community.aws.s3_sync module – Efficiently upload multiple files to S3

Note

This module is part of the community.aws collection (version 5.0.0).

You might already have this collection installed if you are using the ansible package. It is not included in ansible-core. To check whether it is installed, run ansible-galaxy collection list.

To install it, use: ansible-galaxy collection install community.aws. You need further requirements to be able to use this module, see Requirements for details.

To use it in a playbook, specify: community.aws.s3_sync.

New in community.aws 1.0.0

Synopsis

  • The S3 module is great, but it is very slow for a large volume of files- even a dozen will be noticeable. In addition to speed, it handles globbing, inclusions/exclusions, mime types, expiration mapping, recursion, cache control and smart directory mapping.

Requirements

The below requirements are needed on the host that executes this module.

  • python >= 3.6

  • boto3 >= 1.18.0

  • botocore >= 1.21.0

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

access_key

aliases: aws_access_key_id, aws_access_key, ec2_access_key

string

AWS access key ID.

See the AWS documentation for more information about access tokens https://docs.aws.amazon.com/general/latest/gr/aws-sec-cred-types.html#access-keys-and-secret-access-keys.

The AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID, AWS_ACCESS_KEY or EC2_ACCESS_KEY environment variables may also be used in decreasing order of preference.

The aws_access_key and profile options are mutually exclusive.

The aws_access_key_id alias was added in release 5.1.0 for consistency with the AWS botocore SDK.

The ec2_access_key alias has been deprecated and will be removed in a release after 2024-12-01.

Support for the EC2_ACCESS_KEY environment variable has been deprecated and will be removed in a release after 2024-12-01.

aws_ca_bundle

path

The location of a CA Bundle to use when validating SSL certificates.

The AWS_CA_BUNDLE environment variable may also be used.

aws_config

dictionary

A dictionary to modify the botocore configuration.

Parameters can be found in the AWS documentation https://botocore.amazonaws.com/v1/documentation/api/latest/reference/config.html#botocore.config.Config.

bucket

string / required

Bucket name.

cache_control

string

Cache-Control header set on uploaded objects.

Directives are separated by commas.

debug_botocore_endpoint_logs

boolean

Use a botocore.endpoint logger to parse the unique (rather than total) "resource:action" API calls made during a task, outputing the set to the resource_actions key in the task results. Use the aws_resource_action callback to output to total list made during a playbook.

The ANSIBLE_DEBUG_BOTOCORE_LOGS environment variable may also be used.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

delete

boolean

Remove remote files that exist in bucket but are not present in the file root.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

endpoint_url

aliases: ec2_url, aws_endpoint_url, s3_url

string

URL to connect to instead of the default AWS endpoints. While this can be used to connection to other AWS-compatible services the amazon.aws and community.aws collections are only tested against AWS.

The AWS_URL or EC2_URL environment variables may also be used, in decreasing order of preference.

The ec2_url and s3_url aliases have been deprecated and will be removed in a release after 2024-12-01.

Support for the EC2_URL environment variable has been deprecated and will be removed in a release after 2024-12-01.

exclude

string

Shell pattern-style file matching.

Used after include to remove files (for instance, skip "*.txt")

For multiple patterns, comma-separate them.

Default: ".*"

file_change_strategy

string

Difference determination method to allow changes-only syncing. Unlike rsync, files are not patched- they are fully skipped or fully uploaded.

date_size will upload if file sizes don’t match or if local file modified date is newer than s3’s version

checksum will compare etag values based on s3’s implementation of chunked md5s.

force will always upload all files.

Choices:

  • "force"

  • "checksum"

  • "date_size" ← (default)

file_root

path / required

File/directory path for synchronization. This is a local path.

This root path is scrubbed from the key name, so subdirectories will remain as keys.

include

string

Shell pattern-style file matching.

Used before exclude to determine eligible files (for instance, only "*.gif")

For multiple patterns, comma-separate them.

Default: "*"

key_prefix

string

In addition to file path, prepend s3 path with this prefix. Module will add slash at end of prefix if necessary.

mime_map

dictionary

Dict entry from extension to MIME type. This will override any default/sniffed MIME type. For example {".txt": "application/text", ".yml": "application/text"}

mode

string

sync direction.

Choices:

  • "push" ← (default)

permission

string

Canned ACL to apply to synced files.

Changing this ACL only changes newly synced files, it does not trigger a full reupload.

Choices:

  • "private"

  • "public-read"

  • "public-read-write"

  • "authenticated-read"

  • "aws-exec-read"

  • "bucket-owner-read"

  • "bucket-owner-full-control"

profile

aliases: aws_profile

string

A named AWS profile to use for authentication.

See the AWS documentation for more information about named profiles https://docs.aws.amazon.com/cli/latest/userguide/cli-configure-profiles.html.

The AWS_PROFILE environment variable may also be used.

The profile option is mutually exclusive with the aws_access_key, aws_secret_key and security_token options.

region

aliases: aws_region, ec2_region

string

The AWS region to use.

For global services such as IAM, Route53 and CloudFront, region is ignored.

The AWS_REGION or EC2_REGION environment variables may also be used.

See the Amazon AWS documentation for more information http://docs.aws.amazon.com/general/latest/gr/rande.html#ec2_region.

The ec2_region alias has been deprecated and will be removed in a release after 2024-12-01

Support for the EC2_REGION environment variable has been deprecated and will be removed in a release after 2024-12-01.

secret_key

aliases: aws_secret_access_key, aws_secret_key, ec2_secret_key

string

AWS secret access key.

