Comparison between cloud backups and on-premise backups

There are several options for Google Apps backup: Spanning and Backupify can backup Google Apps data to another cloud, while CubeBackup can backup your Google Apps data to a local storage inside your company. When you are looking for a backup solution for your Google Apps domain, you might not sure which backup solution is more […]

Initial Configuration Details for CubeBackup

Some customers have been concerned that the initial configuration of CubeBackup is too complicated, and they cannot understand why a simple authorization requires so many operations. In this post, I’d like to discuss OAuth 2.0 Service account and present a more detailed explanation of CubeBackup’s initial configuration. Although it may seem complicated at first,  the […]

Hotfix for CubeBackup

The new version of CubeBackup, version 2.6.8, has just been released. This is a hotfix version to solve the problems caused by recent changes in Google Drive APIs. We strongly suggest all CubeBackup users upgrade to this version as soon as possible.  We are sorry for the inconvenience, but this upgrade is not optional. What’s […]

How to backup Google Apps data to Dropbox

Dropbox is undoubtedly one of the most widely used cloud storage.  It is available on almost all platforms, from Windows, MacOSX, Linux to nearly all mobile operating systems.  Dropbox guarantees that all your files will be protected by 256-bit AES encryption, and all files are transferred through SSL/TLS secure tunnel.  What’s more, compared with Google’s privacy […]

How to speed up backups for large organizations

Schools or large companies with hundreds of users can easily accumulate terabytes of Google Apps data, including tens of millions of Gmail messages. This presents a serious problem for backup strategies – the initial backup may take months or even longer! One reason for this is that CubeBackup performs user backups one by one in […]

CubeBackup 2.0 is released

Today we are shipping CubeBackup 2.0, a major release that has been in the works for 3 months. There are lots of bug fixes and feature improvements in the new version. Can I continue to stay with CubeBackup 1.x? No, you can’t!   Based on Google’s API deprecation statement  http://googleappsdeveloper.blogspot.com/2014/12/reminder-to-migrate-to-updated-google.html  and  https://developers.google.com/identity/protocols/OAuth_ref, several APIs used […]

Price for educational organizations

Recently, we’ve received a lot of emails inquiring about the pricing for Non-Profit/Educational organizations. Since Google Apps is so popular among students and educators, these users are also very important to us at CubeBackup. We are pleased to offer a discount for Non-Profit/Educational organizations: $99   USD/year      Up to 50 accounts $499 USD/year […]

CubeBackup is selected for Google Startup Launch

As a development team that focuses on Google platform, our products are heavily related to Google’s APIs.  We are glad to know that our team has been selected for Startup Launch by Google’s Developer Relations team. Google Startup launch offers a series of events and training resources for startup teams, as well as free Google cloud service […]

Automatic backup plan for Linux servers using rsync and crontab

Linux servers are widely used by lots of companies for hosting their websites, databases, or other services.  I personally likes Linux system much more than Windows Server, not only because Linux is free, but you get better performance and more powerful tools on Linux.  To set up a Linux server, sometime you don’t actually need […]

Introduce Google Apps development at GDG DevFest conference

Last weekend, I was invited as a lecturer in the Google Developer Group DevFest 2014 Beijing to introduce Google Apps development as well as our product CubBackup. DevFest is the biggest annual activity for GDG, where developers who are interested in Google’s technology can meet each other and learn new technologies together. Though most of Google’s […]

Why a backup solution for Google Apps is necessary?

It is said that Google’s service is so secure that massive data loss has never happened on Google’s cloud platform. Why do we still need a backup service? The answer is that most data loss is due to user errors! Here are a few common scenarios: Employees might accidentally delete an important document or email […]