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Note: this post applies to CloudBerry Explorer freeware 2.7 and later. As always we are trying to stay on top of the new functionality offered by Amazon S3  to offer the most compelling Amazon S3 and CloudFront client on Windows platform. Amazon has released a set of S3 features that allow customers to host their entire website on Amazon S3. The newer version of CloudBerry Explorer freeware comes with a full support for those features. AWS customers commonly serve image and video content out of S3, but they typically do not host their html content out of S3.  The biggest issue was that when someone hosted a website out of their S3 bucket, and a user accessed the root of the website (i.e. www.example.com), the default S3 bucket behavior is to list the contents of the bucket.   Customers who host websites want to return a root document (i.e.www.example.com/index.html)... (more)

Introducing Glacier Support for CloudBerry Backup

CloudBerry S3 Backup is a powerful Windows program that automate backup and restore processes to Amazon S3 cloud storage. Now with Amazon Glacier support Amazon Glacier, a secure, reliable and low cost storage service designed 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. With Amazon Glacier, you can reliably store large or small amounts of data for as little as $0.01 per gigabyte per month. The latest release of CloudBerry Backup  comes with ... (more)

How to copy files to Amazon S3 in background with CloudBerry Explorer

Sometimes you have to copy a lot of files to your Amazon S3 account. For instance you want to move your static HTML files and images off your hosting provider to Amazon S3 to take advantage of reliable and secure storage, cost efficiency and CloudFront CDN or you simply want to backup your files to S3.  CloudBerry Explorer can help you to make it easily and quickly.   Note: this post assumes that you are familiar with CloudBerry Explorer. if you don’t we urge you to download it for free at http://s3explorer.cloudberrylab.com/ Introducing copy queue Chose you source and destinatio... (more)

How to generate reports on Amazon S3 log files with SiSense

In one of our previous posts we discussed how to enable Amazon S3 logging with CloudBerry Explorer. You can also check out how to enable S3 logging here. In this blog we will discuss how to actually view the log files.  Amazon S3 log files come in their proprietary formats, what’s more under certain circumstances one log record can show up in two log files at the same time, which makes the reconciliation process rather difficult. Besides, there are not very many tools around there that could help you to view the log files in the meaningful way.  Now comes SiSense Prism, which i... (more)

Manage CloudFront Access Log with CloudBerry Explorer Freeware

CloudBerry Lab has released CloudBerry Explorer v1.5, a freeware application that allows users to manage files in Amazon S3 buckets just as they would on their local computers. CloudBerry Explorer allows end users to accomplish simple tasks without special technical knowledge, automate time-consuming tasks to improve productivity.  With CloudBerry Explorer, Amazon S3 becomes an extension to your local storage. You are no longer limited to the classic data storage on your local drive(s). With CloudBerry Explorer, you can move files to Amazon S3 just as easily as managing them on... (more)