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How to Sign Up for AWS and Back Up Data to Amazon S3 / Amazon Glacier with MSP360 Backup

How to Sign Up for AWS and Back Up Data to Amazon S3 / Amazon Glacier with MSP360 Backup

This post explains how to start backing up to Amazon S3 or Amazon Glacier using MSP360 Backup.

Create Account in AWS

1. Go to AWS official website and click the link at the very top right corner of the screen.

2. Click Create a new AWS account on the next screen

3. Enter valid details on the next screenAWS Create New Account

4. Enter contact information further

5. Enter payment information on the next screen. You will not be chargedupon sign up procedure. Your credit card is needed for the billing for usage of AWS services in the futurecontact information

6. If you are new in AWS, check out short tutorials on the next page. Once finished, you are ready to use all AWS services, including Amazon S3

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Download and Install MSP360 Backup

Download MSP360 Backup for Amazon S3 from our website and install it.

Configure MSP360 Backup for Amazon S3 or Amazon Glacier

1. Click Add New AccountMSP360 Backup Add New Account

2. Select Amazon S3 or Amazon GlacierSelect Storage Provider

3. Specify any display name, specify Access key and Secret key.

To find your Amazon Access Key / Secret Key pair, you can refer to our blogHow to find Amazon Access/Secret Key.

How to Archive Data to Glacier

Instead of using a separate Amazon Glacier vault, you can configure your Amazon S3 account send data to Glacier automatically after a set period of time.

Further reading How to Archive Amazon S3 Data to Glacier with MSP360 Backup


Now you are ready to enjoy Amazon S3 with MSP360 Backup. You can create Backup Plans, copy files to Amazon S3 and schedule the backup process.

We offer a free 15-day trial for every edition of MSP360 Backup.

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  • Why data recovery planning can save you a dime
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