I needed to shift a sizeable amount of data from GCS repository. Directly from the Google Console, I downloaded the Elastic snapshots to a local external hard drive.
With a fully functioning local Elastic instance, where I keep other data, I designated the repository and attempted to restore having installed the GCS plugin and keystore information.
Here is the problem:
The downloaded snapshots can only be registered a a file share FS. When I try to designate them as GCS repository it refuses to recognize locally stored files as a GCS repository. However, when I designate a GCS repository I can only input the cloud based file path. The eliminates the entire point of downloading these files into an offline local environment.
When I try to restore the snapshots from the local environment, the restore fails stating "daily snap XYZ123" from Google is missing.
Did I error in downloading the snaps directly from the Google Console to a local environment and is there a way to restore on a local environment GCS Elastic Snaps in this situation without having to redownload everything? Given the file size this is not at all an irrelevant consideration. This is a very large data even when compressed into snapshots.