Cloud (Internet) Backups

S3-Compatible Worldwide Cloud Backups (S3CLOUD)

Worldwide Cloud Storage for BackupEDGE Archives!

BackupEDGE supports the industry standard S3 Storage API. (BackupEDGE 03.01.01 and later).

  • Leverage your Internet bandwidth to perform secure backups, LIVE, to storage clouds around the world like Amazon Web Services "Simple Storage Service" (S3) and dinCloud D3.
  • Create your cloud storage repository in cloud locations (Regions) around the world.
  • Many cloud storage vendors offer S3 compatibility. Ask your favorite cloud storage provider if they support the S3 API.
  • Uses the BackupEDGE "s3cloud" Resource type†.
  • S3 signature version 4 now supported (03.01.05 and later).
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dinCloud D3

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Amazon Web Services - Simple Storage Service (S3)

Your archives may be stored at your choice of Regions around the world to satisfy regulatory, performance, and latency needs. For example...

Area Amazon Region†
United States‡ US Standard Region. Redundant datacenters around the United States are used.
United Stated US East Region 2. Datacenters in Ohio are used.
United States US West Region 1. Datacenters in Northern California are used.
United States US West Region 2. Datacenters in Oregon are used.
Canada Canada Central Region. Datacenters in Canada are used.
European Union - Frankfurt European Union Central 1. Datacenters in Frankfurt, Germany are used.
European Union - Ireland European Union West 1. Datacenters in Ireland are used.
European Union - London European Union West 2. Datacenters in London, UK are used.
European Union - Paris European Union West 3. Datacenters in Paris, France are used.
Asia Pacific (Mumbai) Asia Pacific South 1. Datacenters in Mumbai, India are used.
Asia Pacific (Tokyo) Asia Pacific Northeast 1. Datacenters in Tokyo, Japan are used.
Asia Pacific (Seoul) Asia Pacific Northeast 2. Datacenters in Seoul, South Korea are used.
Asia Pacific (Singapore) Asia Pacific Southeast 1. Datacenters in the Republic of Singapore are used.
Asia Pacific (Sydney) Asia Pacific Southeast 2. Datacenters in Sydney, Australia are used.
South America South America East 1. Datacenters in Sao Paulo, Brazil are used.

Training videos on using BackupEDGE with Amazon S3 are available on our YouTube Channel.

Google - Google Cloud Storage

Area Google†
United States United States. Redundant Data Centers in the United States are Used.
United States United States Region East1. Only Data Centers in the Eastern United States are Used.
United States United States Region West1. Only Data Centers in the Western United States are Used.
European Union Europe. Redundant Data Centers in the European Union are Used.
European Union Europe Region West1. Only Data Centers in the Western European Union are Used.
Asia Asia. Redundant Data Centers in Asia are Used.
Asia Asia Region East1. Only Data Centers in Eastern Asia are Used.
Asia Asia Region Northeast1. Only Data Centers in the Northeast Asia are Used.


dinCloud - dinStorage D3

Area dinCloud Region†
Southwestern United States Los Angeles. Datacenters in the Los Angeles area are used.
Midwest United States Chicago. Datacenters in The Chicago are used.


Dunkel - Dunkel Cloud Storage

Area Dunkel Region†
Germany, European Union Germany and the European Union. Datacenters in the Frankfurt area, Germany are used.

† You specify a Region when you create your Bucket. Within that Region, your backups may be redundantly stored on multiple devices across multiple facilities.

For maximum data security and reliability, BackupEDGE uses only the highest redundancy storage tier Amazon provides.

Major corporations use services like to leverage their own computing and storage resources because it is inexpensive, fast and reliable.

Pricing is direct from the cloud provider.

BackupEDGE 03.01.01 and later optimize S3-compatible storage usage using quotas and archive expiration. Using these features you can prevent BackupEDGE from using (and you from paying) for excessive on-line storage.

BackupEDGE provides the same "Transparent Media Technology" access to S3-compatible storage that it would to an FTP Server or removable disk, including:

  • Full or partial backups of servers or parts of servers with dual data integrity checking (bit-level + full file checksum).
  • Instant File Restore™, providing access to individual files and folders in seconds. Only the archive blocks containing the actual data you want to restore need to be transmitted across the network link.
  • Full compatibility with RecoverEDGE bare metal disaster recovery.
  • No caching of entire backups on the local hard drive. Only a small (50MB) segment of your backup gets cached at any one time.

A secure, encrypted transport link is always used for S3-compatible backups, and no one can access your S3 backups without your unique keys. Policies can also be put into place in many cases to ensure additional data security by, for instance, restricting access to your buckets to a particular IP address or subnet range.

Microlite also recommends that all S3 cloud backup users invest in the BackupEDGE encryption option to ensure that all data that leaves your premises is encrypted while at rest, thus conforming to customer data privacy regulations.

See Section 10 (Configuring Amazon S3 Backups) in the User Guide for more comprehensive information.

See for more information on Amazon S3.

See for Amazon S3 pricing.

See for dinCloud D3 information and pricing.

See for Dunkel S3 information and pricing.


Amazon Web Services - DevPay

BackupEDGE (back to 02.03) also supported Amazon S3 via DevPay. This service has been discontinued by Amazon.

Last Updated - 2017-12-20