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AWS Import/Export
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Getting Started

The Getting Started section provides step-by-step instructions to set up and create an AWS Import/Export job.

Before You Use AWS Import/Export

AWS Import/Export supports data upload and download from Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) buckets and data upload to Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) snapshots. The AWS Import/Export Getting Started steps assume you already use Amazon S3 or Amazon EBS.

Using AWS Import/Export With Amazon S3

To upload or download data from Amazon S3, you need to be familiar with Amazon S3, have an existing Amazon S3 account, and own the Amazon S3 buckets that the data will be imported into, or out of. For more information, see the Amazon S3 Getting Started Guide.

Using AWS Import/Export With Amazon EBS

To upload data to an Amazon EBS snapshot for Amazon EC2, you need to have an existing Amazon EC2 instance to associate with the data, and an Amazon S3 bucket to store AWS Import/Export log files. For more information about Amazon EC2 and Amazon EBS, see Amazon Elastic Block Store.

Logging Imports and Exports

You must own the Amazon S3 bucket that you use for logging.

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