Migrate Data from Standalone to MBS

Many of customers start their backup activities with MSP360 (CloudBerry) Backup and then move to Managed Backup for more convenient user management. And while adding cloud storage credentials in the MBS Management Console is pretty easy, a more difficult task is migrating the backup data to fit the structure of the MBS backup data. Clearly, that cannot be done by a simple drag-and-drop; that’s why we’ve come up with a little tool that can conveniently and effortlessly restructure and even move the backup data between backup storages. In this article we will demonstrate how to do that.

Migrating from MSP360 (CloudBerry) Backup to MBS

First things first, you need to ensure that MBS is fully set, users — configured, and cloud storage accounts — added. The next step is to move backup and restore plans to the MBS desktop app. You can either do it manually or, more conveniently, import them from CloudBerry Backup with the help of configuration import.

Run MSP360 Backup that contains all of your backup and restore plans. In the Tools menu, click Export Configuration.

The configuration will be saved as a .cbb configuration file to the specified location.

Next, launch Backup Agent. In the Tools menu, click Import Configuration.

Enter the decryption password if prompted and click Import.

Note that only local accounts will be transferred and, regarding backup plans, some options will be disabled or not configured.

Alright, now it's time to finally move the backup data. First, we're going to need the name of the source storage from which the data will be transferred. Launch CloudBerry Backup, click on the CloudBerry icon on the main toolbar and click on the account that contains the data.

The second parameter we'll need is the MBS user ID. You get it in the Management Console, under the Users tab. Simply click on the little green or yellow person icon and then copy the user ID.

The final parameter we're going to need is the target bucket. You can get it in the same Management Console, go to the Users tab and click Edit for the user:

Now let's proceed to migrate the data.

  1. Navigate back to the CloudBerry Backup installation folder
  2. Execute the following command that will migrate the data:

cbb migrationstandalonetombs -a sourceStorageName -uid mbsUserID -b targetStorageBucket


  • a is the source storage name;
  • uid is the target MBS user ID;
  • b is the name of the target storage bucket (e.g. S3 bucket).

The migration process will start and might take some time depending on the size of your backup data.