I am looking at CloudBerry Windows Server licences now along with Amazon Glacier 1TB storage. What has your experience been like? Are you doing full system backups or just certain files or both?
I am looking at doing both - a monthly full system (image) backup (160GB Windows drive), and instant (if changes occur) document backups (100GB drive) with versioning.
In your experience, would you recommend CloudBerry?
I back up files, not system images. CloudBerry works fine for that.
Glacier is an archiving solution, it's not particularly suitable for files that you expect to retrieve on a regular basis. Think of it as an automated tape library, which is what it might be. It takes 3-5 hours to restore a file from Glacier to online storage, then download time.
S3 IA (infrequent access) class is best for backups IMHO. It's cheaper than S3 standard but more expensive than Glacier, but you have real time access to files. You can actually store objects in S3 in the glacier storage class, which basically takes older files and stores them in glacier. Restore time is still 3-5 hours.
CloudBerry has worked well for me, though I've never had to do a big restore I've done test restores.
I think I'm actually going to change my daily S3 backup from their de-duplication, encrypted, compressed, incremental backups to a basic sync up to S3. I'll use S3 to provide encryption and version history. I don't care much about compression as most of my volume is uncompressed images and video. I'm considering doing this as I trust AWS more than I trust CloudBerry, if something goes wrong my files are all stored on S3 and can easily be downloaded.