Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service) is a web service which provides storage and various interfaces for accessing data stored there.

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Cloud based backup solutions based on open standards?

I am looking for a solution to backup and consolidate important media from a couple Windows laptops and Mac laptop. I would like a solutions that based on open standards, so my data isn't trapped by ...
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can i create a symlink from an ec2 disk to S3 bucket?

Is it possible to create a symlink from a file on the local disk of a windows machine in ec2 so that it is actually stored in an S3 bucket? MSMQ wants to write our queue to a local disk and this ...
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I can't resolve s3 dns from time-to-time

I'm using the .net SDK to talk to S3, but too often I get the following exception: The remote name could not be resolved: 's3.amazonaws.com' I'm using the two standard OpenDNS DNS servers, and ...
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What free method would you recommend for mounting an Amazon S3 bucket on OS X 10.6?

It seems s3fs is broken on Snow Leopard ( http://mark.aufflick.com/blog/2007/10/28/leopard-amazon-s3-network-storage ) Does anyone know of a free (and preferably open source) way to mount a bucket so ...
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s3cmd tool falls over on local directory

I'm trying to use s3cmd to copy a full bucket down to my local machine like so: s3cmd -c .s3cfg-bespoke sync s3://my_bucket/ ~/local_folder/ There are three folders and a smattering of files in the ...
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Is there a way to automate XML playlist creation for files in an S3 bucket?

I'm working on an XML-based, non-Flash music player for a client. They want to be able to upload files to a bucket and stream MP3s back to their website. I'm wondering if there's a way to ...
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Is it possible to transfer files from Amazon S3 directly to another web server? [closed]

I need to transfer some files from several Amazon S3 buckets to a different web server. The amount of data is several gigs, so downloading and re-uploading is not favorable. I have done some ...
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Methods of moving all of my local files into cloud storage [closed]

I have a large amount of data that I would like to move into cloud storage. Some of the files (~30 GB) are archived, but uncompressed, files (text, documents, images, videos, and other media). Other ...
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Can Git GPG program be used for s3cmd?

My ultimate goal is to be able to put files onto my Amazon EC2 server. After a month of failed attempts at getting SSH access to the server, I have decided to try s3cmd and eventually migrate files ...
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s3fs gives me an empty directory

I built s3fs, and now I'm getting an empty directory where I mounted the s3 bucket. I put a text file in the directory, and I can see it in there, and it transfers into the bucket. How can I see the ...
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Environment Variables and Shell Rc File [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are PATH and other environment variables, and how can I set or use them? I am trying to automatically establish a connection with Amazon s3 using keys. This ...
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Mount a S3 bucket on Linux without 3rd party tool?

Is there any way to mount a S3 bucket on the Linux filesystem without any 3rd party tools? Assuming I have a standard Ubuntu installation.
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S3 based dropbox like program for mac os and windows [closed]

I use dropbox to sync file between several computers. It does the job quite well but it have several disadvantages: Storing files on S3 is much cheaper (I need about 10Gb for all my shared files) ...
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Can I convert a Jungle Disk 2.0 bucket to a “compatible” bucket?

I have some data in a Jungle Disk 2.0 bucket on Amazon S3. It seems like the data in this bucket cannot be accessed via Amazon's own web interface to S3 - at least not very conveniently (the data is ...
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Use personal Amazon S3 account to backup Gmail using Ubuntu

As question, I have found online that backupify offer shifting from their S3 to user's personal S3, I have a backupify account but I can't find this options, besides, I don't prefer having my email ...
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Is having Linux VPS same as Amazon EC2 or S3 [closed]

I am new to Amazon services so have no idea, whenever i ask some questions on forums , few recommend Amazon instead of VPS. So i want to know is having Amazon EC2 or S3 is exact replacement of VPS. i ...
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Upload very many files to S3

I have about 1 million images (organized in directories) that I need to get into S3. I started using s3sync.rb, but since it is built for syncing it creates tons of extra files for keeping track of ...
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Automatically Transcode Video and Upload to Cloud

I'm looking for a solution to take video files from my HD Camera and automate transcoding to a smaller format and then uploading to the cloud (AWS or otherwise). The ideal workflow would be, I have a ...
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How to mount Amazon S3 bucket to a directory on FreeBSD?

