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I want to run my site through Amazon's Elastic Beanstalk but to do so i need to configure an S3 bucket and the Drupal Amazon S3 module requires that i have to hack core. Surely there must be a way around this? Would Storage API module be a way around this?

  • +1 from me for avoiding core hacks. Good thinking. And good you asked, it might help others with the same problem but to shy to ask :) – Mołot Aug 24 '15 at 20:39
  • I think that this was fixed in core, see this patch and entire thread to read more about the issue: drupal.org/node/2305017#comment-9004649 and also the module listed in the answer below is what I have used before for this type of issue and it works pretty good. – burnsjeremy Aug 24 '15 at 23:21
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I think you should give a try to S3FS module

S3 File System (s3fs) provides an additional file system to your drupal site, which stores files in Amazon's Simple Storage Service (S3) or any other S3-compatible storage service. You can set your site to use S3 File System as the default, or use it only for individual fields. This functionality is designed for sites which are load-balanced across multiple servers, as the mechanism used by Drupal's default file systems is not viable under such a configuration.

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