as a valuable function that won’t be given for free. They might have tried out CloudBacko Home and have not found any option to turn on compression, thus drawing a conclusion that compression is not provided in CloudBacko Home.

Despite not showing in the software’s user interface with the option to set it, compression is indeed offered in CloudBacko Home and is even set as Always On by default. Remember, this software is free to use, for ever.

As a smart user, don’t trust everything you see on the internet. If you’re interested in CloudBacko, test it yourself or feel free to contact us.