Lesson Eight

Video 8 Cloudberry S3 Explorer & File Management 


This video provides a detailed look at using CB S3 Explorer to create buckets and upload files to them. How to automate the process of deleting old files or moving them to “cold storage” as well as editing the files metadata, generating URLs and more.

Running time is 6:16


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Lesson Eight

This video is going to cover the management of your S3 files using Cloudberry S3 Explorer. Now we covered how to create a bucket in the previous video, as well as transferring files or objects into the bucket. Let’s take a closer look at what all we can do with these buckets and the folders and files inside of them.

Go ahead and log in to your Cloudberry S3 Explorer program. Before we dive into this very much, I do want to mention this blue little padlock up here and that’s generated as soon as you click on the ‘use SSL’ option whenever you first connect your Cloudberry S3 Explorer to your Amazon S3 account. It’s just an added layer of security when passing around the URLs to your various objects within your buckets. First off let’s take a look at some of the items we can tackle with the buckets.

I do want to mention that as far as security is concerned, you should never ever, ever change the default private permissions on your buckets or the folders within those buckets. If you find the need to make any of the items inside of your buckets publicly available, then I would suggest only doing it with the files, not the folders and definitely not the buckets.

Let me show you what I’m talking about. Just right click on the bucket and hereunder ACL settings, that’s the same as permissions, we’re going to leave them set at the default private, same thing goes with the folders inside of those buckets; right-click, ACL settings, make sure that they’re set to private, not public.

One of the other things about the buckets is if you right-click on the buckets, you can see there’s a whole lot here but you have access to pretty much the same amount of stuff up here in the toolbar. Just select that. You can see that it’s a little bit more of an abbreviated version but over here on the far right, if you hit the little dropdown arrow, you can see there are a few more options here and there’s some more available to you inside of the properties tab here. For example, if we click on that you can see that we can select request repays which is just like it sounds. If you check that box and then click on apply, then anytime anybody tries to gain access to the objects within this bucket, #1 they have to have an Amazon S3 account and #2 they will be the one paying for the requesting of those objects.

You still pay for the storage of those objects. As far as them being able to download or watch that streaming video, they’re going to be paying for it. That’s something you might want to consider. I myself would never do that, but I’m sure that there are times whenever this will come in handy and you can see that there are other options up here available as well that you would not see available in this toolbar here.

One other thing is this little ice cube thingy over here, that allows you to move the bucket or objects within that bucket over to cold storage or to the glacier storage. If we click on that, take a quick look at this, click on add, this gives you the option of either selecting by hitting this browse button here, selecting the objects within the bucket to be automatically moved into the glacier storage option at a particular number of days from the creation date or on a particular date.