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CloudBerry Lab has released CloudBerry Backup version 2.9, an application that allows users to backup their data online to their cloud storage accounts such as Amazon S3, Windows Azure and Google Storage. Disaster recovery planning is often times an afterthought that comes to light when disaster strikes. Very seldom do companies fully recover from loss of critical data which could lead to loss of business. CloudBerry Backup provides a powerful online Backup and Restore software designed to leverage Amazon S3 reliable and secure online storage to make your disaster recovery plan simple, reliable, and affordable. The latest version of CloudBerry Backup comes with an option to estimate cloud storage costs. The users can set up cost estimates per storage account and specify a limit in GB or in dollar equivalent.  When the limit is reached the backup will stop.  The sof... (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)

How to host Media Files on Amazon S3 and CloudFront with CloudBerry Explorer (part 2)

This is a second part of our article on how to host content of your website on Amazon S3.  In this post we will discuss the advantages of storing media content of your website using Amazon CloudFront service 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 .  I also highly recommend reading the first part of this article that explains why you may want to host your media content on Amazon S3 and how to do that with CloudBerry Explorer. In this article we will go beyond that and explain how you... (more)

How to generate reports on Amazon S3 log files with SiSense

In one of our previous posts we discussed how to enable Amazon S3 logging with CloudBerry Explorer. You can also check out how to enable S3 logging here. In this blog we will discuss how to actually view the log files.  Amazon S3 log files come in their proprietary formats, what’s more under certain circumstances one log record can show up in two log files at the same time, which makes the reconciliation process rather difficult. Besides, there are not very many tools around there that could help you to view the log files in the meaningful way.  Now comes SiSense Prism, which i... (more)

How To Lower Your Amazon S3 Bills with GZIP and CloudBerry Explorer PRO

Most of popular web server support serving contents using gzip, at the same time most popular web browsers recognize GZIP header and decompress the files on the fly. Even though Amazon S3 has most of the feature of a full-fledged web server, it lacks supporting GZIP in a transparent way. In other way you have to manually compress the files using GZIP and setup the Content-encoding header to gzip. Why should I care about GZIP? Well, first of all GZIP helps you to serve your web content faster. HTML pages being a simple text files can compress up to 20% of the original size and t... (more)