"Amazon S3 provides unlimited storage at low prices,
which makes it an ideal solution for storing backups. But to make
use of it, you need a piece of software that can actually interact
with Amazon S3: create buckets, list the contents of a bucket,
upload and download files, etc. And aws, a simple command-line
utility written in Perl, is the perfect tool for the job. You might
wonder why not use a GUI-based application like Jungle Disk? For
two simple reasons: as a CLI-based tool, aws is light on resources
and it can be easily scripted.
"Before you proceed, you should install the curl utility. On
Ubuntu, you can do this using the sudo apt-get install curl
command. Next, grab the latest version of the aws script:"