Adding AWS Snowball Edge Storage
AWS Snowball Edge is a physical device that is requested for a short period of time from Amazon. It can be temporarily attached to your Veeam Backup & Replication backup infrastructure and used as an object storage. For more information about ordering AWS Snowball Edge and preparing to use it, see this Amazon article.
This device might become useful when you need to offload a large number of backup files that are occupying a lot of storage space on your extents, as offloading data to the AWS Snowball Edge device might occur a lot faster that transferring the same amount of data directly to Amazon object storage.
Once you have offloaded backups to AWS Snowball Edge, you need to ship the device back to Amazon for further data synchronization with your storage account, as described in Seeding Backups to AWS Snowball Edge Storage.
To eliminate any risk of data loss in case the device is damaged during the shipping, we recommend to copy your backup files to AWS Snowball Edge instead of moving them, and to keep them in your local infrastructure until the device is delivered and your data is safely transferred into your storage account.
For information on FIPS status of AWS Snowball Edge Storage, see Amazon official updates.
To add AWS Snowball Edge storage, do the following: