Brackup::Target::Amazon - backup to Amazon's S3 service
In your ~/.brackup.conf file:
[TARGET:amazon] type = Amazon aws_access_key_id = ... aws_secret_access_key = .... aws_prefix = .... backup_prefix = ....
All options may be omitted unless specified.
(Mandatory.) Must be "Amazon".
(Mandatory.) Your Amazon Web Services access key id.
(Mandatory.) Your Amazon Web Services secret password for the above access key. (not your Amazon password)
If you want to setup multiple backup targets on a single Amazon account you can use different prefixes. This string is used to name the S3 buckets created by Brackup. If not specified it defaults to the AWS access key id.
Sets the location constraint of the new buckets. If left unspecified, the default S3 datacenter location will be used. Otherwise, you can set it to 'EU' for an AWS European data center - note that costs are different. This has only effect when your backup environment is initialized in S3 (i.e. when buckets are created). If you want to move an existing backup environment to another datacenter location, you have to delete its buckets before or create a new one by specifing a different aws_prefix.
When storing the backup metadata file to S3, the string specified here will be prefixed onto the backup name. This is useful if you are collecting backups from several hosts into a single Amazon S3 account but need to be able to differentiate them; set your prefix to be the hostname of each system, for example.