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Configuring AWS S3 Target Service


Aparavi allows business users to automate data actions by linking sources and targets, no code or command line necessary.

Creating targets allows the system to direct data into pre-configured data services. This enables businesses to build custom workflows for data hygiene, compliance, and retention use cases.

Once the target service has been set up, copy actions can also be configured to run in the background and copy the files from the source to the target service.

Please Note: FAT32 file systems, removable and mounted drives cannot be configured as a target service at this time.

Configuring an AWS S3 Target Service

The platform allows for all nodes to inherit identical settings for the Targets subtab. If the various nodes should have their own set of specifications instead, disabling this feature is also available.

  1. Click on the Policies tab, located in the top navigation menu.
Policies Tab

2. Click on the Targets subtab.

Targets Subtab

3. Click on the Add Target button, located in the upper right-hand corner of the screen. Once this button is clicked, the Add Target pop-up box will appear.

Add Target Button

4. Inside of the Add Target pop-up box, select the AWS S3 option listed from the drop-down menu that appears under the Target Type field.

Add Target Pop-up Box

Target Service Options for use with AWS S3 Bucket

This section describes all required fields to complete in order to implement the Target Service for the AWS S3 bucket.

  1. Select Target Type “AWS S3”
Add Target – AWS S3 Pop-up box Expanded

Please Note: You will find the information for the “Access Key” in your AWS Management Console.

  • First, go to “Security credentials”
  • Choose “Access keys”
  • Create New Access Key
  • Download your Access and Security Keys and use them as required in the Aparavi Presentation Layer.
  • Create a new Bucket in your S3 environment. After, input the bucket name and the AWS region into the corresponding fields located under the Presentation Layer.

2. Click the “Validate” Button located at the bottom of the “Add Target” pop-up box.

Validate Button

3. Once completed, click the “Validate” button located at the bottom of the “Add Target” pop-up box.

If Validation is Successful: The system will display a green success message along the bottom of the Add Target pop-up box.

If Validation is Not Successful: The system will display a red error message along the bottom of the Add Target pop-up box. Please check the fields for errors and make necessary corrections.

Ok Button to Save Changes

4. Click on the Save All Changes button, located on the bottom right-hand side of the screen.

Save All Changes Button

5. Once clicked, the Save Changes pop-up box will appear. Click the “OK” button located in the bottom right-hand side of the pop-up box.

Ok Button Inside Save Changes Pop-up Box

Once all changes have been successfully saved, the AWS S3 target service will appear as an entry under the Targets sub-tab. Also, an alert message will display in the bottom left-hand corner to indicate that the target service has been successfully configured.

Alert Message that AWS S3 Target Service Configured

Now that the target service has been configured, click on the Actions subtab and create a copy action. Once completed the system will transmit all [.dat] files matching the copy action query to the AWS S3 target service.

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