Create an Amazon DataSync agent - Amazon DataSync
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Create an Amazon DataSync agent

To access your self-managed on-premises or cloud storage, you need an Amazon DataSync agent that's associated with your Amazon Web Services account.


You don't need an agent when transferring between Amazon storage services in the same Amazon Web Services account. To set up a data transfer between Amazon services, you can skip ahead to Create a source location for Amazon DataSync.