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NAS Backup Strategy: Local, Cloud and Hybrid Backup

NAS Backup Strategy: Local, Cloud and Hybrid Backup

Unlike typical external hard drives, NAS devices provide built-in operating systems that support features like remote access, printer streaming, or native media streaming. Additionally, you can save images, server data, application databases, and so forth without any supplementary management device.   Continue reading

How to Resize an Amazon Elastic Block Store Volume

How to Resize an Amazon Elastic Block Store Volume

Reaching a capacity limit in Amazon Elastic Block Storage (EBS)? Need more IOPS for an app or web-service? Due to its design, Amazon EBS doesn’t allow to scale the volume size dynamically or extend volume IOPS. If a user needs more space, he has to buy another Amazon EBS volume and then spend hours to backup data from the original volume, verify its consistency and then restore on the new one.

This article is a step-by-step guide on how to use AWS built-in features to easily resize the Amazon EBS volume.
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How to Fix: Your Account Is Not Signed Up for Amazon S3

How to Fix: Your Account Is Not Signed Up for Amazon S3

We continue our series of articles devoted to common Amazon S3 issues. In our previous article, we discussed the difference between the requested time and the current time is too large error.

In this article we will discuss how to handle Your account is not signed up for the Amazon S3 issue. This error occurs when you are either not signed up for Amazon S3 or use expired credentials. There is a two-step process to get an Amazon S3 account. Continue reading

RDS vs Redshift vs DynamoDB vs SimpleDB: Introduction to AWS Database Services

RDS vs Redshift vs DynamoDB vs SimpleDB: Introduction to AWS Database Services

Cloud database platforms are considered to be some of the best solutions in the world of cloud computing. While there are many reasons why they are exceedingly popular, high accessibility and security, plus dynamic flexibility are some of the principal benefits that come with cloud database systems. You don’t even have to worry about maintenance, hardware, or patching. Continue reading