Cloud Backups

I got started using Amazon Glacier today – it’s ultra low cost cloud storage, with the caveats that if you want to get anything, it’s a few hours turnaround time, and also that the only real access to it is via a programmatic API.   To the first, that’s fine, as I am looking to use it for backups for my server at home, and hopefully will never have to get the stuff.   As for the second, well there are already plenty of third party clients that have been written using the API!   I am using CloudBerry Amazon S3 Explorer, which supports Glacier as well.    I’ve already uploaded some RAW camera files, about 200 MB worth…  Now to downsize those to small images on my server and get rid of the big digital negatives that are backed up in the Glacier…   Fun stuff.

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