How to connect AWS S3

SimpleBackups founder

Laurent Lemaire

Co-founder, SimpleBackups

July 14th, 2020

1. Create your AWS S3 Bucket

Skip this step if you already have an AWS S3 bucket.

Information you'll need in step 3:

  • Your "Bucket" name, in this case "myacme-backups"
  • Your "Bucket" Region, in this case "US West - N. California"

AWS S3 bucket region

2. Create your AWS credentials

In order to give access to your newly created bucket, you'll need to provide credentials to SimpleBackups. Follow this simple article on how to get your AWS S3 Credentials.

Information you'll need in step 3:

  • Access Key
  • Secret

3. Connect your S3 bucket to SimpleBackups

  • Log into SimpleBackups and head to the connect your storage page
  • In the storage provider list select "Amazon S3 Storage", and fill in the form with your AWS credentials and newly created bucket information

Connect AWS S3 bucket to SimpleBackups

You'll have to input :

  • Key: Access Key described in (step 2)
  • Secret: Secret described in (step 2)
  • Region: Bucket Region described in (step 1)
  • Bucket: Bucket name described in (step 1)
  • Give your storage a name (the bucket name is usually a good pick, but you can be creative) and click on "Save new storage".

You'll be redirected to the list of storage where you'll find your newly connected storage.

Storage list with newly created AWS S3 storage

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