I can't find a solution on how to mount an Amazon S3 bucket to an existing directory on FreeBSD. I suspect, I need to install port fusefs-s3fs. But how should I configure it? I can't find any info.
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Duplicity & S3: “The write operation timed out”

I'm trying to set up an automated backup with duplicity on Amazon S3, but I keep getting a weird error that doesn't show up on Google searches. machina:~# duplicity --version duplicity 0.6.14 Here ...
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Real-Time Automated Amazon S3 Backup for Windows

I'm looking for a service I can configure in Windows 7 that will run in the background to monitor selected file system(s) for changes, and immediately push those changes in a lazy fashion to my Amazon ...
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Amazon S3 bucket - download only certain files

I have an Amazon S3 bucket with 10,000 images sitting in it with a standard naming convention: 001_small.jpg 001_large.jpg 002_small.jpg 002_large.jpg Since there is such a large amount of files I ...
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Using S3 instead of FTP- any reason NOT to?

Whenever a client wants an FTP storage solution, my instinct it to direct them to S3 instead, as a secure and cost-effective alternative. Is there any good reason NOT to use S3 instead of FTP/SFTP in ...
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Encryption strategy for Amazon S3?

I'm running Windows and strongly considering using Amazon S3 to back up some of my more important data, but i'm having trouble coming up with a good encryption strategy. I'm a fan of Truecypt and use ...
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Is there the equivalent of cloud computing for modems?

I asked this question on SF, and someone recommended that I ask it on SO, and on SO, it was voted to be closed, and someone suggest that I post it here - (and so, the merry go round continues) - so ...
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Amazon S3 - To Backup or Not to Backup

So heres a question: Should I back up my data if I store using S3 (not RRS) or does S3 already handle a good enough multiple site data replication redundancy? If backing up is desired, I'd like to ...
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A company wide dropbox like system on top of Amazon S3

Is there a system that will provide dropbox like features on top of Amazon s3? It would be used company wide, mostly for documents, recordings, etc... Some users work on Microsoft Windows, others on ...
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Using a script that uses Duplicity + S3 excluding large files

I'm trying to write an backup script that will exclude files over a certain size. If i run the script duplicity gives an error. However if I copy and paste the same command generated by the script ...
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Limited access to Amazon S3 buckets

Is it possible to somehow limit the access to an Amazon S3 account. I don't really like the idea of distributing my secret access key to all of my applications, that want to access just a single ...
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Tortoise SVN on Amazon S3

I would like to setup a Tortoise SVN repository on my Amazon S3 server. I know how to do the setup on my local machine, and I know how to do it on a server (virtual or nonvirtual) running windows. I ...
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Zip Multiple Text Files from Multiple Directories into One ZIP File in One Command in Bash

I have an account on AWS and I use S3 for storing data. I have commands that will enable me to zip data files like so: data.zip s3_dir/level-1/level-2/*/*/data.txt But there are, say, 50 or more ...
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Mac OS X automatic backup: launchd + s3cmd = «Error: Can't find a config file»

I want to setup automatic backup on schedule from my mac to amazone s3. I'm using for this purpose launchd + s3cmd. s3cmd is working fine in terminal.app. But launchd can't run s3cmd. I see in ...
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Auto-set permissions when uploading to Amazon S3 with Transmit 4 [closed]

Does anyone know how to auto-set the read permissions for "World" upon upload of a file to Amazon S3 with Transmit? It is currently a two step process in my workflow: upload the file change ...
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Setting up scripts in Amazon EC2 Cloud

I am currently running a few perl and python scripts on a windows pc and would like to port over to the Amazon EC2 servers running 64-bit LINUX. The scripts are basic web scrapers that go to a ...
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Can I rely on S3 to keep my data secure?

I want to back up sensitive personal data to S3 via an rsync-style interface. I'm currently using s3cmd - a great tool - but it doesn't yet support encrypted syncs. This means that while my data is ...
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Backup software for Ubuntu - which one?

I have spent some time testing out different backup solutions for my small home office during the last weeks, but still haven't found anything that have been working out too well yet. We can ...
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Ubuntu: Backing up network files with duplicity?

I just installed Duplicity on Ubuntu and got everything working. However, when I try to backup a network samba-connected windows drive, The following occurs: Backup source directory ...
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Are whole VM images backed up on Amazon EC2/S3?

I've been trying to get my head around Amazon Web Services as a VPS provider. My understanding is a EC2 instance running Windows is basically a Windows VM, very similar to renting a VPS from a more ...
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All documents from S3 backup corrupted

Before I left for my trip I made a backup of all my important data to an Amazon S3 bucket. I also have a Citrix remote desktop to my disposal. Today I installed the citrix client and logged in to my ...
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Getting a Quicktime Movie to Stream Instead of Download

In the past, I've placed Quicktime movies on Amazon S3, and when a user loads the file's in Firefox (on OS X), the movie starts playing immediately, doing that pseudo streaming quicktime thing where ...