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Has anyone ever used public cloud storage to directly back up data on an AIX based system? That is, without first saving the data to a windows systems or local SAN.

Can cloud storage be mounted as a filesystem on AIX?
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AIX has smb and nfs support.
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OK, so are you aware of any public cloud storage that could be implemented using these?
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Amazon, OpenStack (Think rackspace) has support for that. I'd guess only dropbox will not really fit your need.
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Thanks, will give it a try soon.
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You need automounter, so it unmounts remote storage when not in use and mounts it back when needed (you know long network distances etc)
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Planning to connect this locally, and leave it connected on a "permanent" basis. To be used for archiving.
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automount is exactly to have it unmounted while not archiving (AIX does not let force-unmount NFS if there are pending writes, nor it remounts)
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