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Note: this post applies to CloudBerry Backup beta 3 and later. CloudBerry S3 Backup is a powerful Windows backup and restore that automate backup and restore processes to Amazon S3 cloud storage. With beta 3 release we added some more exciting features that will make the product even better. Among new features are Backup exclusively locked files using Volume Shadow Copy Technology. You can now for example backup Outlook PST files and you don’t have to shut down Outlook for backup process to run. Command Line interface. This feature will help to integrate backup with your other routines and will open a door for SMBs and OEM partners. Implemented our own scheduler, more robust than Windows Task Scheduler. Multithreaded data transfer dramatically improves backup/ restore task speed. User interface improvements Number of issues fixed We are going to make a number of add... (more)

Content Expiration with CloudBerry Explorer

CloudBerry Explorer freeware is a powerful Windows program that helps to manage all aspects of Amazon S3 storage. Many people use Amazon S3 to host their media content or entire websites to offload static content from their web servers, increase scalability or deal with so called TechCrunch effect, when after publishing a review on a popular website such as TechCrunch the number of visitors suddenly jumps tenfold. One of the things that have been successfully employed by professional webmasters to improve scalability and lower the web server load is content caching. Content cachi... (more)

CloudBerry Explorer for Amazon S3

CloudBerry Session at Cloud Expo CloudBerry Lab has released CloudBerry Explorer v1.7, a freeware application that allows users to manage files in Amazon S3 buckets just as they would on their local computers. CloudBerry Explorer allows end users to accomplish simple tasks without special technical knowledge, automate time-consuming tasks to improve productivity. AWS Import/Export (http://aws.amazon.com/importexport/) accelerates moving large amounts of data into and out of AWS using portable storage devices for transport. AWS loads your data directly onto and off of storage de... (more)

How to host Media Files on Amazon S3 with CloudBerry Explorer (part 1)

In this post we will discuss the advantages of storing media content of your website on Amazon S3 and how CloudBerry Explorer can help.   Overview If you want to learn how to get your Amazon S3 account you can read our previous post here One of the typical ways to improve scalability of high traffic website is to serve it contents from several web servers. For example you may want to store your html files and dynamic script files at http://www.mysite.com/ while multimedia content such as images, video and audio files at http://media.mysite.com/ This way all request for html pages... (more)

Copy files from FTP to Amazon S3 with CloudBerry Explorer PRO

A few weeks ago CloudBerry Lab started the first beta of CloudBerry Explorer PRO for Amazon S3. In the PRO version of CloudBerry Explorer we are going to offer some advanced functionality on top of basic functionality offered in our freeware version. Among pro features are Compression, Encryption, Chucking and FTP support. In our previous post we will talked about the first three and now we will explain how FTP support works. FTP support FTP support has been by far one of the most sought after feature that Amazon S3 users asked on Amazon forum and when sending feedback to our sup... (more)