Does configuring Amazon S3 a pain for you? There is an easy way to backup in cloud using Jungle Disk for only US$2 per month. If you have Rackspace (also known as Mosso) account, don't worry as JungleDisk supports it as well.

Let's first have a look at the Cloud Storage Fees between the 2 main Cloud services:

  • Rackspace (formerly called Mosso)
    Storage: $0.15 per GB-Month of storage use
    Data Transfer: No Charge
    Requests: No Charge
  • Amazon S3 - US
    Storage: $0.15 per GB-Month of storage used
    Data Transfer: $0.10 per GB of data uploaded; $0.17 per GB of data downloaded
    Requests: $0.01 per 1,000 upload requests; $0.01 per 10,000 download requests
  • Amazon S3 - Europe
    Storage: $0.18 per GB-Month of storage used
    Data Transfer: $0.10 per GB of data uploaded; $0.17 per GB of data downloaded
    Requests: $0.012 per 1,000 upload requests; $0.012 per 10,000 download requests

 

Once you have decided which Cloud service you are going to use, you have to visit JungleDisk to sign-up for an account which is 30 day risk-free money back guarantee.

 

Then download the JungleDisk software to your computer then we're ready to go. You can click the image below to enlarge it.

  1. Open the software, then click Next.
  2. Enter your E-mail Address & Password that you had when you sign-up with JungleDisk.
  3. Select Create a new online disk.


  4. Select your Online Disk Location by clicking Change link if you preferred to use Rackspace Cloud Files.




  5. Type in your Online Disk Name. Please note that space is not allowed, only letters and numbers. You can select Standard or High as the Online Data Security.
  6. Select Configure Jungle Disk for both Automatic Backup and as a Network Drive. You can select for a Network Drive Letter that is available, then click Next.


  7. Select the Automatic Backup Schedule, then click Next.


  8. Then finally click Finish.


  9. You should see similar activity monitor like this once you the scheduled backup runs or once you click Start Backup.


  10. You can check for your backup files by accessing the drive from your 'My Computer'


 

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