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Backing up to AWS using Backup Exec 2014 - Do I really need to have 315Gb of Virtual Storage?

We currently have about 350Gb of Data stored on a physical server which we full backup each week using Backup Exec 2014 to a local HDD. Differential Backups are performed during the week.

For disaster recovery purposed I would like to store a copy of our data each week in the cloud using Amazon Web Services.  It looks like Glacier is the best solution especially as we do not require frequent recovery access.

Going through the AWS instructions it look like I'm going to have to:
1. Create a virtual environment with a VM.
2. Have a virtual disk of 150GB for an Upload Buffer.
3. Have a virtual disk of 165Gb for Cache Storage.

Given that I have only 350GB of data do I have to provide 315GB of virtual storage just for the upload to AWS process?

Is this set up using a Virtual Tape Library (VTL) really my only option?
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Thanks Ben. I shall try with out tomorrow and let you know how I get on.
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You could also use CloudBerry Lab suite of products (www.cloudberrylab.com) which allows you to link to your Glacier account via a GUI and simply drag and drop your data.

I wrote an article on CloudBerry Lab product here if you wanted to take a preview look at it:



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FastGlacier has done the trick and is working well with AWS Glacier using a script to automate the process
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The term "Backup" means the methods and processes involved to copy computer data (system data as well as application data) to media other than the ones where the data originally live (disk, tape, optical, cloud). "Restore" in turn means the methods and processes involved in data recovery, i. e., bringing back copied computer data to their original location. Backup/Restore primarily serves as a means of protection against data loss, be it due to disaster, corruption or sabotage. It can also be used for recovering data from an earlier point in time and even for cloning machines or applications. There is a wide variety of backup/restore software available, from expensive commercial products to free or open source tools.

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