s5cmd for very fast transfers

In case you have a fast connection of about 1-2Gbps and you want to utilize it for data transfers, you can use the s5cmd tool. It allows you to fully optimize the data transfer. The tool is available in form of compiled binaries for Windows, Linux and macOS. It is also available as a source code or docker image. Detailed information can be found on the project Github page.

Please insert into .aws/credentials the folowing options.

aws_access_key_id = xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
aws_secret_access_key = xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
max_concurrent_requests = 200
max_queue_size = 20000
multipart_threshold = 128MB
multipart_chunksize = 32MB

Access Key a Secret Key has been provided by admins while creating the S3 account.

To list all buckets we can use:

s5cmd --endpoint-url=https://s3.clX.du.cesnet.cz ls

Simple file upload:

s5cmd --endpoint-url=https://s3.clX.du.cesnet.cz cp myfile s3://bucket

To achieve higher speed for data transfers it is necessary to modify the following parameters, particularly utilize or CPU cores and workers, eg.:

s5cmd  --endpoint-url=https://s3.clX.du.cesnet.cz cp -c=8 -p=5000 /adresar/velky_soubor s3://bucket
Last modified:: 05.03.2023 15:32