AWS Import/Export
Developer Guide (API Version 2010-06-03)
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Log Files

The log file is a UTF-8 encoded CSV file that contains, among other things, information about each file loaded to or from your storage device.

With Amazon S3 import jobs, AWS Import/Export saves the log to the same Amazon S3 bucket as your data.

With Amazon EBS and Amazon Glacier jobs, AWS Import/Export saves the log to the bucket you specified in the logBucket option in your manifest file.

For an import job, the log name ends with the phrase import-log- followed by your JOBID. For an export job, the log name ends with the phrase export-log- followed by your JOBID. For example, if the import JOBID is 53TX4, the log name ends in import-log-53TX4. By default, if you do not set logPrefix in the manifest file, a job loaded to mybucket with the JOBID of 53TX4 loads the logs to http://mybucket.s3.amazonaws.com/import-log-53TX4. If you set logPrefix to logs/, the log location is http://s3.amazonaws.com/mybucket/logs/import-log-53TX4.

For an export job, the log name ends with the phrase export-log- followed by your JOBID. For example, if the JOBID is 53TX4, the log file name would end in http://s3.amazonaws.com/mybucket/logs/export-log-53TX4.

Note

If you have a log object with the same key name as an existing Amazon S3 object, the new log overwrites the existing object. You can use the logPrefix option to prevent object collisions.

Viewing the log files

You can download your log using the AWS Management Console. For more information, go to http://aws.amazon.com/console/.