Backup to Amazon S3 software
We are happy to announce that the upcoming Handy Backup 7 will have a new plug-in for Amazon S3 Backup!
By storing backups to Amazon S3 you exploit the Simple Storage Service by Amazon, which is an advanced online backup storage based on cloud technologies. In addition to common cloud-service advantages (like high volume capacity and rather fast access to data for multiple users) this service provides users with a number of exclusive benefits making backup to Amazon a rather popular option for data protection.
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Here is a list of features commonly recognized as the most attractive ones of backup to Amazon.
This system is a lot akin to the domain hierarchy system, allowing users to feel comfortable with navigation even through a huge amount of files backed up to Amazon S3 storage. Also, a geographical region might be set for every bucket in order to reduce costs or regulate address requirements.
So, if you have a detailed plan of backup to Amazon storage (data volume, periodicity of backup to Amazon, and percent data loss probability), you can count every expense item and learn how much you will spend on Amazon online backup storage up, within a 1 cent accuracy.
As an ancient Chinese word of wisdom has it, the best backup strategy ever should be based on two principles: optimization and diversification.
The optimization principle assumes that you should pay only for the service you really need. Backup to Amazon S3 Software is profitable, but not cheap: it provides users with advanced facilities of data management, so it is reasonably more expensive than other, probably less functional online backup solutions.
Amazon S3 is designed to be a highly protected storage system which tends to exclude 99% of possible risks for data (data loss from natural disasters, information theft, deliberate data injury, and other), even though it is large data (up to 5 TB).
Sounds attractive, but the actual statistics has it that enterprises trend to go for a remote backup storage services like Amazon’s more decidedly than small businesses and individual users. For backing up home PC or small business workstations, it occasionally turns out to be more profitable to use more cost-efficient online backup storages.
The diversification (or «Basket and Eggs») principle prescribes you not to store data in a single storage place. There are many backup storage types (USB-devices, local and external HD, FTP servers, etc.), and each one has its’ own pros and cons.
Backup to Amazon S3 software granting a backup to cloud has at least one serious problem: speed of data transfer depends on your network bandwidth. With a common speed of Internet connection around 2 Mbps, first incremental backup to Amazon S3 or restore of big data (say, around a TB) can take up to several weeks.
Local storage makes it possible to transfer data faster, but has its flaws too (risks of mechanical damage, a rather high human error factor, etc.). So the best backup storage choice is several storage places supplementing each other.
Handy Backup is powerful and flexible backup software designed for backup of mobile devices, PCs, and Windows-based networks. The software presents a number of handy options for remote data storage: backup to FTP/SFTP and Online Backup Cloud. Starting with Handy Backup 7, there are also backup to FTPS and, significantly, backup to Amazon S3 for Windows.
More remote data storage features by Handy Backup in addition to Amazon S3 benefits are as follows:
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