I’d love to backup every last bit to my various cloud services, but the Internet tubes that lead from my office to services like Amazon S3, Sugarsync and MobileMe make it a daunting, if not impossible task. Amazon’s introducing a service called AWS Import/Export, which lets you mail an external backup drive to a data center.
Unless you’re really patient, it’s unreasonable to backup your entire system to the cloud. Amazon is introducing AWS Import/Export as a limited beta for US users for now. The company said it will support EU users in the coming moths. There is an $80 fee for each backup drive you send in and it’ll cost you $2.49 per hour for importing data.
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