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[_] Amazon Glacier for Off-Site Backup

James Bewley jamesbewley at
Mon Feb 11 17:34:54 GMT 2013

I agree that it wouldn't be a good idea to use Glacier for disaster
recovery of business critical data.  I'm talking about hundred's of GBs of
stuff that people hoard on the network file-system   The kind of stuff
people wouldn't miss for half a day whilst it was defrosted from amazon's
Glacier.  Jungle Disk looks like a convenient tool but at 15 x the price of
Glacier it doesn't really make sense for squirreling away archived data.

Martin, HashBackup sounds perfect; incremental, encrypted backup with file
retention policies.  Thanks, I'll take a look.


On 11 February 2013 16:51, Martin Wheatley <martin at> wrote:

> On 11/02/2013 16:41, James Bewley wrote:
>> Has anyone had experience with Amazon Glacier?
>> It seems like a good fit for off-site backup/disaster recovery and at 1
>> cent per GB/Month it's not exactly hard on the wallet.  I'm thinking of
>> using this for storing nightly/weekly backups of
>> less operationally critical data (code repositories, documents, accounts
>> etc).
>> My searches for Glacier clients have turned up a couple of libraries that
>> wrap the AWS API but nothing that works as a backup agent
>> `out-of-the-box`.
>>   An rsync style tool for incremental backups on Linux would be ideal.
>> James
> might work.
> Martin
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