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How To Upload and Download Files Using S3?

What is AWS S3?
Amazon S3: Simple Storage Service. Notice the 3Ses. It is an online file storage web service offered by Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Uploading and downloading files using S3 is remarkably easy. In this blog, we will explore how to upload a database backup file and then download it.

Uploading a file:
1. Logon to your AWS console and then click on S3:

2. Create a new bucket to storage the file(s) to be uploaded:
Create Bucket

3. Name the bucket. No underscores”_”. It has a number of limitations. The best part of it is that it will tell you instantly if you violated the naming standards and unless you correct them, you will not be able to go to the next step.
Name the Bucket

4. If the bucket creation is successful, you will see the bucket in the “All Buckets” list:
Bucket Created

5. To upload a file to the designated bucket, click on the bucket name then click on the “Action” drop-down button, and then click on the “Upload” option:

6. Click on the “Add files” button:
Add Files

7. Browse to the file you wish to upload and then select it to open:
Select File to Upload

8. Click on the “Start Upload” button to upload:
Start Upload
9. You will see the file upload transfer in progress:
Upload in Progress

10. Once the upload is completed successfully, you will see the green check mark next to the “Done” button:
Upload Done

Downloading a file:
1. Browse to the corresponding bucket and select the file you wish to download:

2. Click on the “Download” button on the following prompt:
Download Link

3. Download will start to download the file select to your specified location:
Download in Progress