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  Reply # 1856996 1-Sep-2017 22:20
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  Reply # 1857088 2-Sep-2017 08:44
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Anyone like to share discount codes for Cloudberry server? I can't seem to find any.

Not sure if want to pay $190NZD, but it is working so well on both Backblaze and Google Cloud Storage.

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  Reply # 1858517 4-Sep-2017 22:03
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Finished replacing Crashplan on my NAS (FreeNAS 9.10). I have the *restic* client on my NAS which is scheduled via cron jobs to run daily and weekly backup scripts. I create two copies of my backups, one on *B2* and one on 2x4TB USB HDDs connected to a Raspberry Pi on my network.

 

This is working very well. I love the fact you can mount any restic snapshot (either local or remote) and browse the directory structure (and copy files out).

 

The *--json* flag also means it was very easy to build a monitoring script (for Icinga2) to check a snapshot has been created in the last 24h or 7d (depending on the backup). 

 

Very happy with my new config. Multiple encrypted copies of everything, both local and cloud, easy to restore and manage. And a fraction of the cost of Crashplan.


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  Reply # 1858649 5-Sep-2017 08:42
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Finished replacing Crashplan on my NAS (FreeNAS 9.10). I have the *restic* client on my NAS which is scheduled via cron jobs to run daily and weekly backup scripts. I create two copies of my backups, one on *B2* and one on 2x4TB USB HDDs connected to a Raspberry Pi on my network.

 

This is working very well. I love the fact you can mount any restic snapshot (either local or remote) and browse the directory structure (and copy files out).

 

The *--json* flag also means it was very easy to build a monitoring script (for Icinga2) to check a snapshot has been created in the last 24h or 7d (depending on the backup). 

 

Very happy with my new config. Multiple encrypted copies of everything, both local and cloud, easy to restore and manage. And a fraction of the cost of Crashplan.

 

 

I would want an unencrypted version of my files available, in case you can't restore some time in the future. I use S3 with server side encryption for some of my files, no client side encryption.





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  Reply # 1858651 5-Sep-2017 08:47
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Yeah that is a fair point. And in an ideal world I would have a 3rd copy, unencrypted. But I am pretty happy with this setup, and have copies of the restic binaries stored locally so I should be able to decrypt at any time. As a few people have noted you can always be doing something *more* to ensure your backups, it is just how far you *want* to go.

 

Appreciate the suggestion tho. 

 

A friend has been playing around with *minio* - anyone using that here? Seems to be quite good for syncing across machines/buckets and restic doesn't care where its repos are stored. Means you can backup once to a restic repo, and then have minio sync/distribute that backup to multiple servers both local and remote.


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  Reply # 1858671 5-Sep-2017 09:14
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I thought minio was basically an S3 clone, rather than a sync tool.





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  Reply # 1858672 5-Sep-2017 09:16
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I think it is a bit of both (but I could well be wrong). 


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  Reply # 1867468 17-Sep-2017 10:23
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Using Cloudberry and can't create a restore plan that shows files from a different machine. I did the Synchronize Repository thing, use the same B2 account, same Bucket... What's the trick here?





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  Reply # 1867471 17-Sep-2017 10:30
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Hmmm. You have to edit the Storage account and change the backup prefix. I wonder what happens if you have an active real-time backup when you do that...





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  Reply # 1867480 17-Sep-2017 11:22
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I've done a restore from S3 using CloudBerry twice - once as a test from a laptop here, once from work when I needed a specific file. I don't remember having to do anything tricky either time.

 

I've started using the CloudBerry "sync" feature, rather than its encrypted, deduplicated backups. I trust Amazon to do server side encryption and file versioning more than I trust the algorithms developed by CloudBerry. It may cost a touch more for files that change regularly, but my large files very rarely change. That way I can just download everything from S3 to restore, and if my machine gets a virus and overwrites everything no problem, I just go back to a point in time in S3.





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  Reply # 1867505 17-Sep-2017 13:07
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@timmmay:

 

I've done a restore from S3 using CloudBerry twice - once as a test from a laptop here, once from work when I needed a specific file. I don't remember having to do anything tricky either time.

 

I've started using the CloudBerry "sync" feature, rather than its encrypted, deduplicated backups. I trust Amazon to do server side encryption and file versioning more than I trust the algorithms developed by CloudBerry. It may cost a touch more for files that change regularly, but my large files very rarely change. That way I can just download everything from S3 to restore, and if my machine gets a virus and overwrites everything no problem, I just go back to a point in time in S3.

 

 

This is a question I asked Cloudberry support and never got a reply... If I start a backup set with Compression ON and later want to turn Compression OFF (so I can access the files directly from B2), do I have to delete the backup and start over again? I guess this is the safe way to go, but never got a reply.





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  Reply # 1867512 17-Sep-2017 14:06
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This is a question I asked Cloudberry support and never got a reply... If I start a backup set with Compression ON and later want to turn Compression OFF (so I can access the files directly from B2), do I have to delete the backup and start over again? I guess this is the safe way to go, but never got a reply.

 

 

Did you submit a support ticket? They only support paid users, not free plan, but paid user support is usually ok. You can also ask on Server Fault, they answer their occasionally on the Cloudberry tag I created.

 

My guess - any fundamental changes like compression, deduplication, etc, you're best off creating a new backup set. When I decided to sync instead of backup I created a new S3 bucket and a new backup plan.





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  Reply # 1867513 17-Sep-2017 14:30
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This is a question I asked Cloudberry support and never got a reply... If I start a backup set with Compression ON and later want to turn Compression OFF (so I can access the files directly from B2), do I have to delete the backup and start over again? I guess this is the safe way to go, but never got a reply.



Did you submit a support ticket? They only support paid users, not free plan, but paid user support is usually ok. You can also ask on Server Fault, they answer their occasionally on the Cloudberry tag I created.


My guess - any fundamental changes like compression, deduplication, etc, you're best off creating a new backup set. When I decided to sync instead of backup I created a new S3 bucket and a new backup plan.



Not support ticket but they have Support as an option in the contact form. I am a paid user - both server and SQL server versions, with the same email address used in the request.




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  Reply # 1867522 17-Sep-2017 14:51
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Try a support ticket.





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