3.2 Creating and Deleting Buckets

Creating and Deleting Buckets on Amazon S3: A Comprehensive Guide

A. Using the AWS Management Console

  1. Log in to AWS Console:
    • Access the AWS Management Console and sign in with your AWS account.
  2. Navigate to S3:
    • Find and select the S3 service from the Services menu.
  3. AWS S3 Navigate Bucket
  4. Create Bucket:
    • Click on “Create bucket”.
    • Enter a unique bucket name that adheres to S3 naming conventions.
    • Select the AWS Region where you want your bucket to reside.
    • S3 Bucket creation
  5. Configure Options (Optional):
    • Set properties like versioning, logging, tags, and encryption as per your requirements.
  6. Set Permissions:
    • Configure access permissions and public access settings.
    • AWS S3 Permission
  7. Review and Create:
    • Review the settings and click “Create bucket”.
    • s3 bucket create

B. Using AWS CLI

  1. Install and Configure AWS CLI:
    • Ensure AWS CLI is installed and configured with your credentials.
  2. Create Bucket Command:
    • Use the create the s3 bucket using this command:
aws s3 mb s3://[bucket-name] --region [region]

Replace [bucket-name] with your desired bucket name and [region] with the appropriate AWS Region.

AWS S3 create Bucket cli

Deleting Buckets

A. Using the AWS Management Console

  1. Select the Bucket:
    • Navigate to the S3 service in the AWS Console.
    • Choose the bucket you wish to delete.
  2. Empty the Bucket (If necessary):
    • Buckets must be empty before deletion. You can use the “Empty bucket” option.
  3. Delete Bucket:
    • Click on “Delete”.
    • Enter the bucket name to confirm and click “Delete bucket”.
    • s3 Bucket delete

B. Using AWS CLI

  1. Empty Bucket (If necessary):
    • Use the command:
aws s3 rm s3://[bucket-name] --recursive

Delete Bucket Command:

  • Use the command:
aws s3 rb s3://[bucket-name]

Best Practices and Considerations

  • Naming: Choose a unique and descriptive bucket name.
  • Region Selection: Select a region close to your users for better performance.
  • Data Backup: Ensure data backup before deleting any bucket.
  • IAM Permissions: Ensure appropriate permissions for creating and deleting buckets.
  • Data Security: Be mindful of the data in the bucket, especially when deleting.

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