Setting up - Amazon DataSync
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Setting up

To get started, you first sign up for Amazon. If you are a first-time user, we recommend that you read the Regions and requirements section.

Signing up for an Amazon Web Services account

To use Amazon DataSync, you need an Amazon Web Services account that gives you access to all Amazon resources, forums, support, and usage reports. You aren't charged for any of the services unless you use them. If you already have an Amazon Web Services account, you can skip this step.

To sign up for an Amazon Web Services account
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  2. Follow the online instructions.

    Part of the sign-up procedure involves receiving a phone call and entering a verification code on the phone keypad.

    When you sign up for an Amazon Web Services account, an Amazon Web Services account root user is created. The root user has access to all Amazon Web Services and resources in the account. As a security best practice, assign administrative access to an administrative user, and use only the root user to perform tasks that require root user access.

Where can I use DataSync?

For a list of Amazon Web Services Regions and endpoints that DataSync supports, see Amazon DataSync endpoints and quotas in the Amazon General Reference.

How can I use DataSync?

There are several ways to use DataSync:

Paying for DataSync

On the Amazon DataSync pricing page, create a custom estimate using the amount of data that you plan to copy.