Posted On: Nov 19, 2018

AWS Server Migration Service (SMS) now offers the ability to resume failed replication jobs, allowing you to take remedial action and resume the replication from the point it failed, as opposed to restarting the job. This adds resiliency to the migration process and allows you to complete large-scale server migrations in an efficient and timely manner.

A migration job can fail for a number of reasons. For example, the server that is being migrated runs on a host that has a certificate problem, or the network in your environment is set up in a way that requires additional configuration. With this new capability, SMS will pause a job if it repeatedly fails, enabling you to troubleshoot the problem and resume the job from where it left off.

AWS Server Migration Service is an agentless service which makes it easier and faster for you to migrate on-premises workloads to AWS from VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V environments. It allows you to automate, schedule, and track incremental replications of live server volumes, making it easier to coordinate large-scale server migrations. This capability exists in all AWS Regions where AWS Server Migration Service is currently available. To learn more, visit AWS Server Migration Service (SMS).