DreamObjects is an Cloud-based Object Storage service provided by DreamHost. It’s powered by Ceph, and interfaces to the rest of the world via an S3-like interface.
I sometimes choose DreamObjects over S3, mainly because it’s cheaper. It can also be handy to have object storage with the same APIs available from multiple providers, for a bit of added redundancy.
The S3 API is well-supported by a number of libraries and applications. It’s also very easy to interface with cURL. Here’s a simple shell script I use to upload a single file to DreamObjects:
As you can see, it accepts four parameters:
- Path of source file
- Source filename
- Destination path (in your bucket)
- Bucket name
Make sure you set the DREAMKEY and DREAMSECRET variables within the function to the key and secret you were provided with in the DreamHost Panel.