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Manage a seeding device

You can perform the following tasks using the Manage Seeding Devices page.

Regenerate a token

To use the Snowball Edge device for seeding, you must activate and configure the device. You can activate the device by generating an activation token.

Procedure

  1. Log in to the Phoenix Management Console.
  2. On the menu bar, click All Organizations, and select the required organization from the drop-down list.
  3. On the menu bar, click Manage > Seeding Devices.
    The Manage Seeding Devices page appears with the Unconfigured Devices tab opened by default. The Unconfigured Devices tab lists the active and inactive seeding devices that you add to the Phoenix Management Console.
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  4. In the Action column, click the Regenerate Token link corresponding to the seeding device that you want to activate.
    A dialog box appears with the following message: “Are you sure you want to regenerate token for the selected device?”
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  5. Click Yes to generate the activate token.
    The Seeding Device Token page appears listing an activation token.
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  6. In the Seeding Device Token section, click Copy and save the activation token in a text file.
  7. Click Finish.
    After regenerating the activation token, activate the seeding device using the activation command. For more information, refer to Activating the Snowball Edge device.

View backup sets attached to the seeding device

The Manage Seeding Devices page enables you to view the backup sets of various workloads attached to your seeding device. 

Procedure

  1. Log in to the Phoenix Management Console.
  2. On the menu bar, click All Organizations, and select the required organization from the drop-down list.
  3. On the menu bar, click Manage > Seeding Devices.
    The Manage Seeding Devices page appears with the Unconfigured Devices tab opened by default.
  4. Click the Configured Devices tab.
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  5. In the Device Name column, click the device name for which you want to view the backup sets attached to your seeding device.
    The seeding device details page appears. You can view all the backup sets attached to the device and their types of backup sets.
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Attach more backup sets to the seeding device

To configure a Snowball Edge device for seeding, you must configure the device by attaching backup sets to it. When you attach a backup set to the seeding device while the backup job is in progress, Phoenix backs up the data directly to the cloud. Phoenix performs the next backup to the seeding device.

Before attaching a backup set to the seeding device, ensure that the region of the backup set that you want to map has the same Snowball storage region.

Procedure

  1. Log in to the Phoenix Management Console.
  2. On the menu bar, click All Organizations, and select the required organization from the drop-down list.
  3. On the menu bar, click Manage > Seeding Devices.
    The Manage Seeding Devices page appears with the Unconfigured Devices tab opened by default.
  4. Click the Configured Devices tab.
  5. In the Device Name column, click the device name for which you want to attach the backup sets.
    The seeding device details page appears. The details page provides the status details of the network, the first backup, and the seeding device. It also displays the storage consumption details and lists the backup sets attached to the device.
  6. On the seeding device details page, click Attach Backup Sets.
    The Attach Backup Sets page appears. The Attach Backup Sets page lists the backup sets available in your storage region(s).
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  7. Select the backup sets that you want to attach to the seeding device.
  8. Select the Exclude backup sets with first backup completed checkbox to exclude backup sets whose backups are complete and list the backup sets, which are never backed up.
  9. Click Done.
    Phoenix attaches the selected backup sets to the seeding device. You can view the attached backup sets under the Attached Backup Sets section on the device details page.

Detach a backup set from the seeding device

You can detach multiple backup sets from the seeding device simultaneously.

Before you detach a backup set from the seeding device, ensure that the backup of the resource is complete. If you detach a backup set from the seeding device while the backup is in progress, Phoenix generates the following alert: “Backups/restores are in progress for one or more backup set(s). Detaching backup sets may fail running jobs. Do you want to proceed?

Procedure

  1. Log in to the Phoenix Management Console.
  2. On the menu bar, click All Organizations and select the required organization from the drop-down list.
  3. On the menu bar, click Manage > Seeding Devices.
    The Manage Seeding Devices page appears with the Unconfigured Devices tab opened by default.
  4. Click the Configured Devices tab.
  5. In the Device Name column, click the device name from which you want to detach the backup set.
    The seeding device details page appears. The details page provides the status details of the network, the first backup, and the seeding device. It also displays the storage consumption details and lists the backup sets attached to the device.
  6. On the seeding device details page, under the Attached Backup Sets section, select the backup sets that you want to detach from the seeding device.
  7. Click Detach.
  8. Click Yes on the confirmation message.
    Phoenix detaches the backup sets from the seeding device.

Ship a Snowball Edge device to AWS

Before you request to ship the Snowball Edge device to AWS, ensure that the device is connected to the Phoenix Cloud.

Procedure

  1. Log in to the Phoenix Management Console.
  2. On the menu bar, click All Organizations and select the required organization from the drop-down list.
  3. On the menu bar, click Manage > Seeding Devices.
    The Manage Seeding Devices page appears with the Unconfigured Devices tab opened by default.
  4. Click the Configured Devices tab.
  5. In the Device Name column, click the device name for which you want to ship the seeding device back to AWS.
    The seeding device details page appears. The details page provides the status details of the network, the first backup, and the seeding device. It also displays the storage consumption details and lists the backup sets attached to the device.
  6. On the seeding device details page, click Ship Back This Device.
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Do not delete the source until the data is imported and restored successfully.

  1. Click Yes on the confirmation message. After you ship back the device to AWS, you can no longer attach any backup sets to the seeding device.
  2. Prepare the Snowball Edge device for shipping and keep it ready. For more information, see Preparing an AWS Snowball Edge for Shipping. Once the unit is powered off, the E Ink display reconfigures itself to a UPS label that contains the correct address to return the AWS Snowball Edge device.
  3. You can either arrange for UPS to pick up the AWS Snowball Edge device by scheduling a pickup with UPS directly, or take the AWS Snowball Edge device to a UPS package drop-off facility to be shipped to AWS. To schedule a pickup with UPS, you need a UPS account. The AWS Snowball Edge device is delivered to an AWS sorting facility and forwarded to the AWS data center. 
    For more details on the shipping process, see Shipping an AWS Snowball Edge.

Delete an unconfigured Snowball Edge device

You can use the Manage Seeding Devices page to delete a Snowball Edge device that you no longer need. You can delete only an unconfigured seeding device.

Procedure

  1. Log in to the Phoenix Management Console.
  2. On the menu bar, click All Organizations and select the required organization from the drop-down list.
  3. On the menu bar, click Manage > Seeding Devices.
    The Manage Seeding Devices page appears with the Unconfigured Devices tab opened by default. The Unconfigured Devices tab lists the active and inactive seeding devices added to the Phoenix Management Console.  
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  4. Select the seeding device that you want to delete and click Delete.
    A dialog box appears with the following message: “This will delete the selected seeding device from the list. Are you sure you want to delete selected device?”
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  5. Click Yes to confirm the deletion.
    Phoenix deletes the seeding device from the list.
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