Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service) is a cloud based file storage service. In this post I show you how to make backups on Amazon S3 from Linux systems.

First you need to register on Amazon S3. You pay only for what you use : http://aws.amazon.com/s3/pricing/. A great thing : the five first gigabytes are free :)

On Amazon a « Bucket » is a container where you can store your files. It’s a kind of Plus >