Managing Amazon S3 storage - AWS Snowball Edge Developer Guide

Managing Amazon S3 storage

You can use AWS OpsHub to create and manage Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) storage on your Snow Family devices.

Creating Amazon S3 storage

You can upload files to your device and access the files locally. You can physically move them to another location on the device, or import them back to the AWS Cloud when the device is returned.

Snow Family devices use Amazon S3 buckets to store and manage files on your device.

To create an S3 bucket

  1. Open the AWS OpsHub application.

  2. In the Manage storage section of the dashboard, choose Get started.

    If you have S3 buckets on your device, they appear in the Buckets section on the File & object storage page. You can see details of each bucket on the page.

  3. Choose the Devices menu, and then choose name of your device.

  4. Under Services, choose S3 Storage, and then choose Start service.

Uploading files to Amazon S3 storage

To upload a file

  1. In the Manage file storage section on the dashboard, choose Get started.

    If you have Amazon S3 buckets on your device, they appear in the Buckets section on the File storage page. You can see details of each bucket on the page.

  2. Choose the bucket that you want to upload files into.

  3. Choose Upload files, or drag and drop the files in the bucket, and choose OK.

    Note

    To upload larger files, you can use the multipart upload feature in Amazon S3 using the AWS CLI. For learning more about configuring S3 CLI settings, see CLI S3 Configuration. For information on multipart upload, see Multipart Upload Overview in the .Amazon Simple Storage Service User Guide

    Uploading a folder from a local machine to Snowball Edge using the AWS OpsHub is supported. If the folder size is very large, it takes some time to read the file/folder selection. Currently, there is no progress tracker for file reading. However, a progress tracker is displayed once the upload process kicks off.

Downloading files from Amazon S3 storage

To download a file

  1. In the Manage file storage section of the dashboard, choose Get started. If you have S3 buckets on your device, they appear in the Buckets section on the File storage page. You can see details of each bucket on the page.

  2. Choose the bucket that you want to download files from and navigate to the file that you want to download.

  3. In the Actions menu, choose Download.

  4. Choose a location to download the file to, and choose OK.

Deleting files from Amazon S3 storage

If you no longer need a file, you can delete it from your Amazon S3 bucket.

To delete a file

  1. In the Manage file storage section of the dashboard, choose Get started. If you have Amazon S3 buckets on your device, they appear in the Buckets section on the File storage page. You can see details of each bucket on the page.

  2. Choose the bucket you want to delete files from, and navigate to the file that you want to delete.

  3. On the Actions menu, choose Delete.

  4. In the dialog box that appears, choose Confirm delete.