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I need to transfer some files from several Amazon S3 buckets to a different web server.

The amount of data is several gigs, so downloading and re-uploading is not favorable.

I have done some research and found that there is a command line utility S3cmd that may be capable of doing this, but it seems that this needs to be run from the web server, and I'm not sure if I have the ability to install it.

My web server options for backup are shared hosting with Bizland and a VPS with Host Gator.

Has anyone done something like this before? Would a php script be capable of accomplishing this if the software isn't an option?

My apologies for the newb-ish question, it's my first one here on superuser.. be gentle! :)

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closed as off topic by Nifle, MaQleod, Mokubai, Canadian Luke, Joe Taylor Aug 4 '12 at 7:53

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If you have SSH access to the web server, you may be able to log in (using a tool such as PuTTY if you're on Windows) and remotely copy the files over HTTP, using a tool like wget or curl.

A PHP script could also accomplish this (it's just downloading over HTTP and saving to the local file system) but a command-line tool will likely be quicker and easier.

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