Installing and Activating CloudBerry Backup

This article describes how use CloudBerry Backup CLI to install and activate your application.

Silently Installing CloudBerry Backup

Do the following to silently install CloudBerry Backup on your computer using the Command Prompt.

  • Download the installation package from the CloudBerry Lab website.

  • Run the Command Prompt under local administrator permissions.

  • Navigate to the folder containing the downloaded installer.

cd C:\Users\Robert\Downloads
  • Run the following command to install CloudBerry Backup with default settings.
CloudBerryOnlineBackupSetup_vx.x.x.xALLEDITIONSnetv4.0.exe /S

Please make sure that you correctly specified the path to the installer and the product version before executing these commands.

Execute the following command to install CloudBerry Backup to a custom folder.

CloudBerryOnlineBackupSetup_vx.x.x.xALLEDITIONSnetv4.0.exe /S /D="C:\customFolder"

Activating CloudBerry Backup

The following licensing options are available for activating CloudBerry Backup.

Activating a Commercial License

Navigate to the product installation directory and execute the following command to activate a commercial license for your CloudBerry Backup instance.

cbb activateLicense -email "email" -key "license_key"

The following parameters are available for this command.

  • -e (-email)

    Specifies the email used for license activation.

  • -k (-key) Specifies the license activation key that you should have received after purchasing the product.

Requesting a Trial License

Execute the following command to request a trial license for a specific edition of CloudBerry Backup.

cbb activateLicense -email "email" -edition "ultimate" -trial

The following parameters are available for this command.

  • -e (-email) Specifies the email used for license activation.
  • -edition Specifies the application edition. The following values are supported:
  • desktop
  • server
  • mssql
  • msexchange
  • ultimate
  • -t (-trial) Indicates a request for a trial license.

Requesting a Freeware License

Execute the following command to request a freeware license for your CloudBerry Backup instance.

cbb activateLicense -freeware -email "email"

The following parameters are available for this command.

  • -f (-freeware)

    Indicates a request for a freeware license.

  • -e (-email)

    Specifies the email used for license activation.

Visit the following webpage to learn about the limitation applied to a freeware license: Windows Desktop Cloud Backup.

Offline Activation {#section-offline-activation}

If you cannot activate CloudBerry Backup ****online, you can choose to perform offline activation.

First, generate an offline license request with specifying your email and license key.

cbb activateLicense -email "email" -key "license_key" -offlineRequest

The following parameters are available for this command.

  • -e (-email)

    Specifies the email used for license activation.

  • -k (-key) Specifies the license activation key that you should have received after purchasing the product.

  • -or (-offlineRequest) Generates an offline license request.

The "-email" and "-key" (or "-trial") parameters are required. The request is sent to support@cloudberrylab.com.

Executing this command returns a service key that you can use to obtain an activation key in CloudBerry Central.

After receiving an activation code, run the following command.

cbb activateLicense -email "email" -key "license_key" -offlineActivation "received_activation_key"

Use the following parameter to specify your activation key.

  • -oa (-offlineActivation) Specifies a license key for offline activation that you should have received by email in response to an offline request.

The "-email" and "-key" parameters are required.

Offline Activation of a Trial Version

You can activate a trial version offline by executing the following command.

cbb activateLicense -email "email" -edition "ultimate" -trial -offlineRequest

After executing this command, the program's output should display a service key that you can use to obtain an activation key in CloudBerry Central.

After receiving an activation code, run the following command.

cbb activateLicense -email "email" -edition "ultimate" - offlineActivation "received_activation_key"

Use the following parameter to specify your activation key.

  • -oa (-offlineActivation) Specifies a license key for offline activation that you should have received by email in response to an offline request.

The "-email" and "-edition" parameters are required.

Displaying License Information

Execute the following command to get information about the currently used license.

cbb showLicense

Releasing License

Execute the following command to release your license for using it with another CloudBerry Backup instance (for example, before uninstalling CloudBerry Backup).

cbb releaseLicense

Migrating to MBS

After purchasing a Managed Backup Service (MBS) license, you can migrate your standalone product version to MBS by using CloudBerry Backup CLI. See the following article for more information: Migrating from CloudBerry Backup to MBS.