Sunday, April 28, 2013

Using CrossFTP as Amazon Glacier Client on Windows, Mac, and Linux

Amazon Glacier is an extremely low-cost storage service that provides secure and durable storage for data archiving and backup. In order to keep costs low, Amazon Glacier is optimized for data that is infrequently accessed and for which retrieval times of several hours are suitable.

CrossFTP comes with full support of Amazon Glacier on Windows, Mac, and Linux. It allows you to create vaults, move data to vaults and request to download the data back to your computer.

Connect to Amazon Glacier

You can create a new Amazon Glacier site in Sites -> Site Manager, and choose the Protocol as Amazon Glacier/HTTPS.

New Amazon Glacier Site

 Create Vault

You can create new vaults at the root folder of the Amazon Glacier site by choosing New Folder.
You can upload/backup your local files to the Amazon Glacier site by Transfer / Drag & Drop local files to the remote site. By default, all files transferred to Amazon Glacier will be stored in CrossFTP's local cache pool with the file metadata, so that you can browse your vault inventory directly. However, after your request a file download/retrieval, normally it will take 4~5 hours before Amazon can finish the preparation to initiate the download of file.

Retrieve Vault Inventory

Attention: if you upload files using other Amazon Glacier tools, or the vault's content seems incorrect, you need to retrieve the vault inventory.
If you want to retrieve the content of the vault inventory, you can simply press the Refresh folder button. CrossFTP will confirm with you whether you want to download the content of the vault inventory. Again, it normally takes 4~5 hours before Amazon can finish the preparation to initiate the download of file.

 The cost of data on Amazon Glacier involves with the data's size and retrieve rate. You can have a quick calculation using the following tool: http://liangzan.net/aws-glacier-calculator/

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CrossFTP is a FTP, SFTP, FXP, WebDav, Amazon S3, Amazon Glacier and Google Cloud Storage client for Windows, Mac, and Linux.
CrossFTP Team
http://www.crossftp.com/

Thursday, April 25, 2013

CrossFTP 1.90.2 Released

CrossFTP 1.90.2 is a major update. The main changes are:
* Support of Amazon Glacier protocol.
* Local tree style file system cache for Glacier.
* Process huge amount of files effectively.
* Multi-part upload for Amazon Glacier.
* Support very large file's upload (up to 40TB).
* Multi-threads transfer support.
* Compressing support for Amazon Glacier.
* Local Encryption support for Amazon Glacier.
* Bandwidth limit management.

This update is recommended for all CrossFTP users.
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CrossFTP is a FTP, SFTP, FXP, WebDav, Amazon S3, Amazon Glacier and Google Cloud Storage client for Windows, Mac, and Linux.
CrossFTP Team
http://www.crossftp.com/