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Copy an Object Using the REST API

This example describes how to copy an object using REST. For more information about the REST API, go to PUT Object (Copy).

This example copies the flotsam object from the pacific bucket to the jetsam object of the atlantic bucket, preserving its metadata.

PUT /jetsam HTTP/1.1
Host: atlantic.s3.amazonaws.com
x-amz-copy-source: /pacific/flotsam
Authorization: AWS AKIAIOSFODNN7EXAMPLE:ENoSbxYByFA0UGLZUqJN5EUnLDg=
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2008 22:12:21 +0000

The signature was generated from the following information.

PUT\r\n
\r\n
\r\n
Wed, 20 Feb 2008 22:12:21 +0000\r\n

x-amz-copy-source:/pacific/flotsam\r\n
/atlantic/jetsam

Amazon S3 returns the following response that specifies the ETag of the object and when it was last modified.

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
x-amz-id-2: Vyaxt7qEbzv34BnSu5hctyyNSlHTYZFMWK4FtzO+iX8JQNyaLdTshL0KxatbaOZt
x-amz-request-id: 6B13C3C5B34AF333
Date: Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2008 22:13:01 +0000

Content-Type: application/xml
Transfer-Encoding: chunked
Connection: close
Server: AmazonS3
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

<CopyObjectResult>
   <LastModified>2008-02-20T22:13:01</LastModified>
   <ETag>"7e9c608af58950deeb370c98608ed097"</ETag>
</CopyObjectResult>