Store and Retrieve a File with Amazon S3



This step-by-step how-to guide will help you store your files in the cloud using Amazon Simple Storage Solution (S3). Amazon S3 is a service that enables you to store your data (referred to as objects) at massive scale. In this guide, you will create an Amazon S3 bucket (a container for data stored in S3), upload a file, retrieve the file, and delete the file.

The resources you create in this guide are AWS Free Tier eligible.

 Cost to complete

Free Tier

 Services used

Storing Your Files with AWS
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AWS Free Tier includes 5GB storage, 20,000 Get Requests, and 2,000 Put Requests with Amazon S3.

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 Last updated

June 01, 2022



You have backed up your first file to the cloud by creating an Amazon S3 bucket and uploading your file as an S3 object. Amazon S3 is designed for 99.999999999% durability to help ensure that your data is always available when you want it. You’ve also learned how to retrieve your backed up file and how to delete the file and bucket.

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