Sorry if this question is very basic. I'm just switching from Crashplan as after two years of successful use my data has gone missing from their servers.
I'm having difficulty getting my head around Amazon S3 storage.
1.) When I log-in via the Amazon website and select my arq S3 storage bucket it measures the size in kilobytes, when I've backed up around 6 Gigs. Am I selecting the wrong thing, or are those buckets a just a file pointed elsewhere?
2.) Encryption. If I can log-in to Amazon S3 with my Amazon log-in and 'see' the storage bucket, then if someone had my Amazon username and password couldn't they access my files? In other words, is my data only as secure as my Amazon log-in?
If I could understand this I'll probably pull the trigger and purchase, because the interface is so intuitive and Mac-like, and speed of upload and download to Amazon S3 in Ireland (EU) is something else.
So, I understand the front-end and how it works, I guess it's back-end and S3 (which we are usually shielded from in Dropbox etc) I'm having trouble understanding. And, after my experience with Crashplan, I want to be sure I know what I'm getting into.