Backing up to Amazon

I would like to backup my servers myself to the AWS. We area Microsoft shop.

Could we backup  locally using a NAS box and sync the data to Amazon?

What kind of programs would I use? Would I need SQL

Any ideas on cost to Amazon and software?

Has anyone done this before?
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Martin MillerCTOCommented:
There are multiple methods you can use to push your data to AWS. Applications, API, etc... you don't need  SQL :-)
Tutorial at this link,

Here are some utilities at this link

You will want to use S3 for active data, and then push old or archive data to Glacier if you don't need fast access.  

Cost is transparent from AWS, there is cost calculator, at this link,

Please start with opening up an AWS account. Come back with more questions.
Scott Fell, EE MVEDeveloper & EE ModeratorCommented:
If you are a MS shop, look at Azure

There are plenty of offsite sytems in place for backing up and I would stick to that.  I have found using any type of sync services to not be reliable for servers.
Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
You might want to look at Azure instead.  But be careful... both can be hugely expensive depending on how much data you have and what you need.  It can be cheaper to replicate your VMs to another location on your own.  Getting data OUT of Amazon is notoriously expensive, while putting it in is relatively cheap.
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Anthony GarciaDevops StaffCommented:
If you want to backup to amazon, but have the servers on site you can look at Amazon Storage Gateway.

This will let you backup to amazon using the same protocols you would on a local backup server such as nfs or scsi.
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Can we close this question ?
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