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Amazon S3 plug-in allows backup to and from the Amazon S3 cloud storage. That storage uses the "bucket" principle: it is like a virtual folder with a name and a key. To get an access to Amazon S3, you must have an Amazon S3 account.
To make a backup, do the following:
Note: If you want to create a new account during connection setup, please just click the "Create an account" button to do it. A browser window will open for Amazon S3 setup page. Follow the website instructions to create a new bucket. (Obviously, this action has no use for backup from Amazon S3!)
To backup to Amazon S3, choose it as a destination on the Step 3 of a new task wizard. This is a very simple action.
Note: If you still have no configuration for your preferred Amazon S3 bucket, click on the "Create a connection…" string and enter the parameters for appropriate bucked, as described above.
After choosing a configuration for being a backup destination, select a folder in your bucket to store backups, then click OK and continue creating a backup task as usual. There are no any specific limitations or options to back up to Amazon S3.
To restore data from Amazon S3, create a new restoration task. Then follow the next instruction:
Tags: Amazon S3 Backup, Amazon S3 Client.
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