The AWS Import/Export beta now supports export from Amazon S3. AWS Import/Export accelerates moving large amounts of data into and out of AWS using portable storage devices for transport.
AWS loads your data directly onto and off of storage devices using Amazon’s high-speed internal network and bypassing the Internet. With support for export from Amazon S3, you can now have your data quickly loaded from Amazon S3 onto a portable storage device and have it sent to you. For significant data sets, AWS Import/Export is often faster than Internet transfer and more cost effective than upgrading your connectivity.
You can use AWS Import/Export for:
- Data Migration – If you have data you need to upload into the AWS cloud for the first time, AWS Import/Export is often much faster than transferring that data via the Internet.
- Offsite Backup – Send full or incremental backups to Amazon S3 for reliable and redundant offsite storage.
- Direct Data Interchange – If you regularly receive content on portable storage devices from your business associates, you can have them send it directly to AWS for import into your Amazon S3 buckets.
- Disaster Recovery – In the event you need to quickly retrieve a large backup stored in Amazon S3, use AWS Import/Export to load the data to a portable storage device and deliver it to your site.
The AWS Import/Export Beta currently supports importing and exporting data into and out of Amazon S3 buckets in the US. EU support will be added in the coming months.