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How to use AWS SDK for PHP 2 and Symfony Console

Few days ago I wanted to write a small PHP script to backup (upload) some files in Amazon S3. And because Amazon just released last month a new version of their SDK, AWS SDK for PHP 2 I decided to use this one.
I also choose to use Console component from Symfony2 and Composer to install all the dependencies.

In the root folder of my project I downloaded and installed composer, like this:

In composer.json file I added this dependencies:

and after this I ran:

After runing this command, you will see in the project folder, a directory called vendor where are installed all the dependencies.

After that I created on the same level with vendor a folder called src and inside this one another folder called Razvan.

inside the Razvan folder I put my BackupCommand.php

Below is a part of the code:

And now we have to call this command. For this, in the root folder of the project I created another small script called backup.php with this content:

Now, we can run it from the console, with:

Based on this skeleton, I’m working for a more complex syncronization script between Amazon S3 and a local folder. You can find the code on GitHub.


It is possible the tutorial above to not be very complete and accurate.

The code it’s not optimized at all (eg: if you have a big amount of files or very big files).