Activation

Introduction

CloudBerry Backup CLI is implemented through a CLI tool called cbb. To start using CLI, launch Terminal and navigate to the application folder:

  • macOS:
cd /Volumes/Mac\ SSD/Applications/CloudBerry\ Backup.app/Contents/MacOS
  • Linux:
cd /opt/local/CloudBerry\ Backup/bin

Activation Using a License Key

To activate CloudBerry Backup using a license key, execute the following command:

./cbb activateLicense -e "email" -k "license key"

where:

Parameter Description Value
-e The email address you used to purchase the license Email address
-k The license key you received after purchasing the license License key

Activating a Free License

To activate CloudBerry Backup using a free license, execute the following command:

./cbb activateLicense -free -un "userName" -e "email"

where:

Parameter Description Value
-free Indicates that a free license is requested
-un Username String
-e Your email address. An activation code will be sent to this address. String

An activation code will shortly be sent to your email address. Once you receive it, execute the following command to activate a free license:

./cbb activateLicense -e "email" -free -un "userName" -oa "registration key:"

where:

Parameter Description Value
-e The email address you entered in the previous command String
-un The username you entered in the previous command String
-oa The registration key you received by email String

Requesting a Trial License

To request a trial license, execute the following command:

  • macOS:
./cbb activateLicense -e "email" -t

where:

Parameter Description Value
-e Your email address String
-t Indicates that a trial license is requested
  • Linux:
activateLicense -e "email" -t "licenseType"

where:

Parameter Description Value
-e Your email address String
-t License Type "Personal" / "Server" / "Ultimate"

Offline Activation

CloudBerry Backup for macOS & linux can be activated offline if internet connection is unavailable on the target computer. Offline activation is only available for trial and commercial licenses. The process of offline activation consists of three steps:

  1. Generating a service key using Terminal on the target computer;
  2. Generating an activation key via CloudBerry Central;
  3. Activating a license using the activation key on the target computer.

To perform offline activation of a trial or commercial license, execute the following command:

  • macOS:

Trial Activation:

./cbb activateLicense -e "email" -t -or

Commercial Activation

./cbb activateLicense -e "email" -k "licenseKey" -or

where:

Parameter Description Value
-e Your email address String
-t Indicates that a trial license is requested
-or Indicates that an offline request is being performed
-k The purchased CloudBerry Backup license key String
  • Linux:
./cbb activateLicense -e "email" -t "licenseType" -or

where:

Parameter Description Value
-e Your email address String
-t Indicates that a trial license is requested "Personal" / "Server" / "Ultimate"
-or Indicates that an offline request is being performed

As an output, you get a service key that resembles the following text:

wefkWRUbCU9qnZxsYObSDwga8BxytmoPPs8ewVb0GtKUEQHALUhPGf1hGoLaf85yA+Z46onxUVdyzB0prqPgWfPYo0rq15fPG82ZM5RG7NR834DRM1eiM7Sp8c8FoK6AFr6jAXWLAIM1eodrEeVbz/tu1tJdOFSIOoFsDZhSfgfIDQuV3IOUYK7aI44Yjf2uTw0xr8gmJRjMoaRqPdoK4q9+QrPiOFe5ojWXU69swtswCdd+GsMLSUBoCE8yMJvnDLxLtBxb7c3Kj3rlCC3CrfhpCIyq2D0Ie8wyv5IQ1DqRq7bPcWwBm7vXc3CndA1zooIizV9FM=|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

Next, go to CloudBerry Central and generate an activation key by following our tutorial. The code should resemble the following text:

<License>
    <ProductID>yehtw9-9f8a-4831-ab09-c8971bac1986</ProductID>
    <Email>techhead@cloudberrylab.com</Email>
    <ProductVersion>2.4.0.17</ProductVersion>
    <Created>02/19/2018</Created>
    <Expires>03/06/2018</Expires>
    <Trial />
    <Signature>EmNAph+/werwertiEHKup2J2XBq4Zs7XRO1X5L/2nYbN8l3i5kAOdDocgsCiOJChgyrR0oFLAjEw6Xj7282RV8+9Wv95ADY7Q0M52BuY538ElZqFdgRKqJq2Q2XiHIljfJbNGs+FNdJ4nZwerwerewr</Signature>
</License>

Having done that, execute the following code to perform offline activation:

  • Trial activation:
./cbb activateLicense -e "email" -t -oa "offline activation key"
  • Commercial activation:
./cbb activateLicense -e "email" -k "license key" -oa "offline activation key"

where:

Parameter Description Value
-e Your email address String
-t Indicates that a trial license is being activated
-oa Indicates that offline activation is being performed The activation key from CloudBerry Central
-k The purchased CloudBerry Backup license key String

CloudBerry Backup for macOS & Linux has been successfully activated.

Releasing License

If you no longer plan to use CloudBerry Backup on your computer, go ahead and release your license by executing the following command:

./cbb releaseLicense

In order to activate a license on a different computer, it needs to be released on the old computer first. If you uninstall CloudBerry Backup without releasing the license, you will need to contact our support team in order to release the license.