Deleting your Amazon DataSync task - Amazon DataSync
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Deleting your Amazon DataSync task

If you no longer need an Amazon DataSync task, you can delete it and its related Amazon resources.


When you run a task, DataSync automatically creates and manages network interfaces for data transfer traffic. When you delete a task, you also delete its related network interfaces as long as you have the following permissions:

  • ec2:DeleteNetworkInterface

  • ec2:DescribeNetworkInterfaces

  • ec2:ModifyNetworkInterfaceAttribute

These permissions are available in the Amazon managed policy AWSDataSyncFullAccess. For more information, see Amazon managed policies for Amazon DataSync.

Deleting the task

Once you delete a task, you can't restore it.

  1. Open the Amazon DataSync console at

  2. In the left navigation pane, expand Data transfer, then choose Tasks.

  3. Select the task that you want to delete.

  4. Choose Actions, then choose Delete.

  5. In the dialog box, choose Delete.

  1. Copy the following delete-task command:

    aws datasync delete-task \ --task-arn "task-to-delete"
  2. For the --task-arn parameter, specify the Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the task you're deleting (for example, arn:aws-cn:datasync:us-east-2:123456789012:task/task-012345678abcd0123).

  3. Run the delete-task command.