Data backup solution



We have a requirement for data backup from 1TB up to 40TB from our servers during a site decommission and retain it for a period of 30-90 days and would need access to it occasionally. Already tried S3 but that's not scalable for our requirement considering it takes huge time for upload and choke site bandwidth, We are trying to understand how snowcone or snowball works and the cost involved.

asked 25 days ago47 views
2 Answers

Hello, Have you considered an AWS Backup? If your data resides in AWS Cloud, You can use AWS Backup.,

Or, If your data is in On-Prem, You can consider AWS Storage Gateway.,

As you know, Snowball is for offline migration. 1. AWS will send a Snowball device to you. 2. Then, you have to upload your data to the device. 3. Ship the device back to AWS. 4. After that, the data of the device will be uploaded to S3. Also, You can refer of Snowball cost in the following link.,

To get a more specific response, I think that you should explain a bit more clearly about your environment and requirements. Thank you.

answered 25 days ago
  • To be more precise on our requirement.

    1. We have NVR servers (windows) at our corp offices used for security camera recordings.
    2. During a site decommission there is a need to retain data on these NVR servers for a period of 30-90 days.
    3. Security team would need access to this data in an event of investigation.
    4. As we need a full backup of the recordings, Backup can be initiated only after network decommission. In this case a offline solution is needed.

Thank you for your update about the requirements.

I think that this blog is helpful for your environment and requirements.

If you implement Amazon S3 File Gateway in your office locations,

  1. The NVR servers can use SMB protocol to access the S3 File Gateway volume.
  2. The NVR servers and security team will be able to access the recording data directly because S3 File Gateway provides a maximum 64TB of local cache.
  3. Recording data will be transferred to the designated S3 bucket automatically and you can access this bucket as well.
  4. Also, you will be able to backup or archive the recording data to another S3 class for long-term retention through AWS Backup or ILM rules in the cloud.
  5. Finally, you can refer to S3 File gateway quotas.

answered 17 days ago

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