AWS S3 Archive Configuration
This page documents the configuration for the AWS S3 components in the Opencast module asset-manager-storage-aws. This configuration is only required on the admin node, and only if you are using Amazon S3 as an archive repository.
Amazon User Configuration
Configuration of Amazon users is beyond the scope of this documentation, instead we suggest referring to Amazon's documentation. You will, however, require an Access Key ID and Secret Access Key. The user to which this key belongs requires the AmazonS3FullAccess permission, which can be granted using these instructions.
A free Amazon account will work for small scale testing, but be aware that S3 archiving can cost you a lot of money very quickly. Be aware of how much data and how many requests you are making, and be sure to set alarms to notify you of cost overruns.
Amazon Service Configuration
The development and testing it is generally safe to allow the Opencast AWS S3 Archive service to create the S3 bucket for you. It will create the bucket per its configuration, with private-only access to the files, and no versioning.
Opencast Service Configuration
The Opencast AWS S3 Archive service has four configuration keys which can be found in the
org.opencastproject.assetmanager.aws.s3.AwsS3ArchiveElementStore.cfg configuration file.
|org.opencastproject.assetmanager.aws.s3.enabled||Whether to enable this service||true|
|org.opencastproject.archive.aws.s3.region||The AWS region to set||us-west-2|
|org.opencastproject.archive.aws.s3.bucket||The S3 bucket name||example-org-archive|
|org.opencastproject.archive.aws.s3.access.id||Your access ID||20 alphanumeric characters|
|org.opencastproject.archive.aws.s3.secret.key||Your secret key||40 characters|
Using S3 Archiving
There are two major methods to access S3 archiving features: manually, and via a workflow. Amazon S3 archiving is not
part of the default workflows and manual S3 offload is disabled by default. To enable manual S3 offload you must edit
offload.xml workflow configuration file and change
var s3Enabled = false; to
var s3Enabled = true;. To
manually offload a mediapackage follow the directions in the user documentation.
To automatically offload a mediapackage to S3 you must add the
move-storage workflow operation to your workflow.
The operation documentation can be found here.
Migrating to S3 Archiving with Pre-Existing Data
Archiving to S3 is a non-destructive operation in that it is safe to move archive files back and forth between local storage and S3. To offload your local archive, select the workflow(s) and follow the manual offload steps described in the user documentation.