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Back up OpenOffice.org Documents on Amazon S3

Mar 24, 2009, 14:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dmitri Popov)

[ Thanks to Dmitri Popov for this link. ]

"Now you can install aws. Download the latest version of the aws script and put it into your home directory. In the terminal, run the following command as root:

"perl aws --install

"Create an .awssecret text file in your home directory, and enter your Access Key ID on the first line and the Secret Access Key on the second line. Use then the s3mkdir command to create a new S3 bucket:

"s3mkdir openoffice_org_backup_bucket

"Note that the name of the bucket must be unique. Once aws is configured and ready to go, you start working on an OpenOffice.org macro that backs up the currently opened document on Amazon S3 via aws. The macro starts with obtaining the currently active document and checking whether it has already been saved. The latter is required to obtain the path to the document:"

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