CloudBerry to Amazon for VM

What is the correct way to make an initial seed backup of a server to Amazon in preparation for a Disaster Recovery scenario where we would turn that backup into a VM accessible via RDP?

We'll make the initial backup to an external drive and send that drive to Amazon, then make very frequent online backups (i.e.every 30 minutes) so that the backup at Amazon stays up-to-date... then if/when needed, turn that backup into a VM.

Just not exactly sure of the options to choose using the CloudBerry Online Backup wizard...

K AAsked:
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Aaron TomoskyDirector of Solutions ConsultingCommented:
Here is what cloudberry says, however the problem I see is how do you run the restore wizard if the server is dead?

I believe it's a simple as running it anywhere and using the right login credentials, but I haven't personally done it myself so I'm not 100%

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K AAuthor Commented:
We've sent our drive to AWS S3, and so far so good.  We can even do a subsequent backup, pointing it to S3, and it recognizes that the original seed backup has been done and just creates a differential.
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