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Using tar and aws s3

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Example of tar straight to object storage and untar back.

```bash $ tar -cP /ARCHIVE/temp/ | gzip | aws s3 cp - s3://

$ aws s3 ls s3:// | grep temp.tgz 2020-05-07 15:40:28 7344192 temp.tgz

$ aws s3 cp s3:// - | tar zxvp tar: Removing leading `/' from member names /ARCHIVE/temp/ ...

$ ls ARCHIVE/temp/ 'March 30-April 3 Kinder Lesson Plans.pdf' RCAT ````

Individual Amazon S3 objects can range in size from 1 byte to 5 terabytes. The largest object that can be uploaded in a single PUT is 5 gigabytes. For objects larger than 100 megabytes, customers should consider using the Multipart Upload capability.

When using "aws s3 cp" command you need to specify the --expected-size flag.