AWS Import/Export
Developer Guide (API Version 2014-12-18)
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Preparing Your Storage Device for Amazon EBS and Amazon Glacier Import Jobs

The process for preparing your storage device is as follows. Individual steps are described in detail in the following topics.

1Ensure that your storage device conforms to AWS requirements. For more information, see Storage Device Requirements.

Print the PDF file from the CreateJob response and tape the bar code portion to your device. Be especially careful to attach the right barcode to the right device. You submit a separate job request for each device, and each job request generates a unique barcode.


Attach the barcode securely to your device, with tape on all four sides. Do not shrink the barcode or obscure it in any way. AWS Import/Export uses the signature barcode to validate your storage device before starting the data load. If the barcode is separated from your device, we cannot validate it and we will return your device without performing the data load.

3From the PDF file from the CreateJob response, put the shipping information portion on the shipping box containing your device.
4Pack your power supply, power cable, and interface cables along with your device.


Secure your device within the shipping box to prevent shifting in transit. For example, wrapping your device in bubble wrap will help prevent shifting and give added protection from damage.