Backup GitHub repository using Amazon S3 Bucket

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  • s3:DeleteObject - optional, for retention policy, automatic removal of outdated backups from Amazon S3 bucket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: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 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’ as a storage provider

  • Sign in to AWS Management Console and click on the Create bucket:


  • Click on the name of your Amazon S3 Bucket:


  • Click on the Properties:


  • Copy ARN:


  • Insert ARN on the Cloudback site to the Step 1. In Step 2 you will receive generated bucket policy document:


  • Open Permissions on Amazon S3 to find Bucket policy and click Edit:

Permissions Bucket-Policy

  • Put in opened field generated bucket policy document and click on Save changes:


  • Click on the Access points:


  • Type Access point name

  • Copy Access point ARN and place it in Step 3:

Access-point-ARN Cloudback-step3

  • Copy access point policy from Step 4 and place it in AS3 Policy field:

Copy-policy Past-policy

  • Click on Create access point

  • Click on Save on Cloudback:


  • The new storage will be selected as a storage for this repository

  • Click on the ‘Save changes’ button to apply the changes for the repository:



  • When the backup is created you should be able to see it in the Amazon S3 Bucket page: