AWS Tools for Windows PowerShell
Command Reference

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Synopsis

Invokes the CreateExportTask operation against Amazon CloudWatch Logs.

Syntax

New-CWLExportTask
-LogGroupName <String>
-Destination <String>
-DestinationPrefix <String>
-From <Int64>
-LogStreamNamePrefix <String>
-TaskName <String>
-To <Int64>
-Force <SwitchParameter>

Description

Creates an export task, which allows you to efficiently export data from a log group to an Amazon S3 bucket. This is an asynchronous call. If all the required information is provided, this operation initiates an export task and responds with the ID of the task. After the task has started, you can use DescribeExportTasks to get the status of the export task. Each account can only have one active (RUNNING or PENDING) export task at a time. To cancel an export task, use CancelExportTask. You can export logs from multiple log groups or multiple time ranges to the same S3 bucket. To separate out log data for each export task, you can specify a prefix that will be used as the Amazon S3 key prefix for all exported objects.

Parameters

-Destination <String>
The name of S3 bucket for the exported log data. The bucket must be in the same AWS region.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?False
-DestinationPrefix <String>
The prefix used as the start of the key for every object exported. If you don't specify a value, the default is exportedlogs.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?False
-Force <SwitchParameter>
This parameter overrides confirmation prompts to force the cmdlet to continue its operation. This parameter should always be used with caution.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?False
-From <Int64>
The start time of the range for the request, expressed as the number of milliseconds since Jan 1, 1970 00:00:00 UTC. Events with a timestamp earlier than this time are not exported.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?False
-LogGroupName <String>
The name of the log group.
Required?False
Position?1
Accept pipeline input?True (ByValue, ByPropertyName)
-LogStreamNamePrefix <String>
Export only log streams that match the provided prefix. If you don't specify a value, no prefix filter is applied.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?False
-TaskName <String>
The name of the export task.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?False
-To <Int64>
The end time of the range for the request, expressed as the number of milliseconds since Jan 1, 1970 00:00:00 UTC. Events with a timestamp later than this time are not exported.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?False

Common Credential and Region Parameters

-AccessKey <String>
The AWS access key for the user account. This can be a temporary access key if the corresponding session token is supplied to the -SessionToken parameter.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-Credential <AWSCredentials>
An AWSCredentials object instance containing access and secret key information, and optionally a token for session-based credentials.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-ProfileLocation <String>

Used to specify the name and location of the ini-format credential file (shared with the AWS CLI and other AWS SDKs)

If this optional parameter is omitted this cmdlet will search the encrypted credential file used by the AWS SDK for .NET and AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio first. If the profile is not found then the cmdlet will search in the ini-format credential file at the default location: (user's home directory)\.aws\credentials. Note that the encrypted credential file is not supported on all platforms. It will be skipped when searching for profiles on Windows Nano Server, Mac, and Linux platforms.

If this parameter is specified then this cmdlet will only search the ini-format credential file at the location given.

As the current folder can vary in a shell or during script execution it is advised that you use specify a fully qualified path instead of a relative path.

Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-ProfileName <String>
The user-defined name of an AWS credentials or SAML-based role profile containing credential information. The profile is expected to be found in the secure credential file shared with the AWS SDK for .NET and AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio. You can also specify the name of a profile stored in the .ini-format credential file used with the AWS CLI and other AWS SDKs.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-NetworkCredential <PSCredential>
Used with SAML-based authentication when ProfileName references a SAML role profile. Contains the network credentials to be supplied during authentication with the configured identity provider's endpoint. This parameter is not required if the user's default network identity can or should be used during authentication.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-SecretKey <String>
The AWS secret key for the user account. This can be a temporary secret key if the corresponding session token is supplied to the -SessionToken parameter.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-SessionToken <String>
The session token if the access and secret keys are temporary session-based credentials.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-Region <String>
The system name of the AWS region in which the operation should be invoked. For example, us-east-1, eu-west-1 etc.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-EndpointUrl <String>

The endpoint to make the call against.

Note: This parameter is primarily for internal AWS use and is not required/should not be specified for normal usage. The cmdlets normally determine which endpoint to call based on the region specified to the -Region parameter or set as default in the shell (via Set-DefaultAWSRegion). Only specify this parameter if you must direct the call to a specific custom endpoint.

Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False

Inputs

You can pipe a String object to this cmdlet for the LogGroupName parameter.

Outputs

This cmdlet returns a String object. The service call response (type Amazon.CloudWatchLogs.Model.CreateExportTaskResponse) can also be referenced from properties attached to the cmdlet entry in the $AWSHistory stack.

Supported Version

AWS Tools for PowerShell: 2.x.y.z