Transferring an AWS s3 bucket from one account to another?

Hello all,
    I just started with a company and we are in process of getting started with AWS. The previous administrator was learning AWS and getting the ball rolling and uploaded a ton of things, but uploaded everythnig to an account that uses his name. I have administrative access to both the old AWS account and a new company one we created. How can I take all the data from S3 buckets and move them over without having to download everything to my pc (it is a few TB of data) and then reuploading it? I tried to go in to the old AWS buckets permissions and tried to see if I could add the new AWS accounts number to it, but it said "Invalid ID".

Any ideas?
Thanks!
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Phil PhillipsDirector of DevOps & Quality AssuranceCommented:
You can use the aws command line utility to sync from one bucket to another:

aws s3 sync s3://sourcebucket s3://destinationbucket

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Though, first you will have to set up permissions in the bucket/IAM policies on both accounts.  There's an AWS article that does a good job on outlining what you'd need to do for a sync: https://aws.amazon.com/premiumsupport/knowledge-center/account-transfer-s3/
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Shalom CarmelCTOCommented:
You should have renamed the old account to use a new name and a new set of credentials.
If your new and shiny corporate account still has a small amount of resources, do that.
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MostHatedIT ManagerAuthor Commented:
It does use a new name and credentials for the top level account. I can make any new accounts under either if need be. I am going to look into the link that @Phil Phillips posted and see if that works out for me and then report back.

Thanks!
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MostHatedIT ManagerAuthor Commented:
Ok, great. I was able to get it working. Thanks again.

Is there a way to make multiple ones go right after another?

Example :

aws s3 sync s3://bucketA1 s3://bucketA2, aws s3 sync s3://bucketB1 s3://bucketB2, aws s3 sync s3://bucketC1 s3://bucketC2?
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