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About S3 Browser

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In S3, a bucket is essentially a folder where you can store files.  Think of S3 as one big hard drive that everyone shares.  As a result, you'll have to create unique bucket names.  You will not be able to create generic bucket names like "files" or "images."  Therefore, it's a good idea to add your application name as a prefix to any bucket name (ex: myapp-images).

Inside your S3 bucket you can place all of the MySQL Backups for several MySQL servers by defining a unique prefix for each MySQL Master-DB server that you deploy.

"Each AWS account can own up to 100 buckets at a time. Bucket ownership is not transferable but, if a bucket is empty, it can be deleted and its name can be reused.  There is no limit to the number of objects that can be stored in a bucket and no variation in performance when using many buckets or just a few. You can store all of your objects in a single bucket or organize them across several buckets.  Buckets cannot be nested, meaning buckets cannot be created within buckets."  (Bucket Restrictions and Limitations)

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