Cloudera Reference Architecture

Backing Up Your Amazon S3 Buckets to EC2

Amazon S3 is a wonderful data storage service — it’s really easy to integrate with your application (via Amazon-provided SDKs) and the price is unbeatable — $0.03 per GB. That’s dirt cheap compared to other cloud file storage solutions. And AWS is one of the most trusted names in cloud technology today, in terms of security, stability, redundancy, scalability and reliability.


One drawback with Amazon S3 is the lack of automatic backups, and the fact that it’s so easy to accidentally delete sensitive files with a simple coding mistake, or even worse, the entire S3 bucket with the click of a button.

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