Object Mover allows you to store, manage and transfer files into and out of object storage on Agents running Red Hat 7, CentOS 7, or macOS 10.14.
Object Mover jobs can send files to Amazon AWS S3, Microsoft Azure Blob storage, and Google Cloud Storage, or to other S3 compatible storage. The architecture for Object Mover jobs can vary depending on which storage is configured.
Manager+Agents supports accelerated transfers to Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Storage by claiming endpoints with Flight, which uses a proxy to forward files to your storage server.
Other S3 compatible storage is supported natively by Manager+Agents, but uses a direct, non-accelerated transfer instead a proxy to send files to storage. Your object transfer Agent must be located near your storage location to minimize latency and ensure transfers work properly.
All S3 compatible storage must be configured to support AWS V4 signatures. V2 signatures are not supported.
The following S3 compatible storage vendors have been used in Manager+Agents software testing:
Before you can start using Object Mover, you must configure your Agents to allow them to transfer to storage objects. You can enable object storage after creating an Agent.
To configure an Agent for object storage:
Enable the required options:
Note: When using Flight Gateway, you must enter your gateway server URL as set in your Flight Administration Console.
Enabling Flight Gateway requires you to install a Gateway Server, in order to configure an Agent's Flight Gateway Server and Port.
Note: The default port for Flight Gateway is
Object Mover jobs use storage profiles to securely store object storage credentials for use with jobs. Once a profile is defined, it can be used for object storage transfers.
Object Mover offers four job templates:
ObjectDropBox - Uploads contents of a directory to object storage
ObjectUploader - Uploads specific files or directories to object storage
ObjectDownloader - Downloads files or directories from object storage to a target directory
ObjectReplicator - Uploads files or directories from one object storage location to another
Jobs can also have Advanced Configuration options to adjust transfer scoping, network performance, and other options.
For information on bulk data migration capabilities that can transfer the largest data sets, contact Signiant Support.
The Object Dropbox and Object Uploader job types both follow a pull transfer model.
For pull transfers, the Manager connects to the destination Agent. The destination Agent then connects to the source Agent.
The Object Downloader and Object Replicator job types follow a push transfer model.
For push transfers, the Manager connects to the source Agent. The source Agent then connects to the destination Agent.