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How AWS DataSync Helps in Data Transfer?


1. AWS DataSync: An overview

2. How does it work?

3. Simple steps for implementation

4. Key Features of AWS Sync

5. Conclusion

6. About CloudThat

7. FAQs

AWS DataSync: An overview

AWS DataSync was used for migrating large amounts of data from on-premises to AWS and to transfer data between AWS storage devices. Now a new capability is added in AWS DataSync to migrate the data from either Google Cloud Storage or Microsoft Azure Files to AWS Storage services. This helps to exchange data between AWS and other Public Clouds used by vendors or customers, or partners to store their data. This data migration is done using end-to-end security, including data validation and encryption.

How does it work?

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Simple steps for implementation

As given below, in the configuration, select Location type as Object storage, choose the agent created in step no.2, enter the domain name or IP address of object storage server, and also enter the google cloud bucket name and folder where objects to be transferred are stored.

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Key Features of AWS Sync


The AWS DataSync can be useful when you are looking for secure data transfer of a large amount of data between AWS and other public locations like Google Cloud Storage and Microsoft Azure Files in a simplified way.

About CloudThat

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  1. What is AWS DataSync?

Answer- It is an AWS service that lets you securely migrate your large amount data securely and in a simplified way from your premises or other public location to AWS storage services.

  1. Where can I move the data from?

Answer- We can copy the data from Network File System (NFS) shares, Server Message Block (SMB) shares, Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS), Google Cloud Storage, Azure Files, Amazon EFS, Amazon FSx, Amazon S3, and self-managed object storage.

WRITTEN BY Abhijit Dilip Powar



  1. Dr. Shabnam Sharma

    Jul 18, 2022


    It has cleared all my doubts. Very detailed and informative article. Looking forward for more such articles.

  2. Vinay

    Jul 18, 2022


    Very nice information… Really very very helpful.
    Thanks sir.

  3. Ms. Bose

    Jul 18, 2022


    Very informative

  4. Hitesh

    Jul 18, 2022


    Nice article.

  5. Dr.Jagruti

    Jul 18, 2022


    Very Informative

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