The process for preparing your storage device is as follows. Individual steps are described in detail in the following topics.
|1||Ensure that your storage device conforms to AWS requirements. For more information, see Storage Device Requirements.|
|2||For import to Amazon S3, you can encrypt your data before you send the device. For export to Amazon S3, you provide a PIN code or password that we will use to encrypt your data. For more information, see Encrypting Your Data.|
|3||Label both your device and package with the |
|4||Copy the |
|5||Print out and fill in the packing slip with your JobId, unique device identifier, and contact information.|
|6||Pack 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.
For a checklist that covers the steps for shipping a device for an Amazon S3 import or export job, go to the AWS Import/Export Pack and Ship Checklist on our web site.
For Amazon S3 import or export jobs, your storage device must have on its root directory
a file named
SignatureFileContents text and a file named
SIGNATURE in its response. The file name must be
SIGNATURE, all caps, and it must be in the device's root
To copy the signature value to your storage device
SIGNATURE on your computer, or create a file named
SIGNATURE and copy the
SignatureFileContents text into it.
You can also get the
SignatureFileContents value by
The file name,
SIGNATURE, must be all caps.
SIGNATURE file to your storage device in the root
Each device you send must include the unique
SIGNATURE file for
that device and that JOBID. AWS Import/Export validates the
SIGNATURE file on your storage device before starting the data
load. If the
SIGNATURE file is missing or invalid (if, for
instance, it is associated with a different job request), AWS Import/Export will not
perform the data load and we will return your storage device.
For Amazon S3 import or export jobs only, you must fill out the AWS Import/Export packing slip.
To fill out your packing slip
Go to http://s3.amazonaws.com/awsimportexport/AWS_Import_Export_Packing_Slip.pdf and print the packing slip.
Fill in the date, your AWS account email, a contact name, a contact phone number or email, and a storage device ID.
Each storage device can have only one device ID, such as a serial number.
As a general rule, you must ship each device in a separate package. AWS Import/Export will, however, accept multiple devices in a single shipment if you follow the guidelines and limitations that are outlined in Shipping Multiple Devices.
The following is an example packing slip.