Posted On: Jan 22, 2019

AWS Storage Gateway customers using the Volume Gateway configuration for block storage can now detach and attach volumes, from and to a Volume Gateway. You can use this feature to migrate volumes between gateways to refresh underlying server hardware, switch between virtual machine types, and move volumes to better host platforms or newer Amazon EC2 instances, as your data and performance demands grow.

The volume detach functionality uploads and stores volume data and metadata from your local gateway to the Storage Gateway service in AWS. A detached volume can be easily attached later to a gateway on any supported host platform.

To get started, you simply select the Detach Volume or Attach Volume option for a volume in the AWS Storage Gateway console, use the AWS API, or AWS SDK. This feature is available in all AWS regions where Storage Gateway is available. For more details, please visit the documentation for Managing Your Volume Gateway.