Seeding Backups to AWS Snowball Edge Storage

After you have completed moving backup data to the AWS Snowball Edge device, you need to ship this device back to Amazon so that this data can be synchronized with your storage account. For more information about returning AWS Snowball Edge, see this Amazon article.

To prepare AWS Snowball Edge for shipping, put the object storage repository that is associated with the AWS Snowball Edge device into Maintenance mode, as described in Switching to Maintenance Mode. You can learn in more detail about preparing AWS Snowball Edge for shipping in this Amazon article.

After mailing the device, wait until it is accepted by Amazon and notification of successful data upload to your storage account is received (if you subscribed for such notification). After that, do the following:

  1. Add an Amazon S3 storage, as described in Adding Amazon S3 Storage. At the Specify Object Storage Settings step, select the same bucket and folder that you have selected for your AWS Snowball Edge device.
  2. Open the Edit Scale-out Backup Repository wizard, as described in Editing Settings of Scale-Out Backup Repositories. In the Capacity Tier step, change your AWS Snowball Edge object storage to Amazon S3 storage that you have created in the previous step. Save the new setting.
  3. Remove the AWS Snowball Edge object storage from the Veeam Backup & Replication backup infrastructure, as described in Removing Object Storage Repository.

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