Migrate NAS (Synology) to AWS


We have a NAS Storage of Synology and would like to migrate to AWS. Which services we should choose in AWS to repacle NAS (Synology) (FSx?) and which is easiest way to migrate? Thank you

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Does Synology NAS use Windows Active Directory etc. for authentication?
If you are planning to mount it from Windows etc., you can select FSx etc. as the migration destination.

There are various migration methods, but if you can connect AWS and on-premises using VPN or DirectConnect, I think it is possible to migrate files using DataSync, etc.

If you cannot prepare DirectConnect or VPN, you can migrate using the following method.
You use SnowBall to send data to AWS and send data to S3.
After sending to S3, it is possible to move to FSx using DataSync.

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answered 8 months ago
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You can also use AWS Storage Gateway if you need a hybrid (cloud + on-prem( use of those current files currently on Synology.

See https://aws.amazon.com/storagegateway/ for all possible use cases

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answered 8 months ago

Hello are you using your NAS for windows OS? I am not sure why you mentioned FSx. if your systems are windows based FSx will be best choice with more cost comparing to S3. in case you have Linux os then EFS should be your choice and again EFS will have more cost compare to S3.

you can use Datasync for data transfer based on you network architecture. Datasync support data transfer over internet, VPN or Direct connect. there is no data transfer limitation in data sync but you need to check with your network team for network link bandwidth availability.

follow below link for Datasync. https://docs.aws.amazon.com/datasync/latest/userguide/what-is-datasync.html

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