So, now that the dust has settled, and I have some time to set up a more efficient method for backing up my Mastodon server, I figured I'd try simply dumping my PostgresSQL database and saving it to S3.
Mastodon appears to be a really good copy machine, and makes cache copies of all kinds of image files, videos, and avatars based on the accounts you follow.
There are many, many excellent client applications available for connecting to an Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) Bucket from macOS. Over the years, I’ve used plenty of them. But, I haven’t been able to find a good one that is also compatible with connecting via temporary credentials issued
I recently decided to re-do my personal AWS accounts using AWS IAM Identity Center (SSO) and AWS Control Tower. For reasons mostly having to do with house keeping, I decided to start from scratch with a new parent account and migrate things in while cleaning up others. It’s pretty