2007-11-07 09:51 PM | 3 comments
Yesterday I read a post on 43Folders about having a paperless office. It also mentioned a very affordable and hassle-free way to backup the data on your computer. Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) and JungleDisk provide such a solution. JungleDisk is a utility for Mac OS X that interfaces with Amazon S3. You can configure it to automatically synchronize certain folders on your computer at a time of your choosing. To give you an idea of how cheap it is, here is their pricing:
$0.15 per GB-Month of storage used
$0.10 per GB - all data transfer in$0.18 per GB - first 10 TB / month data transfer out
$0.16 per GB - next 40 TB / month data transfer out
$0.13 per GB - data transfer out / month over 50 TB
$0.01 per 1,000 PUT or LIST requests
$0.01 per 10,000 GET and all other requests*
* No charge for delete requests
To give you an idea, I backed up all of my personal files; iTunes library, photos, documents, and emails, which is about 8.07GB of data, and it cost me $1.15. I think that might even be in USD, so really, I'm paying probably $0.02CAD by the time I get the bill.
If you're looking for a hassle-free, dirt cheap(I even told Jake I think dirt is more expensive) way to backup your data, I definitely recommend this solution.
UPDATE: Fixed some formatting on the price list. Thanks Phil for pointing it out.
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