CloudBerry Online Backup

CloudBerry Online Backup

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Date Added:
July 09, 2013
Free to try (30-day trial); $29.99 to buy (Buy it now)
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/Vista/7/8
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Additional Requirements:
Cloud storage account, Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0

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  • 1 stars

    "Bad encryption and verrrry slowwwww"

    January 23, 2012   |   By chckh

    Version: CloudBerry Online Backup


    Easy to set up a backup plan, backup options are simple and do the job. Backs up to Amazon S3 (but *beware bad bad encryption model*, see below).


    Very poor encryption. The contents of the backed up files are encrypted, but the names of folders and files aren't - major security breach. Slow upload speeds.


    When I was evaluating a competing product, I was shocked to discover that I could browse the Cloudberry backups in my S3 bucket. I saw all folder and file names in a competing product without having to provide any password whatsoever.

    When I used Cloudberry's S3 browser to open the files, the contents of the files themselves were encrypted. But encrypting the file contents is only half the battle.

    Imagine you're planning to divorce your spouse. You write a lot of letters to your lawyers and they send documents to you. If your nosy spouse digs around in your Cloudberry S3 backups, he might not be able to read the contents of your lawyers' documents, but he can sure get a heads up that you're planning to dump him and take pre-emptive action.

    Encryption should mean that all your data is encrypted - folder and file names as well as file contents.

    In contrast, Arq backup for Mac encrypts everything it sends up to Amazon and browsing that folder structure in my bucket is completely uninformative. That's the way to do it.

    If you want to encrypt your backups (and you should as a matter of course), then Cloudberry leaves a massive gaping vulnerability in your security strategy.

    It's also excruciatingly slow. It managed to backup 10GB of files in 10 hours. Arq backup compressed and backed up 65GB in the same amount of time.

    If I didn't have to switch to Windows from Mac I wouldn't be bothering evaluating Win 7 S3 backup alternatives, but I have to move to Windows. It's unfortunate that the guy who wrote Arq has no interest in writing a Windows version, but that's life.

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  • 5 stars

    "This is a great backup software"

    May 06, 2009   |   By cloudment

    Version: CloudBerry Online Backup


    Easy to install and setup your backup plans


    I would like to be able to backup to other cloud storage besides Amazon S3


    Pretty decent product

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