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AWS S3

What is AWS S3?

Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) is a scalable, high-speed, web-based cloud storage service designed for online backup and archiving of data and applications on Amazon Web Services (AWS).


Why do I need an S3 bucket with LegacyFlo?

You need an S3 bucket 

  • When you want to migrate data from data files such as PST, EML and MBOX. S3 is used as a TEMPORARY Store to upload the data files. LegacyFlo picks the data files from the S3 bucket to migrate content to the destination format.
  • When you need to backup email data from IMAP accounts, backup data files or other sources on cloud storage. 


How do I get an AWS account?

You can create an AWS account from the Amazon web services home page.


Do I need to create my own S3 bucket or can Mithi provide one?

The S3 bucket of the Vaultastic Open Store can be used or you can create your own S3 bucket in your own AWS account.


How do I get an AWS account?

You can create an AWS account from the Amazon web services home page.


How do I grant read access to my S3 bucket to LegacyFlo?

To grant read access to the LegacyFlo application

  1. Login to your AWS account
  2. From the AWS interface, choose the S3 bucket
  3. Select the Object which is the data file to be imported.
  4. In Permissions, select Access Control list and Access for other AWS Accounts.
  5. Click on Add Account.
  6. For the email address or canonical ID, specify "support@mithi.com" OR 68e54d0e86301b5610c1ee44329401e62d8e0ff197bbac5734885c80fa216f28 
  7. Enable Read/List Objects
  8. Click on Save


How do I grant write access to my S3 bucket to LegacyFlo?

To grant write access to the LegacyFlo application

  1. Login to your AWS account
  2. From the AWS interface, choose the S3 bucket
  3. In Permissions, select Access Control list and Access for other AWS Accounts.
  4. Click on Add Account.
  5. For the email address or canonical ID, specify "support@mithi.com" OR 68e54d0e86301b5610c1ee44329401e62d8e0ff197bbac5734885c80fa216f28 
  6. Enable Write/List Objects
  7. Click on Save


Can I revoke the permissions given to LegacyFlo to access my S3 bucket?

Yes, after the migration is over you can revoke the access.


How do I download files from S3 bucket using AWS console?

Refer the Amazon S3 Console User Guide to know the steps.


How to download files created by LegacyFlo on my S3 bucket?

When you give access to the S3 bucket to LegacyFlo to upload files, you may not be able to download till you disable the ACL which allows LegacyFlo access to the bucket. The steps to do so are as given below.

Note: The ACLs have to be restored if more LegacyFlo requests are to be executed.


1. Go to the S3 bucket Permissions tab and edit the ACL

2. Remove the Access to other AWS accounts and save it.

3. Go to Bucket Permissions Tab and select Edit Object Ownership and choose  ACLs disabled and Save Changes.

4. Now, you can able to download the S3 objects.