Latest Blog Posts with 'News' Category

Instant notifications of successful and failed backups

May 28, 2022
1 min read

Four months ago, in February 2022, we received a new feature request from our user in our issue tracker. In the request, the user asked us to implement real-time notification support via messengers. As soon as a backup fails or succeeds, he should receive a notification. We found the request extremely useful and prioritized it in the backlog of our project. Despite the delay in delivery, we are happy to say that the work is done and the feature is now available.

New feature: You can enable data deduplication to reduce storage costs

May 6, 2022
1 min read

The Cloudback team is pleased to announce a new feature: Data deduplication for customer managed storage. The use case is a daily backup for a GitHub repository that’s not changed every day. The feature prevents wasting storage space just because Cloudback saves backup archives with the same content every day, even though nothing has changed in your GitHub repository. In certain scenarios, the feature can drastically reduce storage costs. The configuration of all existing customer managed storages remains unchanged and data deduplication is disabled.

Archive encryption is now optional

Oct 19, 2021
1 min read

For security reasons, Cloudback uses AES-256 encryption for all backup archives. If you download a specific backup, you can access its content using the password. The password is sent automatically to your GitHub account primary email. However, some people may find this approach a little bit overcomplicated, especially when using customer managed storage somewhere inside your own secure infrastructure. We are glad to announce that it is possible to opt-out of password-based encryption now.

We added custom email address for notifications

Oct 12, 2021
1 min read

Cloudback sends an email notification to the user if the backup fails. By default, we are using the primary email address taken from the GitHub profile. We received a feature request to support custom emails for notifications. This may be useful when you have a separate email for such kinds of notifications. We decided to provide such functionality for every account where the Cloudback GitHub Application is installed. Now you can set up a new email address for failed backup notifications for each account using the Account Settings dialog:

We support new storage now: Microsoft OneDrive

Jun 14, 2021
1 min read

Cloudback provides an easy way to store GitHub repository backups in various storages. And today, we are delighted to announce the support of new storage - Microsoft OneDrive. We received a request to support this storage via email, but to make our work more transparent, we created a related issue in our public issue tracker. The development process from the initial request to a production-ready solution took about a month, including two weeks of waiting for the verification from the Microsoft side.

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