Data Seeding

Despite Managed Backup being an efficient tool for frequent backup routines, the initial full backup may take significant time depending on the backup data size and available bandwidth.

For example, backing up terabytes of data can become an overwhelming burden for users with limited or low bandwidth. In such a case, it is quicker and cheaper in most cases to use a computer with a fast connection or data transmission services like AWS Snowball Edge or Azure Import to perform the initial full backup. Once backup data is successfully uploaded to the backup storage, all subsequent incremental backups will be done from an original location.

Generally, data seeding includes the following basic steps:

  1. Backing up data to an external storage device.
  2. Transferring data from the external storage device to the required cloud storage using a fast environment.
  3. Synchronizing the repository to match the local and the cloud data.

This section covers the following data seeding solutions: