Before you can store anything in S3, you need to first create a bucket to contain the objects.
create_bucket method to create a new
Example 3-1 shows a function that takes the name of the bucket you want to create as a parameter. It will then try to create that bucket. If the bucket already exists, it will print an error.
import boto def create_bucket(bucket_name): """ Create a bucket. If the bucket already exists and you have access to it, no error will be returned by AWS. Note that bucket names are global to S3 so you need to choose a unique name. """ s3 = boto.connect_s3() # First let's see if we already have a bucket of this name. # The lookup method will return a Bucket object if the # bucket exists and we have access to it or None. bucket = s3.lookup(bucket_name) if bucket: print 'Bucket (%s) already exists' % bucket_name else: # Let's try to create the bucket. This will fail if # the bucket has already been created by someone else. try: bucket = s3.create_bucket(bucket_name) except s3.provider.storage_create_error, e: print 'Bucket (%s) is owned by another user' % bucket_name return bucket
You want to create a bucket in a specific geographic location.
location parameter to the
create_bucket method to specify the location of the new
Originally, there was just a single S3 endpoint and all data was ...