This page documents known limitations of Transfer Appliance.
Supported file names
File names should be Unicode-compatible and not contain newlines. If your source directory contains file names with newlines, the copy from the appliance to Cloud Storage for that directory fails.
We strongly recommend that you replace newlines in your file names before copying data to Transfer Appliance.
Supported file types
Transfer Appliance supports transferring regular files. Non-regular files, such as devices, named pipes, or sockets are not supported.
Transfer Appliance does not create empty directories in Cloud Storage when we transfer from the appliance to your Cloud Storage bucket, because objects don't reside within subdirectories within a bucket. For more information, see Object namespace.
Maximum path length
The maximum path length for data copied to Cloud Storage is 1024 bytes. The object prefix for the destination object is included in the length limitation, because the object prefix is incorporated in the object's name in Cloud Storage.
Supported file metadata
Transfer Appliance extracts the last modified time (
mtime) from the
source file to copy into the corresponding Cloud Storage destination object.
Other file metadata are not preserved in the transfer.
Cloud Storage 5TB object size limit
Cloud Storage supports a maximum single-object size up 5 terabytes. Transfers from Transfer Appliance to Cloud Storage fail for objects larger than 5TB.