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  • Google Cloud Storage Versioning
    Hi, could you please update us with this issue? Thanks
  • Add to Backup Storage files already backed up
    It worked!

    I changed the type of backup plan from Custom to Simple and then run a Consistency Check and it read all the previously uploaded images! :starstruck:

    Thank you David.
  • Add to Backup Storage files already backed up
    I do not have that option enabled. Inside the container there's just a folder containing all the images, should I follow anyway the steps in the link you provided before?
  • Add to Backup Storage files already backed up
    Sorry David, I said "simple mode" when it's "custom mode".

    This is the situacion:

    I have like 70 Blu-Rays burned with data that I keep as my local archive. These are Double and Triple Layer discs, storing 46 or 92 GB in each case. I want to have an exact copy of them in Azure Storage using Archive tier. I extract the images first, store them temporaly in my PC and then upload that iso file to the cloud. After the image has been copied to Azure, I delete the iso in my PC, and repeat the same steps with the next disc.

    I'm currently at a 60% of the whole proccess (~2500 GB) and that took me like 3 weeks. I want to avoid by all means to start the operation from scratch.

    So, if it's possible to track the files once they are in the cloud and have no relation with CBB Ultimate, perfect. If not, that's not a big problem since this is a special case, those files are there as a deep archive that maybe won't be recovered never.

    When I started the process I only had CBB Desktop, and having the 5TB limit I didn't what to drain the limit with this case (~4TB total). Now with Ultimate, I'm free of that, so I woudn't mind to store the profile in the cloud. Remenber, though, that Azure Archive it's like Glacier, files are not really there, they take up the 15 hours to be available.

    I could move the images to "hot" storage, but first I need to know it's possible to track the files in this scenario.
  • Add to Backup Storage files already backed up
    > I think you are asking the following
    Yes that's it. I uploaded with CloudBerry Explorer for Azure about 1.5TB of Blu-Ray ISO images (then set archive tier), so they are not "registered" by any CloudBerry Backup Plan.

    Yesterday I got CloudBerry Backup Ultimate and, since now I don't have storage restrictions, I would like to manage all those files with CB Backup and the new ones I'll continue uploading. I looked for options, but it seems it's not possible to track the old files.


    > unless you use the simple backup option
    I'm using that mode
  • Advice on LRS or RA-GRS for Azure Storage
    This is for 12 months only, but might be interesting.
    Yes and I used that actually, but now it has expired. Lambda Functions are still better than Azure Functions, so that's the only thing I'm currently using from AWS (a bit of S3, but no big deal). The permanent free tier is more than enough for in that case... Lambda is awesome, MS needs to catch up on that still.

    It's not I'm trying to convert you to AWS, though. If, as I've said, you are into Azure, then it's better to expert Azure and only then move to AWS )
    Don't worry, I undertand your point. As you said, as Azure fits better my needs in terms of pricing and platform, I think I will stick to it for now. Though I'll keep an eye on other providers...

    Thank you for your time Denis.
  • Advice on LRS or RA-GRS for Azure Storage


    Thank you, Denis! Your opinion helped me to confirm what I was thinking. I think RA-GRS, although good, I might be an overkill in my case and LRS is enough (no need to meet any SLA). I’d love to buy CB Backup Ultimate because my 4TB are near to your 5TB limit for Desktop Pro, but 300$ is quite an investment for me. ☹

    I've heard of B2, but never looked much into it. I'll have a look at it .

    Until now, I think Azure fits better my needs because at work I need Windows to run the program I use most frequently. The main advantage for me, since I use most of the time Azure for backups and running a VM for dev/test, it’s the special pricing MS offers for that purpose on Windows machines, which rounds up to 50%.

    Of course, AWS is nice too, it has data lifecycle, which I think MS will have at some point, but it hasn’t the offering for dev/test Windows EC2 instances. Apart from that they are more or less equal to my needs. Could you share your opinion on this? (I know it's a simplistic question for a complex subject) :)
  • How to connect to my MS Azure RA-GRS storage account secondary location?
    It would be enough to have that feature in Explorer and/or Drive. For instance: when a storage account is added with "-secondary" tag, access it only as read only. Drive has this as an option already. I don't see no reason not to be able to access this copy when I can do it with a web browser.

    I know MS will eventually switch for primary to secondary on failure, but with RA-GRS I have the right to read that secondary location, with simple GRS, I can´t.

    As for use-cases, this is one example: the other day I deleted a bunch of files by error, it would be a nightmare to recover them one by one with Chrome, but if I would have had access with CB Explorer or Drive, I could have accessed those files in order to try to copy them back to primary location (taking advantage of the delay in sincronization). Sadly, as things are now (tho CB products are good for me anyway) I had to reupload all the files again (about 1.5TB took be one week).

    I not asking for anything fancy, just access. I hope you understand my point. :halo:
  • How to connect to my MS Azure RA-GRS storage account secondary location?
    Well, the same as intended by Microsoft, getting read access to a secondary location is why I pay extra money for my Azure subscription. Getting read access from CloudBerry software would be perfect, specially when getting many files. :smile:

    Is that really difficult to implement? in the browser I only need to add "-secondary"

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