In AWS S3, a Bucket is essentially a folder where you can store files. Think of S3 as one big hard drive that everyone shares. As a result, you will have to create unique bucket names. You will not be able to create generic bucket names like files or images. Therefore, it is a good idea to add your application name as a prefix to any bucket name (ex: myapp-images).

Inside your S3 bucket you can place all of the MySQL Backups for several MySQL servers by defining a unique prefix for each MySQL Master-DB server that you deploy.

Each AWS account can own up to 100 buckets at a time. Bucket ownership is not transferable but, if a bucket is empty, it can be deleted and its name can be reused. There is no limit to the number of objects that can be stored in a bucket and no variation in performance when using many buckets or just a few. You can store all of your objects in a single bucket or organize them across several buckets. Buckets cannot be nested, meaning buckets cannot be created within buckets.(Bucket Restrictions and Limitations)

As a rough analogy, you can think of S3 as one large hard drive that everyone shares. Within S3, a 'bucket' is essentially a folder where you can store files. To work with S3 buckets in RightScale navigate to Clouds > AWS Global > S3 Browser The S3 Browser lists all S3 buckets that are associated with this account. Select an individual bucket to view its contents.