Cleaning up failed multi-part uploads on Amazon S3

I’ve recently been using sc3cmd to back up a lot of data to Amazon S3. Version 1.1.0 (currently in beta) supports multi-part uploads. It has borked a few times half way through large uploads, without properly aborting the operation server-side. This meant that the parts uploaded so far were not removed from the server, and that’s bad because Amazon charges for this storage.

s3cmd doesn’t currently have any way to list or abort interrupted multi-part uploads, which meant I had to figure out some other way to do it. It turned out to be quite simple using Python and the boto library:

from boto.s3.connection import S3Connection
connection = S3Connection("your_access_key", "your_secret_key")
bucket = connection.get_bucket("your_s3_bucket_name")
uploads = bucket.get_all_multipart_uploads()
print len(uploads), "incomplete multi-part uploads found."
for u in uploads:
# If another client is in the process of uploading, then it won't have been cancelled
uploads = bucket.get_all_multipart_uploads()
if len(bucket) > 0
	print "Warning: incomplete uploads still exist."