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Downloading objects from a bucket in Amazon Lightsail

Last updated: July 14, 2021

You can download objects from buckets that you have access to or that are public (read-only) in the Amazon Lightsail object storage service. You can download a single object at a time using the Lightsail console. To download multiple objects in one request, use the AWS Command Line Interface (AWS CLI), AWS SDKs, or REST API. In this guide, we show you how to download objects using the Lightsail console and . For more information about buckets, see Object storage in Amazon Lightsail.

Download objects using the Lightsail console

Complete the following procedure to download objects from a bucket using the Lightsail console.

  1. Sign in to the Lightsail console.

  2. On the Lightsail home page, choose the Storage tab.

  3. Choose the name of the bucket from which you want to download a file.

  4. In the Objects tab, use the Objects browser pane to browse to the location of the object that you want to download.

  5. Add a checkmark next to the object that you want to download.

  6. In the Object information pane, choose the download icon.

    Download icon for an object in a bucket

    Depending on the configuration of your browser, the file that you chose is either displayed on the page or is downloaded to your computer. If the file is displayed on the page, you can right-click it and choose Save as to save it to your computer.

Download objects using the

Complete the following procedure to download objects from a bucket using the AWS Command Line Interface (AWS CLI). You do this by using the get-object command. For more information, see get-object in the AWS CLI Command Reference.

Note

You must install the AWS CLI and configure it for Lightsail and Amazon S3 before continuing with this procedure. For more information, see Configuring the AWS Command Line Interface to work with Amazon Lightsail.

  1. Open a Command Prompt or Terminal window.

  2. Enter the following command to download an object from your bucket.

    aws s3api get-object --bucket BucketName --key ObjectKeyLocalFilePath

    In the command, replace the following example text with your own:

    • BucketName - The name of the bucket from which you want to download an object.

    • ObjectKey - The full object key of the object you want to download.

    • LocalFilePath - The full file path on your computer where you want to save the downloaded file.

    Example:

    aws s3api get-object --bucket DOC-EXAMPLE-BUCKET --key images/sailbot.jpgC:\Users\user\Pictures\sailbot.jpg

    You should see a result similar to the following example:

    Result of the download-object command

Managing buckets and objects in Lightsail

These are the general steps to manage your Lightsail object storage bucket:

  1. Learn about objects and buckets in the Amazon Lightsail object storage service. For more information, see Object storage in Amazon Lightsail.

  2. Learn about the names that you can give your buckets in Amazon Lightsail. For more information, see Bucket naming rules in Amazon Lightsail.

  3. Get started with the Lightsail object storage service by creating a bucket. For more information, see Creating buckets in Amazon Lightsail.

  4. Learn about security best practices for buckets and the access permissions that you can configure for your bucket. You can make all objects in your bucket public or private, or you can choose to make individual objects public. You can also grant access to your bucket by creating access keys, attaching instances to your bucket, and granting access to other AWS accounts. For more information, see Security Best Practices for Amazon Lightsail object storage and Understanding bucket permissions in Amazon Lightsail.

    After learning about bucket access permissions, see the following guides to grant access to your bucket:

  5. Create an IAM policy that grants a user the ability to manage a bucket in Lightsail. For more information, see IAM policy to manage buckets in Amazon Lightsail.

  6. Learn about the way that objects in your bucket are labeled and identified. For more information, see Understanding object key names in Amazon Lightsail.

  7. Learn how to upload files and manage objects in your buckets. For more information, see the following guides.

  8. Enable object versioning to preserve, retrieve, and restore every version of every object stored in your bucket. For more information, see Enabling and suspending object versioning in a bucket in Amazon Lightsail.

  9. After enabling object versioning, you can restore previous versions of objects in your bucket. For more information, see Restoring previous versions of objects in a bucket in Amazon Lightsail.

  10. Monitor the utilization of your bucket. For more information, see Viewing metrics for your bucket in Amazon Lightsail.

  11. Configure an alarm for bucket metrics to be notified when the utilization of your bucket crosses a threshold. For more information, see Creating bucket metric alarms in Amazon Lightsail.

  12. Change the storage plan of your bucket if it's running low on storage and network transfer. For more information, see Changing the plan of your bucket in Amazon Lightsail.

  13. Learn how to connect your bucket to other resources. For more information, see the following tutorials.

  14. Delete your bucket if you're no longer using it. For more information, see Deleting buckets in Amazon Lightsail.