Backup GitHub repository using Amazon S3 Bucket Access Key

About Amazon S3 Bucket

Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) is an object storage service that offers industry-leading scalability, data availability, security, and performance. This means customers of all sizes and industries can use it to store and protect any amount of data for a range of use cases, such as data lakes, websites, mobile applications, backup and restore, archive, enterprise applications, IoT devices, and big data analytics.

Required permissions

  • s3:PutObject - required, for backup archive upload to Amazon S3 bucket
  • s3:GetObject - optional, for backup restore and instant download from Amazon S3 bucket
  • s3:DeleteObject - optional, for retention policy, automatic removal of outdated backups from Amazon S3 bucket
  • s3:GetBucketLocation - optional, required to automatically determine the Service Endpoint URL
  • s3:PutObjectRetention - optional, required for S3 Object Lock x-amz-object-lock-mode
  • s3:PutObjectLegalHold - optional, required for S3 Object Lock x-amz-object-lock-legal-hold

Set up Amazon S3 Bucket Access Key as a customer managed storage

  • In the Cloudback Dashboard open the repository settings by clicking on the settings icon:


  • Click on the + New storage button:


  • Type a storage name:


  • Select ‘Amazon S3 Bucket Access Key’ as a storage provider

  • Create an Amazon S3 Bucket

  • To find Bucket ARN, click on the name of your bucket in the S3 console:


  • Click on Properties copy ARN and paste it in Step 1 on the Cloudback site:


  • Create an AWS access key:



  • Type it’s id and secret to Step 2 and click on Save button:


  • Save changes: