Bucket synchronization

Content Platform for Cloud Scale Administration Guide

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2.6.x
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MK-HCPCS008-10

Bucket synchronization to a bucket (bucket sync-to or mirroring) allows automatic, asynchronous copying of objects in a bucket in an HCP for cloud scale system to an external storage system. Bucket synchronization from a bucket (bucket sync-from or mirroring back) allows automatic, asynchronous copying of objects in a bucket in an external storage system to an HCP for cloud scale bucket. Objects larger than 5 GB are synchronized (both sync-to and sync-from) using multi-part uploads.

An external storage system can be another HCP for cloud scale system, AWS, or any S3 compatible system.

Bucket sync-to offers the following advantages:

  • Data protection: Data is well protected against the unavailability or catastrophic failure of a system. A bucket can be synchronized to a remote system of a different type. This arrangement can provide geographically distributed data protection (called geo-protection).
    Note: All rules must share a single, common destination bucket. If more than one destination appears in the collection of rules the policy is rejected.
  • Data availability: AWS services can access synchronized data directly from AWS.

Bucket sync-from offers the following advantages:

  • Data consolidation: Transformed data can be stored on an HCP for cloud scale system. An HCP for cloud scale system can synchronize data from multiple remote systems of different types.
  • External update: Data can be updated directly in an external system and stored on an HCP for cloud scale system.

Access to bucket synchronization is controlled on a per-user basis by role-based access control (RBAC). Use the System Management application to define users, groups, and roles.

Access to an external resource might need an SSL certificate. You can upload an SSL certificate using the System Management application, the same as for uploading SSL certificates for storage components and IdPs.

For information on configuring bucket synchronization, see the S3 Console Guide.