AWS s3 Storage Management Tips
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Amazon Simple Storage Service is storage for the Internet. Amazon S3 has a web services interface that you can use to store and retrieve any amount of data, at any time, from anywhere on the web. It gives any developer access to the same highly scalable, reliable, fast, inexpensive data storage infrastructure that Amazon uses to run its own global network of websites. The service aims to maximize the benefits of scale and to pass those benefits on to developers.

The AWS Console provides a browser or tree level view of your s3 buckets and allows you to perform many functions on them. You can

  • Create
  • Delete
  • Refresh
  • Manage Properties

In the manage properties section, you can manage

  • Permissions
  • Tags
  • Logging
  • Versioning
  • Static Website Hosting & more

It is possible to get more details from Cloudwatch and is great for people that like a number of formatting options and views.

CloudMGR Storage Feature

We had a number of customers that asked for a better way to view and manage storage buckets. They were interested in being able to manage s3 Storage from a simple view.

Our new storage feature allows for the easy bulk management of storage at a bucket level. Often customers create project buckets or company buckets. These buckets are then tagged for Cost Allocation. This provides a quick way to visualize the storage size and approximate costs. Other simple features like

  • create
  • refresh
  • delete
  • bulk tag is management

Popular s3 Browsers

S3 Browser is a freeware Windows client for Amazon S3 and Amazon CloudFront.Amazon S3 provides a simple web services interface that can be used to store and retrieve any amount of data, at any time, from anywhere on the web. Amazon CloudFront is a content delivery network (CDN). It can be used to deliver your files using a global network of edge locations.

OS – Windows

Transmit 4 (Mac App Store link), an FTP, SFTP & s3 client from Panic, is one of your best options for managing files on the web and is a great choice for s3 management if you prefer to use one product. In the simplest form, Transmit makes the process of moving files to and from your FTP, Amazon S3, or WebDAV server feel as familiar as working in the Finder. You get two panes—your local files on the left, your server on the right—and you can drag and drop files, use Quick Look on supported remote files, and organize all your websites and servers in folders to stay organized.

OS – Mac OSX

Cloudberry Explorer for Amazon S3 provides a user interface to Amazon S3 accounts allowing to access, move and manage files across your local storage and S3 buckets. File browser for Amazon S3 by CloudBerry is available in two versions – Freeware and PRO

OS – Windows

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