New Version of CloudBacko Supports Microsoft OneDrive for Business as a Backup Destination

If you are looking for multiple platforms and file support in software, then you need not look further than the best cloud storage software available, CloudBacko. With its unique but numerous features, this software is a must have for people and organizations who value the safety of their data backed up on a cloud service. But by far, one of the best features of this software is that it lets you backup you data to unlimited cloud destinations. Version 1.11 of CloudBacko, released at the end of July, 2015, offers you the same amazing features, plus it also supports Microsoft OneDrive for Business as a cloud back up destination.

Businesses all over have realized that if they want to expand then they have to start relying on cloud storage. The traditional methods of data storage and sharing are simply not enough anymore. Organizations usually have to spend a lot of money to keep and maintain the traditional data storage units. But with cloud storage, traditional storage methods are quickly becoming a thing of the past. Organizations can choose from dozens of amazing cloud services to fulfill their data storage requirements. But no matter what cloud service you end up choosing, you can always use CloudBacko to easily and safely back up all your private data to a cloud service.

According to Samuel Chan, the Director of Development at CloudBacko, “Our software, CloudBacko, offers data security to the maximum extent. Knowing that their data will be completely secure no matter what will allow our clients to choose a cloud storage service that fulfills all their storage needs. That is why CloudBacko offers backup to unlimited cloud destinations, so that our clients can make this decision absolutely with no worries on their mind. To this already extensive list, CloudBacko has added another name. The newly released version of CloudBacko (version 1.11) supports Microsoft OneDrive for Business as a backup destination and offers the same incredible features for which it is well known.”

Version 1.11 of CloudBacko also supports Windows 10, VMware ESXi 6 and vCenter 6.

Apart from unlimited cloud destination support, CloudBacko also offers you guaranteed data recovery in case of loss, a choice to keep unlimited version of you files and folder forever, lightening fast performance as well as clear insights and reporting. CloudBacko is also one of the easiest software to use, because it comes with the most intuitive user interface, meaning that you can start using it with no training what so ever.

Get 100 GB of free OneDrive storage for 1 year

OneDrive 100GBDear CloudBacko users, Microsoft is now offering this “gift” to current Dropbox users for installing OneDrive.

Using this 100GB free storage with CloudBacko, you can backup a lot more than 100GB of data, as CloudBacko will compress the data on your machine before sending to OneDrive.Depending on the types of data, the maximum compression ratio can be as high as 80%.

Besides, CloudBacko will encrypt your data with a 256-bit truly randomized encrypting key before storing the data on OneDrive. Therefore, no one, not even the people from OneDrive or NSA, is able to open your backed up data. Moreover, all the filenames will be encrypted too, so no one will be able to know what you have backed up.

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How to combine multiple Google Drive and OneDrive accounts into a big pool of storage

CloudBacko allows you to combine multiple Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive accounts into a big pool of storage, so that you can essentially get unlimited cloud storage space for free. This article shows you how to do it.

Step 1: Create enough free storage accounts

Currently, both Google and Microsoft offer free 15 GB storage for each Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive account. To get multiple Google Drive or OneDrive accounts maybe a bit tricky, as Google will require you to enter a phone number if you use same IP to register multiple accounts. Google limits the number of accounts that you can create for each phone number. Similar restriction applies to the creation of multiple OneDrive accounts. To get around with such limitation, click here for the tips.

Step 2: Group multiple free storage accounts in CloudBacko as one destination pool

2.1: Open your CloudBacko software and click [Backup Sets].

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2.2: Choose an existing backup set if you already have one. If not, create one and follow the steps below during the creation of destination.

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2.3: Go to “Destination” tab, click [Add].

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2.4: From the following page, select “Destination pool” for the Type. Then click the [+] button to add the first cloud storage, e.g. a Google Drive storage.

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2.5: Select “Google Drive” as the Destination storage and then Click [Test]

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2.6: A new window of your default web browser will be brought up. Login to your Google Account.

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2.7: Click [Accept] from the following page.

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2.8: Copy the code provided.
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2.9: Paste the code into CloudBacko and click [OK].
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2.10: Okay, your first Google Drive account has been added to the destination pool. Click [OK] to proceed.
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2.11: You can see that your first Google Drive account has been added to the pool.

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2.12: From your default web browser, logout the Google account.

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If you’re in the middle of adding multiple OneDrive accounts, visit http://www.outlook.com through your default web browser and logout your Microsoft Outlook account there.

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2.13: Click [Add] in the page of CloudBacko mentioned in step 2.11 to add another Google Drive (or OneDrive) account. When all accounts are added, they will be shown in the page of destination pool. Click [OK] when finished adding accounts.

