AWS Storage Gateway
User Guide (API Version 2013-06-30)

Testing Your Gateway Setup

You test your tape gateway setup by performing the following tasks using your backup application:

  1. Configure the backup application to detect your storage devices.


    To improve I/O performance, we recommend setting the block size of the tape drives in the your backup application to either 128 KB or 256 KB or 512 KB. For more information, see Use a Larger Block Size for Tape Drives.

  2. Back up data to a tape.

  3. Archive the tape.

  4. Retrieve the tape from the archive.

  5. Restore data from the tape.

You can test your setup with one of the following types of compatible backup applications:

For more information about compatible backup applications, see Supported Third-Party Backup Applications for Tape Gateway.