S3 File Uploads

With goiardi 0.11.0, you can store cookbook files in S3 (or a compatible service), instead of storing them locally.


goiardi options

There are five options to set for goiardi S3 cookbook uploads. They are:

  • use-s3-upload: Enables (or disables) the S3 cookbook uploads.
  • aws-region: The AWS region to upload files to. No default.
  • s3-endpoint: An optional setting to change the S3 endpoint. Defaults to s3.amazonaws.com, which is what you want, but can be set to any S3-compatible service.
  • aws-disable-ssl: Disable SSL with S3 URLs. Almost certainly not something you should enable, unless you’re running fakes3 or somesuch locally for testing.
  • s3-file-period: How long, in minutes, links to cookbook files should remain valid to upload/download. Defaults to 15.

These options can be set on the command line or in the goiardi.conf file.

S3 credentials

There are a few ways of storing the AWS credentials for goiardi to use for the S3 uploads.

The best way is to use the AWS credentials file.

Failing that, set the AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID and AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY environment variables. They can be added to the init script that starts goiardi, or it can be added to the goiardi config file in the env-vars section.

Testing it out

Fake-s3 works pretty well for testing, but the current master doesn’t handle bulk deletes from the aws-sdk go client. To fix this, apply the patch below to fake-s3, rebuild the gem, and reinstall.

diff --git a/lib/fakes3/server.rb b/lib/fakes3/server.rb
index 47a4456..e4f3119 100644
--- a/lib/fakes3/server.rb
+++ b/lib/fakes3/server.rb
@@ -257,6 +257,16 @@ module FakeS3

         response.body = XmlAdapter.complete_multipart_result real_obj
+      elsif query.has_key?('delete')
+       keys = s_req.webrick_request.body.scan(/\<Key\>(.*?)\<\/Key\>/).flatten
+       bucket_obj = @store.get_bucket(s_req.bucket)
+       keys.each do |k|
+         @store.delete_object(bucket_obj, k, s_req.webrick_request)
+       end
+       response.status = 204
+       response.body = ""
       elsif request.content_type =~ /^multipart\/form-data; boundary=(.+)/

If you’re using fake-s3 to test it out, set the --aws-disable-ssl option (if you don’t run fake-s3 with SSL enabled) and set --s3-endpoint to the bucket + fake-s3’s hostname. (If you’re using fakes3.local for your fake-s3 server and you’re using a bucket named goiardi, add goiardi.fakes3.local to /etc/hosts.)

Converting from local file store to S3

A script is provided in scripts/lsf-conv.sh to make the local filestore to S3 transition easier. It requires s3cmd, but could easily be adapted to use the official aws-cli.

Once your bucket and s3cmd are all configured, run the script to upload the cookbook files. The options are:

Usage: -a <AWS access id> -s <AWS secret> -r <region> -b <bucket> -d <local filestore directory>

The AWS access id and secret are optional if you’re using the same credentials for chef as you’ve configured s3cmd to use.

Nothing’s in place for converting back to the local filestore from S3, but it wouldn’t be too hard. All you would need to do is download all of the files from S3 and make sure they all get back into the local filestore directory (rather than the subdirectories derived from the first two letters of the hash).