Migrating S3 Data to ObjectiveFS

This article describes the steps to migrate data such as images, videos, documents, etc, from an existing S3 bucket to an ObjectiveFS filesystem.


We recommend using an ObjectiveFS filesystem and an EC2 instance in the same region as your existing S3 bucket for best performance and to save on data transfer cost.


1. Start an EC2 instance in the same region as your S3 bucket.

2. Configure AWS CLI.

3. Install ObjectiveFS on the EC2 instance.

4. Mount your ObjectiveFS filesystem.

 # mount.objectivefs <filesystem> /ofs 

5. Copy your existing S3 bucket’s content to ObjectiveFS.

 # mkdir /ofs/dest
 # aws s3 cp s3://<existing S3 bucket> /ofs/dest --recursive 


by ObjectiveFS staff, May 18, 2017
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