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My question is that I wanted to launch a Windows Amazon EC2 server that could through UNC connect to Amazon S3.

Is this possible?

Thanks!

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No, it is not.

Access to S3 is accomplished via http calls, using either Amazon's SOAP or REST interfaces.

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No, Amazon S3 is for web applications to store data via GET and POST calls like user data. There is no way to use it as tradition storage for windows as you want.

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This is possible, but only through third party applications. For example Bucket Explorer. I think Cloudberry lab's S3 explorer can do that as well (not sure if it's the free version or the PRO version).

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I didn't think about that +1 –  Jacob Feb 14 '11 at 23:47

There are many tools to allow you to mount s3 as a local drive, these work just as well from EC2

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James, do you know the name of these tools? –  Ben Feb 15 '11 at 14:56

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