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Overview: Amazon S3

Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service) is a scalable, online cloud data storage service that stores data objects in buckets.

You can back up the data stored in Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service) using the Commvault software.

Key Features

Create a Backup Copy

Make a backup copy of the Amazon S3 data by backing up to a local storage.

Distributed Restores to the Cloud

Distributed restores to the cloud by using multiple streams for optimal load sharing.

Terminology

The Amazon S3 documentation uses the following terminology:
Virtual client The interface that protects your Amazon S3 data.
Instance The entity that represents your data in an Amazon S3 storage account. You can create multiple instances to manage different Amazon S3 storage accounts.
Subclient The logical entity that defines the Amazon S3 data to be backed up.
Object Represents a unit of storage in Amazon S3.
Bucket Represents a collection of Amazon S3 objects.