Copy S3 Buckets across AWS accounts

 This procedure will mess up the metadata of files and will not be able to set permissions from the new location.
Amazon S3 bucket names are UNIQUE accross all AWS Accounts.

For example, suppose your first account username is and second is

#s3cmd –configure : Configure for acc1 aws account

and create similar bucket (not same bucket name) in the acc2 account and set those bucket permissions to (Gurantee=)Everyone – (Tick)Upload/Delete.

Then you can use s3cmd (using the credentials of the acc1) to do something like:

s3cmd cp s3://acc1_bucket/folder/ s3://acc2_bucket/folder -r

All transfer will be done on Amazon’s side.


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