Do I get free cloud storage on Free Tier that I can use like Google Drive?

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I want to move my Google Drive documents and photos to AWS. How can I do this without downloading everything from Google Drive to my laptop and then loading it to AWS cloud storage?

Lynn
asked 16 days ago65 views
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Hello,

First of all its important to understand that AWS services like S3 are not the same as Google Drive as the responsibility is different. However if you do want to move data from Google Drive to S3 there is no direct integration between these two services. There is a workaround by using Google Cloud APIs.

https://medium.com/@krish.joshi.02/migration-between-google-drive-and-s3-bucket-c3ddd0b7b507

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Julian
answered 16 days ago
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Hello Lynn,

AWS S3 is not included in the free tier. However, if you are an Amazon Prime customer, Amazon provide unlimited photo storage and 5 GB of video storage for free as a part of your Prime subscription. You could use that.

Hope this helps.

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answered 16 days ago
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Do I get free cloud storage on Free Tier

Free Tier gives you 5GB of S3 storage free for the first year https://aws.amazon.com/s3/pricing/?loc=ft#AWS_Free_Tier

AWS Free Tier

As part of the AWS Free Tier, you can get started with Amazon S3 for free. Upon sign-up, new AWS customers receive 5GB of Amazon S3 storage in the S3 Standard storage class; 20,000 GET Requests; 2,000 PUT, COPY, POST, or LIST Requests; and 100 GB of Data Transfer Out each month.

Your usage for the free tier is calculated each month across all AWS Regions except the AWS GovCloud Region and automatically applied to your bill; unused monthly usage will not roll over. Restrictions apply; see offer terms for more details.

that I can use like Google Drive?

It's not really much like Google Drive drive, they're different offerings for different use cases. If you just want to host your photos etc. on there (and be able to link to an album and share that link with others) then Google Drive is probably better.

You can sign up for an account anyway, and play around in S3 (which won't cost you anything as long as you stay within Free Tier limits https://repost.aws/knowledge-center/free-tier-charges ) and see for yourself if you want to pursue this.

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Steve_M
answered 16 days ago
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reviewed 16 days ago
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This doesn't solve the direct from Google -> AWS transfer, but an option to hosting a similar service on AWS, than Google drive, is for example open source Nextcloud (nextcloud.com).

It would be possible to run this within AWS Free Tier. You can run this on a t3.micro EC2 instance, using 30GB EBS storage, 5GB EFS storage and maybe even Storage Gateway and S3 behind that. Possibilities are endless.

Things to remember:

  • You're responsible for updating and maintaining your own nextcloud installation.
  • Consider backups.
xanthic
answered 16 days ago

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