HowTo use s3cmd with Eucalyptus

Lee Rich edited this page May 13, 2014 · 8 revisions

Introduction

The s3cmd tool is a simple command line tool for accessing buckets in S3 (AWS) and Walrus (Eucalyptus).

Installation

Eucalyptus keeps a local fork of the [upstream (https://github.com/s3tools/s3cmd) s3cmd repository. To install:

git clone https://github.com/eucalyptus/s3cmd
cd s3cmd
python setup.py install

Configuration and Usage

A sample configuration is provided for reference; just save it as s3cfg on the system.

We need to modify the following 5 variables in this file, according to the private cloud configuration:

  • access_key
  • secret_key
  • host_base
  • host_bucket
  • service_path

To list buckets:

s3cmd -c s3cfg ls

To create a new bucket:

s3cmd -c s3cfg mb s3://newbucket

To upload a file into the new bucket:

s3cmd -c s3cfg put file.txt s3://newbucket

To list the contents of the new bucket:

s3cmd -c s3cfg ls s3://newbucket

To get the file from the new bucket:

s3cmd -c s3cfg get s3://newbucket/file.txt

To delete the object from the new bucket:

s3cmd -c s3cfg del s3://newbucket/file.txt

To delete the bucket:

s3cmd -c s3cfg rb s3://newbucket

Known Issues

There are no currently known issues with this tool.

Questions/Issues

If you have any questions about using Fog with Eucalyptus, please first check the knowledgebase.

If you do not find an answer in the knowledgebase, please ask a question.


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