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How to set up Amazon S3 as storage target
Last Updated 6 years ago

From version 5, AccessBox supports Amazon S3 as storage target.

Perennity S3 storage includes a caching mechanism for writing/reading. Newly received studies are copied to the cache and to S3. Studies that are opened but not in the cache are copied from S3 to the local cache first. Cache cleanup has to be scripted for the moment, it's not automatic. You can use the attached Windows Powershell script to do so.

To set up S3 as storage path, connect to the Perennity database and edit the "config" table. Set the DCMS/storage_path parameter as follows:


Example (values have been modified):

After restarting the Server service, the settings become effective.

To find your Access Key and Secret Access Key:

  1. Log in to your AWS Management Console.
  2. Click on your user name at the top right of the page.
  3. Click on the Security Credentials link from the drop-down menu.
  4. Find the Access Credentials section, and copy the latest Access Key ID.
  5. Click on the Show link in the same row, and copy the Secret Access Key.

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