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2.14: The destination pool has been created in the list of destinations. Click [Save] to save the destination settings. You can always add more cloud storage accounts into this pool by double clicking on the name of this destination pool in the list.

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In this example, we have pooled 3 Google Drive and 2 OneDrive accounts into a pool of storage with 75GB space. CloudBacko will fill up the storage accounts one by one. You can set the order of the storage to be filled by entering the destination pool edit page and clicking the up and down arrows to change the sequence.

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We recommend you to use dedicated storage accounts for CloudBacko, i.e. if a storage has been added into the list of CloudBacko’s backup destination, do not use it for file syncing or sharing purpose to avoid accidental deletion of your backed up data.

Download CloudBacko Free Trial:

Both CloudBacko Pro and CloudBacko Lite supports the combination of free cloud storage accounts mentioned above. Click here to download free 30 days trial.

6 steps to ensure business continuity with local and cloud backup

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Nowadays, most small business owners have already realized how important business continuity means to their businesses. The problem to them now is how to choose a reliable yet affordable backup solution to help achieve their business continuity goal. Samuel Chan, the Senior Product Development Director of CloudBacko, stated 5 important steps below that businesses of any sizes need to follow in order to ensure their business continuity.

1. Decide what data are mission critical

The first and the most important step for business continuity planning is to determine what data are critical to your business that you can’t afford to loose. All business owners should have already known that the data on their servers are the lifeblood of their businesses. However, few of them would realize that most of their employees would have kept their working files on their local hard drives that won’t be copied to the company’s servers. Those data are also important and it’ll be a real headache when they’re lost because of file corruption or accidental deletion. Thus, when selecting data to backup, besides the servers, you’ll also need to take care of data stored on the employees’ workstations.

2. Decide how frequent to backup the data

Once identified what data to keep, the next consideration will be how frequent to back them up, i.e. setting up the backup schedule. It really depends on how frequent the data will be changed, and how much you can afford to loose. For example, you may want to turn on the continuous backup feature for backing up the design files that are being updated every minute. Your website database may need only need to backed up every hour. VM level backup for VMware or Hyper-V guest virtual machines may only need to be run twice a day.

3. Decide how long to keep the backup data

Okay, when backup schedule is defined, we then need to decide how long to keep the backup data. It depends on what versions of historical data you need to recover usually. For example, if you’re a webmaster and always need to recover old website htmls of the past week, you may want to keep a daily backup copy for one week. For data older than one week, you may just need to keep one backup version every month. This is called a “Retention Policy”. You may need to define different retention policies for different data sets.

4. Decide where to keep the backup data

Although people might already know that keeping multiple copies of backup at different locations is essential, most of them would actually just keep one copy of backup in the office and that’s it. This is definitely not safe enough. When a disaster strikes, all your data will be gone and your business continuity will be interrupted. Our professional suggestion is to keep at least two backups. One in your office for fast daily recovery, and another offsite for disaster recovery. A couple of years ago, backing up data offsite to datacenter was expensive to small businesses that hindered businesses from having offsite backup. However, thanks for the strong competition, the pricing of cloud storage becomes really affordable recently. For example, it’s only around $0.03 per GB per month for backing up data to Google Cloud Storage, Amazon S3, or Microsoft Azure. If you still think it’s expensive, our CloudBacko backup solution even allows to you to pool mulitple free cloud storage such as Google Drive and OneDrive into one big space so that you can essentially have unlimited offsite storage for free. There’s no more excuse not to have offsite backup anymore. If you worry about the safety issue, CloudBacko will keep you a peace of mind by encrypting all the filenames and contents of your data locally before uploading to the cloud, which thus ensures the data stored on the cloud will not be readable or openable by anyone.

5. Define backup policies for all departments and train all the staff

We need to go through the above steps for all the departments so that each department  or each level of employee has a backup policy customized for their needs. Then, all the staff need to know how to recover their backed up data when needed. Although with CloudBacko, it’s really intuitive and easy to use, you still need to make sure all of them know how to use it.

6. Perform data integrity check and review periodically

Once backup policies are executed, you’ll need to ensure the recoverability of your backed up data by running recovery drill test periodically, say twice a year. You can either perform a real recovery for all your backed up data, or rely on the built in data integrity check feature provided by your backup software if available. Besides, a periodic review of the backup policies for all departments is required so as to fine-tune the details of the first 4 steps.

Conclusion

By performing all these steps, your business continuity will be pretty much guaranteed. Our CloudBacko local and cloud backup software lets you perform all these steps easily. Install and backup with CloudBacko now before your business continuity is interrupted by data loss.