I'd like to graph the size (in bytes, and # of items) of an Amazon S3 bucket and am looking for an efficient way to get the data.
The s3cmd tools provide a way to get the total file size using
s3cmd du s3://bucket_name, but I'm worried about its ability to scale since it looks like it fetches data about every file and calculates its own sum. Since Amazon charges users in GB-Months it seems odd that they don't expose this value directly.
Although Amazon's REST API returns the number of items in a bucket, [s3cmd] doesn't seem to expose it. I could do
s3cmd ls -r s3://bucket_name | wc -l but that seems like a hack.
The Ruby AWS::S3 library looked promising, but only provides the # of bucket items, not the total bucket size.
Is anyone aware of any other command line tools or libraries (prefer Perl, PHP, Python, or Ruby) which provide ways of getting this data?