S3 is Amazon’s rather awesome data storage service. I’ll just note that it makes a great way of backing up your data; if you want to know more read Matt’s excellent overview.
We ran into problems setting up
s3sync on a client’s system. Specifically SSL didn’t work, with the handy error message
SSL Error:. That’s right, we were told there was an error put
s3syncwouldn’t tell us what the error was. We tried using
wget which wasnice enough to tell us we had a certificate problem. An hour of Googling later and the solution was this:
- Grab the CA Cert file (
cacert.pem) from any one of the bazillion places on the Internet that mirror it.
- Copy it to
- Nothing more to do!
I found the Lynx documentation the most useful. The OpenSSL documentation was much less helpful.