How to configure bandwidth control in CloudBacko backup software

You can use the bandwidth control to limit the amount of bandwidth used by backup traffic between specified times.
CloudBacko Bandwidth Control


  • The actual value will be around +/- 5% of the limit when the bandwidth control set to below 32Mb/s. When the bandwidth control set to above 64Mb/s, the gap between actual value and limit value might be over 5%.
  • Network stability may affect bandwidth control effectiveness.

There are a few configurable parameters available and they are described in the following table. Bandwidth control is an optional setting.


Field Description
Mode There are 2 modes, “Independent” and “Share”.

  • For independent mode, each backup and restore has its assigned bandwidth.
  • For share mode, all the backup and restore are sharing the same assigned bandwidth.

Note: Share mode does not support performing backup job on multiple destinations concurrently.

Name Name of the bandwidth control set.
Type There are 2 types of bandwidth control, ‘Always’ and ‘Only within this period’.
From Start time of enforced bandwidth control period.
To End time of enforced bandwidth control period.
Maximum transfer rate Maximum bandwidth used between the [From] and [To] period.

To set up the bandwidth control:

  1. Slide the switch to right hand side to turn on the bandwidth control.
  2. Select the mode of bandwidth control, ‘Independent’ or ‘Share’.
  3. Click on the [Add] button to add a bandwidth control or click on the bandwidth control set to modify the setting.
  4. Provide a meaningful name for this bandwidth control if necessary.
  5. Select the type of bandwidth control, ‘Always’ or ‘Only within this period’.
  6. If ‘Only within this period’ is selected, select the ‘From’ and ‘To’ period of time.
  7. Select the ‘Maximum transfer rate’ from the drop down box.
  8. Click [Save] to save the setting.

CloudBacko Bandwidth Control - Add New

To remove a bandwidth control:

  1. Select the bandwidth control set.
  2. On the bottom left, click the “Delete this bandwidth control”.

Remove bandwidth control in CloudBacko

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.

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.

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


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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