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AWS Quick Start Guide: Back Up Your Files to Amazon Simple Storage Service
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AWS Quick Start Guide: Back Up Your Files to Amazon Simple Storage Service

Welcome to the AWS Quick Start Guide: Back Up Your Files to Amazon Simple Storage Service. You can use Amazon S3 to store and retrieve any amount of data at any time, from anywhere on the web. By completing the steps in this quick start guide, you will successfully create a new S3 bucket, add a file to it, retrieve this file, and finally delete it, all within the AWS Free Tier.

In order to complete this quick start guide, you must have an Amazon Web Services (AWS) account. When you sign up for AWS, your AWS account is automatically signed up for all services in AWS, including Amazon S3. If you don't have an AWS account, use the following procedure to create one.

To sign up for AWS

  1. Open https://aws.amazon.com/, and then choose Create an AWS Account.

    Note

    This might be unavailable in your browser if you previously signed into the AWS Management Console. In that case, choose Sign In to the Console, and then choose Create a new AWS account.

  2. Follow the online instructions.

    Part of the sign-up procedure involves receiving a phone call and entering a PIN using the phone keypad.

This quick start guide includes the following topics:

For more information about Amazon S3, see the Amazon Simple Storage Service Documentation.