Ronnie Mubiru's picture


I signed up to use hoping to learn how to use it especially how to automatically backup my files on the local disck and also to backup my sites to amazon but i have totally failed. I have tried several times while amazon charging me for the server per hr until i stopped it. 


I want to start providing online backup service to my customers but have failed to learn how to use it.


Is there any way to get help?


Hope to hear from you soon


Thank you


Adrian Black's picture

I'm a beginner myself - but have had some success with using amazon and turnkey.

Maybe it would be a good idea to explain EXACTLY what you are trying to do, 

What are you trying to backup - local files to an amazon ec2, or servers files

What sites are you using (what software etc etc)



Give as much detail as possible and I am sure someone will be able to point you in the right direction.

Adrian Black

(Teacher - e-learning designer - ex I.T)

Ronnie's picture


Thanks for your reply. But i would like to know how to automatically backup my websites and  the files on my local disk to Amazon s3. Also, i wanted to test how the system works when am a reseller-providing backup services to my clients. I just signed up for 





Is the $20/m for budget plan a monthly plan or its like amazon-paying just for what you use?


Your help will be highly appreciated


Thank you


Liraz Siri's picture

  1. Yes, the $20/m is a monthly plan. After that you only pay Amazon's regular usage fees. After you sign up for a TurnKey Hub account, on the page that describes the different plans every item is a link you can click on for more information.

  2. We've tried to make backing up a server with TKLBAM about as easy as it gets:


    That's it! There's a lot of good documentation on the website regarding TKLBAM which you probably want to check out. Click on Help in the top navigation and see the Frequently Asked Questions and the Community documentation.

  3. We haven't done anything special to enable reselling services based on the Hub. I guess if you manage the service for your customers you can resell anything though...

Ronnie's picture


I wish you could have another package for as low as $10/m for those starting the online backup service. You know, online backup business is not like website hosting where people/companies immediately see the benefits for going online. So, we as small website hosting and developement service providers, need some offers like that enable us kick off. The free offer you give, does not enable me to fully test and understand how your software really works.


So, i suggest that you make a fully functioning DEMO for us. That is if you can't reduce on the amount of money for some one to test your software.


Otherwise am happy to see that your software is interegrated with AMAZON S3




Jeremy Davis's picture

If you wish to test different appliances without the cost you just need to download the relevant format and install to a local VM. Then when testing backup you will only pay the S3 charges associated with the amount of data that is being backed up. Obviously the disadvantage of this is that the upload will take a while if you have a lot of data to backup.

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