Use S3cmd with IDrive® e2

S3cmd is a free command line tool and client, used to upload, restore, and manage data in Amazon S3 and other S3-compatible cloud storage providers like IDrive® e2 Hot Cloud Storage. Learn more about using S3cmd.


Before using S3cmd to connect your IDrive® e2 account, you require:

  1. An active IDrive® e2 account. Sign up here if you do not have one.
  2. A bucket in IDrive® e2. See how to create a bucket and assign public access to it.
  3. Valid Access Key ID and Secret Access Key. Learn how to create an access key.
  4. A license for Precog.
  5. The S3cmd command line tool should be installed on your system.
Configure S3cmd with IDrive® e2
  1. In the command prompt, enter the following command:
    Run s3cmd --configure
  2. Enter the following information:

    • In the Access Key field, enter your IDrive® e2 Access Key ID.
    • In the Secret Key field, enter your IDrive® e2 Secret Access Key.
    • Enter the region selected during the creation of the key or keep it empty.
    • In the S3 Endpoint, enter the Endpoint Access URL.
    • For DNS-style bucket+hostname:port template for accessing a bucket, enter Endpoint Access URL.
  3. Leave all other prompts empty and press enter.
  4. You can see the following settings.

You can now use S3cmd to upload/download data on IDrive® e2 hot cloud storage.

Note: Data restoration is handled by your specific backup solution provider and is affected by multiple variables that are unique to your environment. For application-related enquiries/support, it is strongly recommended you seek guidance from the technical team of your backup solution provider.