Take the 2-minute tour ×
Server Fault is a question and answer site for professional system and network administrators. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Ahhh! I am using Amazon S3 for some low price storage to clear down out SAN. I created the bucket and created a root folder. I set the storage class to standard and server side encryption AES.

I started a copy job to move the files, some files copied over and i checked the files:

  • Reduced Redundancy
  • Encryption set to none

WTF? So i deleted all files and folders. I manuallyed created the folder structure and again set the storage class and encryption level. I coped some files and bamm, still showing (at a file level as Reduced and no encryption).

So my question is this, is it really raid'd and encrypted just not showing it properly (as the root folder is, how can the file not be??) or (b) am i being a huge tool and missing something?

share|improve this question
This really strikes me as a question you should be asking Amazon technical support -- You applied certain settings with their tools, and their tools are telling you those settings were ignored. I'm not sure how a bunch of people who don't work for Amazon are supposed to tell you what's going on here... –  voretaq7 Dec 3 '12 at 16:39
Just wondered if anyone had also banged their head hard into the nearest wall about type of bizarre error. –  Steven Dec 3 '12 at 17:13
FYI - Just got off the chat with them, it would appear is is my 3rd party software not playing ball. –  Steven Dec 3 '12 at 17:14
S3 isn't a traditional file system so setting a setting on the bucket doesn't promise things to happen how you might expect. The best way to force things like this (or was last time I was using it) is with a bucket policy. Could you share which 3P tool you were using that was failing to work correctly? It would help for anyone that has a similar problem that finds this question. :) –  Nathan V Dec 4 '12 at 12:23

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.