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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.

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    Archiving to the Cloud: Cold Storage

    How to use cold storage - like Amazon S3 Glacier - cost-effectively and efficiently? Find out in our whitepaper:

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    Create Account in AWS

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

    2Click Create a new AWS account on the next screen

    3Enter valid details on the next screen

    4Enter contact information further

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

    6If 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

    1Click Add New Account

    2Select Amazon S3 or Amazon Glacier

    3Specify 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.

    Smart Guide to Amazon S3 Glacier
    • How to avoid the hidden costs of S3 Glacier
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    • Why data recovery planning can save you a dime
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