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Note: this post applies to CloudBerry Explorer 1.6.3 and later. As always we are adding features that our customers are requesting. This time we decided to add an ability to synchronize the content of your local folder with Amazon S3 bucket. In other words now you can configure make sure the files on your local computer are identical to those in your Amazon S3 storage account. This might be helpful when you want to upload the recent copies of your local files to S3 How to configure synchronization? First of all we have a new item in the program menu that will help you find the new feature easily. Click Add Sync Folder to open a configuration dialog. In the opened dialog just enter display name, which is anything you want and will help reference the synchronization later. Choose the source and the target and select the path. Note that your currently selected folders on... (more)

Get Started with Amazon S3

Starting with Amazon S3? This guide will help you to understand how to utilize Amazon S3 and what benefits you can get when storing your files on the cloud. The main factor that drives more and more people to Amazon S3 is very attractive prices and principle ‘pay for what you use’. That means you pay only for the storage and bandwidth you or your web-site/blog consumes. The other benefit is that hosting media files on the cloud make them load much faster and the storage is designed to provide “99.99% durability and 99.99% availability of stored objects over a given year”, that ... (more)

CloudBerry Backup - Online Bandwidth Update; Local, Cloud Bandwidth

CloudBerry S3 Backup is a powerful Windows program that automate backup and restore processes to Amazon S3 cloud storage. In this release we are introducing two important enhancements when it comes to Bandwidth Throttling configuration. The first one is an ability to apply bandwidth settings online to the currently running backup plans and the second one is different bandwidth configuration for Local and Cloud bandwidth.   Online Bandwidth update In the previous releases Bandwidth Throttling updates would only apply after you restart the backup plane. As always we are trying to m... (more)

CloudBerry S3 Explorer and GoodData on demand CloudFront log analysis

Note: this post applies to CloudBerry Explorer 1.5.2 and later. CloudBerry Explorer is by far one of the most popular tool for managing Amazon S3 and CloudFront accounts. One of the aspect that the tool is designed to manage is CloudFront access logs. Check out our previous post on how to enable CloudFront logging. CloudBerry Explorer also provides some basic reports to get started with CloudFront logging, but if you have a heavily loaded production environment that leverages CloudFront as CDN and you want to slice and dice the data 3rd party services such as S3stat, SiSense or G... (more)

Amazon S3 Security - How To Protect Your Files

Amazon S3 Security - How To Protect Your Files by Wilson Mattos Amazon's Simple Storage Service (S3) is a popular service for storing and delivering digital content on the Internet. S3 is extremely reliable, scalable and with the right tools in place, very easy to use. Amazon has eliminated all barriers to entry -- no lengthy service contract, virtually unlimited storage & bandwidth, and an affordable cost structure. Getting started with Amazon S3 could not be easier. All you need is an Amazon.com account. Exposed Assets – The Problem with Using S3 The Wrong Way When used properl... (more)