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[_] Amazon Glacier for Off-Site Backup

Huw Jeffries huw at
Tue Feb 12 09:14:03 GMT 2013

I've was looking at Amazon Glacier. It is the cheapest option, but for
me 3-4 hours is too long to wait in event of a disaster. (Amazon also
charge you quite a lot for retrieving your data).  I've been looking
at Just Cloud. They offer 250GB for about £22 per year - only a few
pounds more than Amazon Glacier. You have to sign up to their free
trial and then they'll email you with 20% off, then 30% off and then
70% off the marked price. (Or you can just email their help desk and
they'll give you 70% straight away). They also have an unlimited
storage option for a few pounds more. I'm only just getting with them,
so can't comment on the service, etc. There's a 5GB limit per file.



> Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2013 16:51:15 +0000
> From: Martin Wheatley <martin at>
> To: underscore at
> Subject: Re: [_] Amazon Glacier for Off-Site Backup
> Message-ID: <51192183.4030407 at>
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> 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