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Backing up from your Ubuntu server to Amazon S3 Simple Storage Service

Sign up for an AWS account:
I use the free usage tier as I don’t need more than 5GB.
*** Note *** you need to provide a credit card number even for the free usage tier.
Login to the AWS interface and create a unique bucket.
For this demo I’ll call the bucket I’ve created ‘mybucket’.
Make a note of you Access Key ID and your Secret Key ID.
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Installing Maven 3 on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Server

Installing Maven 3 on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Server.
In preparing to upgrade a customer’s software recently I discovered there were issues with Maven version 2, so I also had to upgrade to Maven version 3.
Not a whole of information available about configuration, here’s what worked for me.

Download Maven 3.
$ cd /home/myusername
$ wget
$ tar -xzvf apache-maven-3.0.2-bin.tar.gz …. unpacks Maven
$ sudo mkdir /usr/local/apache-maven … creates a maven sub-folder in the usr/local/ folder
$ sudo cp -R apache-maven-3.0.2 /usr/local/apache-maven/ …. copies extraced Maven files to the new sub-folder.

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