SAA-C02: AWS DataSync

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This blog will cover SAA-C02 exam must have knowledge: AWS DataSync.

Official Site:

FAQ: https://aws.amazon.com/datasync/faqs/

Concept: https://docs.aws.amazon.com/datasync/latest/userguide/how-datasync-works.html

  1. AWS DataSync is an online data transfer service that simplifies, automates, and accelerates copying large amounts of data to and from AWS storage services over the internet or AWS Direct Connect. DataSync can copy data between Network File System (NFS), Server Message Block (SMB) file servers, self-managed object storage, or AWS Snowcone, and Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) buckets, Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS) file systems, and Amazon FSx for Windows File Server file systems.
  2.  You can use DataSync to migrate active data to AWS, transfer data to the cloud for analysis and processing, archive data to free up on-premises storage capacity, or replicate data to AWS for business continuity.
  3. You can use AWS DataSync to migrate on-premises data to Amazon S3, Amazon EFS, and Amazon FSx for Windows File Server. Configure DataSync to make an initial copy of your entire dataset, and schedule subsequent incremental transfers of changing data until the final cut-over from on-premises to AWS.
  4. You can use AWS DataSync to move cold data from expensive on-premises storage systems directly to durable and secure long-term storage, such as Amazon S3 Glacier or Amazon S3 Glacier Deep Archive. You can select the most cost-effective storage service for your needs: transfer data to any S3 storage class, or use DataSync with EFS Lifecycle Management to store data in Amazon EFS Infrequent Access storage class (EFS IA).
  5. You can use a combination of DataSync and File Gateway to minimize your on-premises infrastructure while seamlessly connecting on-premises applications to your cloud storage. AWS DataSync enables you to automate and accelerate online data transfers to AWS storage services. File Gateway then provides your on-premises applications with low latency access to the migrated data.
Transfer Data from Self-Managed Storage to AWS

Those are some important points about AWS DataSync which must to be kept in mind for SAA-C02 exam.

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