• Graham Else
    0
    We have an image archive that is reaching end of system life and are looking to move it to S3 and access the data as a mapped drive. For cost reasons we want to store this in intelligent tiering as 95%+ will not be accessed in a month. I had assumed S3 Int was same as standard S3 in terms of interfaces but a previous post leads me to ask whether S3 Int is supported. Also, would I encounter problems having a mapped drive that large?
  • Anton Zorin
    30
    Hi ,
    tThe interface is the same, the intelligent tier is basically a checkbox in the backup plan configuration.
    Mapping a huge drive to the machine that is an interface to S3 might not be a good idea as it might end up slowing down the machine and consuming too much of computer’s resources.
    Why using native support for S3 is not something that you consider in the first place?
    Thanks
  • Graham Else
    0
    Thanks Anton, the reason I'm looking at Cloudberry drive is on understanding that there isn't native support on Windows box to link to S3. Is there something I've missed here? The number of requests to the archive should be quite low so should be manageable. Using block storage or other options is too expensive and hosting locally would then become viable.
  • Anton Zorin
    30
    , the Drive product is more like a personal use software, don’t rely business processes on it, especially on a such scale, the performance might be an issue here. MSP360 ultimate will be the best fit here.
    Thanks
  • Graham Else
    0
    I'm sorry Anton, but I think we are talking at cross purposes. From what I can see, Ultimate is a backup solution. I am moving the data from a system that is going to be retired into the cloud (S3) and want to be able to access it in a transparent way from Windows Server. The data will be static and I don't want a backup solution. There is a Cloudberry drive for Windows Server and this looked like a viable solution...but you are saying it isn't dependable?
  • Matt
    91
    Hi!

    Let me get this straight: you're moving data from one of your machines to S3 bucket and want to access it via mapped drive, is that correct?

    If that is the case this setup is fairly easy to achieve by simply adding your storage account in our Drive software, but with 1 BIG caveat: managing 10 TBs of data with Int in real-time would be very stressful for the system.

    Perhaps Cloudberry Explorer might be more up to the task. It's not interrogated in Windows Explorer, but it features 2-tab interface similar to Total Commander and it handles large data sets better.
  • Graham Else
    0
    Hi Matt,
    Yes, that's what I want to do.
    As the archive will be static I'm not looking to manage it as such and may well opt to store it all as Standard Infrequent Access. It isn't intended that multiple users will be accessing the archive either, just the central PACS application servicing clinician requests. Because of this, I don't think the Explorer product is applicable. I'm not sure I understand what your caveat is, but I think, for the server licence cost, I'll try it and if it doesn't work out will use AWS Storage Gateway.
    Thanks for your quick responses guys!
  • Matt
    91
    What I meant by "caveat" is that by default we use cache folder to buffer all the data to display, and if you have millions of files in your data set the performance won't be ideal. This is a pretty interesting setup, so the best way to check if our product suits your needs is to install the trial version and check how it performs in your environment.
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