This topic covers the necessary setup needed for a Storage Connector 3.x regions and buckets usage, when Amazon S3 is used as a storage type.
Depending on whether you are making path-style or virtual hosted-style requests to your buckets, the configuration of the Storage Connector will differ.
Amazon S3 will support only virtual hosted-style requests for buckets created after September 30th, 2020. Path-style requests will be supported for buckets created before or on that date.
Types of Syncplicity buckets
The properties for all storage types have the following format:
bucket_name is optional and can be:
data- the files you keep in your storage
image- thumbnails (previews) of image files
irm- IRM data, for use when Rights Management is enabled.
archive- zip archives created during bulk download requests
The reason we separate those is because preview (
irm files are temporary operation files. Having them separated allows you to track your storage much better and backup only essential data.
Virtual host-type requests
For virtual host-type requests you can either identify the bucket location by specifying the region or the URL itself.
Example with region
Example with URL
To enable path-style access to the S3 storage, you need to set the
syncplicity.storage.s3.pathStyleAccess parameter to
true. Access is achieved by specifying the bucket name and URL.
Example for path-style access