Amazon Glacier storage is attractively inexpensive. Is there a way to make Backup use it as the backup location?
Not yet, however there's been progress in this area, follow this bug report:
At the moment, I have a work-around that may be of use to someone out there.
I use backupninja with a duplicity back-end to back up all of my system stuff ( everything except $HOME ) to a local drive in my network as well as S3 ( to comply with having an out of premises backup ).
For my $HOME, I use Déjà Dup. I have it set up to back up directly to S3 as I still haven't figured a way to get Déjà Dup to back up to multiple places yet.
Here is how I have Amazon move my data from S3 to Glacier automatically for me.
Once you are happy with your Transfer and Expiration rules, click on Save and you're done.
If you followed my set up, your data will be moved to Glacier 25 days after it has been created and removed after it has been in S3 for 90 days.
A few things to note: - I move the data to Glacier 25 days after creation ... yes that's an odd number I know ... Déjà Dup rotates it's data and creates a fresh backup every 28 days, six months, a year or never. I picked 28 days on Déjà Dup hence the 25 day rule in S3. I have backupninja create new backup files every 30 days. Both Déjà Dup and backupninja run every day on my systems. - I still have my backup tools clean up their data after 60 days or so but, if anything happens to be in S3 for longer than 90 days ( software crashed, changes in the rules, etc. ) it will be wiped out by the Expiration rule in S3. This saves me money.
The above is how I backup my data. How do you backup yours? You do backup your data right?