Using multiple Amazon DataSync agents for a location - Amazon DataSync
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Using multiple Amazon DataSync agents for a location

For most workloads, we recommend that you use one Amazon DataSync agent for each self-managed location.

Some workloads can have tens of millions of small files, though. In these situations, we recommend up to four agents for each location.

When using multiple agents for a location, remember the following:

  • All the agents must be online to run your DataSync task.

    Note

    If even one of the agents goes offline, you can't use the location in a task.

  • If you're using a virtual private cloud (VPC) endpoint to communicate with Amazon, all the agents must use the same endpoint and subnet.