Amazon S3 s3cmd s3tools on Ubuntu Server

If you want tools for Ubuntu Server to automatically sync files to Amazon S3, here’s how to set it up using S3tools

First, add the Ubuntu repository and GPG key, as described here:

wget -O- -q | sudo apt-key add –

add the repository lines automatically to a sources.d list file:

sudo wget -O/etc/apt/sources.list.d/s3tools.list

get s3tools

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install s3cmd

configure s3tools

s3cmd –configure

Supply your Access Key and Secret Key, and turn on optional encryption and HTTPS.

If you generated a new AWS Access Key just for s3tools (like I did), and the program reports the following…

ERROR: Test failed: 403 (InvalidAccessKeyId): The AWS Access Key Id you provided does not exist in our records.

… go here, login, and then try s3tools again.

the rest of the documentation is here.


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