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How to Create Bucket on AWS S3


Using AWS S3 storage may cost you more bandwidth fee. In addition, you should consider actual databases and web applications that need to be backed up!

Access the AWS S3 management area at:

Then select Buckets on the left menu.


You will see the buckets you created on the right, or if you don't already have one, continue to press Create Bucket to start creating your new bucket.

Create new bucket

In the Bucket creation screen, you notice two items as below (other options to default):


  • Bucket Name is significant.
  • Must be the same between steps: initialize with Rclone and authenticate with XVPS.
  • Use unsigned characters, no spaces, and no special characters
  1. Set name for your Bucket
  2. Choose a storage area for your bucket, so choose a location closer to your server, the faster the backup process. Here I choose Singapore because my test server is in Singapore.

Press the Create bucket button at the bottom of the screen to complete the bucket creation process.


Get the Access Key ID and Secret Access Key

Access the AWS IAM management area at:

Then select the Users item on the left side of the menu.

Iam Users

If you want to create a new user, click on Add User on the right side of the screen.

On the create new user screen, you should see the note (1 + 2) on the screen:

Add User

  1. Set new Username
  2. Checked on Access key - Programmatic access for using Rclone via API.

Continue to press Next: Permissions.

On the next screen Set permissions, you should take note of the marked points:

Set Permissions

  1. Select Attach existing policies directly
  2. Input s3 for searching AmazonS3FullAccess
  3. Checked on AmazonS3FullAccess

Continue to press Next: Tags > Next: Review for skipping unnecessary information.

The total permissions that we need to have are as follows:

Permissions Review

Press Create user to finish creating and grant permissions for the new user.

Access Key ID and Secret Access Key as shown:

Access Key ID

Copy Access Key ID and Secret Access Key to follow Rclone integrated with AWS S3