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Earlier this week, Amazon announced a new service, called Amazon Glacier:

Amazon Glacier is an extremely low-cost storage service that provides secure and durable storage for data archiving and backup. In order to keep costs low, Amazon Glacier is optimized for data that is infrequently accessed and for which retrieval times of several hours are suitable. With Amazon Glacier, customers can reliably store large or small amounts of data for as little as $0.01 per gigabyte per month, a significant savings compared to on-premises solutions.

With such attractive prices, I'd like to consider using Amazon Glacier either in place of existing backup plans, or in addition to them. What should I be aware of before I start using Glacier, and how should I get started with sending my data?

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This is highly dependent on your existing backup procedures... –  voretaq7 Aug 25 '12 at 3:54
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what to be aware of ? It gets real expensive to pull all the data out in one go. –  Sirex Aug 25 '12 at 6:31

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I think you can look for the answer in amazon site in http://aws.amazon.com/glacier/#importexport

After you import the data then you can use amazon API to create vaults for continuous backup

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Amazon simply says you can do this (they support using the product in this way) - That page is very light on the how. Can you update your answer to provide more practical details on implementing this -- perhaps an example with a specific backup tool? –  voretaq7 Aug 25 '12 at 4:52

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