To upload the files into an S3 bucket we recommend using a desktop tool that will preserve the directory structure and will recover if your network connection is interrupted.

First you'll need to have created an S3 bucket to upload to. Here are the instructions to do this. If you prefer, we can create a temporary bucket for you, just get in touch and we'll be happy to help.

Uploading to an S3 bucket from a Mac

Download and install Commander One, a free tool that will let you access an S3 bucket from your desktop.

Launch Commander One and then:

  1. In the menu bar, click "Commander One", then "Connections Manager"

  2. Click "Amazon S3"

  3. Fill in the following fields:

    1. Name: A friendly name, e.g. "Dash Import Bucket"

    2. Access Key: Enter the Access Key you have generated or that we have provided to you.

    3. Secret Key: Enter the Secret Key you have generated or that we have provided to you.

    4. Bucket: Enter the bucket name

    5. Click "Connect"

You will now see your S3 bucket on the right hand side and you can drag and drop files or browse for them in the left-hand window. Find more info in the Commander One help site.

Uploading to an S3 bucket from Windows

Download and install WinSCP

Configure the connection in WinSCP:

  1. Select "New site"

  2. In the New site dialog, select Amazon S3 protocol

  3. In the "Host" field, enter "s3.amazonaws.com

  4. Enter the Access Key ID and Secret Access Key

  5. Click 'Advanced'

  6. Click "Directories" (in the "Environment" section)

  7. In the 'Remote Directory" field, enter the S3 bucket name

  8. Once connected, you can drag-and-drop the top-level directories into the S3 bucket. This will recursively upload the files and sub-directories.

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