The upload time may have more to do with your connection than AWS, which I am sure has good bandwidth.
If I upload a 1GB file from my office to a it takes a few minutes.
Incremental upload could be done with import records script. This is also one of the faster ways to do this.
Why not just upload individual images to the existing hosted database?
Thank you for your response.
It seems that there are cases where uploading to AWS is slow
I wrote a script for inserting images into a container field using the file name in another field. That is how I populated the database with hundreds of images. This was also useful for loading the same images after changing the resolution for testing the quality.
However, I am not able to use this script in WebDirect because it cannot access the local file system.
On the other hand, manually uploading individual images to the existing hosted database is very time consuming.
You can do the upload with FMP in a more automated way.
There are other ways.