SnapShooter Storage

What is SnapShooter storage?

SnapShooter Simple Storage is a way to store your backup data without having to setup your own S3 based storage. This allows you to easily get started backing up your data.

SnapShooter storage is built on AWS S3.


Each plan (including free) has a backup allowance. You can find out more on the pricing page

How does it work?

These are the technical details explaining how we manage our AWS S3 securely.

Each team in SnapShooter that requests storage will be registered under a new AWS account under the SnapShooter master account. This account belongs to a single team.

A team is then free to create as many buckets in any AWS region as they wish. We manage this all from our secure master AWS account. When we perform a backup on your server, we generate a time-limited STS token which is limited in scope to the server to perform the backup.

Why have an AWS account per team?

AWS has a 'bucket per account' limit which we would exceed, but we also wanted to offer a truly segregated system, to maximise security and monitoring.

For our enterprise customers, this also means we can give direct access to the AWS account if required.

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