This post will focus on CloudBerry Online Backup in hope that this product will become your tool of choice for automating backup and restore processes. I am going to show you how to sign-up for Amazon Glacier account and register it with CloudBerry Backup.
Signing up for Amazon Glacier and CloudBerry Backup is a two-step process. First you should create an Amazon account. Second you have to connect it with CloudBerry Backup. If you ever bought a book or any other goods on amazon.com you should have that account already and you can skip the first step and move to the second.
STEP 1. Create Amazon AWS account
Go to http://aws.amazon.com/ website and click the link at the top right corner of the screen.
This will take you to the next step, where you confirm your email and specify your password
This will take you to the next step where you have to fill in your address information and accept a license agreement.
Then you’ll need to get through Identity Verification by Telephone. This will not take longer than a minute or two. Just enter you real telephone number and you’ll receive a call. You’ll be asked to enter pin code displayed on your monitor.
As soon as you finish this stage you’ll be forwarded to the last step with email verification.
After that you’ll need to activate your account by following the link in the email send to you by Amazon. Follow the link and you will see your “Access Credentials”. The data you will need in future is:- Access Key ID
- Secret Access Key
By now you are successfully signed-up for Amazon AWS services.
STEP 2. Obtain CloudBerry Backup
Go to http://www.cloudberrylab.com/backup and click Download Trial.
Download, install the product and run it.
Now you have to tell CloudBerry Backup your AWS account. Run CloudBerry Backup and click Backup Wizard button on the toolbar as shown on the screen.
Create Backup Plan Wizard will come up. Just skip the welcome step and move to the second step where you have to specify your account.
Choose Amazon Glacier option and enter your Access Key ID and Secret Access Key.
How to get Access Identifiers
And you’ll see your access credentials
Copy keys and past them in to the CloudBerry Backup Create Backup Plan Wizard screen. Once you enter your keys the vault name list will get enabled. If you have followed my instructions and just created an account you don’t have any buckets just yet and the list should be empty.
I don’t have a vault, so what?
For this particular case we have an option <Create New Vault>.
Click OK to create a vault.Note: you can always change your account settings later in the Files| Amazon Glacier Account tab.
Now just go through the rest of the Wizard steps and create your backup plan.
Data Restore from Amazon Glacier
Amazon Glacier, a secure, reliable and low cost storage service designed for data archiving and backup. In order to keep costs low, Amazon Glacier is optimized for data that is infrequently accessed. It can take up to 6 hours to get you data back from the storage.
CloudBerry Backup is a program that automates your backup and restores processes. We advocate and idea that you should set and forget about it. However, setup process could be a little tricky even though we try to simplify it as much as possible.
Now you are ready to enjoy Amazon Glacier with CloudBerry Backup, you can create Backup Plans, copy files to Glacier and schedule the process.
If you came here by chance and don’t have CloudBerry Backup yet you can download it a http://www.cloudberrylab.com/backup