AWS/S3 Management via S3Browser

Background

Needing to move files to AWS S3, but unfortunately the file is quite big and my browser is not cooperating.

S3Browser

Googled for help and one of the utilities that came up is S3Browser.

Prerequisite

AWS

AWS – IAM

AWS – IAM – Users – Security Credentials – Overview

S3Browser requires the AWS User’s security credentials.

To get the credentials, please connect to the AWS Console.

And, navigate to the the IAM Service.

Once in IAM, trek to Users and specific user account.

Once you have the user, please click on the “Security Credentials” tab.

If access keys are not listed, please click on the “Create Access key” button.

Capture the generated Access Key and password.

AWS – IAM – Images

AWS – IAM – Users – Security Credentials

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AWS – IAM – Users – Security Credentials – Access Keys

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Artifacts

It is available from here.

As of today, 2019-01-24, current version is 8.1.5.

Installation

Outline

Installation steps is most straightforward and only included here for completeness.

  1. Welcome
  2. License Agreement
  3. Select Destination
  4. Select Additional Tasks
  5. Completing

Images

Welcome

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License Agreement

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Select Destination

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Select Additional Tasks

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Completing

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Usage

Steps

  1. Register AWS Account
  2. File Management

Registration

Outline

  1. Security Information
    • Access Key ID
    • Secret Access Key

Registration – Initial

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Registration – Revised

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File Management

Sessions

Session –  Uploaded Files

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Session –  Uploading File
Image

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Explanation
  1. File Size :- 235 GB
  2. Status :- 2.92%
  3. Speed :- 103.42 MB/s

 

Summary

Performance is throttled on the free edition.

If you are happy with ease and usability, I will encourage you to consider the paid version.

 

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