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Seeding SOBR to Snowball via MinIO?

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I'm looking in to moving a large amount of data from local backup repositories into S3. I know that I can do this by adding a capacity extent to my scale-out backup repository, setting a retention policy, and waiting for the tiering job to complete. Given the volume of data involved, this will take a rather long while.

I'm interested in using an Amazon Snowball to migrate the data to S3, however the forum thread [1] explicitly states that Snowballs are unsupported due to quirks of their S3 implementation. Looking through the MinIO documentation [2], it appears that MinIO can function as an S3 gateway...

Given that MinIO is on the Veeam HCL [3], is there any chance that using MinIO as a wrapper around a Snowball (or Snowball cluster) would work for the initial offload?

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Re: Seeding SOBR to Snowball via MinIO?

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No, Snowball Edge is supported. The regular Snowball appliances have their own S3 interface, and issues with large amounts of objects. Snowball Edge handles it much better. I will create documentation around this when ready.
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Re: Seeding SOBR to Snowball via MinIO?

Post by Gostev »

By the way, this is mentioned in the sticky compatibility topic on this forum.
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