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Just curious: does anyone use Amazon's s3 service as an offsite target for VBK files? We presently have an ugly rotation of 1TB USB hard drives that I'd love to get rid of. Problem is, I'm filling them up every week...I'd hate to give Amazon tons of money for the same thing.

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Hi - I am very interested in this strategy also. Did you learn anything interesting about Veeam to S3?
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We ended up getting a cheap NAS enclosure from D-Link. Cracked open the USB HDs and shove alt ones in once a week. They're about twice as fast as the USB pass-thru on ESX 4.1.

Is it the best solution? Absolutely not. Is it relatively cheap and fast-enough for our small environment? Yes.

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I would like to know if anyone has tried this.

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How fast is Amazon S3 when you need data back via export? two days? If you have to ship stuff then it is maybe cheaper and faster to go with Iron Mountain.

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Hi,

Yes, I've written scripts to copy files to S3 buckets before with the "aws s3 cp x:\dir\file.vbk s3://mybucket/file.vbk" command.

You can schedule these or have it run on as part of the job. Go to "Edit Job", "Storage", "Advanced", swicth t the "Scripts" tab and specify the script to run after the job. You'll probably want to do it as part of a PowerShell script so that it only picks up the latest backups with comthing like:

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Get-ChildItem | Sort-Object LastWriteTime -Descending | Select-Object -first 1 # to get the latest file in a directory.
Hope that helps,

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Just so you know - Update 4 will bring ability to archive backup files to Amazon S3 Storage as they age out. Thanks!

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