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Empty Folders skipped on Amazon S3

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Empty Folders skipped on Amazon S3

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Is there a way to create an empty folder structure on Amazon S3? When the profile runs, the Differences screen shows them all as Skip and the action can't be changed. When I modify the profile, the UI won't allow the option under Decisions/Folders to be enabled, but I have empty folders in my S3 bucket. Other apps can create them, and AWS web console can do it. Any ideas?
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Re: Empty Folders skipped on Amazon S3

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Hi,

There is no folder concept in Amazon S3 (and other cloud services like Azure, Google Storage etc.,). S3 stores data as objects. When you upload an object to S3 server, the name of the object itself contains the actual path to the file e.g. \Folder1\Folder\MyFile.txt, thus it allows to create a virtual folder structure on the server.

In case, you want to create an empty folder on S3 then a hidden object with full path to the file must be created, hence this option is not supported with SyncBackPro. Please refer to this link for additional details:

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/452 ... -in-aws-s3

Thank you.
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Re: Empty Folders skipped on Amazon S3

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Yes, I understand that the folder is actually an empty file, but that's just semantics and doesn't address the issue. Every cloud service has idiosyncrasies and this is just one of them, why not support folders like other apps do? Even the bare bones AWS admin console can create folders, why can't SBPro support this?
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Re: Empty Folders skipped on Amazon S3

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Hi,

I will pass your request to the relevant department for further review and consideration.

Thank you.
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Re: Empty Folders skipped on Amazon S3

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Thanks!
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