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The Quickest Way to Bulk Create AWS S3 Buckets

I am in a mission of creating a bunch of s3 buckets in bulk. I could just use the web interface and do it manually. I reckon I can get the job done in around 30 minutes, but I am looking for a more an IT way to do it.

Solution

After a quick look around, I think I can use the Command Line Interface.

Download and Setup


Configure


Run the aws configure command to create a default profile. Fairly straight forward.

$ aws configure
AWS Access Key ID [None]: AKIAIOSFODNN7EXAMPLE
AWS Secret Access Key [None]: wJalrXUtnFEMI/K7MDENG/bPxRfiCYEXAMPLEKEY
Default region name [None]: us-west-2
Default output format [None]: json

A list of region name can be found here.

Commands


http://docs.aws.amazon.com/cli/latest/reference/s3/index.html

I use the ls command to pull out a list of my buckets.

$ aws s3 ls

In order to create buckets, the command I need is mb.

$ aws s3 mb s3://mybucket

I prepared my list of commands by using Excel / Find and Replace.

$ aws s3 mb s3://sunnyw.net.dummy1
$ aws s3 mb s3://sunnyw.net.dummy2
$ aws s3 mb s3://sunnyw.net.dummy3

And I just copy and paste into the console.

PS C:\Program Files (x86)\AWS Tools\PowerShell\AWSPowerShell> aws s3 mb s3://sunnyw.net.dummy1
make_bucket: s3://sunnyw.net.dummy1/
PS C:\Program Files (x86)\AWS Tools\PowerShell\AWSPowerShell> aws s3 mb s3://sunnyw.net.dummy2
make_bucket: s3://sunnyw.net.dummy2/
PS C:\Program Files (x86)\AWS Tools\PowerShell\AWSPowerShell> aws s3 mb s3://sunnyw.net.dummy3
make_bucket: s3://sunnyw.net.dummy3/
PS C:\Program Files (x86)\AWS Tools\PowerShell\AWSPowerShell>

I didn't need any fancy API calls or build any C# console. If the requirement was more complicated, I could put those logics in PowerShell script. Simple is Good!!

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