Using the Snowball Edge - Amazon Snowball Edge Developer Guide
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Using the Snowball Edge

Now you can use the Amazon Snowball Edge device. Regardless of your job type, keep the following information in mind while using the device:

  • You can use the Amazon OpsHub for Snow Family application to read or write data to the device or cluster of devices. You can also use it to manage your device. For more information about Amazon OpsHub, see Using Amazon OpsHub for Snow Family to Manage Devices.

  • You can use the built-in Amazon S3 adapter to read or write data to a device. The interface can work through the Amazon Command Line Interface (Amazon CLI using version 1.16.14 or earlier), one of the Amazon SDKs, or your own RESTful application. For more information about the Amazon S3 adapter, see Transferring files using the Amazon S3 adapter for data migration.

  • You can use the file interface to read or write data to a device. For more information, see Transferring Files to Snowball Edge devices using the File Interface.

  • You can use Amazon S3 compatible storage on Snow Family devices to create Amazon S3 buckets on your Snowball Edge device or cluster of devices and store and retrieve objects on-premises for applications that require local data access, local data processing, and data residency. You can use Amazon CLI, the Amazon SDK, or Amazon OpsHub with Amazon S3 compatible storage on Snow Family devices. For more information, see Amazon S3 compatible storage on Snow Family devices in this guide.

  • There is at least one directory at the root level of the device. This directory and any others at the root level have the same names as the buckets that were chosen when this job was created. Data cannot be transferred directly into the root directory. It must instead go into one of these bucket directories or into their subdirectories.

When you're done using the Amazon Snowball Edge device, it's time to prepare the device for its return trip to Amazon.

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