S3 Tools

The IONOS S3 Object Storage is fully compatible with S3, which means that it can be used to manage buckets and objects with existing S3 clients once properly configured. We suggest a list of popular tools for working with IONOS S3 Object Storage, as well as instructions for configuring them:


  • Postman: Tool for API development and testing. Its unique feature is a graphical interface for sending API requests to object storage endpoints, facilitating testing and development.

  • Cyberduck: An open-source GUI client supporting object storage among other protocols, presenting storage objects as local files for easy browsing, upload, and download.

  • S3 Browser: Freeware Windows client for object storage, providing an easy way to manage buckets and objects, including file permissions and access control lists, through a visual interface.


  • AWS CLI: Unique in offering a wide range of commands for comprehensive management of buckets and objects. Ideal for scripting and automation.

  • S3cmd: Offers direct, scriptable control over object storage buckets and objects. However, it lacks certain features like versioning and replication management.

  • rclone: A CLI program for syncing files between local and cloud storage, distinguishing itself with powerful synchronization capabilities, specifically functional when handling large data quantities and complex sync setups.


Boto3 Python SDK: Provides high-level object-oriented API as well as low-level direct service access.


Veeam Backup and Replication: Comprehensive backup and disaster recovery solution for virtual, physical, and cloud-based workloads. Supports creating an Object Storage repository for backing up to one or multiple buckets.


AWS Provider: The most used Infrastructure as Code (IAC) tool, which allows you to manage infrastructure with configuration files rather than through a GUI. Terraform allows you to build, change, and manage your infrastructure safely, consistently, and repeatedly by defining resource configurations that you can version, reuse, and share.

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