Virtuoso's WebDAV implementation includes a special folder type for binding to Amazon S3 Services ("S3 Buckets"). ODS-Briefcase and any WebDAV client may work with these folders as if they were hosted directly in Virtuoso.
Amazon S3 provides a simple web services interface to a storage system that can be used to store and retrieve any amount of data. The service aims to maximize benefits of scale and to pass those benefits on to developers.
By providing a WebDAV interface to Amazon's service, the Virtuoso Amazon S3 Folder brings access to this storage system to any operating system (and any application running therein) with a WebDAV filesystem driver. This includes Windows ("Remote Directories"), Mac OS X ("Mount Server..."), Linux, and others.
The folder is created just as other WebDAV folder, with some special properties:
Main) — must be set to
Access Key ID(tab
S3 Properties) — Mandatory setting. Set to Amazon S3 user's access key.
S3 Properties) — Mandatory setting. Set to Amazon S3 user's secret key.
S3 Properties) — Optional setting. Set to Amazon S3 Bucket name to retrict WebDAV access to that S3 Bucket (and any sub-buckets). When not set (i.e., blank), all S3 Buckets available to this user are accessible through the WebDAV folder.
.", and hyphens "
/", backward slash "
\", nor underscore "
my-.bucket" and "
my.-bucket" are both invalid; "
my-bucket" and "
my.bucket" are valid.