Amazon S3 Overview

Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service) is a scalable, online cloud data storage service that stores data objects in buckets.

You can back up the data stored in Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service) using the Commvault software.

Key Features

Create a Backup Copy

Make a backup copy of the Amazon S3 data by backing up to a local storage.

Distributed Restores to the Cloud

Distributed restores to the cloud by using multiple streams for optimal load sharing.

Supported Cloud Storage

You can use the Commvault software to protect the following S3 compatible cloud storage data:

  • Huawei OceanStor 100D (formerly FusionStorage) Object storage
  • Red Hat Ceph Storage 3 S3 endpoints (SSL with hosted domain)
  • StorageGRID object storage (S3 compatible)


The Amazon S3 documentation uses the following terminology:

Virtual client

The interface that protects your Amazon S3 data.


The entity that represents your data in an Amazon S3 storage account. You can create multiple instances to manage different Amazon S3 storage accounts.


The logical entity that defines the Amazon S3 data to be backed up.


Represents a unit of storage in Amazon S3.


Represents a collection of Amazon S3 objects.

Last modified: 3/2/2021 1:36:29 PM