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CloudBerry Backup for Amazon S3: Introducing Simple Mode

CloudBerry S3 Backup in Simple Mode

Note: this post applies to CloudBerry Backup 1.5 beta and later.


CloudBerry S3 Backup is a powerful Windows backup and restore that automate backup and restore processes to Amazon S3 cloud storage.

One of the unique features of CloudBerry Backup is that you can access your backup storage using other Amazon S3 clients. In other words you don’t need CloudBerry Backup client to access your data. This is possible firstly because we leverage Amazon S3 as our backup storage and users have their own Amazon S3 accounts. However, even though you could access your files the file structure was a kind of weird. There is always a balancing act between open data format and advanced features such as compression, encryption, versioning and chucking (that helps us to resume broken uploads)

As a part of our effort to maintain an open data format and make what works best for our customers in the version 1.5 we are introducing the Simple Mode.


Simple Mode will allow you to create a data structure on your Amazon S3 storage that completely mirrors the data structure on your local disk. There will be no wired folders and you can access your data with other Amazon S3 client such as S3 Fox, S3Hub (Mac), CloudBerry Explorer freeware


Everything comes at the price however; with simple mode you will lose an ability to encrypt data, upload files larger than 5 GB and resume failed uploads in the middle. We keep an option to compress data in Simple Mode though.

The next release of CloudBerry Backup will also leverage Amazon S3 versioning feature to make backup even more transparent.

Overall, we are strongly committed to make our data storage format as open as possible and leverage as many features as Amazon platform as we can. Amazon S3 is developing at a rapid pace and with an addition of the ability to resume broken uploads in the middle and removing the limitation of 5GB files we will be able to offer the most simple and open backup storage for our users. As the result we are hope to offer only Simple Mode backup sometime in the future.

Other new features include support for Asia Pacific region and support for reduced redundancy storage that allows you pay 33% less in exchange for insignificant durability loss.

One last note: We will be releasing an open source tool that will help our users to extract data from their Amazon S3 account in case if they used Advanced Mode with encryption and chunking features. Not only will it make our customers feel safer, but also it will help developers to access data programmatically.

Version 1.5 is currently in beta and we are inviting our readers to give it a try. However, please don’t use it in the production environment just yet. You can get your copy at http://backup.cloudberrylab.com/ or http://whs.cloudberrylab.com/ (WHS version)


We are excited about new open data format and we are soliciting feedback on it. Please let us know what you think in the comments on this blog and we will be granting free licenses for the first 5 readers.

CloudBerry Backup is a Windows program that leverages Amazon S3 storage. You can download it at http://cloudberrydrive.com/ . It comes with onetime fee of $29.99 (US) per copy. The version for Windows Home Server is also available.

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