Support for Backblaze B2

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Cyberduck 4.9 adds support for Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage. This includes uploading large files, for files up to 10TB.

Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage works similar to Amazon S3 or Microsoft Azure, allowing you to store unlimited data in the cloud. But does it for 1/4th the cost.

B2 Cloud Storage support in Cyberduck gives you convenient access to low priced redundant and unlimited storage from your desktop.

The cloud on your desktop

We shipped Mountain Duck for Mac & Windows after fixing tons of issues during our private beta to the Mac App Store and for sale from our website! We are excited to get the first positive reviews from users:

(…) The app helps web developers have a less crowded workspace and is sure to make the overall web development a bit easier and faster. –– Softpedia review of Mountain Duck for Windows

(…) All in all, Mountain Duck is a handy utility that could prove to be invaluable for users who commonly manage multiple remote storage servers, as it enables you to mount them as local volumes, and browse their contents or transfer files using Finder. –– Softpedia reviewing Mountain Duck for Mac

Great software. Saves a lot of time. Perhaps you can tell Apple how to implement ftp functionality into Finder as for the last 15 years they seem not to be able to do that. –– MacUpdate comment on Mountain Duck for Mac

(…) Enter this app. It mounts file shares like SFTP, Sharepoint and even my Amazon cloud storage share just like mapping a network drive. Best of all I can use Finder to navigate through the file structures. (…) –– Mac App Store Review

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Mind the adware

Adware installers from download sites have become ubiquitous and are now the norm rather than the exception. We therefore urge users to refrain from downloading Cyberduck from download sites such as download.com, softonic.com or macupdate.com which are or have in the past distributed adware (advertising-supported installers) without our consent. Always download software through the Mac App Store or directly from the developer’s site.

We are also sending out emails to these publishers urging them to stop wrapping our software with an adware  concealing installer and additionally urge Apple to revoke their Developer ID certificate used to distribute the installers (radar://23550056) and/or add the installers to the list of known malware by Gatekeeper.

Update: MacUpdate has removed the adware installer in response to our email claiming the “Cyberduck listing will not be part of any future tests we do with app downloads”.

Update: Cnet.download.com has removed the adware installer in response to our email confirmed with “Download.com installer has been disabled for this company profile”.

Mountain Duck Private Beta

There have been requests since a long time that we should provide a way to mount remote server storage as a volume in the Finder.app and File Explorer on Windows, respectively.

We are excited to announce a private beta for Mountain Duck“Cyberduck for mounting volumes in the file explorer”. It comes with a minimal user interface as a status bar application supporting all protocols available in Cyberduck. Mountain Duck mounts the remote storage as a volume to allow any application to access the files for reading and writing.

In contrary to other solutions available for the Mac, Mountain Duck requires no installation of kernel extensions or system libraries and runs sandboxed on OS X 10.8 or later.

Please request an invite to the private beta and let us know how it works for you. Mountain Duck will be available later this year in the Mac App Store and as a Windows Installer.

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iRODS protocol support to move data into and out of the iPlant scalable data-management platform

We have introduced support for the iRODS protocol (refer to our documentation) in collaboration with iPlant at the BIO5 Institute. Below two excerpts from the iPlant Collaborative Press Release.

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iRODS is widely used by thousands globally to manage their data in a variety of disciplines, including hydrology, astronomy, engineering, and life sciences. Thus, the new Cyberduck plug-in effort led by iPlant will have a global impact to improve convenience of data transfer for scientists working with large-scale data.

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Using Cyberduck, Barthelson was able to download a 2.8 Gigabyte file in 3 minutes, transferring the content at a rate of approximately 1 Gigabyte per minute into iPlant’s Data Store, which provides a reliable and redundant repository for storage, analysis and sharing of scientific data.

Scripting cloud storage copy using the command line interface (CLI)

Cyberduck supports transfers between servers regardless of the protocol by simply opening two browser windows connected to different hosts and drag file and folders between.

With Cyberduck CLI, there is now also the option to automate such tasks with a script running on Mac, Windows or Linux to keep a current copy of files on a different host for failsafe access. Use the --copy option to do the same but allowing you to automate the task. Consider you want to copy files from Amazon S3 to Rackspace CloudFiles running OpenStack Swift, all you need is the command

duck --copy s3://<Access Key ID>@<bucket>/ rackspace://<Username>@<container>/

to copy all files. Use the --existing compare option for subsequent invocations to only transfer new and changed files.