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Category: Technical How-to

Amazon S3 Replication

A step-by-step guide to synchronize data between Amazon S3 buckets

UPDATE (2/10/2022): Amazon S3 Batch Replication launched on 2/8/2022, allowing you to replicate existing S3 objects and synchronize your S3 buckets. See the S3 User Guide for additional details. The need for data synchronization in Amazon S3 comes up in a number of scenarios for customers – enabling a new geographic region for end users, […]

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Using Okta as an identity provider with AWS Transfer Family and Amazon EFS

Earlier this year, AWS Transfer Family launched support for Amazon EFS. With this update, you can grant your end users access to files stored in Amazon EFS file systems using any of the protocols supported by Transfer Family. However, if you use Okta as the identity provider, there are additional considerations during setup. For example, […]

S3 on Outposts

Run applications on premises and access Amazon S3 objects from AWS Outposts

Today we are excited to announce support for direct local access to S3 on Outposts buckets. You can now run applications in an on-premises network and access objects from S3 on Outposts buckets running on your AWS Outposts. Common use cases for S3 on Outposts involve localized data ingest, processing, and data residency. For example, […]

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Seamlessly migrate large SQL databases using AWS Snowball and AWS DataSync

Many of our customers use native SQL Server backup and restore features to migrate on-premises SQL Server databases to AWS. When using the native SQL Server backup and restore functionality, you can simplify the database migration process by performing a full backup restore on the target SQL instance. In addition, with the help of differential […]

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Monitoring CloudEndure Disaster Recovery with AWS Lambda

Many organizations must monitor and track their disaster recovery (DR) initiatives to meet business and audit objectives. CloudEndure Disaster Recovery provides fast and reliable recovery of physical, virtual, and cloud-based servers into AWS. It uses email alerts and has a high-level dashboard for monitoring DR jobs. However, many organizations require more robust reporting mechanisms. This […]

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Moving external site data to AWS for file transfers with AWS Transfer Family

Managing a strong, cohesive relationship with third-party vendors and outside partners involves transferring data back-and-forth to facilitate projects and workloads. Transferring data between separate organizations can be challenging, with different infrastructures, policies, and protocols to reconcile. AWS Transfer Family offers fully managed support for transferring files over SFTP, FTPS, and FTP directly into and out […]

Automating Amazon EBS snapshot and AMI management using Amazon DLM

Many AWS customers frequently look for ways to lower operational costs and complexity of managing their backup operations. With Amazon EBS, you can create EBS snapshots and EBS-backed AMIs that are a convenient way to back up your block level data, regardless of where it resides. EBS snapshots are a block-level, point-in-time, incremental copies of […]

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Validate your disaster recovery solution and simplify compliance reporting on AWS

Data protection is a key element of compliancy, and organizations must deploy controls to manage the protection of their data and handle operational disruptions. With ongoing configuration and resource changes within IT infrastructure, it can be challenging to continuously and efficiently validate, maintain, and report on compliance to ensure that internal policies and regulatory standards […]

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Automate centralized backup at scale across AWS services using AWS Backup

UPDATE 11/11/2021: Updated to improve the user experience in the walkthrough steps. Reliable and consistent backup of cloud data is important to have a secure data archive and restore in the event of data loss. Traditionally, backup administrators used manual backup procedures that were difficult to scale and lowered productivity, with data distributed across multiple […]

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Deploy serverless Drupal applications using AWS Fargate and Amazon EFS

Application modernization involves building applications that are faster than ever, with the ability to scale quickly to potentially millions of users, respond to change faster, and manage petabytes of data. An example of application modernization is building scalable digital experiences, such as corporate websites or external websites. Such applications require content management systems (CMS) such […]