Amazon DataSync task statuses - Amazon DataSync
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Amazon DataSync task statuses

There are statuses to help you understand if your Amazon DataSync task is ready to run, in progress, or having an issue.

Task statuses

When you create an Amazon DataSync task, you might see these statuses.

Console status API status Description
Available

AVAILABLE

The task is ready to start moving data.

Running

RUNNING

The data transfer is in progress.

Unavailable

UNAVAILABLE

A DataSync agent used by the task is offline.

Queued

QUEUED

Another task is running using the same agent. DataSync runs tasks in series (first in, first out). For more information, see Queueing your task.

Task execution statuses

When you start a DataSync task, you might see these statuses.

Console status API status Description

Queueing

QUEUED

This is the first phase of a task execution if there is another task running and it's using the same agent. For more information, see Queueing your task.

Launching

LAUNCHING

This is the first phase of a task execution if there is no other task running and using the same agent or if queueing isn't enabled. At this point, DataSync is initializing the task execution. This status usually goes quickly, but can take up to a few minutes.

Preparing

PREPARING

At this point, DataSync is computing which files need to be transferred. The time that this phase takes is proportional to the number of files in the source location. It usually takes between a few minutes to a few hours, depending on both the source and destination file systems and the performance of these file systems. For more information, see Starting your Amazon DataSync task.

Transferring

TRANSFERRING

DataSync performs the actual data transfer. While the DataSync is transferring files, the number of bytes and files that are transferred is updated in real time.

Verifying

VERIFYING

You see this status if your DataSync task is configured to perform a data integrity check at the end of the transfer. Depending on how you've configured data verification, this can take a significant amount of time on very large volumes.

Success

SUCCESS

You see this status if the data transfer is successful.

Error

ERROR

You see this status if the data transfer fails.