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[ aws . sms ]



The create-replication-job API is used to create a ReplicationJob to replicate a server on AWS. Call this API to first create a ReplicationJob, which will then schedule periodic ReplicationRuns to replicate your server to AWS. Each ReplicationRun will result in the creation of an AWS AMI.

See also: AWS API Documentation


--server-id <value>
--seed-replication-time <value>
--frequency <value>
[--license-type <value>]
[--role-name <value>]
[--description <value>]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--server-id (string) Unique Identifier for a server

--seed-replication-time (timestamp) seed-replication-time of an operation

--frequency (integer) Interval between Replication Runs. This value is specified in hours, and represents the time between consecutive Replication Runs.

--license-type (string) The license type to be used for the Amazon Machine Image (AMI) created after a successful ReplicationRun.

Possible values:

  • AWS
  • BYOL

--role-name (string) Name of service role in customer's account to be used by SMS service.

--description (string) The description for a Replication Job/Run.

--cli-input-json (string) Performs service operation based on the JSON string provided. The JSON string follows the format provided by --generate-cli-skeleton. If other arguments are provided on the command line, the CLI values will override the JSON-provided values.

--generate-cli-skeleton (string) Prints a JSON skeleton to standard output without sending an API request. If provided with no value or the value input, prints a sample input JSON that can be used as an argument for --cli-input-json. If provided with the value output, it validates the command inputs and returns a sample output JSON for that command.


replicationJobId -> (string)

The unique identifier for a Replication Job.