I recently had to migrate a Heroku app that was under my personal accounts, Heroku and s3, to another user. But this app also had assets under Amazon Web Services Simple Storage Service which made the process more complicated. You can use something like bucket explorer to manage S3 with a gui. I’ll show you how to do it with aws-cli. I’m assuming you installed it and you’re familiar with the commandline in general.
Since we are using more than one aws account we should use a config file to store both sets of credentials. See AWS configuring environment. Place your personal credentials under default and make another set for the recipient.
Remember to clear your env
variables if you were using them before. aws-cli defaults to using the env variables if present, even if you pass
Now you should be able to do
aws s3 ls and get your file listing. And
aws s3 ls --profile client001 and get the
If you are dealing with a small amount of data < 1TB we can simply copy the files to our local machine and then copy
them back to the new bucket. For larger amounts I have no clue :(
Note aws-cli cp command doesn’t support matching by
* so you have to use the
You can test what will happen if you run the command, with the
You can copy the files to the new bucket like so.
Note you may have to specifiy
--region some-region for some reason specifying the region in my config file didn’t work.
You have to set the heroku env variables to the new aws credentials using the heroku toolbelt
and just transfer it using heroku’s system.
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