AWS Storage Gateway
User Guide (API Version 2013-06-30)
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Create Volumes for a Gateway-Stored Configuration

Previously, you allocated one of the two disks that you added to the VM for your application's data and the other disk for an upload buffer. You will now create a storage volume for your application data. Your on-premises applications write data to this storage volume and store the data locally. The gateway periodically takes snapshots (incremental backups) and uploads them to Amazon S3.

The following architectural overview diagram shows the part of the gateway-stored setup that you are creating.

Create a Storage Volume

Your application data will reside in the volume that you create.

To create a storage volume for a gateway-stored configuration

  • In the Create Storage Volume wizard, provide storage volume information.

    1. In the Disk drop-down list, select the 150 GiB virtual disk on your VM.

      This drop-down list shows the virtual disks that you added to the gateway VM. Select the disk on which you plan to store data.

    2. Keep the Preserve existing data check box unchecked.


      Make sure that you don't have any existing data on the virtual disk. Any existing data on the disk is lost.

    3. Type a name in the iSCSI Target Name box.

      The target name can contain lowercase letters, numbers, periods (.), and hyphens (-). This target name appears as the iSCSI Target Node name in the Targets tab of the iSCSI Microsoft Initiator UI after discovery. For example, the name target1 appears as Ensure that the target name is globally unique within your SAN.

    4. Leave the Based on Snapshot ID box empty.

      If you want to restore an existing Amazon EBS snapshot or a gateway snapshot on the storage volume that you are creating, you must specify the snapshot ID. The gateway downloads your existing snapshot data to the storage volume. For more information, see Restoring a Snapshot to a Storage Volume.

    5. Verify that the Host IP setting is the IP address of your gateway, and then click Create Volume.

      For more information, see Adding a Storage Volume.

Next Step

Step 4: Connect Your Volumes to Your Windows Client