As I work with Amazon Web Services and once again ran across Amazon Glacier and decided to use it to back up my 20TB Synology NAS server. I currently have two identical Synology NAS Servers – one as my primary image storage, and the other one as a backup to the first. My plan a couple of years ago when I purchased them was to house one of my NAS servers off-site to back up the primary NAS server. I never got around to that, although I do have one backing up the other at my house. Works great in case of a failure, but not so great in case of a fire or another tornado!
Now that I have an AWS account I decided to try out Amazon Glacier to back up my NAS server. It was unbelievably easy to set up. I installed the Glacier backup package from Synology with one click. Then I logged into Amazon Web Services and grabbed my security keys, pasted those into
I also have my Synology NAS programmed to replicate our critical every-day working data to Google Drive so that Kay and I can access it while we are out and about. The Glacier data is more for long-term emergency backups, not for daily usage. I am using the free Glacier tier which is plenty for us.
Now to just let it run. I am liking this Amazon stuff!!