In this blog post, I covered how to simplify large SQL Server database migrations by leveraging AWS Snowball, AWS DataSync, and Amazon FSx. I demonstrated how you can optimize a one-time full backup transfer to AWS when there is a local network bandwidth constraint using an AWS Snowball device. I also showed how you can transfer incremental backups using AWS DataSync and Amazon FSx for Windows File Server, keeping your SQL Server in AWS up to date until your application cutover. This solution can help you automate and accelerate data transfer, freeing up your on-premises storage capacity. By doing so, you can reduce your organizational costs by moving that data off expensive storage systems.