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CloudBerry Session at Cloud Expo CloudBerry Lab has released CloudBerry Explorer v1.7, a freeware application that allows users to manage files in Amazon S3 buckets just as they would on their local computers. CloudBerry Explorer allows end users to accomplish simple tasks without special technical knowledge, automate time-consuming tasks to improve productivity. AWS Import/Export (http://aws.amazon.com/importexport/) accelerates moving large amounts of data into and out of AWS using portable storage devices for transport. AWS loads your data directly onto and off of storage devices using Amazon's high-speed internal network and bypassing the Internet.  New version of CloudBerry Explorer automates the process of creating the manifest file and digitally signing it along with the job identifier with your AWS Secret Access Key and placing that signature file on the d... (more)

Copy files from FTP to Amazon S3 with CloudBerry Explorer PRO

A few weeks ago CloudBerry Lab started the first beta of CloudBerry Explorer PRO for Amazon S3. In the PRO version of CloudBerry Explorer we are going to offer some advanced functionality on top of basic functionality offered in our freeware version. Among pro features are Compression, Encryption, Chucking and FTP support. In our previous post we will talked about the first three and now we will explain how FTP support works. FTP support FTP support has been by far one of the most sought after feature that Amazon S3 users asked on Amazon forum and when sending feedback to our sup... (more)

Managing CloudFront Private Content with CloudBerry S3 Explorer

Note: this post applies to CloudBerry Explorer 1.7 and later. CloudBerry S3 Explorer is by far the most popular Amazon S3 and CloudFront manager on Windows platform. At the same time Amazon rapidly enhance their services to meet growing customer expectations. To maintain our leadership position we are trying to say on top of Amazon developments and support all recent enhancements in CloudBerry Explorer. Today CloudFront team introduced a new exciting capability that will help to protect your content on the distributions. You might want to use CloudFront to deliver a digital ass... (more)

Backing Up and Restoring to Amazon's S3 Cloud

CloudBerry S3 Backup is a powerful Windows program that automate backup and restore processes to Amazon S3 cloud storage. With the latest release you can configure Pre- and Post actions that will run before and after the actual backup is running. This feature will make it easier to back up applications such as SQL Server and Exchange. You can set up a Pre-action to back up SQL Server and then you can set up a POST action to clean up the SQL Server backup directory from the older backup files. To set up Pre/Post action just go to the separate step of the backup wizard and select the... (more)

How to host Media Files on Amazon S3 with CloudBerry Explorer (part 1)

In this post we will discuss the advantages of storing media content of your website on Amazon S3 and how CloudBerry Explorer can help.   Overview If you want to learn how to get your Amazon S3 account you can read our previous post here One of the typical ways to improve scalability of high traffic website is to serve it contents from several web servers. For example you may want to store your html files and dynamic script files at http://www.mysite.com/ while multimedia content such as images, video and audio files at http://media.mysite.com/ This way all request for html pages... (more)