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Introducing Smart Restore for Amazon Glacier


CloudBerry S3 Backup is a powerful Windows program that automate backup and restore processes to Amazon S3 and Amazon Glacier cloud storage.
Amazon Glacier is designed for very infrequent restores and restore costs may be substantial. And in fact it is very confusing. Check out the following article from Amazon FAQ.
The data restore is charged based on the pick usage during the given month. In other words if you have to restore 100GB and you restore them in 1 hours you will pay one amount. But if you restore 1GB for the next 100 hours you will pay 100 times less.
Check out the following third party calculator to estimate the retrieval costs
In the latest release of CloudBerry Backup v 3.2 we are introducing the Smart Restore functionality, that allows you to manage data restore budget in an intelligent way.
When you run a Restore Wizard for Glacier and select the data to restore it will estimate the total restore size and the associated costs. It will also allow you to allocate data restore to run for a number of hours to stay within a selected budget. This way you can significantly reduced your restore costs. We have designed a Glacier Smart Restore  step of the Restore Wizard.  On this step you can specify your peak retrieval rate in MB. 


After you set it up, the restore will run in the background retrieving the portions of data every hour. you can monitor the restore progress on the Restore Plans tab
As always we would be happy to hear your feedback and you are welcome to post a comment.
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Note: this post applies to CloudBerry Backup 3.2 and later.
CloudBerry Backup is a Windows program that leverages Amazon S3 storage. You can download it at http://www.cloudberrylab.com/backup. It comes with onetime fee of $29.99 (US) per copy.
CloudBerry Backup for WHS is a Windows Home Server add-in that leverages Amazon S3 storage. You can download it at http://www.cloudberrylab.com/whs. It comes with onetime fee of $29.99 (US) per copy.
CloudBerry Backup Server Edition.  is a Windows program designed to run in server environment that leverages Amazon S3 storage. You can download it at http://www.cloudberrylab.com/server. It comes with onetime fee of $79.99 (US) per copy.

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