AWS Import/Export
Developer Guide (API Version 2014-12-18)
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Download the AWS Import/Export Web Service Tool

Getting started with AWS Import/Export

You can create an AWS Import/Export job using a command line tool, which requires no programming. If your application requires programmatic access, you can use the AWS SDK for Java or the REST API to send requests to AWS. This getting started uses the AWS Import/Export Web Service Tool, an open-source command line tool for creating and managing your import and export jobs.

Important

The AWS Import/Export Web Service Tool requires Java SE 8 to run.

To download the AWS Import/Export Web Service Tool

  1. Click http://awsimportexport.s3.amazonaws.com/importexport-webservice-tool.zip.

  2. Extract the zipped content to a directory on your computer.

You also have the option of using the AWS Command Line Interface (AWS CLI) to create and manage your AWS Import/Export jobs. For information on installing and using the AWS CLI, see Getting Set Up with the AWS Command Line Interface in the AWS Command Line Interface User Guide. The AWS CLI reference for AWS Import/Export commands, along with helpful examples, can be found in the importexport commands section of the AWS CLI Reference.

Your next task is to add your AWS credentials to the AWSCredentials.properties file.

Next: Save Your Credentials to a File.