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Experimenting with Backups: From EC2 (or any networked unix box) to S3

If you’re wondering if there’s a difference between backups in the Service-oriented Cloud and backups that the rest of the world is familiar with… well… there are 5 key differences mostly stemming from the fact that cloud backups are service-based

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Mount an Amazon S3 bit bucket as a drive in unix using FUSE

You can put this in your startup scripts, but I just run mine when I want to upload files to S3 for content distribution or for backup. A couple of my backup scripts invoke this script, then umount fuse when

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