Working with Amazon DataSync locations - Amazon DataSync
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Working with Amazon DataSync locations

A location is a storage system or service that Amazon DataSync reads from or writes to. Each DataSync transfer has a source and destination location.

DataSync supports the following location types:

  • Network File System (NFS)

  • Server Message Block (SMB)

  • Hadoop Managed File System (HDFS)

  • Object storage systems

  • Amazon S3

  • Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS)

  • Amazon FSx for Windows File Server

  • Amazon FSx for Lustre

  • Amazon FSx for OpenZFS

  • Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP

Where you can transfer your data depends on the following factors:

  • The source and destination locations involved in the transfer

  • The Amazon Web Services Regions involved in the transfer

Supported transfers in the same Amazon Web Services account

DataSync supports transfers between the following locations that belong to the same Amazon Web Services account.

Source (from) Destination (to)
  • NFS

  • SMB

  • HDFS

  • Object storage

  • NFS on Amazon Snowcone

  • Amazon S3 (in Amazon Web Services Regions)

  • Amazon EFS

  • FSx for Windows File Server

  • FSx for Lustre

  • FSx for OpenZFS

  • FSx for ONTAP

  • Amazon S3 (in Amazon Web Services Regions)

  • Amazon EFS

  • FSx for Windows File Server

  • FSx for Lustre

  • FSx for OpenZFS

  • FSx for ONTAP

  • NFS

  • SMB

  • HDFS

  • Object storage

  • NFS on Amazon Snowcone

  • Amazon S3 (in Amazon Web Services Regions)

  • Amazon EFS

  • FSx for Windows File Server

  • FSx for Lustre

  • FSx for OpenZFS

  • FSx for ONTAP

  • Amazon S3 (in Amazon Web Services Regions)

  • Amazon EFS

  • FSx for Windows File Server

  • FSx for Lustre

  • FSx for OpenZFS

  • FSx for ONTAP

  • Amazon S3 (in Amazon Regions)

  • Amazon S3 on Amazon Outposts

  • Amazon S3 on Amazon Outposts

  • Amazon S3 (in Amazon Web Services Regions)

Supported transfers in the same Amazon Web Services Region

There are no restrictions when transferring data within the same Amazon Web Services Region (including a Region disabled by default). For more information, see Amazon Web Services Regions supported by DataSync.

Supported transfers across Amazon Web Services Regions

You can transfer data between Amazon Web Services Regions supported by DataSync except in the following situations:

When you transfer data between Amazon Web Services in different Amazon Web Services Regions, one of the two locations must be in the Region where you're using DataSync.

Important

You pay for data transferred between Amazon Web Services Regions. This transfer is billed as data transfer OUT from the source to destination Region. For more information, see Data transfer pricing.