With an Amazon S3 import, AWS uploads individual files from your device to objects in an Amazon S3 bucket. One device is loaded to one bucket. Your device's file system is mounted on an AWS Import/Export data loading station and each file is uploaded as an object in your Amazon S3 bucket. You can optionally manage directories and filenames as part of the load process.
You must submit a separate job request for each device.
For more information, see Guidelines and Limitations
Import Job Process
|1||You create an |
|2||You create an import manifest file that specifies how to transfer data from your storage device to a single Amazon S3 bucket. For more information, see Creating an Import Manifest File.|
|3||You initiate an import job by sending a |
AWS Import/Export sends a response that includes a job ID, a signature value,
and saves a
You will need this information in subsequent steps.
|5||Optionally, you encrypt your device or create an encrypted file container using
TrueCrypt. If you use an encrypted container, name the container
You copy the
Each device you send must include the unique
|7||You copy your data to your storage device. AWS Import/Export loads the data from
your device to a single Amazon S3 bucket. Note that when uploading data to Amazon S3,
the file path on your storage device determines the corresponding object key. For
example, if your storage device has an |
You ship the device and cables to AWS through UPS. Make sure to include your job ID on the device you are shipping and use the pre-paid shipping label, see Shipping Your Storage Device for information on how to print your label. Otherwise, your download might be delayed.
You can send multiple devices in the same shipment. If you do, however, there are specific guidelines and limitations that govern what devices you can ship and how your devices must be packaged. If your shipment is not prepared and packed correctly, AWS Import/Export cannot process your jobs. Regardless of how many devices you ship at one time, you must submit a separate job request for each device. For complete details about packaging requirements when shipping multiple devices, see Shipping Multiple Devices.
Your job expires after 30 days. If we receive your package after your job expires, we will return your device. You will only be charged for the shipping fees, if any.
AWS Import/Export validates the
Once your storage device arrives at AWS, your data load typically begins by the end of the next business day. The time line for loading your data depends on a number of factors, including decryption, the availability of an import station, the amount of data to load, and the data transfer rate of your device.
We import all of the data into a single Amazon S3 bucket.
|10||If you encrypted your data, AWS decrypts the data using the PIN code or password you provided in the manifest file. If we cannot decrypt the data, we erase the device and ship it to the return address you provided.|
|11||AWS imports all of the data into a single Amazon S3 bucket.|
|12||Following the import operation, AWS will erase the device, even if the import was not successful. In cases where we are unable to erase the data on the device, we will schedule it for destruction. In this case, our support teams will contact you over the email address specified in the Manifest file.|
|13||AWS repacks your storage device and ship it to the return address you provided in your manifest file. We do not ship to post office boxes.|