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I need to send some SQL Server files from my Windows Server 2008 to Amazon S3. After doing some researches I found some programs that do that, but it (the freewares) can't :

  • send files larger than 5GB
  • schedule task to send files automatically

Of course there's some programs that do that, but they're very expensive, because today I have more than 30 servers to do that.

Any ideia how send these files to Amazon S3 in a free way ?

Thank you

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You can try minio client aka mc. It is available for Windows.

"mc cp" command can do the needful. It will handle the multipart upload for you.

Hope it helps.

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http://s3.codeplex.com/

Have a look at this, I believe this is a suitable way to do this.

As for the schedule, you can set this up as a scheduled task in windows using the correct parameters for it.

Look at the documentation for a list of all parameters.

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  • Great tool Ash, but I found one problem with it, I can't send files bigger than 5GB with the '/sync' option, so I can't send to Amazon the files that wasn't send before bigger than 5GB and it sub-folders. – Valter Silva Jul 12 '13 at 14:56
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5GB is the size limit set by AWS for any single object being uploaded: http://docs.aws.amazon.com/AmazonS3/latest/dev/UploadingObjects.html

Consider using the multi-part uploader: http://docs.aws.amazon.com/AmazonS3/latest/dev/uploadobjusingmpu.html

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    That is incorrect, 5 TB is the limit. Google it – user3892683 Nov 26 '15 at 14:08
  • Please correct your answer: a single object can be up to 5TB. The 5G limit refers to a single PUT – Marcello Romani Nov 11 '20 at 21:35

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