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Rclone is a CLI program for accessing S3 buckets.


On Ubuntu

apt install rclone


Copy your keys from ICE Connect

Services ➡ S3 Storage ➡ Keys

Add the configuration file

type = s3
provider = Ceph
env_auth = false
access_key_id = YOUR_ACCESS_KEY
secret_access_key = YOUR_SECRET_KEY
endpoint =
acl = private
bucket_acl = private
upload_cutoff = 1G

List objects

rclone ls s3:project-bucket/
120900442 go1.15.5.linux-amd64.tar.gz


rclone copy s3:project-bucket/go1.15.5.linux-amd64.tar.gz ./
ls -al
total 118096
drwxrwxr-x  2 daniel daniel      4096 Oct 20 11:47 .
drwxrwxr-x 12 daniel daniel      4096 Oct 20 11:12 ..
-rw-rw-r--  1 daniel daniel 120900442 Oct  1 11:27 go1.15.5.linux-amd64.tar.gz


rclone copy testfile.txt s3:project-bucket/
rclone ls s3:project-bucket/
120900442 go1.15.5.linux-amd64.tar.gz
        5 testfile.txt

Sync bucket to folder

rclone sync s3:project-bucket/ localfolder/

Copy from SFTP to S3

You can copy files directly from an SFTP server to an S3 bucket.

If your SFTP server is accessed using a password, first generate an obscured hash:

rclone obscure mypassword

Add the SFTP configuration to the rclone configuration file.

type = s3
no_check_bucket = true

type = sftp
host =
user = sftpuser
pass = vfjXA7DihqfJf0BRz4YCcXRw54zD5A38Tvo
shell_type = unix
md5sum_command = none
sha1sum_command = none

Copy a file from the SFTP server to the S3 bucket.

rclone copy sftp:/files/test.txt s3:project-bucket/