Before You Begin

Before you add AWS Snowball Edge storage to the backup infrastructure, check the following prerequisites:

  • To maintain the device performance, be sure to select 1 MB or 4 MB as the storage optimization option when you configure a backup job. For more information on the optimization, see Storage Optimization.
  • When you configure a scale-out backup repository with AWS Snowball Edge storage or performance tier in a scale-out backup repository, it is recommended to only use the copy policy. This way you keep copy of the data on your local storage which helps you reduce the risk of data loss if the device is damaged during shipping. It will also ensure that the backup data is available for restore operations while AWS Snowball Edge storage is in shipment.
  • For information on FIPS status of AWS Snowball Edge storage, see Amazon official updates.