See the AWS documentation for more information about access tokens https://docs.aws.amazon.com/general/latest/gr/aws-sec-cred-types.html#access-keys-and-secret-access-keys.

The AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY, AWS_SECRET_KEY, or EC2_SECRET_KEY environment variables may also be used in decreasing order of preference.

The secret_key and profile options are mutually exclusive.

The aws_secret_access_key alias was added in release 5.1.0 for consistency with the AWS botocore SDK.

The ec2_secret_key alias has been deprecated and will be removed in a release after 2024-12-01.

Support for the EC2_SECRET_KEY environment variable has been deprecated and will be removed in a release after 2024-12-01.

session_token

aliases: aws_session_token, security_token, aws_security_token, access_token

string

AWS STS session token for use with temporary credentials.

See the AWS documentation for more information about access tokens https://docs.aws.amazon.com/general/latest/gr/aws-sec-cred-types.html#access-keys-and-secret-access-keys.

The AWS_SESSION_TOKEN, AWS_SECURITY_TOKEN or EC2_SECURITY_TOKEN environment variables may also be used in decreasing order of preference.

The security_token and profile options are mutually exclusive.

Aliases aws_session_token and session_token were added in release 3.2.0, with the parameter being renamed from security_token to session_token in release 6.0.0.

The security_token, aws_security_token, and access_token aliases have been deprecated and will be removed in a release after 2024-12-01.

Support for the EC2_SECRET_KEY and AWS_SECURITY_TOKEN environment variables has been deprecated and will be removed in a release after 2024-12-01.

storage_class

string

added in community.aws 1.5.0

Storage class to be associated to each object added to the S3 bucket.

Choices:

  • "STANDARD" ← (default)

  • "REDUCED_REDUNDANCY"

  • "STANDARD_IA"

  • "ONEZONE_IA"

  • "INTELLIGENT_TIERING"

  • "GLACIER"

  • "DEEP_ARCHIVE"

  • "OUTPOSTS"

validate_certs

boolean

When set to false, SSL certificates will not be validated for communication with the AWS APIs.

Setting validate_certs=false is strongly discouraged, as an alternative, consider setting aws_ca_bundle instead.

Choices:

  • false

  • true ← (default)

Notes

Note

  • Caution: Environment variables and configuration files are read from the Ansible ‘host’ context and not the ‘controller’ context. Files may need to be explicitly copied to the ‘host’.

  • The AWS SDK (boto3) that Ansible uses may also read defaults for credentials and other settings, such as the region, from its configuration files in the Ansible ‘host’ context (typically ~/.aws/credentials). See https://boto3.amazonaws.com/v1/documentation/api/latest/guide/credentials.html for more information.

Examples

- name: basic upload
  community.aws.s3_sync:
    bucket: tedder
    file_root: roles/s3/files/

- name: basic upload using the glacier storage class
  community.aws.s3_sync:
    bucket: tedder
    file_root: roles/s3/files/
    storage_class: GLACIER

- name: basic individual file upload
  community.aws.s3_sync:
    bucket: tedder
    file_root: roles/s3/files/file_name

- name: all the options
  community.aws.s3_sync:
    bucket: tedder
    file_root: roles/s3/files
    mime_map:
      .yml: application/text
      .json: application/text
    key_prefix: config_files/web
    file_change_strategy: force
    permission: public-read
    cache_control: "public, max-age=31536000"
    storage_class: "GLACIER"
    include: "*"
    exclude: "*.txt,.*"

Return Values

Common return values are documented here, the following are the fields unique to this module:

Key

Description

filelist_actionable

list / elements=string

file listing (dicts) of files that will be uploaded after the strategy decision

Returned: always

Sample: [{"bytes": 151, "chopped_path": "policy.json", "fullpath": "roles/cf/files/policy.json", "mime_type": "application/json", "modified_epoch": 1477931256, "s3_path": "s3sync/policy.json", "whysize": "151 / 151", "whytime": "1477931256 / 1477929260"}]

filelist_initial

list / elements=string

file listing (dicts) from initial globbing

Returned: always

Sample: [{"bytes": 151, "chopped_path": "policy.json", "fullpath": "roles/cf/files/policy.json", "modified_epoch": 1477416706}]

filelist_local_etag

list / elements=string

file listing (dicts) including calculated local etag

Returned: always

Sample: [{"bytes": 151, "chopped_path": "policy.json", "fullpath": "roles/cf/files/policy.json", "mime_type": "application/json", "modified_epoch": 1477416706, "s3_path": "s3sync/policy.json"}]

filelist_s3

list / elements=string

file listing (dicts) including information about previously-uploaded versions

Returned: always

Sample: [{"bytes": 151, "chopped_path": "policy.json", "fullpath": "roles/cf/files/policy.json", "mime_type": "application/json", "modified_epoch": 1477416706, "s3_path": "s3sync/policy.json"}]

filelist_typed

list / elements=string

file listing (dicts) with calculated or overridden mime types

Returned: always

Sample: [{"bytes": 151, "chopped_path": "policy.json", "fullpath": "roles/cf/files/policy.json", "mime_type": "application/json", "modified_epoch": 1477416706}]

uploads

list / elements=string

file listing (dicts) of files that were actually uploaded

Returned: always

Sample: [{"bytes": 151, "chopped_path": "policy.json", "fullpath": "roles/cf/files/policy.json", "s3_path": "s3sync/policy.json", "whysize": "151 / 151", "whytime": "1477931637 / 1477931489"}]

Authors

  • Ted Timmons (@tedder)