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Improving Data Resiliency With Amazon S3 Cross-Region Replication

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Lab description

Amazon S3 Replication allows you to replicate objects from one S3 bucket to another. Once a replication rule is configured, the replication process is automatic and asynchronous, ensuring that both source and destination buckets remain in sync.

You can choose to replicate objects to a different AWS account, to a different region, or within the same region. Cross-region replication is commonly used for disaster recovery and reducing latency, while same-region replication can used for aggregating data and data sovereignty requirements.

This lab will guide you through the process of creating an Amazon S3 Replication Rule and replicating a static webpage hosted on a source S3 bucket to a destination S3 bucket. You will also learn how to configure a one-time replication using Amazon S3 Batch Operations to replicate existing objects from the source bucket to the destination bucket.

Learning objectives

Upon completion of this beginner-level lab, you will be able to:

  • Create an Amazon S3 Replication Rule
  • Replicate a static webpage hosted on a source S3 bucket to a destination S3 bucket

Intended audience

  • Candidates for the AWS Certified Developer & SysOps Administrator - Associate certifications
  • Cloud Architects
  • Data Engineers
  • DevOps Engineers
  • Software Engineers


Familiarity with the following will be beneficial but is not required:

  • Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3)

The following content can be used to fulfill the prerequisites:

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About the author
Jun Fritz, opens in a new tab
Cloud Labs Developer
Learning paths

Jun is a Cloud Labs Developer with previous experience as a Software Engineer and Cloud Developer. He holds the AWS Certified Solutions Architect and DevOps Engineer Professional certifications. He also holds the AWS Certified Solutions Architect, Developer, and SysOps Administrator Associate certifications. 

Jun is focused on giving back to the growing cloud community by sharing his knowledge and experience with students and creating engaging content. 

Covered topics
Lab steps
Logging In to the Amazon Web Services Console
Creating a Cross-Region Amazon S3 Destination Bucket
Defining an Amazon S3 Replication Rule
Performing Cross-Region Replication of Amazon S3 Objects