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No, you cannot use rsync to transfer files to Amazon. It uses its own protocol for the service. But you can access their storage via third-party services, like www.s3rsync.com, then you'll be able to use rsync, and your data will be finally transfered to S3 storage. Or you can use special utilities designed for S3 storage. There are: s3sync, s3command, ...


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http://s3tools.org/s3cmd does what you want to. Uploading & downloading files, syncing directories and creating buckets.


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According to the Amazon S3 Documentation: Once deleted, there is no method to restore or undelete an object.


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Amazon provides their own CLI tools now too. From http://aws.amazon.com/cli/ Using familiar syntax, you can view the contents of your S3 buckets in a directory-based listing. $ aws s3 ls s3://mybucket LastWriteTime Length Name ------------- ------ ---- PRE myfolder/ 2013-09-03 10:00:00 1234 ...


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Why a seperate file manager when there is s3fs, which makes it possible to mount S3 buckets via fuse? See http://code.google.com/p/s3fs/wiki/FuseOverAmazon for installation instructions. That way you won't notice any difference between local files and your S3 bucket in nautilus.


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With unencrypted data you can never be 100% sure that some rogue sysadmin over at amazon does not peek at your data. And you can be sure that they will hand over your data if the authorities asks for it. If you want to be 100% secure, encrypt locally before uploading.


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Yes, you are right, you need to install fusefs-s3fs, once you have done that, make sure you put fusefs_enable="YES" somewhere in your /etc/rc.conf (so that fuse will start after a reboot). Now create a file in /etc/ called passwd-s3fs and set its perms to 640. In that file add your S3 access-key and secret key as follows: accessKeyId:secretAccessKey on ...


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Can you give us a rough idea of your bandwidth / storage requirements? Generally the cheapest cost is to purchase your own server and then colocate it at an inexpensive datacenter. But that is more work to manage it plus more cost up-front to buy the servers. Edit: Ok, that's about $3000-$4000/mo in Amazon S3 costs. 25TB/mo could probably be handled ...


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I've used arq for years and love it. It is not timemachine (bummer) but does do automatic backups to either Amazon's S3 or Glacier.


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Amazon's EC2 service is far more complex and powerful than a simple VPS. Under EC2 you can manage one or more "instances", with the ability to automate the starting/stopping/creation/destruction of instances. Each instance is a virtual machine running the operating system of your choice, like with a VPS. EC2 is not oriented towards disk space (although the ...


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Yes, you may use Bucket Policies to configure bucket in a way that all existing and new files will be publicly available. Here is the bucket policy you need to apply: { "Version": "2008-10-17", "Statement": [ { "Sid": "AllowPublicRead", "Effect": "Allow", "Principal": { "AWS": "*" }, "Action": [ ...


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Cyberduck works with S3 among others.


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If your site is running 24x7 you should not use a on demand instance, on demand instances are for temporary jobs that you need a machine for (like load balancing for extra traffic). What you want is a heavy utilization reserved instance. You pre-pay a one time upfront fee to get a discounted hourly rate on the instance over the lifespan on the contract. ...


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S3 buckets can be accessed by anyone as long as you know: the bucket name the access key the secret key There are many tools that allow you to connect to an S3 bucket and up/download files, including: S3 browser Cyberduck s3fs (CLI) s3cmd (CLI) … I'm sure a web search for S3 clients will deliver more results.


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Your Dropbox is encrypted during transmission and while stored on their servers. Dropbox themselves do, however, have access to there files but it is against their policy to look at your files (note that it's against policy though technically possible). If you're concerned with the security of your files on any of these services, the solution is to encrypt ...


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Jungle Disk Workgroup Edition fits your requirements. There's even an iPhone/iPad app.


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From Amazon aws forum: s3cmd -c .s3cfg-bespoke --rexclude "/$" sync s3://my_bucket/ ~/local_folder/


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DragonDisk is a decent Amazon S3 GUI client for Ubuntu.


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My two cents go to Jungledisk. The interface is great, it will plug right into S3 and works great in a Windows ecosystem


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Haven't tried it myself, but Dolly Drive is designed to create a Time Machine volume that exists "in the cloud"


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Well, I don't have a magic wand, but you could use rsync as the sync engine.


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Without knowing what it is you're trying to serve (sold media? can it be compressed?) I'll offer up a few different suggestions. You could use Coral and a mod_rewrite - It's free and would offload a lot of the bandwidth. Or another commercial CDN such as CacheFly (they work with small businesses almost exclusively), Akamai, or Limelight Networks There's ...


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I agree with davr. The cheapest alternative is to get your own dedicated server. Take a look at this for instance: http://www.server4you.net/root-server/server-details.php?products=5 Hosting in Germany is relatively cheap (compared to US prices). This is a dedicated Server with 2x 1TB HDD, QuadCore CPU and 8GB Ram. Traffic is 100Mbit/s flat. All in all 99 ...


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TL;DR CrossFTP is in the Ubuntu app store, you must "buy" it for the purchase price of $0.00. So an Ubuntu One account is required, to install that way. For a mountable file-system try S3QL, which is available through a PPA. Okay, it seems part of the confusion with s3fs is that there are THREE of them with mostly the same name with varying levels of ...


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S3fm - free online Amazon S3 File Manager.


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Use s3cmd which has a sync command to transfer files either direction.



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