Using the large data migration plan - AWS Snowball Edge Developer Guide

Using the large data migration plan

After you create your large data migration plan, you can use the resulting schedule and dashboard to guide you through the rest of the migration process.

Recommended job ordering schedule

After you create an AWS Snow Family devices large migration plan, you can use the recommended job ordering schedule to create new jobs.

Note

Manual updates that you make to the data size or number of concurrent devices cause the schedule to adjust. The schedule automatically adjusts if a job has not been ordered by the recommended order date or has been ordered before the recommended order date. If a job is returned before the recommended order date, the schedule automatically adjusts.

The recommended job ordering schedule showing recommended dates to order, device types, and number of ordered devices. There's an Actions button on the upper- right.

Placing your next job order

To place you next order, instead of manually creating a job and then adding it to your plan, you have the option to either clone a previously ordered job or create a pre-populated one.

To clone a job:
  1. Choose the next order (the first recommendation with a Not Ordered status) from the Recommended job ordering schedule, then choose Clone Job from the Actions menu. The Clone Job window appears.

  2. In the Clone Job window, in the Jobs ordered section, choose the job to clone.

  3. In the New jobs details section, choose the devices you want to order. For each device chosen, the Job name will automatically populate based on the chosen job. You can overwrite the job name.

  4. Choose Confirm to place the job order for the chosen devices. The system clones the job for each device.

To create new jobs:
  1. Choose the next order (the first recommendation with a Not Ordered status) from the Recommended job ordering schedule, then choose Create New Jobs from the Actions menu. The Create new jobs window appears.

    Recommended job ordering schedule showing next job chosen. At the top right, the Actions menu is open showing Create New Jobs.
  2. In the Device Selection section, choose the devices you want to order. Choose Continue.

    Device Selection section shown with two devices chosen and Continue button at lower right.
  3. The Create new page appears. Most parameters, such as the job type, shipping address, and the device type are set based on the plan. The system creates the job for each device.

You can see whether the job or jobs were successfully created or not. Successfully created jobs are automatically added to the plan.

Jobs ordered list

Each plan displays a job ordered list. This is empty at first. When you start to order jobs, you can add jobs to your plan by selecting Add job from the Actions menu. Jobs that you add here are tracked on the monitoring dashboard.

Similarly, you may remove the job from the job ordered list by selecting Remove job from the Actions menu.

We recommend using the job ordering schedule provided in the plan for a smooth data migration.

Monitoring dashboard

After you add jobs to your plan, you can see metrics on the dashboard as the jobs return to AWS for ingestion. These metrics can help you to track your progress:

  • Data migrated to AWS – The amount of data that's been migrated to AWS so far..

  • Average data migrated per job – The average amount of data per job in terabytes.

  • Total Snow Jobs – The number of Snowball Edge jobs ordered compared to the remaining jobs to be ordered.

  • Average duration for a migration job – The average duration of a job in days.

  • Snow Job Status – The number of jobs in each status.