Using the Amazon Snowball Edge Client - Amazon Snowcone User Guide
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Using the Amazon Snowball Edge Client

The Snowball Edge client is a standalone terminal application that you run on your local server to unlock your Amazon Snowcone device and get credentials, logs, and status information. While using the Snowball Edge client, you can get additional support information by running the snowballEdge help command.

When you read and write data to the Amazon Snowcone device, you use the NFS interface. You can also use the Amazon OpsHub for Snow Family application to manage Snow Family devices, including Snowcone devices. For more information, see Using Amazon OpsHub for Snow Family to Manage Devices.

Downloading and Installing the Snowball Edge Client

  • Microsoft Windows – When the client has been installed, you can run it from any directory without any additional preparation.

  • Linux – The Snowball Edge client must be run from the ~/snowball-client-linux-build_number/bin/ directory. Note that the Snowball Edge client is only supported on 64-bit Linux distributions.

  • macOS – The script copies folders from the Snowball Edge client .tar file to the /usr/local/bin/snowball directory. If you run this script, you can then run the Snowball Edge client from any directory if /usr/local/bin is a path in your bash_profile. You can verify your path with the echo $PATH command.