Can I write a backup script for OSX that will automate to S3?
March 2, 2011 8:13 AM Subscribe
Is there a way to build an automated cloud backup job blending OS X and Amazon S3?
posted by rocketman to computers & internet (17 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I found this article
and tried following the instructions to build a little tool to backup to S3, but was unable to get it working on my Mac.
Am I crazy for even trying to do this? I don't care about *all* of my data, but my wife takes a large number of photos and would like a cloud backup solution for them. I've played around with S3 at work, but never using a command-line tool. In a perfect world, I'd have a job scheduled that simply backed up her photo library once a day, transferring new bits to S3.
Am I missing something? Am I trying to go too far for a command-line novice? All advice welcomed.