Configuring Amazon DataSync transfers with Amazon Snowcone - Amazon DataSync
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Configuring Amazon DataSync transfers with Amazon Snowcone

To transfer data to or from an Amazon Snowcone device, you must create an Amazon DataSync transfer location. DataSync can use this location as a source or destination for transferring data.

Creating your Snowcone transfer location

Before you begin, you need to enable Network File System (NFS) on your Snowcone device. For more information, see the Amazon Snowcone User Guide.

To create the location by using the console
  1. Open the Amazon DataSync console at

  2. In the left navigation pane, expand Data transfer, then choose Locations and Create location.

  3. For Location type, choose Network File System (NFS).

  4. For Agents, choose the Amazon EC2 agent that you launched on your Snowcone device.

    For more information about the agent, see Amazon Snowcone User Guide.

  5. For NFS server, enter the virtual IP address that you attached to the NFS server on your Snowcone device.

  6. For Mount path, enter the NFS export path for the S3 bucket that you want to transfer data to or from.

    The format of the export path for a bucket is /buckets/bucket-name. For more information, see Using NFS file shares to manage file storage in the Amazon Snowcone User Guide.

  7. (Optional) Expand Additional settings and choose a specific NFS version for DataSync to use when accessing your file server.

    By default, DataSync uses NFS version 4.1. DataSync also supports NFS 3.x and 4.0.

  8. (Optional) Choose Add tag to tag your location.

    Tags are key-value pairs that help you manage, filter, and search for your locations. We recommend creating at least a name tag for your location.

  9. Choose Create location.