On the Admin>Settings>Backups page, i have checked “Upload backups to S3 when complete.” The text also mentions
IMPORTANT: requires valid S3 credentials entered in Files settings.
Very well. In Admin>Settings>Files, there is an “enable s3 uploads” checkbox.
Question #1: Presumably, i check this if i want all attachments my users to create to be sent to a bucket instead of my DigitalOcean droplet (?) Should this box be checked or unchecked if i DO want s3 backups, but DO NOT want all uploads (attachments, etc) to go to a bucket?
Question #2: Do i actually want everything to go to the bucket anyway? Is that a good plan? i bought the el cheapo $10/mo droplet. Will i run into storage issues very quickly?
Question #3: Amazon S3 constantly yells at me to not use the root access keys, but to use an IAM user instead. i have one of those, BUT… the checkbox “s3 use iam profile” says
Use AWS EC2 IAM role to retrieve keys. NOTE: enabling will override “s3 access key id” and “s3 secret access key” settings.
Okay then. i check the box. But where exactly do i tell the system the name (and presumably some sort of password/access code) of that IAM user?