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Overview

Artifactory fully supports S3 object storage for distributed file systems so your Artifactory filestore can reside on the cloud. This presents several benefits:

  1. Unlimited scalability
    Since your files are now stored on the cloud, this means that your Artifactory filestore is scalable and effectively unlimited (to the extent offered by your storage provider). You may freely continue to upload files without having to install or maintain any file storage devices. You can even upload files larger than 5 GB using multi-part upload.

  2. Security
    Enjoy the same security and authentication mechanisms provided by your S3 provider.

  3. Disaster recovery
    Since your files are replicated and stored with redundancy, this offers the capability for disaster recovery.

  4.  Support any S3 compatible distributed file system
     
    Arifactory's support is based on the S3 protocol. Any provider that uses S3, such as Ceph, Swift (through the S3 API) and others , will also be supported by Artifactory. With support for AWS S3 version 4, you can sign AWS requests using
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Support for S3 object storage is included with an Artifactory Enterprise license.

In order to use S3 object storage with Artifactory, make sure you first install or upgrade to Artifactory V3.6 or later.

Warning
titleBackup your system. Your current filestore will be deleted.

Setting up Artifactory to use S3 will delete all files in your current filestore.

If you already have a running installation of Artifactory, then before you setup Artifactory to use S3 and migrate your filestore to the cloud, we strongly recommend that you do a complete system backup.

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