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Glacier Uploader

Java command line client for Amazon Glacier backup

On 23.08.2012 I decided to try out Amazon Glacier as a backup tool for my files. I keep multiple copies on all my machines and I own a RAID system to backup inside my rooms, but it’s always good to have an external location for your backups. Amazon introduces Glacier as a cheap solution for long-term storage and I simply wanted to put files there even if that meant to manually backup and restore them.

Unfortunately the tooling wasn’t really up to speed and most of it was focused on graphical user interfaces anyway. So, I decided to start my own backup tool for the command line. And of course I build it in Java.