Migrating third-party S3 buckets to DreamObjects


If you have an S3 bucket at another company, you can migrate the contents of that bucket to DreamObjects within your panel.

This article describes how to migrate an S3 bucket from Amazon Web Services (AWS) to DreamObjects.

Creating a migration

The following process copies your content from an AWS S3 bucket to DreamObjects. As a result, your data is NOT deleted from AWS.

  1. Visit the Amazon Web Services Security Credentials page on the Amazon S3 site to obtain your 'Access Key' and 'Secret Key'.
  2. Navigate to the DreamObjects page in your DreamHost panel.
  3. Click the Migrations Tab.
  4. Click the + Create Migration button.
  5. Enter your S3 bucket credentials:
    • Type — Set to S3.
    • Host — s3.amazonaws.com.
    • Access Key and Secret Key — You can locate these in your AWS account.
  6. Click the Choose Buckets button.
    A list of your S3 Buckets opens. By default, all of the buckets are highlighted and selected. Click a bucket to un-select it.
  7. Enter a name for your migration. The name is for your use only.
  8. If you have more than one DreamObjects user, choose which one you'd like to use for the migration.
  9. Click to select or deselect the buckets you wish to migrate, or use the Select All or Select None buttons.
  10. Click the Start Migration button.
    The main page of the Migrations tab opens and your active migration displays in the Active Migrations section.

Bucket naming convention conflicts

If the naming conventions used for your S3 buckets are incompatible with the naming conventions for DreamObjects, a 'Bucket Name Conflicts' screen appears. 

Currently, bucket names using capital letters cannot be imported because capital letters can create DNS issues. If you have S3 Buckets that use capital letters, you are asked to change their names. If you wish, you can use dashes or dots to separate words.

Bucket names must include at least 3 characters and can only contain lowercase characters (a–z), numbers (0–9), hyphens (-), and dots (only a single dot at a time, and cannot end in a dot). Though certain symbols such as dashes or dots are valid, they will break DNS on your bucket name (reducing the bucket’s functionality) and are not recommended.

To avoid any issues, modify your bucket names to resolve any naming conflicts, and then click the Resolve Conflicts button.

Viewing migration details

Click the View Details button to view information about the migration. For example, you can view the current status, how long it's been processing, and its current state.

Migrated and migrating Buckets reflect one of the following five states:

  • Queued — a migration request is "in line" and ready to proceed in DreamObjects. Typically, if several buckets are in line to migrate, a request is "queued" until DreamObjects is ready to progress to the next one.
  • In Progress — the Bucket is in the process of being copied to DreamObjects and has not yet completed the action.
  • Stopped — the migration process for the Bucket has either failed, or was manually stopped by the user requesting the migration.
  • Partial — some Buckets and their contents have been migrated, and some have not. This may have been caused by a failure during Object Synchronization. Such failures can be caused by deleting your S3 Buckets, or by revoking your S3 credentials before the migration is complete.
  • Complete — the Bucket and all of its objects have been successfully copied to DreamObjects.

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