Using Docker on Lambda for Postgres to S3 Backups

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  • dockerfiles

    Collection of lightweight and ready-to-use docker images (by schickling)

  • In the same repo that the backup script is in lies a restore script. It's hosted on DockerHub making it really easy to pull and run locally:

  • lambda-s3-pg-backup

    Automatic Postgres to S3 Backups Using Docker on Lambda

  • The mangling of the Dockerfile they provide as an example in the Building a Custom Image for Python section of Amazon's announcement, to look more like the Dockerfile of the Postgres to S3 backup script was the more complicated part. I'll let you take a look at that what that final Dockerfile looks like here.

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  • django-storages

    https://django-storages.readthedocs.io/

  • By far the most annoying part of this whole thing was finding some GitHub issue comment that mentioned that Lambdas automatically set the AWS_SESSION_TOKEN and AWS_SECURITY_TOKEN environment variables, and it turns out it was causing a hard-to-track-down error in the backup script's invocation of the aws client along the lines of:

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