Syncing data to AWS S3

You can sync data to an AWS S3 bucket by integrating a working environment with the NetApp Data Fabric Cloud Sync service. You can then use the synced data as a secondary copy or for data processing using AWS services like EMR and Redshift.

How the sync to S3 feature works

You can integrate a working environment with the Cloud Sync service at any time. When you integrate a working environment, the Cloud Sync service syncs data from the selected volumes to a single S3 bucket. The integration works with ONTAP Cloud working environments, as well as ONTAP clusters that are on-premises or part of a NetApp Private Storage (NPS) configuration.

To sync the data, the service launches a data broker instance in your VPC. Cloud Sync uses one data broker per working environment to sync data from volumes to an S3 bucket. After the initial sync, the service syncs any changed data once per day at midnight.

Screen shot: Shows a conceptual image of volumes from a working environment being synced to an S3 bucket by a data broker.

If you want to perform advanced Cloud Sync actions, go directly to the Cloud Sync service. From there, you can perform actions such as syncing from S3 to an NFS server, choosing different S3 buckets for volumes, and modifying schedules.

Note: The sync to S3 feature is available for Cloud Manager Admins and Tenant Admins only.

14-day free trial

If you are a new Cloud Sync user, your first 14 days are free. After the free trial ends, you must pay for each sync relationship at an hourly rate or by purchasing licenses. Each volume that you sync to an S3 bucket is considered a sync relationship. You can set up both payment options directly from Cloud Sync in the License Settings page.

How to get help

Use the following options for any support related to the Cloud Manager sync to S3 feature or for Cloud Sync in general: