Learn how to backup your data to Filebase using S3cmd.

What is S3cmd?

S3cmd is a command line S3 Client and Backup for Linux and macOS X.
Read below for instructions on how to configure and mount a Filebase bucket using S3cmd.


  • Download and Install S3cmd.
  • Have your Filebase Access and Secret Keys. Learn how to view your access keys here.
  • Create a Filebase Bucket. Learn how to create a bucket here.

1. To configure S3cmd, run the command:

s3cmd --configure

2. You will be prompted to fill out the following information:

  • Access Key: Filebase Access Key
  • Secret Key: Filebase Secret Key
  • Default Region: us-east-1
  • S3 Endpoint: s3.filebase.com
  • Bucket Name: Filebase Bucket Name
  • Encryption Password: Unique password
  • Path to GPG Program: If stored in default system location, enter to confirm.
  • Use HTTPS Protocol: Yes
  • HTTP Proxy Server Name: Enter to bypass.

3. You will see a summary of these settings. Test access to Filebase with these settings.

4. You will be prompted to save the settings. Once saved, you’re ready to start using S3cmd.

5. You can use S3cmd with commands such as the following:

Make a Bucket
Remove a Bucket
List Objects or Buckets
List all Objects in all Buckets
Upload an Object into a Bucket
Download an Object from a Bucket
Delete an Object from a Bucket
Synchronize a Directory Tree to S3
View Disk Usage by Bucket
Get Information about Buckets or Objects
Copy Object
Move Object
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