Backup to Amazon S3 Storage

Zmanda’s mission is to ensure that our customers can always recover their data while making backup simple, secure and cost-effective. Amazon Simple Storage Service ( Amazon S3) fits perfectly with this mission.

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In addition to traditional backup to disk and tape, Amanda Enterprise can now use Amazon S3 to backup, archive and retrieve any amount of data, at any time, from anywhere on the Internet. Amanda Enterprise customers now get access to the same highly scalable, reliable, fast, inexpensive data storage infrastructure that Amazon uses to run its own global network of websites.


  • Streamlined offsite backup storage & recovery process
  • Layered security & bandwidth optimization
  • Retrieve data anytime, anywhere. Faster than restoring from offsite tape storage
  • Cost-effective “pay as you go”
  • Easy to use & manage with Amanda Enterprise
  • Only online storage service backed by Amazon’s 99.9% SLA
  • Data stored in SAS 70 Type II Certified Data Center

Selecting Amazon S3 as a target for backup with ZMC

The intuitive browser-based Zmanda Management Console (ZMC) makes it very easy to configure Amazon S3 as a target for backup and archiving. After initial configuration, Amanda Enterprise securely sends a copy of your data for safe and secure storage on Amazon S3.

Amazon S3 on ZMC

EUDPD Compliant

EUDPD Compliant: With Amanda Enterprise 3.0, this option is compliant with the EU Data Protection Directive. You can choose to constrain your backup data to go to Amazon’s data centers within the EU boundaries.

Tape Backup vs. Amazon S3

In comparison to traditional storing of tapes off-site for disaster recovery, the Amazon S3 provides streamlined recovery process with minimal downtime for your business.

Recovery from off-site tape
Recovery from Amazon S3
Identify location of the required tapes Find files or directories using intuitive ZMC and click Restore
Request your off-site tape storage vendor, e.g. Iron Mountain, to deliver the tapes
Mount and read the tape until required data is found and recovered
Unload the tape and repeat with another tape if required
Total downtime for best case scenario is hours, but usually takes several days Total downtime is a few minutes

Read how Amanda Enterprise Amazon S3 Storage Option is considered the leading “hybrid-online backup solution” by Illuminata. Register to read the latest analyst report.

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