Migrating Data To Another Capacity Tier

You can migrate your data between object storage repositories. After that, you can add a new object storage repository as a capacity extent instead of the previous repository.

The migration option may be useful if you want, for example, switch your provider.

You can migrate your data under the following scenarios:

  • Migrating data between different cloud providers — use this scenario to migrate data from one type of object storage provider to another. For example, to migrate data the Amazon S3 object storage repository to the Azure Blob storage or any other storage provider.
  • Migrating data between different buckets — use this scenario to migrate data between different buckets of the same cloud provider.

Important

Mind the following:

  • Migrating data between object storage repositories is available only at the capacity tier. Archive tier does not support such scenarios.
  • You can copy cloud data only to a bucket without the Versioning feature enabled. If you need to migrate your data from a non-immutable bucket to an immutable bucket, perform the steps described in the migrating data between different cloud providers scenario.

Migrating Data Between Different Cloud Providers

To migrate data located in an object storage repository between different cloud providers, do the following:

  1. Download data from an object storage repository back to the performance extents, as described in Downloading Data from Capacity Tier.
  2. Add a new object storage repository to the Veeam Backup & Replication environment, as described in Adding Object Storage Repositories.
  3. Change an object storage repository to a new one that you have created at the previous step, as described in Add Capacity Tier.
  4. Copy or move your data to a new object storage repository, as described in Moving to Capacity Tier.

Migrating Data Between Different Buckets

To migrate data located in an object storage repository between different buckets of the same cloud provider, do the following:

  1. Use any available 3rd-party tool to copy cloud data to a different bucket of your cloud storage.
  2. Add a new object storage repository to the Veeam Backup & Replication environment, as described in Adding Object Storage Repositories.
  3. Change the capacity extent to a new one that you have created at the previous step, as described in Add Capacity Tier.
  4. Synchronize your data, as described in Synchronizing Capacity Tier Data.